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Stamper Heaven Review by Tina Rice

Tracy Turner
Stamper Heaven

The Angel Company (TAC) is a rubber stamping company founded on Christian principles. The company began with a dream and a prayer and has grown by leaps and bounds since its launch in 1997. TAC provides the opportunity for demonstrators to enjoy what the love to do…stamping! They carry a full line of beautiful stamps, watercolor crayons and pencils, embossing supplies, scrapbook accessories, cardstocks, paper, inkpads, chalks and a ton of other wonderful supplies to enhance your projects.

I love to scrapbook with rubber stamps and these are wonderful! The stamps I received for this review was a set of school-type stamps (item #TAC1156). The set contained sayings such as: "Wow!" "Nice Job!" "Back to School", "I'm Proud of You!" and more. The set also contained drawings such as a crayon, apple, smiley face, an apple, a star and 2 stick figures. These stamps also came with see-through acrylic mounting blocks and all the supplies needed to mount them. They were very easy to mount and the see-thorough blocks are a BIG hit for me because they make it so much easier to see where you are stamping. After the stamps were mounted, I used them and they made a beautiful stamp impression in my pages! They have deep grooves that make the 'blob' mistakes non-existent. Another plus was the rubber used to make the stamp was easy to clean after use.

TAC's catalog is beautifully laid out and their prices are very reasonable. The unmounted stamps are very affordable, as are their accessories that will enhance your stamping. The website ( is also beautifully laid out and easy to navigate. You will find more information about the company, information about how to obtain catalog, the stamp of the month, an event calendar, along with gallery and idea pages. I must also add that Tracy (the generous lady who provided the products for review) included a beautifully stamped thank you note for me. This is a top-notch company who I'd highly recommend to all my stamp-loving friends!

--Product Review by: Anissa DeGrasse, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

And another perspective:

Stamper Heaven
Tracy Turner

Stamper Heaven is an almost perfect home-based business. It is ideal for a homeschooling mother who likes to rubber stamp and scrapbook. The start up costs is minimal. You do not need to maintain an inventory. So, what exactly is Stamper Heaven? Stamper Heaven is a distributorship for The Angel Company (TAC). Owner Tracy Turner has been a stamping enthusiast for years and turned her love for creativity into a business.

If you are unfamiliar with rubber-stamping, card making, or scrapbooking, I encourage you to visit the Stamper Heaven website. There you will find numerous creative suggestions, tips and techniques, a calendar of local stamping events (San Francisco Bay Area), and links to The Angel Company website.

The Angel Company is a multi-level direct sales company founded in 1997. TAC features high quality rubber stamps, inks, papers, and accessories. These stamps are not like what you will find at Wal-Mart or Michaels Craft Stores. They are deeply etched, unassembled, and either unmounted or mounted. TAC specialized in unmounted stamps with a foam-mounting cushion that allows the stamps to be temporarily mounted on a clear acrylic block. The advantages of unmounted stamps are many. They are less expensive than wood mounted stamps, easy to store in CD jewel cases, they can be mounted on an acrylic block for a custom stamp, and the see through mount allows them to be positioned precisely.

The stamps that Tracy sent me to use were easy to assemble. The acrylic mounting blocks come in various sizes, so one set will work for most of the TAC stamps you purchase. I used regular household scissors to cut the stamp set I received. I would recommend a higher quality craft scissors to make trimming the rubber easier. TAC sells a craft and rubber scissors designed to make trimming rubber stamps quick and easy. If you have been stamping with wood mounted stamps, it will take a while to get used to the acrylic mounting blocks. I have to admit that at first I did not like having to mount each stamp when I wanted to use it. However, after making several cards I became used to the acrylic blocks. TAC sells hundreds of stamp sets. Their 257-page catalog is full of stamps and fabulous card making ideas.

If you are interested in business opportunities, you may check out their website.

--Product Review by: Tina Rice, Staff Writer, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine