Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Top Tip Tuesday is all about mounting Wooden Stamps - #169

I generally like to use stamps on blocks, and will always intend to order red Rubber as Clear Mount, but occasionally I get my codes muddled, so I just embrace the error and get everything mounted up. This was the case with the Santa Paws Stamp set from the new Autumn/Winter Catalogue. We have three cats and I was brought up with dogs, so this set jumped straight into my pre-order basket. It really is the cutest set and I am looking forward to colouring in those images.

But the actual mounting. I have a few tips for getting this right. Firstly, make sure you do a dry run of putting the stamps on the blocks to make sure you have them on the right blocks; there is nothing worse that going to mount the last one only to find the only block left is too small. Next (and this might actually be the first thing to do) either take a picture of how the blocks are laid out in the box, or draw round each one to make sure you can fit them all back in Next, make sure you mount the stamps 'square' to the block, this is particularly important for words, but you don't really want a leaning Christmas Tree either. Finally try to get the stickers as close to being lined up with the stamp as possible; I would suggest lining the stamp up on grid paper so one edge is on a line, then place the sticker so it is also on that line - good luck!!

Wood Mount stamps are really handy if you want to just take one box with you as you don't need to worry about which clear blocks to take with you, or if you have collected them all back at the end of your stamping session. If you want exact placement, then the Stamp-a-ma-jig is your friend, really easy to get everything in the right place.

Would you like a FREE Christmas Stamp Set? If you place an order in my online store using the Hostess Code below, you will be entered to win the Merry Patterns Stamp set, which is only available if you place any order of at least £250. BUT I have at least one to give away to one of my wonderful customers. You will get an entry for every £25 you spend with me between 1 September and 30 October 2017 (spend £50 for two entries, £75 for three etc.) Want to see the set? Here it is, as it is a 2-step set, it is in Photopolymer:

Need to get your hands on new Goodies? Hop over to my online store and get the items you need delivered to your door. OR if you would like to have a bit of each of the new papers and/or ribbons, why not consider one of my shares.
Paper Share - You will receive 35 sheets cut to 12 x 6" (half sheets) and 12 sheets of 6 x 6" (full sheets) of Paper, this is a total of 47 sheets. This is one of each of the patterns from the collections of patterned paper PLUS the new Champagne Foil.
Paper Sample - you will receive 47 sheets of paper cut to 6 x 6".
Ribbon Share - 1m of each of 7 ribbons OR 2m each of 7 ribbons.

Unfortunately I am only able to send to UK addresses. Deadline 10th September 2017

The costs, including P&P are:
Paper Share - £19.43
Paper Sample - £12.73
1m Ribbon Share - £7.36
2m Ribbon Share - £13.70

Full details and a video are here:

If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:


To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?

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