The link will show you how to remove a residue that may be on your new (or old) stamps that is preventing you from getting GREAT ink coverage. There is an image that shows the difference before and after using the technique. Some other stamping tips:
1. Smooth paper will give better results than textured.
2. Stamp on a smooth, solid surface
3. Be sure to cut close to image before mounting stamps. Don’t want a lot of excess rubber around design.
4. Be sure stamp is clean before inking.
5. Breathe on stamp before stamping if you have had a delay in stamping — like when using more than one marker to color a stamp.
6. Don’t press hard into stamp pad or rock the stamp pad while inking.
7. Press firmly and lift straight up when stamping to avoid smearing the image.
8. Stamp on a scrap paper to test how it is inking and then try on your cardstock.
9. Use Stampin’ Up ink
10. Use Stampin’ Up cardstock (it really does make a difference!)
I don’t keep my stamps in the garage, so I feel a bit weird calling it a garage sale… but I’m cleaning out some of my retired stamps for some great prices! All stamps are gently used unless otherwise noted (2 sets are brand new). I clean my stamps after every use, so in most cases, there is only a little ink staining on the wood block. Some are so clean you can’t tell they’ve even been used, and some stamps in each set may not have ever seen ink (how sad!).
Let me know if you have any questions! Contact me ASAP if you would like to buy any of the sets, I’ll be posting leftovers on ebay eventually.
Monday marks the release date of the new Fall/Winter 2008 Idea Book and Catalog. I haven’t gotten my hot little hands on one just yet, but I’m hoping to on Monday! To kick off the new catalog there is 15% off sale on selected new stamp sets! Contact me if you would like to take a peek at the new catalog! I should have my copies fairly soon, otherwise it will be viewable online after Noon MST on 8/11/08 🙂
Instead of posting a picture when I do something new, I seem to let my projects pile up… so here are 8 newbies!
Wasabi Boy Onesie
Stamps • Cause for Celebration
Paper • Whisper White • Wild Wasabi Prints DSP
Ink • Gable Green
Stampin’ Up! Accessories • SNAIL Adhesive • Scallop Circle Punch • 1 3/8″ Circle Punch
Three Thoughts Thanks
Stamps • Three Thoughts (from Simply Sent Kit)
Paper • Purely Pomegranate
Ink • More Mustard • Purely Pomegranate • Mellow Moss
Stampin’ Up! Accessories • On Board Flowers from Simply Sent Kit • Stickers from Simply Sent Kit
Rose Cottage Wedding
Paper • Rose Cottage DSP from Simply Sent Kit • Whisper White
Stampin’ Up! Accessories • Rose Cottage Stickers from Simply Sent Kit
Cherry Blossom Thank You
Stamps • Pretty Amazing • Three For You
• Enjoy Every Moment
Paper • Love Notes – Purely Pomegranate • Berry Bliss DSP • Pretty in Pink Prints DSP
Ink • Rose Red
Stampin’ Up! Accessories • Pretty In Pink Grosgrain Ribbon • Three For You Punch
Eat Cake 2-Step Card
Stamps • Eat Cake
Paper • Old Olive • Yo-Yo Yellow • Whisper White
• Rose Red Rose Cottage DSP
• Not Quite Navy Spring Break DSP
Ink • Old Olive • Rose Red • Not Quite Navy
Stampin’ Up! Accessories • Yellow 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon
Stamps • Priceless • Happy Everything
Paper • Chocolate Chip Textured Cardstock • Rose Red Textured Cardstock • Berry Bliss DSP
Ink • Ruby Red • Whisper White Craft Ink
Stampin’ Up! Accessories • Silver Brads • Ruby Red 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon
Bali Breeze 1
Stamps • Cause for Celebration
Paper • Groovy Guava • Bali Breeze DSP • Only Orange
• Bashful Blue
Ink • Taken with Teal
Stampin’ Up! Accessories • Boho Blossoms Punch
Bali Breeze 2
Stamps • Sincere Salutations
Paper • Close to Cocoa • Certainly Celery • Bali Breeze DSP
• Summer Picnic DSP
Ink • Chocolate Chip
Stampin’ Up! Accessories • Boho Blossoms Punch • 5-Petal Punch
Available on September 2, is the Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine, along with exclusive Stampin’ Up dies available for purchase! More exclusive dies to come in the Holiday Mini Catalog this Fall!
The Big Shot works with ALL competitive dies (Cuttlebug, any Sizzix dies, etc.), and the steel rule dies can cut through an impressive list of 50 different materials, including fabric, foil, and chipboard.
It’s important to note that there are different types of dies.
* Originals, Bigz, and Bigz XL dies. These steel ruled dies cut through virtually any material and multiple sheets of card stock and Designer Series paper.
* Sizzlets dies. These dies are small and detailed, often creating scored or perforated details. These dies cut through thin materials, and multiple sheets are not recommended.
From August 11-October 11, those interested in becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator will have the option of joining by purchasing one of three special mini Starter Kits* priced at $99.
Stamp-Focused Starter Kit:
Fun & Fast Notes stamp set
Bold Brights card stock assortment (8-1/2″ x 11″)
Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)
Scrapbook-Focused Starter Kit:
Contempo Alphabet stamp set
Simply Scrappin’ Petal Party
Pixie Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit:
Inspired by Nature stamp set
Décor Elements Chocolate Classic Ff
Décor Elements Medium Chocolate Long Stem Silhouettes
Décor Elements Applicator
Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin’ Pad
*Each kit also includes the same business supplies that are found in the standard Starter Kit (the Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit also includes 25 Décor Elements brochures). While all items in the Starter Kits are recommended, a new demonstrator may substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.
Online Shopping coming soon
Soon you will be able to shop online with Stampin’ Up! This fall, you will be able to shop from my demonstrator website: http://krissie.stampinup.net
Orders that reach $150 or more will receive Stampin’ Rewards with their order! Stampin’ Rewards earn you free hostess only sets and a minimum of $15 credit for catalog merchandise.