Converting Wood-Mount Stamps into Cling Stamps

If you have been stamping for a while, you might have been around for the dynamic shift from wooden rubber stamps to cling stamps. Although veteran stampers still might use their wood-mount stamps, it is almost impossible to use them with a stamping platform. So, converting some or all of your collection of wood-mount stamps to cling stamps is logical, but time-consuming and sometimes frustrating.

Here is a “hack” to help smooth out the process…

First, invest in some Un-Du Adhesive Remover. You will be glad you did, as one bottle lasts a long time. It won’t damage photos, paper or scissors.

Next, invest in some Crafter’s Companion EZ Mount Foam (the gray kind works much better than the black). I found a 10-pack on Amazon (which seems like a lot, but compared to the cost PER SHEET, this was the best deal).

The foam features one “cling” side (leave the release paper ON) and one super-sticky side (leave the release paper ON at first). Simply pull the red rubber stamp off of the old wooden block and separate the rubber stamp from the OLD FOAM. Then, with your hand, HOLD the rubber stamp against the new foam and cut the new foam (do NOT stick it yet). When you cut, leave about 1/8″ or so around the perimeter of the old rubber stamp.

THEN, stick the rubber stamp to the new foam.

Apply a bit of Un-Du to your scissor blades and CLOSELY trim the super-sticky foam against the rubber stamp.

Watch this short video to see what I mean

…and learn this EASY HACK in action!

Who knew?!

The Un-Du keeps the scissor blades from sticking to the foam. It’s just like cutting regular foam! Keep re-applying the Un-Du as needed until you are finished trimming.

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Mini-Album Basics | Hinge Binding Made Easy

Confused by all the mini-album tutorials out there? Try THIS for an easy mini-album base that ends up PERFECT every time!

Watch this easy step-by-step tutorial to learn how!

Watch the step-by-step video tutorial and learn to create your first mini-album base! No dies needed!


Use cereal boxes or beverage boxes to practice until you are comfortable.

Use specially treated mini-album cover paper to make your life easy and to make your mini-albums look perfect every time! (click below)

Add this step-by-step tutorial to your “watch later” or “save for later” playlist to use for all your mini-album bases! Measurements are given in the description box in inches AND centimeters!

Save this step-by-step video to watch every time you make a mini-album!

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Valentine’s Day Shaker Card

Let’s make a cute and easy shaker card for Valentine’s Day!

Creating a shaker card can be easy!

I used a Waffle Flower Shaker Cover adhered around a 4” x 5-1/4” (10,1 cm x 13,3 cm) embossed card panel. After adhering three sides of the shaker cover, I gently poured in my shaker elements and then adhered the fourth side shut.

Waffle Flower Crafts – Flat Shaker Cover – Rectangle – 4 x 5.25 – 5 Pack

from: Scrapbook.com

Then, I adhered the shaker “pouch” to a card base measuring 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10,6 cm x 13,8 cm). Using stitched rectangle nesting dies, I cut a frame from a piece of “Our Story” patterned paper which had been cut “just shy” of 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10,6 cm x 13,8 cm).

Add cute elements!

I added two gnomes and the flower bouquet from the “In Love” Charming Extras to cut set. As a finishing touch, I added the “Love is the Answer” sentiment from a sheet of wedding/anniversary quotes.

Stamp inside the card

I used a wooden block Valentine’s Day stamp from my stash for the inside sentiment. There’s something very satisfying about stamping with wooden-block rubber stamps and getting it straight (without any “helping” tools)! In the video, I admit I was a little apprehensive (as you can hear in my voice!).

sentiment stamp from my craft stash (from Stampin’ Up!)

Watch the full video tutorial:

Before I filmed my video tutorial, I also created a “practice” card, which you can see below.

Nice and easy and so cute!

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