On the 3rd Day of Stamps-mas!!!

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On the 3rd Day of Stamps-Mas, my true love gave to me…..Stamps!!! There are different styles of stamps – Photopolymer, Clear Mount, and Wood Mount and that’s what we are talking about today!

3rd Day of StampsMas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Wood Mount Stamps come un-assembled and in the wider box to fit the stamps. You will mount the stamps onto the wooden blocks and add the sticker to the front side of the stamp. Each stamp has a provided wooden block. The benefits to this style is that the stamps are ready to go when you pull them out, you don’t need to find a block. The downfall is you can’t see where you are stamping like you can when using the clear blocks.

Clear Mount Stamps are the tricky ones. They have clear in the name but they are not the clear images; that is photopolymer. Clear Mount Stamps have the rubber and foam backing like the Wood Mount Stamps but they attach to a clear block. These stamps arrive un-assembled in the fact that you have to place the clear backing image sticker to each of the stamps. Be sure to peel off the back of the stamp AND the back of the clear sticker. You should be placing the clear sticker onto a gray foam piece, not the white backing. When you want to use these stamps, you will just pull out the set, match it up with a coordinating clear block, stick it on and you are ready to go. The benefits to this style are that you can see where you are stamping through the clear block and they are cheaper than the Wood Mount Stamps. Yes, you do need to purchase the clear blocks but once you have them, you are saving with each set! They are also in the slimmer case so you can fit twice as many stamps into your storage area. The downfall to this style is that you still can’t see all the way through the stamp to line things up and sometimes it is hard to keep the stamp on the clear block. Some tips to help with that are you add a small dab of adhesive to your clear block and then stick it on. You can always clean up the block later with some rubbing alcohol. Another option is to clean the block and the sticker. Since the sticker is the same as a window cling, when they get dusty and dirty, they lose their stickiness so just wipe it off with a paper towel (or your shirt like me) and this should help!

Photopolymer Stamps are my favorites. They are the cheapest of all and come in a slim class and they are ready to use when they arrive. SOLD! I love that. These stamps are completely clear rubbery images that mount onto a clear block. They stick to the block very well and you can even bend or curve the image to fit in a punch or give a different look. You can also wrap part of the image around the edge to omit part of it. The downfall to this style is they stain and then become red. Why does red seem to be the main color they pick up??? Black can be pretty staining as well. A tip for this is to pre-stain the stamps in a light color first. What you would do is stamp them into a light shade of pink or yellow and then stamp, stamp, stamp on paper. Ink up again and stamp, stamp, stamp. Then clean it off and it is now pre-stained in that light shade which you probably can’t even tell but when you go to use a darker color it won’t stain in that color. 🙂 This has totally worked for me but I tend to forget to do it usually. I typically use Pink Pirouette Ink for my pre-staining.

You can check out a Video Tutorial I did showcasing each style of stamp here! If you would like to see a little trick on storing your Clear Mount Stamps, check out my Video Tutorial here or click below! Don’t forget to give them a thumbs up if you liked them and be sure to subscribe if you are new!!!

What is your favorite type of Stamp Set – wood, clear, photopolymer? Let me know in the comments below!!!

I hope you didn’t miss Day 1 and Day 2 of Stamps-Mas!!! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the rest of the days!

Happy Stampin’


Fabulous Friday!!!

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Happy Friday!!! This has been a super busy week and I’m ready for a nice relaxing weekend!!! Of course before checking out for the weekend, I thought I would share some fabulous specials with you as well as the July Paper Pumpkin Kit! (sorry I didn’t show you this….in July!)

July Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit was fabulous because it included BLING and the new Blackberry Bliss ink pad and treat boxes! That is my favorite New In-Color! I created all 6 of my cards as Birthday Cards even though there were many other stamp options. For the stars, I mixed it up a little….mostly because I forgot to string a few on some of them before tying the bow. 😉 There were 6 of the treat boxes, a complete spool of Satin Ribbon and lots of gift tags left over that aren’t pictured here! Here are all of the supplies:

July Paper Pumpkin Supplies,www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget that you can get September and October at 50% off when you sign up before September 10th! Click here to sign up and use PROMO CODE: HALFOFF2

Weekly Deals 8.13

This week’s Weekly Deals include lots of Big Shot items – Framelits, Dies, Embossing Folders! I love it, especially since Stampin’ Up is having their Big Shot Special this month too! Can I get a WOOT WOOT? Be on the lookout for some fabulous Big Shot Video Tutorials that will be coming soon! Subscribe to my channel here so you don’t miss out!

Yee-haw Photopolymer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Giddy up on placing your order for the Big Shot, the Framelit Bundles on Sale, the weekly deals, or any other supplies that are on your wish list! Before you are done and checking out, be sure to check out this new Photopolymer Stamp Set – Yee-Haw! How cute is this and in time for Fall!!!! Adorable!

Happy Stampin! Have a fabulous weekend!


NEW Personalized Stamps!!!!

