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Re: Mounted or Unmounted Stamps which do you prefer?
I'm curious about the cd cases too and it sound interesting.  Please tell me
how that's done and how you index them?

As for the 3 ring binders...once the stamps are on the white plastic in the
binder I ink the stamps all at once, lay a piece of white cardstock over the
whole page (that I've punched three holes in) and rub the back side to
transfer the images to the cardstock.  The hard part: taking all the stamps
off and cleaning them.  Each binder has information on the outside edge that
lets me know what's inside; like Christmas, Easter, Flowers, Manly (not many
of those) etc.  I have several flower binders and have to leaf through the
whole lot when looking for something.  There must be a better way.  Any
ideas stampers?

SAD

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Whatever my system is, it's definitely not as "EZ."  I purchased it at
a stamp convention in 2005.  It looked similar, but the clingy stuff
isn't already on the foam, which adds a whole extra step.  I'm too
cheap to just trash the stuff I have left and start over, but I'll
definitely look for one of the better systems next time!

I'm reading the binder vs. CD conversation with interest, as I have yet
to decide on a system for storing the UMs.

--Barbara


Re: Mounted or Unmounted Stamps which do you prefer?
Barbara,

It sounds like it's time for you to try EZ-mount.  The foam mounting sticks
to the rubber, cut around it and then it has the "sticky' side that you put
onto an acrylic block.  One step and easy as pie.  I've found that it's
easier on your scissors if you remove the paper backing from the "sticky"
side before cutting.  Paper really will dull your scissors fast.

The reason that I put "sticky" in quotes is because it isn't sticky to touch
it just adheres to acrylic easily.

Kare

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Re: Mounted or Unmounted Stamps which do you prefer?
That's the same system I use and I love it.  Someone suggested using a hot
knife to "cut" the foam once it's adhered to the rubber so I had to get that
tool.  It works fabulous!  No more sticky scissors...and it goes so fast.

SAD


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Re: Mounted or Unmounted Stamps which do you prefer?
Since my earlier post didn't seem to show, I'll try again. What is a
"hot knife"?


Re: Mounted or Unmounted Stamps which do you prefer?
It's like a soldering iron; if you already have one with a tip that unscrews
you can buy a cutting tip at the same place you bought the soldering iron
and save money.  The one I bought was from Joann's etc. in the wood craft
section and is used for wood burning.  It's made by Walnut Hollow and has
several attachments included.  The one I use for cutting foam is the hot
knife cutting attachment.  I bought the 750 degree temperature kit first but
returned it for the 950 degree kit because it cuts faster.  It's like
cutting through butter.  You can use the other tips that come with it on
paper, cork, wood etc.

SAD

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Re: Mounted or Unmounted Stamps which do you prefer?
I'll have to check that out. I've been using the HALO (Hook and Loop)
system for my unmounted stamps--the acrylic blocks have strips of loop
stuff embedded in the plastic, and I apply adhesive backed hook stuff
to the backs of my stamps. Cutting through rubber and adhesive is hard,
so anything that might make it easier would be very welcome. I then
store the stamps on photo album pages that I've applied strips of loop
stuff to, and have index volumes where I stamp the pictures by
categories and list underneath the photo album page where it's stored.
I've liked the idea of storing them in CD jewel cases though, sounds
better than the photo albums I've been using, and I could keep the
jewel cases arranged by category and do away with the index I keep!

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Re: Mounted or Unmounted Stamps which do you prefer?
I've still have some UM stamps done with the HALO system but have been
converting them to the EZMount system.  I donšt understand how the CD jewel
case storage works.  Could you please explain that to me.

SAD


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Re: Mounted or Unmounted Stamps which do you prefer?
I have a friend and while I was converting to EZmount she decided to do the
CD route since I talked her into putting her CDs into an album instead of
having all those cases out.  So, she had a bunch of CD cases.  What she is
doing is not using EZmount.  She thought it was too expensive for her.  She
takes a piece of foam core to put in the spine of the CD case to keep the
unmounted rubber stamps from falling out of the case.  She when she stamps
she uses temporary glue to stick the rubber stamp to her acrylic block.  She
then puts her paper on a foam mouse pad and does the stamping.  The foam
mouse pad being the replacement for the EZmount foam.  I'm not convinced I
like her system, but it does take up half as much space as my EZmount
system.  BUT my EZmount system takes up about 1/3 the room it did when it
was on wooden blocks so I'm happy.

Lynne
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Re: Mounted or Unmounted Stamps which do you prefer?
If I'm in a hurry to use a new stamp I tape a piece of double stick tape to
an acrylic block and attach the UM to that.  It works well so don't know why
I bother using the EZ mount system.  Some times I put a mouse pad under it
but not always.  

SAD



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That's how i stamp with all my unmounteds, I either use poster tape or I
paint Wacky Tac on them to make them sticky enough to stay on the acrylic
mount. I then store them on pages in notebooks.


Denise



Re: Mounted or Unmounted Stamps which do you prefer?
It sure would save time and money to do it that way.

SAD


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Re: Mounted or Unmounted Stamps which do you prefer?

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Hi Barbara,

I mount the rubber onto the ez mount or "creative cling", then I cut my
images out.  If you have unmounted a stamp then I do the same.  That
way, I don't have to cut that much.  I agree with you it takes a LONG
time sometimes.

But I prefer UM because of the storage thing.  I have two cd turn
tables on my workspace and each one holds 80 sets of stamps and my
husband doesn't know.  Ha ha.  Yea right like he doesn't know.

I hope this helps you out.

Inky Huggz,

Missy Olson
Angel #1754
North Branch, MN
missy.ismyangel.net


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