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Old 05-19-2007, 04:37 PM   #1  
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I just got my first Bellas in the mail and realized that they are unmounted. I have to say I was dissappointed for what I spent on them to not have them mounted or at least to have some ability to just put them on the block. But I went to the website and they say that you are supposed to use double sided tape???????? This seems strange to me. Any tips anyone?


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You can use double sided tape or I think it's called "EZ Mount" where one side is tacky and the other side is static cling (for clear blocks).

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Old 05-19-2007, 05:52 PM   #3  
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For ease I just do the double sided tape and it works FINE for me, anyway. I take a piece of tape (or two) and put it on the acrylic block then put the Bella on the tape.... then I stamp away!

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I just got my first Bellas in the mail and realized that they are unmounted. I have to say I was dissappointed for what I spent on them to not have them mounted or at least to have some ability to just put them on the block. But I went to the website and they say that you are supposed to use double sided tape???????? This seems strange to me. Any tips anyone?


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Use double sided tape as they suggest. It works perfectly fine.
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Old 05-19-2007, 05:57 PM   #5  
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Thanks, ladies for the quick reply. I will try it out!!
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My friend just gave me the tip about the 2-way glue! She covered the back of my bella and voila! Who knew?
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I just got my Bellas today!!! I am so excited to use them. A few questions on the double sided tape technique:

Does it leave the backside of the Bella all sticky?

Do you dedicate one block to use just for the Bellas?

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I actually use Herma Dotto removable adhesive...it works good to hold the stamp in place and doesn't leave any residue on the stamp or on my acrylic block.
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At first, I used the tack and peel stuff I got in the *Bella's Favorites* Section on Stampingbella.com. It's double sided sticky. You cut it out and permanently stick it to the acrylic block and peel off the clear protection whenever you stick the bella to the other side.

I quickly discovered I didn't like the huge sticky block with the little bella stuck to it when I stamped her. My finger tips stuck to it and the stazon ink stained it.

SO, I asked around and my friend Heidi (Pinkhedgehog) showed me the Creative Cling from TAC! Viola! Much better. One side is sticky (the side you stick on the bella permanently) and the other side is smooth cling that sticks to acrylic blocks only. Just stick the bellas to the sheet (8x10) and cut them out! The cling is also cushioned, so it's more comfy to use.

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Old 05-19-2007, 08:50 PM   #10  
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I just received mine today too! I used mono adhesive and stuck them to wooden blocks I had. They worked just fine! I am already becoming addicted!
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At first, I used the tack and peel stuff I got in the *Bella's Favorites* Section on Stampingbella.com. It's double sided sticky. You cut it out and permanently stick it to the acrylic block and peel off the clear protection whenever you stick the bella to the other side.

I quickly discovered I didn't like the huge sticky block with the little bella stuck to it when I stamped her. My finger tips stuck to it and the stazon ink stained it.

SO, I asked around and my friend Heidi (Pinkhedgehog) showed me the Creative Cling from TAC! Viola! Much better. One side is sticky (the side you stick on the bella permanently) and the other side is smooth cling that sticks to acrylic blocks only. Just stick the bellas to the sheet (8x10) and cut them out! The cling is also cushioned, so it's more comfy to use.

Hope this helps! Hugs,
Can the cling material be purchased anywhere else other than TAC? Just curious if it's something I can buy at AC Moore or Michael's. I don't mind ordering from TAC - I just don't know any demos for that.

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Old 05-20-2007, 02:29 PM   #12  
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Stamping Bella also sell Tack N Peel -- great solution for (rubber) unmounteds.
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I bought some foam that was sticky on both sides and some wood blocks and mounted them like my other stamps.
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Can the cling material be purchased anywhere else other than TAC? Just curious if it's something I can buy at AC Moore or Michael's. I don't mind ordering from TAC - I just don't know any demos for that.

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Hi Anne,

I don't know... I am new the whole unmounted thing. But if you PM me, I will give you the name of the super TAC demo I use. She is on SCS and would be happy to help you. Hugs,
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I use the Creative Cling from TAC as well for all my unmounted stamps because I like the cushion. You DO NOT have to use any cushion with Emmy's Bellas, as they are such deeply etched rubbah! So it's really nice because you can just use them straight away with some double stick tape if you need to. I did that with a couple that I wanted to stamp right away but didn't want to do the Creative Cling yet. And you'll be SHOCKED to know that I have quite a few Bellas and Fellas waiting to be mounted! I'm LAZY!
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I treid the double sided tape but mine was not too sticky and I needed a new piece of tape every time I wanted to stamp. I also got the EZ mount stuff from TAC and LOVE IT! I'm thinking of doing all my SU with it as well :P it works great!
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TAC's Creative Cling (EZ mount) is awesome--it's what I always use--but if you really don't want to do that, you can also try Aleen's Tack it Over & Over. TAC used to carry it before we did the Creative Cling. You spread the glue on the back of your rubber and let it dry. It remains tacky so you can use it "over and over" until it loses tackiness, then you put more on. I use it on my TAC fabric patches I have. Instead of sewing them onto shirts or jackets, I just use the TIO & O so I can wear them on anything when I go to a FunShop or craft show.

