The planner trend is fading, and all these great stamps will eventually be discontinued. I picked this set out of so many other because it is 1) wood mounted, 2) Hero Arts, and 3) versatile.
With Hero Arts wood mount, rubber stamps I know I will have them in 20 years since I have some of their stamps made 20 years ago! Those clear stamps rip, tear, stain, stop sticking, get lost... cheap and disposable.
I also choose this set because the icons are simple and easily readable. So many tiny stamps fill-in with ink and make ugly impressions. My only complaint with this set is the tines on the fork -- it still stamps it just takes extra care so pre-test before committing to your project. Otherwise, the line art is clean and consistent which elevates them from being some random shape to being icons.
As for versatile, these babies are screaming for color! I used both colored pencils and Pitt Pens when I played around. Just a few swipes and the phone was neon orange, and the leaf had a gradient. A micron pen even gave the cloud streaks of rain as well as a bolt of lightning.
I simply refuse to buy stamps that only do one thing or can only be used in one way. When these little icons get color they pop which is so cool.
Finally, I know why Hero Arts does the ink pad and sticky notes thing, but I wish they would stop. The ink is always bad. The sticky notes on this one are so bad they went right in the trash. If you are buying this as a gift, do remove both of these and fill the space with a silk flower or a tiny bottle of stamp cleaner. Please don't embarrass yourself.
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