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Old 03-06-2005, 06:31 PM   #1  
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I have just started collecting stamps and I have decided to not mount them on wooden blocks. I have several SU sets that have not been mounted yet and I am wondering what is the best way to take the foam off the rubber so I can e-z mount them. I can't leave them on the oiginal foam can I? It is too sticky right?

Thanks for any one that can help me, I am looking forward to playing with my new stamps but I can't do anything without taking care of this first

Should I really be doing this? I am wanting to save room by leaving them unmounted but is there anything I should consider before going this route??
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Hi AnniePie,

I converted all my SU! sets to UM this past summer. Over 70 sets - what a lot of work! It is the best thing I could have done because space was a big issue for me as well as the availablity of my sets to my fingertips. One caveat however, once you go UM, you are severely limiting your trading capabilities once you out-use a set and want to trade for another. I have found a few pepole willing to trade UM for UM and even some UM for WM. But the majority in most trading is WM. For more reference on what you would need to do I will direct you to a website. First off, you CAN UM your SU! sets, you just have to be sure to pull off the foam from the rubber then mount the rubber to the EZ mount foam. The website I will reference for you sells EZ mount foam and is a great source for images showing you how to mount your rubber on EZ mount foam and then storing your UM stamps in a CD jewel case.

the website is: www.thestampinstudio.com

Go to the topic unmounted system and you will see great instructions and images about how easy UM stamps can be. The last picture is also great in showing you how space saving UM can be. Just think of how little space a CD rack takes on the floor next to your craft area, or even on your craft table for those favorites sets.

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PS - I will also be looking for a previous thread I paticipated in that explains in more detail about UM-ing your SU! stamps.
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Thanks for help! I think what I am worried about most is pulling the rubber off the foam without ripping it. I tried the link but it doesn't work for me, maybe the site is down. Is the website called our stamping studio?

I read somewhere that you can pop them in the microwave, maybe I will try that.

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Annie,

You can put them in the microwave for 8 to 10 seconds. I'm not sure how well it would work to remove the image from backing mount, but it works great for getting both off the wood mount ( I needed to trim down a set and put them back on).

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All my sets are unmounted, I buy my EZmount from www.Sundayint.com. Once they come in from Stampin' up I just take the the stamp out of the box and pull the rubber off the foam it comes on. Then I put it on the EZ mount. That's pretty much it. If you need more info the site above is a helpful resource too.
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Thanks for all the help. I can't wait to get this done so I can start playing with them
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I have found that if I heat the stamp just a little with my heat gun the foam pulls off without leaving any behind.

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For the ones that you have not mounted yet, just get some of the vinyl cling from Sundayint. Then stick it to the sticky, trim and you are ready to go. You only need to take off the old sticky if you are pulling from a wood block.
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