Did You Know? August 2020 STAMPtember® Edition!

Hello crafters, it’s Nina-Marie Trapani here with you! Today I have a very special edition of our popular Did You Know series!

STAMPtember® 1st (9/1) is just around the corner! We thought we would kick off the month of EPIC stamping fun by bringing you a few fun-facts about STAMPtember® that you may not have known!

STAMPtember® started as a BIG idea and has become an annual tradition

Did you know that STAMPtember® was FIRST created by our Simon Mama, Heidi Crowl in 2009 as a celebration of all-things stamping? We’ve been hosting this annual, month-long event for 11 years now! The goal of STAMPtember® is to not only bring you new products to play with, but also encourage you to create and enjoy stamping in general, which is at the heart of our entire industry.

We LOVE celebrating with MANY of your favorite brands

All STAMPtember® long we reveal exclusive collaboration stamp sets designed by dozens of your favorite brands (recognize this cutie from Debby Hughes with our 2019 Newton’s Nook exclusive?)! The sets are limited in quantity and are only available during the month of September (STAMPtember®!) Since 2014 we’ve released 104 different, exclusive stamp sets!

We ❤️ Tim Holtz!

Did you know that we revealed our VERY FIRST STAMPtember® exclusive stamp set in 2014 and that it was with Tim Holtz? His STAMPtember® Blueprints set was a major hit and Tim has continually joined us in celebrating STAMPtember® every year following! We are so grateful to have Tim’s continued support!

Halloween is also worth celebrating!

We released our very first Limited Edition Halloween kit in STAMPtember® of 2016! Each year it has been so popular, we have continued the tradition and release with a mega, Halloween-themed kit every STAMPtember®! (Psst – keep an eye out for this year’s awesome, Limited Edition Halloween kit!!)

Heidi’s birthday means YOU get a present!

Did you know that our Simon Mama, Heidi Crowl’s birthday falls on STAMPtember® 3rd??? To celebrate how amazing Heidi is, every year we host a super-special surprise for YOU! But since it’s a surprise, we’re not telling what this year’s will be, so you’ll have to join us on September 3rd to find out (and celebrate with us)!

I hope you enjoyed these STAMPtember® fun-facts and are ready to CELEBRATE with us!!!

Be sure to follow us on our Simon Says Stamp blog and social media channels to stay up to date on all the STAMPtember® festivities!

  1. Counting days till the beginning of STAMPtember! Last year was my first one and it was amazing. Can’t wait!

    1. This will be my first one. I missed out on Stamptember 2019. Had a lot on my mind and plate so by the time I remembered to get the stamp set it was already sold out.

  2. So looking forward to this event. Since I only discovered SSS in more recent years, I enjoyed these STAMPtember fun facts. tfs-stay well…and, Heidi, start celebrating now!

  3. I so look forward to Stamptember. One of my favorite times of the year. September is also my birthday month. This is just another reason to celebrate all month long.

  4. I still have that very first Tom Holtz STAMPtember release set and think it’s still relevant for today! Happy STAMPtember to all! :)

  5. I didn’t know any of that, I just know I look forward to it each year and I regret not getting one of the exclusives still to this day so I pay attention to those now every year!

  6. Such a fun way to celebrate a huge collaborative hobby/industry. I look forward to seeing all the new releases each year. I’m ready…anticipating…

  7. Have the first Tim Holtz Stamptember stamp set. Look forward to seeing this year choices. I found some snowflakes dies that we part of a Stamptember (at least the sticker on the outside of the pkg indicated that) and they had not been used so I christened them this weekend.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  8. My b’day is 9/18 but I don’t look forward to that! I do look forward to STAMPtember and all of the great products and inspiration! Looking forward to all of the posts during September! CAN’T WAIT!!!

  9. I still have that very first Stamptember set with Tim Holtz, proof of how great and useful they are well past release! Can’t wait to see what you have in store this year ? ?

  10. Such a fun post about the background of STAMPtember and great photos too! I love STAMPtember with all the fantastic stamping inspiration. It’s a perfect beginning to the colder months of the year. Looking forward!

  11. Loved listening to all the facts about stamptember!! I got a list of all the brands participating in my last order and very excited!!! And Happy Birthday Heidi! I can’t wait to find out what exciting “present” you are sharing on your birthday!

  12. Is the Adorable Black and White Cute fur baby the Simon Says Stamps Mascot? I have been wanting a stamp with coordinating die and enamel pin of SSS Mascot for years now…lol I fell in Love with SSS fur baby mascot which got me “hooked” on SSS…Cardmaker’s and Papercraft Artist’s One Stop Shop Online Shop <3

    I am still searching for SSS and Lawn Fawn Stamptember Collaboration of Happy Howlidays Stamp and Die Set. I was out of town taking care of a family member when it was released. Had NO access to computer at the time where I was staying caring for a Love one. It was Sold Out by the time I got back to mainland. So Sad…it was a cute puppy set…Yes…I Love Puppies! <3

  13. I can hardly wait for all the goodies, got so many last year. Almost clicked on the Halloween kit for 2016 as wanted one!!!!! Silly, old me!

  14. Don’t know what happened here. I love Stamptember and purchased allot in 2019. I almost clicked on the 2016 Halloween kit as wanted one. Silly, old me.

  15. While not a huge stamper I love this event as it is just fun to see what companies create and more importantly what makers make. Of course I always purchase the Tim Holtz stamp (hoping this year it will a Christmas theme!).

  16. Looking forward to Stamptember! I love all these special sets these wonderful companies create with Simon Says Stamp.

  17. Way back, On EBay, Heidi told me to investigate the on-line store as I loved the stamps. Well I have a current inventory to match yours!! I love love Simon ….and the store! Addiction is a word die you need to make for us, LOL. This year your reveal is super! Love, Lynda

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