Although stamps are designed to endlessly replicate images, scientists still maintain that the act of stamping fails to qualify as cloning, predominantly because most prints can neither form an army nor complete their master's chores. Clone what you own with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of decorative stamps, scrapbooking materials, paper craft supplies, and more at The Ink Pad on 7th Avenue.
The Ink Pad courts crafters with an eclectic selection of stamps from more than 100 companies, in addition to crafting tools and scrapbooking materials primed for tangible memory making. Crafters can peruse stamps of all sizes ($5.95–$16.95 on average) detailing anything from leaves to paw prints to stenciled celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe. In addition to stamps, the artistic repository carries a rainbow's share of ink ($3.50–$19.95), artist's pens, such as 12-packs of atyou Spica glitter pens ($38.95), markers, paper by the individual square-foot sheet ($1.25+), embellishments, and inspiration-lending books.
The Ink Pad's cozy space teems with shelves that all but buckle under the weight of countless objects infused with unbound creative moxie. For additional inspiration, crafting-savvy staffers remain on hand to answer any questions regarding materials, application, and the supposed difference between parchment and parched men.
- Even the most jaded, black-clad New Yorker may have a difficult time resisting this small shop devoted to decoration; specifically, the art of stamping. – Karen Quarles, New York magazine
- Perhaps Manhattan’s only store dedicated to rubber stamps, this oddball nook—founded by a retired NYC high-school teacher—offers thousands of themed and artsy designs for adorning papers and cards. – Time Out New York