Friday, December 11, 2009

New Clear Mounted stamps from Stampin' Up

OMG! I think I died and gone to heaven!

I received my preorder from Stampin Up today- as demonstrators you can order a month earlier- all this will be available from the mini for customers starting January 5th 2010- and my wish for clear mounting stamps has come true!

I wanted to show you all how it looks and how it will work for you.

This set is called something Sweet and uses the sweet centers from the holiday mini as well to make a candy dispenser, flower, a magnifying glass, a fishbowl to name a few. All the images are printed in the front of the box in actual size.

This is how it looks all stacked up side by side for easy finding with names written clearly and ALL the images in small size on the spine for easy finding. No searching to look for that sentiment in some set inside.

This is I {Heart} Heart set on the cover and inside. The cases are easy to open and close. It has the rubber sheet PRECUT with the clingmount already on and a sheet of clingmount with image printed on to match to use one of two ways.
You can peel off the paper off the clingmount on the rubber and attach to the acrylic block to use as is. Nothing else need be done. I think the cling is better to the acrylic block this way to tell you the truth.

The printed cling sheet comes printed and precut with a cut in the center of the image to allow it to be peeled without the whole sticker coming off. It is cling on the back side and sticky on the front to stick to the clingmount side of the rubber stamp. Just tear te center cut and peel off the paper cover as shown. It is really sticky and may peel off so take care.

Then take the rubber stamp with the clingmount and stick it to the sticky part of the clingsheet as shown. Line it up as well as you can as it will be a permanent stick.
( I have goofed and had to peel it off- but do it carefully not to tear the clingmount foam- and repositioned it- but it is easier done sooner than later)

This is what it looks like if you place it exactly on the sheet.

Peel the whole thing off and the clingsheet will come off the backing as shown-
and it is now ready to use.

This is the front of another set - one of my favorites called Vintage Vogue and next is how it looks from the back of the box. The box is translucent so you can see the images through the box if you used the clingsheet.

This is what it looks like all cut up inside the box.

When you use the clingsheet that comes with the set you can see the image through the acrylic block so I plan to mount all my stamps this way. To use the stamps, attach to the clear block and hold it there for a few seconds and it will hold.

The stamps have a deeply etched image so you can use it as needed but you all who know me as a having a bit- all right, a lot- of OCD issue, I like a really tight image with no margins.

So I've been cutting rubber on an angle with a craft scissors to only cut the rubber and not the clingmount - as shown- really pretty easy-

And this is my final stamp- LOVE IT!
There was a recent Christmas poem posted on SCS that I wanted to share with you that made me laugh- my advice- keep your door closed!

Twas the night before Christmas,
I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or inkpads or lace?
Or some stamps, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him......"Hi Santa, " I said
He replied, "You know....good girls should be in their beds".
"I know I should Santa,and now I've been caught.
But I was just so excited to see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work".
He shook his head quickly, and left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap,I'll see you next year!"

I am having my Christmas early today!

1 comment:

Susan said...

Too funny, I am sure it was not only at you house!!!lol