Stampavie was launched in February 2008 with the aim of producing stamp collections by leading illustrators aimed specifically at card makers and paper crafters.
Living in France and being themselves Austrian and Scottish respectively, Heidi and Stuart sought to find a name that worked well across cultures. Stampavie is pronounced "Stampaaveee" and comes from the marriage between the English word Stamp and the French "à vie" which means "for life" or "forever". So Stampavie could literally mean "stamp for life".
Being an avid stamper herself, Heidi recognized that stampers wanted to buy specific images instead of sets which often contain some stamps which remain unused. Stampavie's stamps are generally sold as single images, allowing the stamper the choose only the images they really want.
Stampavie's US manufacturing partner was carefully selected for their quality photopolymer which stamps beautifully, while also affording the added advantage that working with clear stamps brings.
Stampavie's collections include the adorable Sarah Kay, Australia's beloved illustrator that brought joy to millions in the 70's and 80's and who is again today conquering our hearts, cute animals collections by Tina Wenke, whimsical designs by Helz Cuppelditch, and additional collections by Gillian Roberts, Penny Johnson, Mo Manning, Rachelle Anne Miller, Leerè Aldrich and LeLo Design.
Stampavie's illustrators reflect the multi-cultural atmosphere at Stampavie, coming from the USA, Canada, UK, Germany and Australia.