You may have noticed a new badge on my blog recently, it’s something I’m rather excited about. We will be preparing for Year One with Stamptastic and their range of name stamps and fabric pens. I’m really happy that we’ll be working with the team at Stamptastic as a brand ambassador and a few months ago I received some stamps to put to the test.
This time last year I looked at name labels for the first time. I can remember my Mum spending hours sewing in labels for my brother and I, and although I like sewing, the whole idea wasn’t filling me with joy. So I went for iron labels, quicker to adhere but I soon realised that they just didn’t stay on too well. So I’d resort to a biro, and of course the ink would wash out after a few washes and I’d be back to square one again.
I’d heard a few people mention Stamptastic and I was genuinely thrilled to become part of their team. Their website is easy to work your way round, I ordered two name stamps, one with an extra motif, and there a number of font options. In hindsight I should have ordered Monkey’s name stamp with his name split over two lines. As it is, some labels are a bit of a squeeze. So something to think about when placing an order. The name stamps cost £10 each and come in acrylic, so you can easily see the name when placing on clothing etc. Great idea. I also ordered an ink pad, these are available with black ink and are priced at £12. Postage and packing within the UK is included too.
The stamps arrived promptly and I used them straight away. Quick and easy.
Now of course the ultimate test came after washing. Monkey is an absolute muck magnet. Some days he comes out of school looking like he’s been through an army assault course. He’s having fun and that’s great, but his poor uniform really does suffer, meaning lots of washing. Would the Stamptastic name stamp ink live up to the job, and last? Well, I labelled everything in May, and two months and a lot of washes later, the name labels are as clear as ever, and I’m really impressed. Stamptastic ink pads use a special ink and it really does last.
You may have spotted some of my photos on Instagram from our recent Stamptastic Ambassador day at Kew Gardens. We had a great day with the team and I’ll be writing about our adventures separately soon. Monkey received a lovely goody bag including a Small Blue Colour ink pad and a new name stamp. This is specifically to use on paper items so we’ve been happily stamping his name in his books!
There was also something for me, and actually something that solved another problem. I no longer have to worry about labelling shoes, plimsolls and wellies for school! I received the White Fabric Pen which is just what I needed.
So in a few days Monkey will have finished his year in Reception and I can relax this summer as we’ve already been preparing for Year One with Stamptastic. I won’t be spending ages sewing or ironing this summer, will you?
disclaimer: we were given the items mentioned in exchange for an honest review, my comments, as always, remain my own honest opinions