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New Personalized Stamp, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love how Stampin’ Up is allowing us to create our own stamps now! This fabulous NEW Photopolymer Stamp can be personalized to whatever you want it to be. Here are just a few ways you could use this stamp:

~Address stamp
~Thank you
~From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)
~From the kitchen of
~Made with love
~This book belongs to
~From the desk of
~Just married
~Save the date
~Promote your business (add your name, website, and contact info)

So many fabulous ways that you could use this stamp! It coordinates with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch and you will need Clear Block B or bigger! Order your’s today by clicking here! And don’t forget if there is another image you would like to stamp but can’t seem to find a match with a set in the catalog, you can create your own with the Undefined Kit! Check out one of mine here! I hope you try it out and be sure to share with my your carved stamp as I would LOVE to see what you come up with!

Happy Stampin’


Pop & Place Tags

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Pop & Place Tags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

A Gift Tag can really make a present POP!!! Check out the items above – a simple kraft colored box or bag but with an adorable tag! The NEW Pop & Place tags are a super simple way to create tags for all of your presents during this Holiday season and all year around! You can use these tags for presents under the tree, neighbor gifts, teacher gifts, and even to create cards or scrapbook titles on your page.

The Pop & Place Tag Set comes with 70+ tags in 5 different designs and get this…..all of the tags are created from Stampin’ Up punches or dies. This gives you a chance to try out the shapes even though you may not own that specific Punch or Big Shot Die. If you find that you are loving a certain shape, you will know what to put on your wish list to Santa! 😉

Christmas Tagables, www.LaurasStampPad.comAnother NEW item that came out is the Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set. There are NINETEEN (19) stamps in this set and it is ONLY $13.95 (plus tax and shipping). HOW AMAZING IS THAT? I love Photopolymer Sets! All of the images in this stamp set fit in the Pop & Place Tags. And I know what you are thinking…..How will I line up the image since Laura always says Stamp First, Then Punch? Photopolymer Stamps are completely clear, no label or wood block to work around so you will be amazing at stamping it in the center! You can order these items alone or as a bundle. Pop & Place Tags, Christmas Tagables Set, OR a Bundle with both, OR the Starter Bundle which includes the tags, stamp set, Clear Block C, and a Soft Suede Stampin’ Spot!

Happy Taggin’



Spooky Halloween with Photopolymer Stamps!

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Ok I know I’m crazy but I admit I don’t like Halloween! It’s scary. You could say Boo to me in the daylight and I will probably scream. I am also not a fan of bats, spiders, or witches and vampires. Halloween has just never been a Holiday that I get excited about. I do love making treat bags for our (like 5) Trick or Treaters that we get though. And I do LOVE Pumpkin but I move that to the Thanksgiving Holiday which is one of my favorites! But even though I don’t like Halloween I know many many (many) people out there LOVE IT and Stampin’ Up! has just come out with an amazing stamp set!

Bite Me Photopolymer Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com


Our Photopolymer Stamps are amazing too! Super sticky and completely clear for great placement on a project. Also, it is only $13.95 which is a steal! So while I am not a fan on spiders, I do think this web is super cool. Thinking about stamping it on black and heat embossing it so it has that raised shiny look! Oh yeah! Loving it! Get yours today so you can get started on your creepy crawly Halloween projects!

Happy Stampin’



Friday Fun with Photopolymer

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Stampin’ Up! Photopolymer Stamps are so cool and here is why!

1. They are so amazingly sticky that they never fall off your clear block and you can even mold them differently (like taking the arrow stamp and curving it on your clear block to then stamp a curved arrow.) Cool, huh?

2. They are clear and you can see where you are stamping since there is no label or wood block or anything in your way (that’s not the cool part). You can see the ink go squish or splatch (that’s a word, I promise hehe) when you stamp it down. So cool!!! So the next time you are using Photopolymer Stamps be sure to watch your ink when you stamp it down and make the noise its more fun!

Laughing CardThere is no need for more reasons why these stamps are so cool because lets face it, your still on #2 – stamping and watching the ink! I don’t blame you! I love it too! Although I should mention another fabulous thing about these stamps, they are only $13.95!!!! Yep! Each set is only $13.95 and where can you find an alphabet set (with other images) for just $13.95? This adorable card on the left was created with the Designer Type Photopolymer Set and my favorite Feels Good Stamp Set! (Click here for more about my Favorite Stamp Set!) I used Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango Ink and just stamped around and around until it was covered!!! And it is a square card BUT no extra postage here….it still fits in one of our Medium Envelopes!!! Woot Woot!

The Bombs Away Birthday Set just cracks me up! I love the saying in this stamp Washi Candleset! They just make me giggle, maybe because we love getting a sheet cake for Birthdays and other celebrations and it comes from a grocery store! But hey, we love it and the cake is amazing! And then this week Stampin’ Up! came out with a Thank You Stamp Set! You all know I love my Thank You Sets! I do send out a ton of Birthday Cards each month to all of my extended family but I send lots and lots of Thank You Notes too! There is just so much to be thankful for I guess! (Which is why Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday, I guess!!!) Well go check out the entire line of Photopolymer Stamps and leave a comment below on which one is your favorite or how you love to watch the ink squish too! 🙂

Happy Friday and Happy Stampin’