|A lot of cool stuff I haven't been using because the stamps weren't mounted or organized....or, in this case, even cut from the sheet...(stamps from 100 Proof Press).|
|These stamps are painfully small and hard to cut out and mount ...|
|But I DID it and look! These are so cool and I can use them for faux postage....they are in a little box of their own now...ready to come out and play.|
|Ah.....round ones. I found you don't have to cut them in circle....just cut out and trim and all is well.|
|If you buy the "quickie Mounts" from Jim on Etsy you will get full instructions along with them. And tell him Pamela sent you!|
I might add, Jim has a whole bunch of cling faux postage and cancellations stamps that I just love.
Not that I want to lead you in to temptation or anything like that....
|Or, you can do as my incredibly clever pal, Karen Isaacson (I Am Rushmore)does and just carve your own stamps and stick them on a piece of Styrofoam that you re-purpose from some trash pile....|
she sent these to me years ago and they are two of my favorite stamps.
|Or, you can mount them on wood blocks.....you can find wood blocks at various places and stick your clings on those...|
I bet someone is going to ask me where I got him and I believe it is from a stamp company called Deep Red Stamps.
|Now all my wood mounted and Pamela mounted stamps are all living together in happiness and harmony.|
And I get to play with them all and have some stampin' fun.
I even cleaned a bunch of them using unscented baby wipes and paper towel. They liked that.
|After all the mounting and cleaning and sorting and organizing I got to stamp -- I made a bunch of sheets of stationery.....but I was thinking, you could stamp tissue paper and make gift wrap or tissue wrap.....|
|Doesn't this kind of look like security envelopes? I think so....I found a bunch of this type of stamp at Scrap and I knew they had potential.|
|So, mount your stamps and have a good time afterwards as a reward. I have found a lot of stamps at Scrap SF among other places like thrift shops and the Correspondence swap table.|
I know there are some blog readers, who rarely comment -- you know who you are -- Ellen and Judi -- who are real experts at all things stamp. I encourage any of you to jump in with tips for mounting stamps or cleaning or anything stamp related. And if you know a great source for rubber stamps, let us know.
Here are some of my most favorites:
100 Proof Press
Deep Red Stamps
Red Handed Rubber
Viva Las Vegas
and as I mentioned above --
Jim's Stamps & Quickie Mounts
I look for postally themed stamps especially....faux postage and passport stamps and postage cancellations and letter carriers and typewriters.....
What do you like?
I know I promised the Postal ATC's but I got side-tracked by rubber stamps.
AT's ost will be coming soon. And I thought of something really cool when making them so hang on and you'll see.
In the meantime, I'd love to hear from YOU (yes, YOU) in the comments.
Thank you and have fun stamping.
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