Anyway...just a couple of thoughts for you...I'm sure you'll come up with something you like!
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Thank you ladies, for all of the assistance!

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Can anyone suggest any tricks to using the ez mount? I just switched to that because I didn't like tack n peel (too messy) and found that putting the rubber on the ez mount was a sticky, icky mess also. I didn't want to gum up my good SU scissors to do them, so used a cheaper pair in the same design. But still I was glad when they were finally all done and mounted. Am I doing something wrong?
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Can anyone suggest any tricks to using the ez mount? I just switched to that because I didn't like tack n peel (too messy) and found that putting the rubber on the ez mount was a sticky, icky mess also. I didn't want to gum up my good SU scissors to do them, so used a cheaper pair in the same design. But still I was glad when they were finally all done and mounted. Am I doing something wrong?
Once I put the stamps onto the sticky side of the Creative Cling I sprinkle baby powder over everything and use a small paint brush to get it into all the small spots and right up against the rubber. I then shake it off over the kitchen sink and give it a couple of shots of that computer dusting spray (compressed air) to get even more off. Then I cut the stamps. MUCH better! And then I clean all stamps off on my Stampin' Scrub before putting them away.
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:58 AM   #21  
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Cornish Hertiage Farms also has the ez mount stuff that is inexpensive.
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Thanks everyone

I am waiting for my first bellas in the mail and I've been wondering what I should get so I can use them... Now I'll be able to buy it before my bellas arrive.
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Beeswax.com has cheaper static cling foam than anyone I've ever seen.
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I just received mine today too! I used mono adhesive and stuck them to wooden blocks I had. They worked just fine! I am already becoming addicted!
I also mounted mine on wooden blocks with foam...I bought them both from cornish heritage farms too.

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Once I put the stamps onto the sticky side of the Creative Cling I sprinkle baby powder over everything and use a small paint brush to get it into all the small spots and right up against the rubber. I then shake it off over the kitchen sink and give it a couple of shots of that computer dusting spray (compressed air) to get even more off. Then I cut the stamps. MUCH better! And then I clean all stamps off on my Stampin' Scrub before putting them away.
Oh My goodness, DisneyDoll! I never thought of that! Been doing unmounteds for 4 or 5 years now! Shame on me!
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I use double sided tape on my clear block for my bellas, and so far haven't had any problems. They stick well, and peel off easy.

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Once I put the stamps onto the sticky side of the Creative Cling I sprinkle baby powder over everything and use a small paint brush to get it into all the small spots and right up against the rubber. I then shake it off over the kitchen sink and give it a couple of shots of that computer dusting spray (compressed air) to get even more off. Then I cut the stamps. MUCH better! And then I clean all stamps off on my Stampin' Scrub before putting them away.
Just wanted to say this is a great "tip"...tried it and it was soooo much easier to work with! TFS!
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You can use the removeable double sided sticky tape that you can buy at some stores like walmart etc...it is good for a few uses and is a good way to expiriment with UM rubber
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Just wanted to say that I used the TAC creative cling for my Bellas. I had some left over from my set and so I put it on my Bellas, works just perfectly! I used the double sided tape at first, but didn't like the sticky leftover stuff, worked fine, I just didn't like the sticky stuff! The TAC cling stuff is perfect!
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I used the mono multi glue since it says that if you let it dry it is a temporary adhesive. SO I covered all my bella with it and let it dry overnight. Then in the morning, I stuck them all into a CD case. They are sticky enough for the Acrylic blocks and still wash up, but the glue side peels off easy too.
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Yeah ME! I gave some people a good idea with the baby powder! It really does make things cut SOOOO much easier! I REALLY need to mount my latest Bellas and the Petals & Prints set that I just got. PHEW! I'm really behind lately!
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So many great ideas! I just ordered a fellaandhisbella wedding stamp and can't wait for it to come. A friend told me that it takes about two weeks to arrive, so I'm sort of bummed about that. Oh well, it gives me plenty of time to shop around and decide how I'm going to mount them.

Quick question...what is TAC. I'm assuming it's a direct sales thing since somebody said they don't know a demonstrator. I'm newer to stamping, so a lot of the great companies out there are still to be discovered by me.
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those of you looking for ezmount. I have it on hand for 3.00 a sheet for a 8x11 sheet. just pm me if interested.
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