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Old 09-16-2016, 05:05 PM   #1  
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Undecided right now. Our town has a huge "town wide" yard sale every year. Tomorrow is the big day. An acquaintenance of mine let me come over tonight to rummage through her OLD stamp sets and see what I wanted. I left there with 13 sets ($2 a piece!!!!!). These are all the wood block type. There's maybe 5-6 of them that aren't even mounted yet.

A few years back I took all of my stamps off of their blocks and stored them in the SU DVD cases. After a few more yard sales over the years, I have collected a few more wood block sets but never unmounted them, just left them as is. I did buy the SU wide cases to store them in since it all looks so much better than those old clear clam shell cases they use to have. So now I'm wondering if I should even mount the sets that aren't mounted yet or just leave as is and use them with my clear blocks. Or do I take the sets that are mounted and UNmount them and use those with the clear blocks as well.


I'm so torn!!! I really love using the wood blocks but I also love the idea of the clear mount or polymer being easier to use with my Misti.


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Me? Just because of space, the blocks would go. I have extremely limited storage space.

Unmounted on acrylic is just like wood blocks in my mind...and MISTI just makes the decision that much easier.

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I unmounted about 800 SU sets and never looked back. I saved so much space that I did all my Gina K too!
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Unmounted - all the way! I strip even brand-spankin'-new stamps down to bare rubber, so old ones would be a no-brainer for me...
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I'm another for unmounted. I did almost all mine a few years ago- all sorts of makes, not SU- and for me, it's all about the storage. So much easier without the blocks. And, if you have any blocks the right sort of size, you can make yourself some inking tools! lol.
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I might be the only one here, but I would not unmount stamps that are already mounted or come with wooden blocks. I like how quickly I can just grab the stamp, ink up and use, don't need to look for an acrylic block that fits first. I do have and use unmounted ones but mainly because they cost less to buy and some are only available that way.

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Another reason is that I like seeing an index photo of the stamp.
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Cling most rubber stamps on acrylic blocks or on the Misti for me!

You mentioned that many of those sets were never mounted and you consider using them on acrylic blocks. Just be sure that you remove the current foam/adhesive layer from those stamps and replace it with the Cling EZ Mount. Don't leave the permanent foam mount on them. Yikes!
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I like my block mounted stamp sets. To make your decision, I would have to see the stamp sets. Some might be better used on clear blocks but some are just as easy to use on the wood blocks. I wouldn't take the ones off the blocks that are already on blocks unless it would be beneficial for stamping without the blocks, using clear blocks. Space is not an issue for me though. For the stamps that are not mounted and have blocks, same thing. Is it a stamp that is usable on blocks? I actually prefer wood blocks. I do buy the others but generally only if no wood block option is available.
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I just completed unmounting over 400 SU sets and 200 regular/jumbo wheels.
I love the space.
I store mine by Christmas, Backgrounds, Alphabets, Greetings and Alpha(alphabetical order by set name). Now I can find whatever set I want very quickly. Plus, there is more room on my desk as I stamp.
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Cling most rubber stamps on acrylic blocks or on the Misti for me!

You mentioned that many of those sets were never mounted and you consider using them on acrylic blocks. Just be sure that you remove the current foam/adhesive layer from those stamps and replace it with the Cling EZ Mount. Don't leave the permanent foam mount on them. Yikes!
Can you explain this? What is the difference between the foam that is on them, and EZ mount?
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Can you explain this? What is the difference between the foam that is on them, and EZ mount?
The foam that is on the stamps has a permanent adhesive to stick them on the wooden blocks. You don't want to stick those on your acrylic blocks (or MIStI) because they might not want to come back off.


What I do with mine, though, instead of getting rid of the perfectly good cushion that's on them, is put a coat of Alene's Tack It Over and Over or Mono Multi or some other repositionable glue and let it dry. Now you have repositionable stamps that won't permanently stick to the blocks without having to buy EZ Mount for them.


You can also stick the stickers to the backs of the stamps before applying the repositionable glue and you'll be able to see the images on the back of the stamps.
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The foam that is on the stamps has a permanent adhesive to stick them on the wooden blocks. You don't want to stick those on your acrylic blocks (or MIStI) because they might not want to come back off.


What I do with mine, though, instead of getting rid of the perfectly good cushion that's on them, is put a coat of Alene's Tack It Over and Over or Mono Multi or some other repositionable glue and let it dry. Now you have repositionable stamps that won't permanently stick to the blocks without having to buy EZ Mount for them.


You can also stick the stickers to the backs of the stamps before applying the repositionable glue and you'll be able to see the images on the back of the stamps.

I like that solution! Thank you. I think I will give that a try.
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Can you explain this? What is the difference between the foam that is on them, and EZ mount?
Here's a link to just one of the types of EZ Mount foam available: https://www.amazon.com/Mount-Static-.../dp/B003W0XCOG (This one is for use with stamps already having permanent foam on them.)

EZ Mount is available in a few different types, such as for adding to bare rubber stamps so you can turn them into permanent mounts on wood or cling mounts for acrylic blocks. There's also a version with a thinner foam. Just depends on your ultimate purpose & preference. I recommend using scissors that can handle such a thick & sticky job, such as teflon coated coated craft scissors.
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Thank you for the explanation and the link!
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