Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Impression Obsession News

For my readers who may not be on the Impression Obsession mailing list, I wanted to share this email that was sent out this weekend:

A new chapter...
For 24 years, Impression Obsession has been proud to produce the finest quality red rubber stamps in the industry. It is with great sadness that I have made the decision to close a chapter in my company’s history with the announcement that effective April 30, 2022, Impression Obsession will no longer produce red rubber stamps as we have done for all these years. I appreciate the many, many customers we have gotten to know over the years, and the amount of enthusiasm you have shown about our products has kept us going through all of the challenges that running any business brings, and more so through the pandemic.

Over the past few years, our expenses have risen so dramatically that making red rubber stamps from a catalog of 20,000+ images is no longer viable. We are excited to have an opportunity to add new products to our line, focus more energy on designing fabulous clear sets and dies, and taking Impression Obsession in an exciting new direction. We will also be keeping our red rubber Cover-a-Card background stamps, and our popular Slimline stamps for now.

To commemorate this bittersweet ending we are having a 20% off sale that extends through all of April. Get those stamps you've wanted forever off your wish lists at a discount! And stay tuned for lots of exciting new things coming up!

Mitra Palmer
Impression Obsession, Inc.
20% OFF
Be sure to enter code
2020 at checkout to save!
Sale ends at midnight EST on 4/30/22
*Wholesale orders excluded
New! Limited Edition
Red Rubber Cling Sets
While we are discontinuing our catalog of individual red rubber stamps, we are adding a new monthly set of stamps that comes packaged in a plastic storage container with an idea sheet insert with multiple sample cards for inspiration. These sets will only be available for one month and then we will retire them. This month's set is an adorable spring-themed set, so cute and perfect for the season!

As you can imagine, this is a difficult chapter for me to close, especially as an artist - my rubber stamp line has over 1000 designs, and it has been my joy to license them for your creative use. I can go back through the entire collection and remember where I was and what I was going through when I designed each one over these last 10 years. You've walked with me through illness, a move halfway around the planet, the loss of my dad, and so much more. I want you to know that the artwork itself is not going anywhere - I have been working on preparing all of those images for release as digital stamps, AND you will certainly see it going forward in some of those "new products" that will be coming to IO soon! I'm excited about all the new skills I am learning this year as I work to produce new artwork for clear stamp sets and MORE!! You're going to love this new chapter, and so am I. 

As you shop for rubber stamps from the website over the next month, I appreciate your thoughts for the artists - these rubber stamps are our babies!  If I've inspired you through my artwork, cards, or blog posts, I'd love for you to click through any of my IO links to shop. Your support means so much to me!

The team will be highlighting some of the discontinued clear sets and dies today and tomorrow, so watch for those posts as well. The rubber stamps are made in house and will continue to be made to order until April orders are all filled, but there are a selection of clear sets and dies that are taking up space we're going to need for new products this summer. The 20% discount applies to those too - they are already marked down 50%, so be sure to take advantage of the extra discount on those! There are some beautiful items left.

If you've reached out to me in response to this announcement, I appreciate your thoughts and kind words so much! 

Thanks for stopping by!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Dina!
    This is hard to hear! THANK YOU for letting us know about this! Your cards are BEAUTIFUL! They ALWAYS ARE! I went shopping last night! SO MANY WONDERFUL DESIGNS & SENTIMENTS! HUGS as you maneuver through all of these changes! Change is never easy!