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Old 03-26-2018, 10:00 AM   #1  
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I'm needing to add to my collection of acrylic stamping blocks? What are your favorites and why? I prefer beveled edges, but grid is not necessary.
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I don't know what you already have, but my fave are Stampin' Up! The edges are beveled or maybe curved.
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I love the Stampin' Up! blocks. They are so easy to grip.

In all fairness, I am a demo so may be predisposed to them.
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Stampin' Up or Close to my Heart.

I do have some others that I use, but they all meet these requirements:
...Thick...3/4 inch.
...Easy to hold.

Some of them have guidelines on them. Others are a special size.
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Any that are standard thickness, chunky, not skinny, with grids. I prefer square/rectangular over scalloped, but don't think either is better, just personal preference.

My first was a Fiskars set, and I still like them: Amazon.com: Fiskars Stamp Block Set: Arts, Crafts & Sewing
Another was a Bo Bunny set, and maybe they mated since there seem to be more than I bought.
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I don't really care which brand, but I do care that they are thick - 3/4" vs 1/2". I find they're easier to hold and I make fewer mistakes b/c I don't get as much ink on my fingers to transfer to the stamped surface.

Grids are handy, but the thickness is more important to me. HTH
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My very favorite aren't made anymore (I think they were called "the Clear Thing"), but since I can't get more of those, I find Stampin Up to be the next best thing. And I'm not a consultant, so I'm not biased
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Stampin Up because they are thick enough to keep my fingers out of the ink and because there are grooves on all four edges.
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For years my favourite has been a Making Memories one with a grid, alas I only had one of them. Recently I got one of these - Perfect Clear Acrylic Stamp Block - Medium - and I LOVE it. It's gridded, deep, easy to grip. I will be getting the other two sizes they offer, I keep meaning to go back and leave a review.

I agree that the SU ones are nice, I have two of the smaller ones (A and G sizes); but for larger ones I prefer the grid. The one I linked to is a tiny bit deeper than the SU ones.
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I haven't tried these yet but I recall seeing a video on youtube about the blocks from Fun Stamper's Journey and they caught my eye - they looked just like Stampin Up's blocks but with grids! If I ever place an FSJ order, I would definitely try one first and if I liked it, order a set.
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Love Stampin up blocks the best!!
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SU blocks were giving me layering problems......just too thick to see thru.
I can’t layer with them, so I switched to thinner blocks and having much better success. Lawn Fawn are mostly what I have. I also bought some cheaper really thin ones to try and like those too.
With my Misti I’m not using blocks that much now though.
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