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Family Performance Notice

Not only do we manufacture guitar chord stamps, both Chris and I are musicians and so is our daughter, Riley.  We all use our guitar chord stamps.   Riley is also a singer song writer and she was chosen as one of the TOP TEN FINALISTS in the Youth Competition at the Old Settlers Music Festival in Driftwood, Texas.  She’ll be performing on the Blue Bonnet Stage on Saturday, April 22. Competition starts at 10:30am.

A few of the big name acts this year are Los Lobos, The Old 97s, Sam Bush, and well you can see entire Old Settlers Music Festival 2017 line up here.

If you’re planning to attend this event look up Riley and say hello to all of us.

  • Mindy

Riley Curnutt to play at Old Settlers Music Festival 2017

 

What they are saying about our Texas Silicone Molds

I got the nicest note from a Texas Silicone Mold customer that I wanted to share, and what fantastic tips she provided as well:

“I would like to sing your praises for the quality of the product that you have produced. It is a beautiful job of production and works exactly as it should for baking. Spray the cavities with ‘Bakers Joy’ (which is a spray oil with flour added), and the individual cakes, made with a cake mix, release well. What a fun dessert! I usually frost my cakes, and sometimes pipe a little, ‘lone’ star in the approximate area of Dallas, where we live. I also use the mold for Pralines. We, in Texas, are mighty proud of our Pralines, and being able to offer them in the shape of our state is a delightful advantage. I’ve use both the medium size baking, and the ice cube mold for this. When making candy such as peanut brittle or pralines, just spoon the hot candy into the mold directly from the pot, making sure that it ‘spreads’ into the nooks and crannies. No buttering is necessary, and the candy pops right out when cooled.

I have searched the internet for silicone baking (and ice cube), Texas shapes, for a long time. I cannot tell you my delight in finding yours available. I am thoroughly pleased with the performance of the product for my use. Thank you.”   – A.M.

Large Texas Silicone Mold, great for Baking, Candy, Soap Making and Crafts

We’re Stampola!

A Stampola guitar chord stamp

We we are a cottage industry, meaning that we manufacture our own stamps in our GARAGE by hand one at a time. We use other cottage industry vendors to complete our products. Our maple wood mounts come from a small company in Flagstaff, Arizona and our vulcanized rubber is made in Illinois. My MOM actually lays up the rubber onto foam cushion to cure, then hand scroll saws out each and every design, assembling each stamp individually and then attaching a clear, matte sticker as a the label. We are very proud of our rubber stamps and believe they are about the highest quality you will find out there.

We began manufacturing art rubber stamps back in 2000.  My husband Chris and I are both musicians and play guitar so it didn’t take long for us to start manufacturing Stampola chord stamps for guitar, mandolin, ukulele and bass players.   We no longer offer ink pads but here are some tips on which ink pad to use with you guitar chord stamps.  Later, because I am also so into soap making and baking we designed and started producing our Texas shaped baking and soap making silicone molds.   The small Texas tray is perfect for Texas shaped ice cubes (and Jello shots!).

We used to fulfill orders from home but at some point we realized packing products and such at

Texas Molds for baking, soap making, and use the small ones to make Texas ice cubes!

3 am was not the life we had planned so we now use Amazon to fulfill all of our orders (Kirbson Direct does our distribution).  Other than having a work space to make stamps, our house is now a house again and not a shipping and fulfillment center!

 

Anyhow, we hope you like our products as much as we do.  After all, we created the original ones for ourselves and we liked them so much we started producing them to sell to others.  Take care.

Mindy and Chris!

Stampola founders, Chris and Mindy