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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 3 2014
$2,772
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
49
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 3 2014

About

Plant Stamps are themed seeded stickers that you attach to greeting cards, packages or gifts.  Plant Stamps grow a variety of flowers or herbs that provide a way for friends to remember that special day.  We like to say "planting the date".

 Each Plant Stamp contains specially selected seeds that are easy for anyone to grow a variety of perennial garden flowers or herbs!

STORY

The beauty in Plant Stamps is in it's simplicity.  To give someone the ability to grow a flower or even food by giving them a sticker has a real sense of purity.  As this world gets more and more complex, coming back to the basics is refreshing.  Plant Stamps brings smiles to peoples faces and that's why we are so passionate about producing this product.

PLANTING

 Plant Stamps can be used indoors on a window sill or outdoors in a garden. Simply peel the Plant Stamp off the card, soak it for one minute, and plant it!   Each Plant Stamp even has a QR code on the back that links to planting instructions for the best growing experience. Simple!   

USES

 Besides greeting cards, Plant Stamps are a great addition to wedding invitations, wedding programs, baby showers, party favors, and even business promotions.  For really big events, Plant Stamps can be customized to say something special!

Each package of Plant Stamps has 9 seeded stickers that can be sold in the following types of stores: craft, convenience, health food, stationary, party centers, wedding / baby boutiques, and educational supply.

THEMES

We are presently rolling out Plant Stamps with eight amazing themes for all of life's events.  Easy to send and easy to grow.

VALIDATION

To be sure others enjoyed Plant Stamps as much as we did, we took our prototypes to the National Stationary Show in NY.  We got the big green thumbs up from a wide variety of people who saw the fun and value in Plant Stamps.

We even  built a flower machine that raised paper flowers in the air thirteen feet!

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Being product developers, we then did our magic in perfecting the manufacturing of Plant Stamps, making sure they had the right seeds, highest four color graphics, removable adhesive, and best themes.  No easy job, but this is what we do and we love doing it. 

Plant Stamp construction
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THE ARC- helping those along the way.

To help us with final assembly, we'll work with the crew at Heritage Industries, a facility that mentors and provides a working environment for people with disabilities.  We have a close working relationship with Heritage and feel good about having them on our team.

ENTIRELY MADE IN THE USA

We really want Plant Stamps to be made locally in the USA, but need to raise funds from this Kickstarter campaign for high volume production tooling to make it all feasible.  By spreading seeds through fun stickers, we hope to spread the joy of growing living things.

We are not push-overs and work hard to make things right. If you believe in Plant Stamps, you can believe in us, but we do need your help!

AWARDS

General Use

Enjoy a nice sampler set of Plant Stamps.

Get creative by trying out all the themes.

Events

Weddings

"Plant the Date" with Plant Stamps by attaching to wedding invitations, wedding thank you's, wedding programs,...you get the idea.

 Education

We want to share the value of Plant Stamps to young students.  Since we heard so much from teachers, we'll donate Plant Stamps to an entire grade of your choice, in your name for a $250 pledge.

  Heck, for a $500 pledge, we'll donate to an entire school.  Of course, for this amount of gift giving you get a gift from us as well!

 Business Promotions

Create a green message to your clients.

 Your Design

Share your artwork with the world.  Of course, it has to be tasteful but otherwise the world is your oyster.

Help Spread the Word about Plant Stamps:  

 ·Like us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/PlantStamps)

· Follow us on twitter (http://twitter.com/plantstamps

· Website to contact us: http://www.plantstamps.com/

Thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

Okay, we are long term product developers and we would never say "this is easy". Heck, nothing is easy, but we know what pitfalls to look for. We know that quality control is key to any manufacturing process and having guidelines as what is acceptable and follow up is essential. In the end, we know how to work with the manufacturer and to make a product fit to be made in high volume. We have manufactured products all over the world and know how to get the job done. This time, in the USA!

We have taken the time to grow every batch of samples ourselves to be sure expectations are met and will insure Plant Stamps to be of the highest quality.

Our production timeline consists of:

May 1-15th
Submit all artwork and seed choices to our manufacturer. Review artwork details, specific seed and manufacturing requirements. Set up meeting schedule to discuss open issues.

May 16 - June 7th
Manufacturer develops all printing plates, acquires raw materials and seeds needed to produce Plant Stamps in volume. Fixtures are revised from prototype samples to production quality. Sample prints are developed and submitted along with final packaging for our approval.

June 9-23rd
Production begins! Plant Stamps are being produced at a rate of one theme every 2.5 days. By not running multiple themes at once we reduce the chance of mix up. Best to run this way the first time though to get the manufacturer warmed up.

June 24- July 1st
Plant Stamps are packed and shipped to Heritage industries for distribution.

July 7 - 18th
Kickstarter rewards are then assembled, packaged and shipped.

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    PATRON. Receive a thank you post card with a ready to grow Plant Stamp. Just peel and plant. It's that easy. If you want to send it to someone else just put down a different address when prompted at the end of the campaign.

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    SUPPORTER. Thanks for believing in Plant Stamps! For your donation, your name will appear on our web site as someone that helped make it all possible! All higher awards will share in the wall of fame as well.

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    SAMPLER. You will be one of the first to receive three sheets of Plant Stamps (a total of 27 stamps) to attach, give and grow an amazing display of flowers.

    Themes will include a random sampling of everyday, herbs, kids, awards, and holidays.

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    FULL COLLECTION. Be the first on the block to receive one sheet of all 8 themes of Plant Stamps! This provides you with a grand total of 72 Plant Stamps to provide family and friends with long lasting memories of the gift giving occasion.

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    EVENTS: Got a big occasion or event coming up? Now's the time to make a splash by receiving 10 sheets of Plant Stamps for whopping 90 seeded stamps to give to your guests. Now that's "growing memories".

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    GETTING MARRIED? Why not provide a Plant Stamp for every person at the wedding to remember your special day for years to come. You get a total of 216 Plant Stamps of our wedding theme PLUS a special Plant Stamp coffee mug for you!

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    EDUCATION 101! You get to go to the top of the class by receiving five full collections of all themes, providing every student in an entire grade of with a Plant Stamp, all in your honor (up to 360 students). For being so cool, you also get custom printed Plant Stamps coffee mug that's great for your favorite beverage. The chosen school can be any where in the USA.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    ENTIRE SCHOOL. Now you're the talk of the town! With this amazing backing you get ten full collections of all themes to provide every grade in an entire school with Plant Stamps! That's 720 amazing Plant Stamps to turn your town green, all in your name. Your special contribution also deserves a special gift to you as well as you will get a custom printed Plant Stamps garden apron to be worn with pride!

    The chosen school can be any where in the USA.

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    BUSINESS PROMOTION. Now we're talking business...your business! At this outstanding support you will get custom Plant Stamps with your business or organization graphic printed just for you! How best to remind your customers of your perennial support than with a perennial display of flowers in their yard. Contact us for details on this one on or web site.

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    YOUR DESIGN. Let's just call you Picasso! What could be better than to have YOU choose or even create the graphics for new set of Plant Stamps to be as part as the standard assortment sold everywhere! Not to worry, we'll guide you in the process and make sure you come up with a winner. We're talking major Plant Stamps with this one!

    Whahoo!

    Plus we will even send you 10 sheets of Plant Stamps with your design along with a gift just for bragging rights.

    Legal reminds us, all designs must be appropriate for our audience at our discretion.

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Funding period

- (30 days)