"When it comes to the art of crafting, no one does it better than Stampington & Company."
– Mr. Magazine™ Samir Husni
Stampington & Company publishes the largest number of niche magazines in the art and crafting industry, with more than 1 million copies sold annually. They currently produce over 30 high-quality titles focusing on crafts such as mixed-media, paper crafting, and both wearable and digital arts. With premium newsstand placement and representation in all major bookstores, crafting chains, upscale grocery stores, and hundreds of independent art and crafting stores, Stampington & Company's publications have become synonymous with quality in design, production, content, and photography. The company also maintains a strong presence in the online crafting supply market offering more than 3,000 art and craft products and a wide variety of self-manufactured art stamps that are sold on their website, which receives more than 100,000 unique visitors and 20 million hits per month.
In 1994, Kellene Giloff, Founder and President, realized there was a need for a full-color magazine dedicated to inspiring artwork for rubber stamp artists. The Stampers' Sampler was born with a mere 20 pages of artwork submitted by stampers throughout the world. Realizing a need for more advanced artwork that encompassed mixed-media with stamping, Giloff created Somerset Studio, a publication that revolutionized the industry and quickly became the flagship magazine for the company. From there, the company continued to spin off a variety of periodicals that quickly broadened their market.
Stampington & Company's philosophy of directing publications towards niche, enthusiast markets has allowed them to create a variety of unique titles featuring some of the top designers and artists in their fields. Somerset Studio itself has spun off 12 inspired living, paper crafting, art journaling, home décor, and digital art titles. The success of Where Women Create, a collaboration with Jo Packham, has warranted a popular cooking edition called Where Women Cook and a groundbreaking title that divulges tangible tips for artisans and business owners: Where Women Create BUSINESS. Belle Armoire, the company's wearable arts magazine, has spun off jewelry, handbag and altered clothing titles.
The company has also created successful doll making publications and maintains a strong presence in the card making industry. Other unique titles include periodicals dedicated to quilting, eco-friendly crafting, artistic blogging, stuffed creatures, and aprons.
A 224-page book-azine, Digital Inspiration, responds to the growing demand for digitally altered artwork and techniques.
Willow and Sage: Homemade Bath & Body shares natural recipes, uses, and creative packaging ideas for handmade items that soothe both body and soul.
Discover magic in the ordinary through compelling stories and striking photographs that embody simple, authentic living in our newest title, Bella Grace, a specialty 160-page book-azine devoted to life's beautiful journey.
With an emphasis on quality production, photography, and design, Stampington & Company has won several American Inhouse Design and Gold Ink Awards and maintains multiple top-selling positions on newsstands, in upscale grocery stores, and more.
Please visit the Publications page to learn more about each title.
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Social Media Presence
Stampington & Company provides daily doses of inspiration and a place for likeminded artists to connect on their Facebook and Twitter accounts, which currently have more than 200,000 followers combined. In addition to providing the latest crafting trends on their creative blog, Somerset Place, the company also shares visual inspiration on Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram, and continues to send out weekly and monthly e-newsletters with artist tips, special sales, and free how-to project ideas to their loyal subscriber base of more than 50,000 creative minds. With more than 50 videos available on their YouTube channel, Stampington & Company shares unique tutorials that demonstrate popular crafting skills on a monthly basis.
New & NoteworthyOne of our favorite parts of putting together Bella Grace is designing worksheets for the readers to respond to directly in the book. We’ve had such great feedback on these prompts that we are excited to announce the launch of Field Guide to Everyday Magic. This new publication is made up entirely of worksheets and the beautifully designed, inspiring quotes Bella Grace has come to be known for. Our hope is that you’ll throw your copy of the field guide into your bag and fill it up with your thoughts and doodles as you make your journey through life.