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Old 06-27-2012, 03:00 AM   #961
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a metal plate?

where do you get them?
This thread has some sources

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Papertrey Ink also has a metal shim listed under tools....$8
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I regret most of the things others have mentioned too, lol! But I also regret buying cheap acrylic blocks for all my unmounted stamps! Some of them were so pointy around the edges they actually hurt to hold! I finally bought SU's acrylic block set and ahhhhh.....love ( :
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I agree about the SU clear blocks!!! I wanted to stamp all my designs in a binder, boy were my fingers SORE!!! I had one of the SU clear blocks....I tried everything to get most of my stamps to fit on that one block!!!! LOL...after that, I ordered the SU blocks and sold all my cheap blocks. Best money spent!!!
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I agree about the SU clear blocks!!! I wanted to stamp all my designs in a binder, boy were my fingers SORE!!! I had one of the SU clear blocks....I tried everything to get most of my stamps to fit on that one block!!!! LOL...after that, I ordered the SU blocks and sold all my cheap blocks. Best money spent!!!
Agreed. Stampin Up blocks are the best!
If I can find the couple of pointy ones that I have, I will get rid of them!
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I agree about the SU clear blocks!!! I wanted to stamp all my designs in a binder, boy were my fingers SORE!!! I had one of the SU clear blocks....I tried everything to get most of my stamps to fit on that one block!!!! LOL...after that, I ordered the SU blocks and sold all my cheap blocks. Best money spent!!!
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I can't get my stamps to adhear to the clear blocks, they fall off What can I do to get them to stick?
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If you're using Stampin' Up stamps and putting the clear labels on them - don't put the labels on.

You can try "huffing" on the stamp and the block

Put your stamp on the table and then place your block on the stamp and press for 5-10 seconds

If all else fails put a very thin coat of Multipurpose Liquid Glue (in the green and white bottle) on your stamp and let it dry completely. It will leave a slightly tacky coating on the stamp which will let it stick to the block and still be removable.
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If you're using Stampin' Up stamps and putting the clear labels on them - don't put the labels on.

You can try "huffing" on the stamp and the block

Put your stamp on the table and then place your block on the stamp and press for 5-10 seconds

If all else fails put a very thin coat of Multipurpose Liquid Glue (in the green and white bottle) on your stamp and let it dry completely. It will leave a slightly tacky coating on the stamp which will let it stick to the block and still be removable.
Thank you so much !!!! I have taken the labels off, but would love to be able to use the labels. I will try your ideas.

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Some people have trimmed their labels so there will be a narrow edge with no label on it all around the edge of the stamp. I also find that rubbing my block onto my pants to get any oils off it and adding a bit of static that way before pressing onto the stamp helps too.
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I agree about the SU clear blocks!!! I wanted to stamp all my designs in a binder, boy were my fingers SORE!!! I had one of the SU clear blocks....I tried everything to get most of my stamps to fit on that one block!!!! LOL...after that, I ordered the SU blocks and sold all my cheap blocks. Best money spent!!!
I agree!! My wish list for SU is long, but eventually I will get some SU blocks
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Thank you so much !!!! I have taken the labels off, but would love to be able to use the labels. I will try your ideas.

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My Demo told me to wipe alcohol over the block and over the labels on the stamps. I did and it worked great!!
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My Demo told me to wipe alcohol over the block and over the labels on the stamps. I did and it worked great!!
I have done this and it works! I have heard there is a residue left over from manufacturing that prevents some of the stamps from sticking as well as we would like them to.
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but those moments pass!
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If it makes you feel any better I'm having one of those moment today! While i sit here figuring out what to order next!
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Yup me too !
I wish there was a lending library for stamping stuff so I could just borrow what I want to use and give it back for them to organize and store it.
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I never regret buying my Big Shot or my Carl Cutter.
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I wish there was a lending library for stamping stuff so I could just borrow what I want to use and give it back for them to organize and store it.
I'd rather have someone come in and clean up my mess after I'm done. If I had to go to the library to get my supplies I'd always be forgetting something or thinking of something I wished I had checked out.
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I'd rather have someone come in and clean up my mess after I'm done. If I had to go to the library to get my supplies I'd always be forgetting something or thinking of something I wished I had checked out.
I would be thrilled if I could just borrow dies, stamps and punches and buy any color or shade of ribbon by the yard . Those things would free up a lot of storage space

A cleaning person would not help me . I have to put everything away when I finish using it because I stamp at my dinette table. Some times it takes me as much time to get out and put away the stuff as I spend using it
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I wouldn't say there is anything I particularly regret purchasing. My regrets are directed more inward. That is, I regret that I don't have a better handle on the difference between "what I like" and "what I'll use." I have purchased countless items because I saw a blog card, or SCS card or advertisement and thought the item was so cute/cool/pretty, only to receive it and then either rarely or never use it because it just really didn't fit my style. There is something to be said for trying things outside your comfort zone, but with limited time, I just am not all that likely to do so.

