I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’m a big fan of rubber stamps. And Bruce Springsteen, but that’s a story for a different blog. My infatuation with stamps started with the launching of Little Dipper Confections, when I had to come up with an affordable way of labeling my candy boxes with my business name. Hand-stamping was the answer. At first I saw it as something I had to settle for. I dreamt about the day when I could even think about having all of my packaging pre-printed. Now, hand-stamping is one of the things about my job that I look forward to the most. After working with something as fussy as chocolate, it’s a real treat to sit down to a fresh stack of boxes with my stamps and my ink pad.
That cute little bugger next to the dime in the picture above is my newest rubber stamp, custom made with my logo. The stamp is mounted onto a tiny half-inch square block. It’s for my single-chocolate Little Gift boxes. In case you’re wondering where you can get such an adorable custom stamp in the greater Tacoma area, look no farther than Fablab Tacoma. To give you an idea of how stellar their service is, I emailed a drawing of my logo to Snow Winters, Project Manager at Fablab, on Wednesday and was able to pick up my stamp on Thursday. I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out.
Getting a great product is always nice, but being able to say that I’m very much a simple handmade operation, right down to the business name and logo on my packaging, is even better. And best of all is knowing that I’ve supported a local business in the process.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I hear Bruce calling from my radio…