Stamping Out Loud Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We make most of our stamping blanks by hand, one at a time, so we take the time to do them right!
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.
Our typical turn around time frame is a couple of days up to one 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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Yes you can as long as it is canceled before your order is processed on our end. Depending on the amount of the order there may be up to 3% that is not refundable due to bank charges.
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 accept 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 will accept some items for returns with a 20% restocking fee. Large orders and custom orders are exempt from this.
We do not accept returns of stamps or stamp sets, tools, or other supplies that are sold on our site.
Yes. Most of our stamping blank listings include 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. You will always have the option to “opt out” of hole punches.
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 the stamping blanks, simply clean with the proper product to remove.
We can in many circumstances, though there are limitations due to 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!
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.
Currently, we are not offering any special sales. The price of metal has risen and we are not raising prices to reflect that at this time. We may run sales at a later date or run specials. To stay informed please sign up for our newsletter
We have a working studio in St. Charles, IL, located in the Chicago suburbs.
We are an online e-commerce site and do not have a storefront. If you are in Illinois you can pick up your order.