Now, as I am seeing wasted $$ from all the stuff I haven't/won't use and that I've not been able to sell, I'm trying to think harder about my purchases to try to be honest with myself as to whether or not I truly will use stuff before I buy.
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Not certain bout the tax part here in Canada - but I do the same thing. I call the local girl guide group (brownies too) and ask if they wanted paper. I save my scraps PLUS weed out my collection each fall and make the donation. Turns out to be quite a bit of paper. They always love it.

My regret has been paper - simply bought way too much paper. Although it is not the paper - its the money spent on the paper!

My other regret is not dedicating time to the craft. I have the stuff but can always find other things to do with my time rather than playing with my stuff. Like being on here, facebook, shopping, etc.


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Isn't that kind of the concept of most of the scrapbook stores - rent the room, use their toys, buy ribbon by the yard, paper by the piece? They just never had a great supply of stamps.
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Sounds like a business opportunity to me.

My daughter used to do scrapbook days at a local store, and I could never figure out why I was paying money for it. They served soda, which she doesn't drink, never used their diecuts, but picked stuff out, and I paid for it when I came to pick her up. I couldn't really figure out why I was paying on both ends, but I guess that was it: the opportunity to use the diecuts. Hmmm.
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I always wish that a stamp store offered a swap service for used stamps. You could bring in your used stamps and swap for another used set. I figured it would have a service fee like a membership and probably on get 1/2 the value of the stamp. But the drawback would be that we would probably only buy used stamps so the LSS would have trouble making a profit.

Most of our scrapbook stores have closed and I think one of the problems, in addition to the economy, is that die cut machines are affordable. Back in the day, the only die cut machines were really expensive, now we can buy what we want. I really miss the scrapbook stores because they always had the best paper designs.
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I always wish that a stamp store offered a swap service for used stamps. You could bring in your used stamps and swap for another used set. I figured it would have a service fee like a membership and probably on get 1/2 the value of the stamp. But the drawback would be that we would probably only buy used stamps so the LSS would have trouble making a profit.

Most of our scrapbook stores have closed and I think one of the problems, in addition to the economy, is that die cut machines are affordable. Back in the day, the only die cut machines were really expensive, now we can buy what we want. I really miss the scrapbook stores because they always had the best paper designs.
TBH I tried to come up with business plan for this sort of clean (no smoke/animals) crafting place (not just paper) and I just couldn't get it to be profitable no matter what options I tried. Well, to consistently cover the overhead of paying for bricks & mortar and the size of space needed, staff, stock, damage/depreciation, insurance, etc...

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Try punching your punch through some tin foil and then through some wax paper. If that doesn't work try putting it in the freezer for 15 minutes. (The tin foil will sharpen the punch). If that still doesn't work then I would think you have a defective punch.

I have a MS punch that doesn't work no matter what I've tried. It's the lace border one....it just won't punch through SU card stock.
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I started out doing scrapbooking, then decided stamps would be a nice addition to scrapbooking and now do a lot of stamping. That said, I work full-time and do very little of each. However, I buy everything I hear somesay is a good tool addition. Also paper addict. One of my biggest regrets though was finally buying the original Sissix machine and about 6 sets of the slzzlets alphabets right before they came out with the Cricut. I now have about 9 cartridges. Plus I have caught the Cuttlebug embossing bug plus much more. Seldom scrapbook, and only make perhaps 15 cards a year.

