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Old 01-18-2010, 01:37 PM   #1
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Question New to stamping...stamping for dummies?

Hi! Im new to rubber stamps and IN LOVE! I cant wait til the cricut cartridge comes out that u can make your OWN rubber stamps!!

Could someone explain the care and maintenence (easy please) for the clear stamps? How does it all work with the acrylic blocks and all? Ive only used the wooden rubber ones.

My friend came over and showed me some tricks like using markers and 'huffing' and all LOL

Tips? Great sites?

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Old 01-18-2010, 11:10 PM   #2
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The easiest way to clean stamps for me was to buy the stampin up scrub pad and cleaning spray. Super easy and works well. It has a dry side and a wet side.

Acrylic ones seem to show their wear a lot quicker than rubber stamps, even with cleaning. They seem to yellow quickly. The acrylic ones, you just stick it right onto an acrylic block and you're done. Makes it nice to only have to have a few blocks for tons of different stamps.
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Red face Clear stamps

I have problems keeping them stuck on the block or putting them back on the sheets they come on any ideas?
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Thanks for the tips! Keep em coming, stamping virgin I am!
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Hi! Im new to rubber stamps and IN LOVE! I cant wait til the cricut cartridge comes out that u can make your OWN rubber stamps!!
Are they going to sell something like that? That would be cool, especially if it carved the picture into the rubber.

To clean my stamps, I just started using StazOn All-Purpose Cleaner. I lay the stamp on the table, image side up. Then dab the cleaner on the ink. Let it set a couple seconds, turn it over and stamp it onto a baby wipe. I can't believe how well it works.

On the front of the bottle, it says, "Perfect for cleaning all kinds of ink, including solvent".

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Default Stamp Material for Cricut

I was in JoAnn's and saw they do sell a material to make your own stamps on the cricut. I was about $20 here in Naples, FL (probably less else where) I did not buy it yet, it needed the deep cut blade which I am ordering from Amazon.

When I get it I will let you know how it works.
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Thank you.

I wonder if it can be used on the original Cricut. I don't have the newer one. Do you know if I'll be able to use a deep cut blade on my machine?

Wow, I can't imagine how it can make a rubber stamp! That sure has a lot of possibilities. Maybe scan a picture of your kids faces into it and make a rubber stamp of them? I'm not sure if you can scan pictures into it though.

Looks like I better get mine out and learn how to use it.

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Default Cricut Rubber stamps kit

I went back to JoAnn's to recheck. The Kit contains three clear stamp blocks and two sheets of material to cut. They also sell just the stamp material for less money - This is what I am going to buy as I have about 5 plastic blocks from different Martha Stewart kits I have purchased.

I think the deep cut blade works on all the machines - the only difference between the two is the mat size and the ability to cut larger on the exp.
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Thanks for checking! That sounds really neat.

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One of the mother's at a birthday party my son went to today has a cricut expression and I was mentioning the new rubber stamp thing that cricut was going to put out. She said that the rubber stamps done come with interior detail and only have the outer shape. Does anyone know anything about this?

I, myself do not yet have a cricut but was interested in all that it can do. The rubber stamps sound great but if it is only the outline and no detail that seems kind of pointless.
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