Stamping Out Loud Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

What makes Stamping Out Loud different than other suppliers?
We make most of our stamping blanks by hand, one at a time, so we take the time to do them right!
Finished or De-burred, is there a difference?
Yes! All of our stamping blanks are tumbled to help remove the sharp edges found on raw or un-de-burred metal blanks. This process produces a “soft” edge, and helps to reduce or even eliminate the need for hand filing our blanks before you are ready to use them. Please keep in mind that de-burring is NOT a finishing process, and some variation in appearance is to be expected. We do the hard work, so you can focus on the finishing touches.
How long does it take to ship orders?
Our typical turn around time frame is about 1 week, however, prior to Valentine’s Day, Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and during the Christmas season, our turn around time can be extended to 2 weeks or more. Please feel free to contact us for a current update before you place an order!
Can I pay extra to have my order shipped faster?
No. In fairness to all customers, we process our invoices in the order we receive them , and we do not offer “rush fees” for those wanting an order moved to the top of the list!
What shipping method do you use in the USA?
We ship all domestic orders using USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days) Flat Rate postage… “If it fits, it ships!” You can order as much as you’d like, and the shipping charge won’t increase, we promise!
Do you ship internationally?
Yes! We use USPS Priority International (6-10 business days) Flat Rate postage to ship our products all over the world. The postage fee added to invoices for international delivery has a 4lb maximum weight limit. If we determine that your order exceeds this limit, we will need to ship your order in multiple packages, and require additional postage. We will send a PayPal invoice for the additional postage to the email address on our invoice. Please pay this invoice ASAP so that shipping is not delayed.
What if there's a problem with my order?
Let us know, and we’ll make it right! Please contact us by email ASAP (within 10 business days of receipt of order) if your order is missing items, has the wrong items, or has damaged items included in it. Please include photos as an attachment to the email if beneficial to your claim. Please be sure to check quantities of stamping blanks before informing us of a single damaged blank, as we often add an extra piece or two to compensate for a stray damaged or mis-stamped blank.
Can I cancel my purchase after the transaction has been completed?
No. We do not cancel transactions or provide refunds for purchases made on our site.
Can I return an item that has been shipped to me?
In most cases the answer is no. We make most of our stamping blanks “to order” to keep our inventory costs low, so we do not except returns of unwanted, or over-bought items. Our product descriptions have detailed measurements and other pertinent information, to assist you in making the right choice.
We do not except returns of stamps or stamp sets, tools, or other supplies that are sold on our site.
Can I have jump ring holes added to my blanks?
Yes. Most of our stamping blank listings include jump ring hole punches as a free option. These hole punches are provided for the purpose of attaching a jump ring, or split ring to our blanks so they may be hung from a chain. All hole punches are done by hand, and the placement of each is limited to the general area as depicted in the diagram of each listing. Each listing includes any available hole punch choices for that blank, and any hole size choices offered for the blank. The only options available are those included in the listing. No other hole placement requests will be honored. You will always have the option to “opt out” of hole punches.
Do our blanks tarnish?
Yes. Tarnish is a natural process for copper and brass items, and can produce beautiful patinas over time. There are various cleaners and tarnish inhibitors available on the market to bring out the natural luster of our metal blanks. If there is tarnish on our stamping blanks, simply clean with the proper product to remove.
How can I clean my metal?
There are a number of ways to clean your metal. You can use extra fine steel wool, our abrasive hand-pads, sunshine polishing cloth, tumbler with steel shot, or a commercial polisher.
Can you make custom items?
We can in many circumstances, though there are limitations due our production process. If you would like to discuss your needs with us, contact us and we’ll let you know how we can help!
Are your blanks magnetic?
No. Copper, brass, nickel, and aluminum are non-ferrous metals, and do not react to a magnetic field. However, you can always make a magnet out of one by gluing a magnet onto the back.
Do you offer any discounts?
ABSOLUTELY! We offer weekly sales on many of our most popular stamping blanks. Our weekly sale begins on Thursday of each week, and runs thru the following Wednesday. Sign up for our newsletter and keep up to date on the latest deals.
Do you produce finished jewelry?
Yes… just not on this site. Check out Lacy’s creations over at www.funkyjunkyjewelry.com. If you need to reach her, please email lacy@funkyjunkyjewelry.com
What city/State do you operate in?
We have a working studio in Ocala, located in Central Florida, USA.
Are you open to the public?
We are an online ecommerce site.