What I really do is "collect" supplies.
I love that someone else collects supplies!! Now I don't feel so bad....
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I have bought many things over the years that I regretted. Most I have been able to re-sell to someone who just thought they had to have it! (lol) Such as a BIA (traded for this, discovered I am not into altering notebooks and such). I currently have a Cricut Expression that I really regret buying. DH tried for 2 years to buy me one and I finally gave in thinking it was just the thing to whip out all those scrapbook pages that I need to make! hahaha! Now it sits on my crafting table taking up space. I have cut shapes/items with it maybe 3 times!!
I have lots of scrapbooks and supplies for scrapping - procrastinating over the task! I wished I had stuck with card making! Now I feel guilty - my family expects me to produce beautiful scrapbooks of the immediate family as well as heirlooms of our ancestors!
I also have lots of SU sets that are gathering dust! I am working on a list to put on BST although there are tons of threads already there. I may also take a booth at the flea market/swap meet this fall when the Snowbirds return.
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My daughter used to do scrapbook days at a local store, and I could never figure out why I was paying money for it. They served soda, which she doesn't drink, never used their diecuts, but picked stuff out, and I paid for it when I came to pick her up. I couldn't really figure out why I was paying on both ends, but I guess that was it: the opportunity to use the diecuts. Hmmm.
Yep, that's me. I do this at Archiver's. Once my kids got to be about 15, I would let them go to Six Flags Great America alone. I don't go on rides, so the money to get in is a waste. I found an Archiver's at the huge Gurnee Mills Shopping Center about 5 minutes from Six Flags and spend my day there! They ask you to BUY paper there to use their dies, but they don't monitor it, and I do always buy stuff anyway, of course! I have a nice little stash of die cuts that I would not normally have if I hadn't spent my days at Archiver's!
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I have bought many things over the years that I regretted. Most I have been able to re-sell to someone who just thought they had to have it! (lol) Such as a BIA (traded for this, discovered I am not into altering notebooks and such). I currently have a Cricut Expression that I really regret buying. DH tried for 2 years to buy me one and I finally gave in thinking it was just the thing to whip out all those scrapbook pages that I need to make! hahaha! Now it sits on my crafting table taking up space. I have cut shapes/items with it maybe 3 times!!
I have lots of scrapbooks and supplies for scrapping - procrastinating over the task! I wished I had stuck with card making! Now I feel guilty - my family expects me to produce beautiful scrapbooks of the immediate family as well as heirlooms of our ancestors!
I also have lots of SU sets that are gathering dust! I am working on a list to put on BST although there are tons of threads already there. I may also take a booth at the flea market/swap meet this fall when the Snowbirds return.
You bring up a very good point for this thread. When you hear "what do you regret buying?" you start to think of the "dumb" things you have bought. BUT, some of it isn't so much that it is a "what was I thinking?" moment as it was just something that you aren't going to use. I have a BIA, too, and it was a gift. I have had it for years and have NEVER used it other than to try it out. I don't do notebooks, either. It's just not in my line of crafting interests, though I know it is a nice little gadget.
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You bring up a very good point for this thread. When you hear "what do you regret buying?" you start to think of the "dumb" things you have bought. BUT, some of it isn't so much that it is a "what was I thinking?" moment as it was just something that you aren't going to use. I have a BIA, too, and it was a gift. I have had it for years and have NEVER used it other than to try it out. I don't do notebooks, either. It's just not in my line of crafting interests, though I know it is a nice little gadget.
I think you make a very good point. In the beginning I didn't know my style or what I liked to do so I bought some things that others used and they looked great.

For example MS glitter. Yes it looks nice, but the mess it made drove me nuts. When I finished using it I would have glitter everywhere. I bought a circle cutter only to find I used my nesties to cut circles. When Spellbinder pendants came out I liked them so much I bought several of the styles. Then I found I use the same two over and over and others just sit there.

There is nothing wrong with any of these products they were just not a good fit for me. I wish I would have had a LSS so I could have taken some classes to try things before I bought them. Classes cost money but now I think they save money in the long run
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For me it was the Gypsy...I finally just put it in a drawer so it wouldn't sit on the shelf mocking me for spending so much money on it on HSN...what a waste of time and hundreds of $$.
Fortunately I only kick myself over it every so often, instead of almost every day (as I used to).
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I think you make a very good point. In the beginning I didn't know my style or what I liked to do so I bought some things that others used and they looked great.

For example MS glitter. Yes it looks nice, but the mess it made drove me nuts. When I finished using it I would have glitter everywhere. I bought a circle cutter only to find I used my nesties to cut circles. When Spellbinder pendants came out I liked them so much I bought several of the styles. Then I found I use the same two over and over and others just sit there.

There is nothing wrong with any of these products they were just not a good fit for me. I wish I would have had a LSS so I could have taken some classes to try things before I bought them. Classes cost money but now I think they save money in the long run
Right. I really wish I could try out some of these things before buying. I bet I would not buy 75 percent of what I have, really! The thing is, crafting is such an impulse purchase type of market, if they did that, they wouldn't sell all these things we "had to have" but just end up being glorified dust collectors!!!

And LOL about the MS glitter!!! It is soooo pretty!
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