About us
Verve was started by Julee Tilman in August 2007 out of a desire to pair her passions for stamping and graphic design. Often used in the performance world, the word Verve (rhymes with curve) means "creative enthusiasm" and that's just what we try to bring to everything we do at Verve. Our line of high quality clear stamps and coordinating steel dies are all designed or illustrated by Julee, whose designs feature timeless elegance, meaningful sentiments and a hint of modern whimsy. Each stamp is designed with the purpose of uplifting and encouraging others because we believe that kindness really does matter.

Verve stamps are made of the highest quality clear photopolymer available and are made in the USA. The stamps are made of a naturally sticky substance that allows them to cling to acrylic blocks, which you can find at many local and online craft stores. Created for the print industry, these high quality stamps are designed with ink transfer in mind and work beautifully with a variety of types of inks. Your stamp sets will arrive in a cellophane bag sandwiched between two sheets of clear acetate with an index of the stamps in the set printed on one sheet of the acetate. Our individual stamps (termed Plain Janes) do not come with a printed index on the acetate, but a business card sized index is included.

About the illustrator
Julee with her twin boysJulee has a degree in Business Communications from Northwest Nazarene University. A self taught artist and graphic designer, she finds art and designing sunshine for the soul. The daughter of a minister, her love for God translates into a desire to spread light in the world through uplifting sentiments and scriptures. In addition to designing new stamps, she does all the marketing and web design for Verve. In her spare time, she shares her love for stamping on her blog Poetic Artistry, her love for designing card sketches on the Mojo Monday sketch challenge blog, dabbles in mixed-media and is just starting to get into Project Life to document the lives of her adorable identical twin boys. You can find her most days nestled into the couch blog surfing with her iPad and a cup of coffee laughing at the antics of her little ones.


Since our office is located inside Julee's home and there are wee ones competing for her attention most of the time, we do not accept phone calls. If you have questions, the best way to contact us is via the email address below.
info@vervestamps.com


We currently ship all domestic and international orders using the United States Postal Service (USPS). Our shipping department is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday except on US Postal Holidays. All orders are packaged with care and usually ship within 1-2 business days of when they are placed.


If your total before shipping (after any applicable discounts) is over $55, shipping to the US is on us! Rates are automatically applied in the shopping cart based on your order total. Free shipping orders will be shipped first class or priority mail depending on weight.
United States (and APO) USPS First ClassUSPS Priority Flat Rate
orders under $55 $3.00
(5 - 10 day estimate)
$5.50
(2 - 7 day estimate)
orders $55 and over FREE


The USPS raised their postal rates on January 27, 2013, dramatically increasing the cost of mailing packages to Canada. Below are the rates:

Canadian Shipping Rates: Delivery Estimate
(from shipment date)
Weight
Rates 1-4 weeks
0 - 3.9 oz. 7.35  

Ships First Class International Package
1-4 weeks
NO TRACKING

4-7.9 oz. 8.55  
8-11.9 oz. 9.15 3.65*
12-15.9 oz. 10.55 5.05
16-19.9 oz. 11.95 6.45
20-23.9 oz. 13.35 7.85
24-27.9 oz. 14.75 9.25
28-31.9 oz. 16.15 10.65
32-34.9 oz. 17.55 12.05
35- 39.9 oz. 18.95 13.45
up to 4 pounds 35.30 29.20 Ships Priority Mail
1-3 weeks
INCLUDES TRACKING
up to 5 pounds 37.65 32.15
over 5 pounds 40.95 35.45
*We have reduced the standard rates for Canadian orders over 8 oz to reflect a $5.50 shipping discount (for example an 8 ounce package ships for $3.65 instead of the $9.15 standard rate). This roughly equates to the US shipping discount for orders over $55.


Customs Note: All Canadian packages will be marked as COMMERCIAL merchandise at the value you paid for the items (less shipping fees).
You are responsible for any applicable duty or taxes that may be related to the delivery of yourpurchase.

Delivery Times: Delivery times to Canada can vary greatly due to customs delays. Packages typically arrive within 1 - 4 weeks, depending on the wait at customs and how rural your area is.

Order Tracking: At this time order tracking is not available for first class international mail through the USPS. Your shipment email will contain a Delivery Confirmation number (this includes a scan when the package is dropped off at the post office and a scan at delivery, but NO TRACKING in between). We cannot get any more tracking information from the USPS than what your electronic delivery confirmation shows.

If a package is slow to arrive: Please be patient. We know that it's hard to wait for your goodies, but customs delays are very common. If a package is slow to arrive, you will be asked to wait the full 4 weeks delivery time (from the date of shipment) and may be asked to provide an email stating that the package has not arrived in order to process a lost package claim.


The USPS raised their postal rates on January 27, 2013, dramatically increasing the cost of mailing international packages. We have switched our international shipping from Flat Rate Priority Mail to First Class International Package in an attempt to keep shipping charges lower. We are researching other options for international shipping, but for now these are the rates:

International Shipping Rates: Delivery Estimate
(from shipment date)
Weight:
Rates 2-5 weeks
0 - 3.9 oz. 9.45  

Ships First Class International Package
2-5 weeks
NO TRACKING

4-7.9 oz. 12.75  
8-11.9 oz. 14.90 9.40*
12-15.9 oz. 16.75 11.25
16-19.9 oz. 18.60 13.10
20-23.9 oz. 20.45 14.95
24-27.9 oz. 22.30 16.80
up to 2 pounds 23.95 18.45 Ships Priority Mail Flat Rate
2-5 weeks
NO TRACKING
up to 5 pounds 59.95 54.45
We ship orders to addresses within Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
*We have reduced the standard rates for international orders over 8 oz to reflect a $5.50 shipping discount (for example an 8 ounce package ships for $9.40 instead of the $14.90 standard rate). This roughly equates to the US shipping discount for orders over $55.

Customs Note: All international packages will be marked as COMMERCIAL merchandise at the value you paid for the items (less shipping fees). You are responsible for any applicable duty or taxes that may be related to the delivery of yourpurchase.

Delivery Times: International delivery times can vary greatly due to customs delays. Packages typically arrive within 2 - 5 weeks, depending on the wait at customs and how rural your area is.

Order Tracking: At this time order tracking is not available for first class international mail through the USPS. Your shipment email will contain a Delivery Confirmation number (this includes a scan when the package is dropped off at the post office and a scan at delivery, but NO TRACKING in between). We cannot get any more tracking information from the USPS than what your electronic delivery confirmation shows.

If a package is slow to arrive: Please be patient. We know that it's hard to wait for your goodies, but customs delays are very common. If a package is slow to arrive, you will be asked to wait the full 5 weeks delivery time (from the date of shipment) and may be asked to provide an email stating that the package has not arrived in order to process a lost package claim.


We truly love our products and want you to be just as happy with your purchase! In the event that something goes wrong with your order, please don't hesitate to contact us at customerservice@vervestamps.com so we can try to make it right! Our customer service department is open limited hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so please be assured if we don't respond right away we will process your concern as promptly as possible when we're back in the office. If you'd like to return an item, refunds are available for 30 days from purchase date as long as the item is returned in its original condition. Please contact us for return instructions.


Your payment method is charged as soon as your order is placed, so we are unable to make any additions or changes to your order after it has been placed. Please review your order for accuracy before completing the checkout process. If you forgot an item, please contact us for options on combining two orders, we're happy to do so.


We try to be as accurate as possible, but sometimes in the rush to get a release ready, an error in the description of our sets will occur. Verve Stamps is not responsible for typos or errors in the text description of each set. The graphic provided of each set represents the exact artwork that you will receive, and all stamps included in the set are represented in this graphic.