Saturday Tips – Am I the Only One Who Didn’t Know This?

Duh!  Who needs instructions to put stickers on a stamp???  Not me!  I mean, really!  Ya just peel ’em off, take the back off ’em, and try to slap them on the stamp, and if you’re lucky, they’ll come out kinda straight.  After all, it’s not rocket science!

Well, after all those times I asked my husband “Did ya read the INSTRUCTIONS????”, I learned something.  It was by accident, and when I first saw how they really should be applied, I said “That’s so smart!  I wouldn’t have thought of that!”  I thought the person who showed me was a genious!  But today, when I was photographing the stamp case because I wanted to show you a smart and cool way to store your stamps (I’ll get to that in a minute), I discovered that there’s INSTRUCTIONS inside the stamp case of the best way to put the stickers on the stamps!  I’m going to say it again… DUH!

You can clearly see the instructions at the top of the second photo.  The bottom line is:  the best way to put your stickers on your stamps is to LEAVE THEM ON THE FULL SHEET AND JUST PULL THE BACKING OFF THE STICKER THAT YOU WANT TO APPLY.  Then, remove the backing from the coordinating stamp and apply the stamp to the sticker.  It is MUCH easier to line them up and you don’t risk stretching the sticker and ending up with curled stamps.  It is a breeze to put the stickers on this way, and the outcome is much nicer.

Now, for what I originally intended to tell you.  Don’t throw away the excess rubber from the stamp set.  Instead, peel the backing off of it, put a glue dot in each corner (on the side where the backing was), and stick the whole sheet to the inside of your stamp case, on the back cover side.  Now you can put your stamps back in their holes.  It keeps them flat and straight, even if you stand your cases upright when you store them.  You can easily see if one is missing and still floating around on your workspace, buried under the tools and paper. 

So, now that I had this beautiful stamp set, Faith in Nature, all ready to stamp, I decided to make you a card with it:

I just wanted to say “Thank you” for stopping by!  But before I go, I have to ask you… Am I the only one who didn’t know about those instructions???

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and don’t forget to read the instructions!  Happy stampin’!





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SUPPLIES:  Paper:  Bashful Blue (105120), Bravo Burgundy (105123), River Rock (108640), Watercolor Paper (122959) and Paisley Petals DSP (122367);  Stamp Set:  Faith in Nature (Hostess Set, Available in English, Spanish or French – ask me how you can get this set, even with an online order);  Ink:  Soft Suede (115657) and Bravo Burgundy (105214);  Stampin’ Write Markers:  River Rock (120972) and Old Olive (100079);  Tools:  Decorative Label Punch (120907) and Blender Pens (102845);  Finishing Touches:  Bashful Blue 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (124325) and Basic Pearls (119247)  


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  1. Karen Gilbert

    No Cindy, you are not the only one who didn’t read the instructions. I found that the most important part is to make sure that you don’t have any air bubbles. This is what seems to make the stamps not want to stick to the clear blocks.

    Your card is beautiful and so elegant. The paisley print dsp is so pretty

  2. Lorree

    Hi Cindy! Well, I must admit that I DID know about this “proper” way of assembling the stamps, BUT it doesn’t always work for me. So now what works best – for me anyway – is to use this “proper” method with the smaller stamp images, but the larger ones, I still remove the sticker from the backing sheet. I make sure that the “cut” where you can peel just half the backing off is completely in two pieces by clipping or tearing, line the stamp and the sticker up with each other and then apply first one half then remove the other half of the sticker backing to complete. I don’t know, maybe my dual personalities play into which works better for me when! LOL!!! By the way, BEAUTIFUL card! (Ratzenfratz, another stamp set I THOUGHT I did NOT need!)

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