I put one video up this morning and I’ve been talking to one of my viewers about an email she got from HallmarkScrapbook.com telling her that they were no longer going to be selling the Stamp Perfect or a similar tool sold by We R Memory Keepers.  I was really surprised by this information, so I contacted customer service at Hampton Arts, the makers of the Stamp Perfect, and they confirmed that there was a patent infringement and they were no longer allowed to sell their product in the USA.  I completely understand that their product was so similar to the MISTI, but this product was so reasonably priced and it’s such a shame that crafters who can’t afford a MISTI, won’t have another option.  I’m hoping that Tim Holtz’s stamping tool will make it through without a recall, but if it doesn’t, we’re back to MISTI.  Don’t get me wrong.  I think the MISTI is a great product, but if crafters can’t afford to use it, then it’s not the Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented, it just the most expensive.  It especially bothers me as so many of my viewers are on disability income and the cost of the MISTI is prohibitive for them.  Before the Stamp Perfect came on the market, I had contacted the makers of the MISTI and explained my channel and asked if they would consider a discount for my viewers.  They would not.  I understand that they are in the business to make money, but it is disheartening when crafters can’t afford their tool, but desperately need something like it and it’s out of their reach.  I have to say, that although I completely understand the patent infringement, it’s still a sad day for the disabled crafter that can’t afford the MISTI.


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