Lisa Bennett, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator * Draper, Utah * (925)330-4643 *

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Clear Mount Blocks and January Team Swap

Clear Mount Blocks

Here is a photo of some of the NEW clear mount blocks!  They are made of high quality, sturdy acrylic.  The blocks are individually packaged, which protects them during shipping. You may purchase the blocks individually or purchase the entire set at over a 10% savings. Blocks range in price from $3.95 - $16.95, depending on their size.

The images shown in the photo below are from the Love Bandit stamp set. This set retails for $13.95 (clear mount) or $17.95 (wood mount). Clear mount stamp sets are designed to work with the clear mount blocks (sold separately) and do not come with the traditional wood blocks. 

What I love most about the clear mount blocks is that it so much easier to see where I am stamping! And clean up is a breeze.  Just clean your stamps with the Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist as you normally do, then peel the stamp off the clear mount block.  The clear mount stamp sets come with a slim storage case about the size of a typical DVD case, so they take up less shelf space!

Someone asked if I purchased the entire set of blocks.  I did not. I only purchased Blocks A, B, C, D, and G because they fit all of the clear mount stamps that I ordered.  If I acquire larger images later, I'll purchase the necessary blocks then. 

Someone also asked, "Can't I just buy the largest block and use that one for everything?"  When the block is too large relative to the image size, you are likely to rock your hand when you stamp, causing blurry images.  To reduce the chance of error, choose a block that best fits your image.  Highly experienced stampers will be able to get away with using a block that is the next size up, but going several sizes up is certain to cause frustration regardless of your skill level!


January Team Swap

Here is my latest swap card!  Hope you like it.  :)

Stamps: With All My Heart (Occasions Mini), Well Scripted (Occasions Mini)

Classic Stampin' Pad: Real Red

Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Whisper White

Accessories: Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch, Real Red 1/2" Epoxy Brads, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch 1/2" Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon