So, I’ve known about this for a bit, but have to keep some secrets… the time has come that I can share this secret with you! Stampin’ Up will be offering an option in the mini catalog in January to choose the traditional wood mounted rubber stamps or clear mount! The clear mount ones are interchangeable with a set of clear blocks that are sold separately. You may have your own set already and they will work with those as well. The set of clear blocks will be sold as well as individual blocks if you’re finding you only need a couple different sizes. There are a few advantages to the clear mount:
Easier to position on your paper
Less storage space required
Price is a bit cheaper than the wood mount.
I personally have not yet tried stamping with clear mount stamps, but once I do, I’ll let you know what I think, and you’ll also be able to try it out at my next Stamp Camp in January. Sale-a-bration also starts in January 🙂 Its almost more exciting than Christmas! Almost.
Just wanted to announce that I’ll be making samples soon for a Birthday Card class featuring the Happy Bday Simply Scrappin’ Kit. It will include 9 birthday cards with a great box to hold them in! I will be holding this class in February during Sale-a-Bration!
Here’s the last of the 3 ornaments I made. I stamped a snowflake from “Snow Swirled” in White Craft ink on a window sheet, punched it out with the 1-3/4″ circle punch, and embossed with dazzling diamonds. Then punched a hole and ran some silver cord through the circle and rolled it up into the ornament. Add some “buffalo snow” and that’s it! There’s a more in-depth tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.
here’s the 2nd of my gifts for the white elephant exchange we had on Monday. This one was great! Take 1″ x 4″ strips of designer paper and curl them around a pen, they’ll unfurl a bit when they’re inside the ornament. My ornament size took 14 paper strips 🙂