Have you heard of Ippity? What about The Unity Stamp Company?
The Unity Stamp Co is a stamp company started by Angela Magnuson and based in New London, Minnesota. I couldn't find a concise "we are an XYZ company" type mission statement or information on how long they have been in business.
From what I could find on them, Unity primarily sells unmounted, pre-cut, pre-foamed, high quality rubber stamps. Unity stamps are available through stamping retailers as well as online. Unity has a strong presence on the SplitCoast Stampers board and die-hard stampers know all about them.
On November 5, 2009, Unity made a huge announcement on their blog revealing a new direct-sales opportunity with a subsidiary of Unity Stamp Co named Ippity. The Ippity opportunity is a "ground floor" direct-sales opportunity with no minimums, few restrictions, and high quality rubber stamps featuring exclusive designs. You can read more about the Ippity opportunity here if you are interested in potentially selling for them.
Some of Ippity's first revealed designs include:
The suggested retail price for these sets is $18 – $24/ea but each consultant sets his/her own prices, so you may find them offered for less from a local consultant. If you'd like to see more, you can check out all of the new Ippity designs here.
PaperCrafter's Corner already has one reader who has signed up to work with Unity and Ippity. You can check out her blog here or find her on our GA Scrap/Stamp Consultants page.
I am anxious to see what style Ippity embraces as their signature style. I find that many of the stamps currently available via CTMH and SU are more "cartoon"ish than I can work into my scrapbooking pages (though I recognize that those images are entirely appropriate for card making & other projects.) I would love it if Ippity could become the direct-sales stamping company known for bringing sophisticated images to their stampers.
What do you think? At a minimum, Ippity brings some fresh competition to SU and CTMH. What other possible impacts do you think Ippity will have on SU, CTMH, and the paper crafting industry?