Today I’ve got a DIY hack you need to know that will help stamps stick to your acrylic blocks. I hope that you are not disappointed that I’m not sharing a card today but I have been getting a lot of questions about the different types of stamps, so I thought I would do a post and video explaining the options to you to help you get the most of your stamping experience!
The highlight today is the DIY hack you need to know that will help stamps stick to the clear blocks. Do you struggle getting your older stamps to stick to the clear block? I know I do. You’ll appreciate today’s post where I break all of this down for you!
Let’s Start with Cling Stamps
I am going to start with CLING STAMPS because they are the newest addition to the types of stamps Stampin’ Up! carries.
In the new Stampin’ Up! catalog we carry 2 different types of stamps: CLING OR PHOTOPOLYMER. There are no longer Clear-Mount or Wood-Mount. They have done away with the wood blocks, except for a couple big background stamps.
So what are CLING STAMPS? The only thing that is really different from the Clear-Mount is the STICKER. IT’S STICKY!!!! Can I get an Amen???? Finally! The labels/stickers that go onto the stamp will now stick to your clear blocks. and I mean THEY STICK! Make sure to watch the video as I show how to put the stickers on and give a few tips.
Then We Have Photopolymer Stamps
Photopolymer stamps are what many people refer to when they talk about CLEAR stamps. They are clear and I love stamping with them because you can see through them for perfect placement. Because they are thinner, and don’t have any cushion, to get the best results make sure you have some padding underneath when stamping. I like to use the Stampin’ Pierce mat for this.
What About the Older Clear-Mount Stamps
And finally, let’s chat about CLEAR-MOUNT. This is what Stampin’ Up! had in their catalog before the CLING STAMPS. It’s the same red rubber, it’s just the older “sticker” that did not stick very well!!!!! I am so excited that they made this HUGE IMPROVEMENT to their product.
If you have these (which I know a lot of you do,) you may struggle with them sticking to the blocks. Honestly, I never put my stickers on because of this. Now I have to change my ways because I love the new stickers!
You can tell if your stamps are CLING or CLEAR-MOUNT –it ‘s printed on the case. If you have older cases, that do not have the black and white logo like the ones above, they will be CLEAR-MOUNT.
DIY Hack You Need to Know That Will Help Stamps Stick
The best way to share my tips is via video. I have tips for how to put the “cling” stickers on, how to store them, and the best part…..a DIY Hack for getting those older stamps to stick to your blocks!
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Well, what do you think? Hopefully this “hack” will help you with those older stamps that you struggle with them sticking to your blocks. Make sure to add the Liquid Glue to your next order!
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