Guest Author - Carol Taller
I have always found Oriental Trading Company to be a wonderful resource for childrenís birthday parties, crafting, teaching supplies, but I can now add rubber stamping items to the list of goodies that this company offers.
Interested buyers can look online or in catalogues to find the wide array of items offered usually at bargain prices. The recent scrapbooking catalogue that just came out offered more rubber stamping items that ever before, but I encourage you to consider that many times you get what you pay for. Remember to look for items that are acid free if you care about longevity of your work.
What excited me most was the items offered that could be stamped on. Chipboard albums in a variety of shapes and sizes, boxes, board books, and mirrors were all reasonably priced. In addition, there is a section with storage items that could be stamped too. Caddies, address books, drawer organizers and trays would make great gifts or would be fun to own. There were also luggage tags, checkbook covers, and business card covers that were priced under a $1 each, and with the free shipping (for orders over $60) I donít think the price can easily be beat. Also of interest for gift items are the glass coasters that could be stamped, paperweights, key chains, and even a tissue box holder. The list goes on.
In addition to items that could be stamped, they have stamping pads in many colors, flowers, letters, rubber stamps and clear stamps, templates, punches, texturing tools, gel pens and markers, again, the list goes on.
Oriental Trading also offers a myriad of accessories that can make your stamping come alive with charm. But again, this recommendation comes with a warning: if you are looking for quality accessories you may not be satisfied. The brads I purchased were a good value for the price that I paid, but they were flimsy in weight. On the other hand, the brads were colorful and in festive holiday shapes; they would add wonderful embellishments to holiday cards that would not be treasured any longer than the holiday season.
Delivery from Oriental Trading is usually fast and accurate. Oriental Trading accepts returns and their customer service is usually fair and reasonable. They will give you tracking numbers so that you can plan your projects around the package arrival. You can place your order online at www.orientaltrading.com, or you can call the company at 1-800-228-2269 to place an order.