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Rubber Stamping hints, tips, etc.

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CLEANING STAMPS

Baby Wipes make great stamp cleaners. Make sure to use Alcohol Free wipes (most are). Great for traveling too, baby wipes come in a handy dispenser package. Great for cleaning ink off hands as well. Frantic Stamper

EMBOSSING

Keep a small paintbrush or Q-Tip on hand when embossing to knock off any stubborn pieces of embossing powder that you don't want. Alysta Just Stamp It

EMBOSSING - RUBBER STAMPING

Handle paper by the edges as much as possible. Every finger or palm print thanks to the oil in your skin will grab the powder. To reduce static, rub a used dryer sheet or anti-static pouch over paper before making and impression & pouring powder. Stamp N Doodle

EMBOSSING POWDER

After sprinkling the powder over the image, dump off the excess powder onto a piece of scrap vellum if possible or regular paper that has a creased fold line. Tap the excess powder into the fold, then into the storage container or bag. Stamp N Doodle

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ERASER TIP

A video showing how to revive and clean hard, dried erasers.

GLITTER

Do you ever get glitter everywhere when you use it? Scotch tape works well for removing glitter from stamps and ink pads or even your table space. Alysta Just Stamp It

GLUE TIP IN STAMPING

Rubber cement is a great glue to use in paper craft. Since it's not water-based, it won't warp your papers. In addition, acid-free rubber cement is now available. TealDragon Rubber Art Stamping Pages

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GLUING TIP (Video)

When gluing keep the glue bottle upside down in a plastic cup. The glue will always be ready to use. Needlepointers.com

GREETING CARD RECYCLING

By cutting the picture from an old greeting card and attaching it to cardstock, you can create a new card. Then embellish with stamping or stickers. By Annette at Needlepointers.com

PAINT CHIP SAMPLES

Don't discard the paint chip samples you get at home improvement stores when trying to decide on a painting color for your home improvment project. These paint card samples can be used for card making or scrapbook embellishments and crafts. Thirfy Fun

PAPER SCRAPS

Don't throw out scrap paper. During card making, you will always find the need for smaller pieces of paper. Keep them handy the filing them in a small filing box organized by color.

PAPER SCRAPS

Save scraps of paper for use with paper punches in stamping projects. TealDragon Rubber Art Stamping Pages

PRINTED MATERIAL

Old books, music sheets or magazines are an ideal source for card making material. Needlepointers.com

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ROTARY BLADES - REPURPOSE

Don't toss your old rotary blades away! Store them in the plastic container marked "Used" and use them to cut paper for scrapbooking and card marking projects. Needlepointers.com

RUBBER STAMPING

You can create wonderful soft background textures by crumpling up bumpy paper towels, plastic wrap, dish scourers, or any other neat textured item. Then dab it lightly in an ink pad and onto your paper. Crazy Stamps

RUBBER STAMPING

Cut a 8.5" X 11" piece of no-slip mat (the kind you put in your drawers). Place it on your work area to place your stamp pads. It will hold the stamp pad in place so you do not have to hold onto the stamp pad. Coxes.com

RUBBER STAMPING

Use clear nail polish on the sides and around the wooden part of the rubber image of my stamp so that ink just wipes right off. Rubber Stamps Club

RUBBER STAMPING

An old clean make-up brush can be used to brush off eraser leftovers on your paper. Fiber Images

RUBBER STAMPING

Brush Markers: Using water-based brush markers is a great way to get color just where you want it. Repeat Impressions

RUBBER STAMPING

Storage idea for little unmounted stamps - purchase little drawer cabinet found in hardware store which is normally used for nuts, bolts, etc. A Stamper's Touch

RUBBER STAMPING

When stamping test your image first on a scrap piece of paper, if the ink is too wet you may need to stamp it off once on your scratch paper, and stamp a second without re-inking on your final project. Alluring Impressions

RUBBER STAMPING

Shaker Cards - Be sure to use a brand new craft knife when cutting out the piece of foam core and the center of the foam core. Otherwise the foam core will have rough, messy edges. TealDragon Rubber Art Stamping Pages

RUBBER STAMPING

Having a place to work where you can leave works in progress until another time and where all of your supplies are organized, makes it easier to find time to stamp and make that time more productive. TealDragon Rubber Art Stamping Pages

STAMP STORAGE IDEA

Put up some cheap shelves and put them in small plastic containers by category. Label the container and you can find your stamps quickly. Country Heart Designs

STAMPING

A cassette tape carrying case is just the right size to store ink pads in, upside down of course. Coxes.com

STAMPING

Always stamp on a flat surface. The Angels Nook

STAMPING

Cover your work surface with scrap paper. It’ll keep your workspace clean & give you a place to experiment with stamps and ink. The Angels Nook

STAMPING WORDS

Before stamping words, rubberband the letters in line.

STAMPS

Make sure any stamp you use is clean and dry. The Angels Nook

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