About Me


Hi friends! I'm Christy: identical twin, Pure Barre fanatic, and ice cream lover. I'm from the City of Oaks - better known as Raleigh, NC. And I'll be a freshman this fall at NYU.

Once Upon a Stamp was born when I was in eighth grade; my identical twin sister and I had the idea to start stamping jewelry and selling it on Etsy. The rest is history! I will never forget the excitement we had after opening our Etsy shop and getting our first order. It was for four cuff bracelets, and we were quickly humbled when we started to stamp them. Down to the last blank cuff, with a pile of 36 scraps, we luckily managed to stamp it without messing up. Soon with a lot of patience and practice, we got the hang of it. Two years after we opened our shop, my sister and business partner stepped back to focus on her blog. She still lends a hand from time to time and is the best helper during a busy market (love you, Sasha).

Inspirational mantras and verses have always been something I hold close to heart. The impact the mantra" She Believed She Could So She Did" had on me inspired the movement "Live Out Your Mantra." I repeated this mantra over and over to myself over the past 3+ years as I grew my business. It was the first mantra I stamped on a cuff for myself, and anytime I stamp it, I feel like everything comes full circle. With my firsthand experience of how much a mantra can be empowering, I want to share that with as many women as possible. And so the movement" Live Out Your Mantra" was born.

Contact me: hello@onceuponastamp.com

or connect on Instagram @onceuponastamp