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Old 01-06-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default Frozen Stampin Up stamp pads

I am currently in the process of moving and all my craft supplies had to go into unexpected storage and have been sitting in a cold garage for 2 months. Does anyone know if my stamp pads and re-inkers will be useable again after they have been possibly frozen? I contacted SU and they didn't have an answer for me. Thanks!
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:23 PM   #2
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interesting situation - I am curious too
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:46 PM   #3
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I do not know but it is certainly worth trying them after they have thawed.
What I find really surprising is that SU! could not give you an answer! After all, they make the stuff, right?

I have a question for you. Where are all your stamps? I have heard that extreme changes in temperature, either heat or cold, can have an effect on the rubber. I do not know for sure, it's just what I heard. I would check them out also.
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:52 PM   #4
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All my stamps are sitting in the garage of our new house waiting for us, when I packed everything up I wasn't aware that it would have to be in storage as long as it has been. The garage is insulated, but I know it's below freezing in there. We live in Canada and it's been a cold winter so far! I have thought about what is happening to my stamps as well, so I plan to make sure everything is thawed and sitting at room temp before I attempt to use them.

I was also surprised that SU didn't have an answer either, I am sure when they ship their product it would get cold during the transport!
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well, my stampy space is in an shared hobby bonus room over the top of a detached garage. this room has heat, but we do not turn it on unless we are playing... so on the weekends if i want to stamp i turn the heat on hours before i want to stamp then its just seems to me i am re-inking pads more often in the winter then the summer too... but, all of mine do work.

I would just bring them inside to a heated space and let them sit for a while and get to room temp, then test them on say printer paper or some junk mail??

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(oh and when it gets really cold i bring my paint in the house, but we've lived here 4 years now and the inks have been in that room the whole time) (markers too)
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I doubt freezing would affect the ink pads or reinkers. Once thawed, they should be just the same as before, I would bet.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:45 PM   #7
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The only ones that MIGHT be affected, are the craft inks. Mine weren't frozen, but they were in storage for a while and came out sort of 'separated' like the clear oozing stuff that you might think is Versamark, had separated from the actual pigment. It was a total mess....and I threw one pad out it was that bad. I hope that does not happen with yours! At least you will have a nice new home to move into!
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:47 PM   #8
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I think I'd try one in my freezer, rather than risk all of them.
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