Stampin'UP! stamps are available in both traditional wood mount or the new clear mount. Which do you prefer? Either way you get the same great art work and high quality materials.
Both the wood blocks and the acrylic blocks have an easy grip ergonomic design with grooves in the sides of the block.
Both wood and clear mount stamps come unmounted (as a cost saving feature) and both are die-cut so the images are easy to detach from the carrier sheet. No need for special scissors.
Because you use the same acrylic blocks for all your clear mount stamps, the clear mount stamp sets take up less storage space. If you are as addicted to stamping as I am then you know how precious the storage space is. Just think, you can fit twice as many stamps in your current storage space!
The clear mount stamps are also slightly less expensive, but you'll also need to invest in the correct size acrylic blocks. Stampin'UP! sells 9 different sizes of acrylic blocks. Click here for a PDF with more info and giving dimensions of the 9 available acrylic blocks. You can purchase the blocks individually or buy the whole set at a discount price.
Did you know that all the images in the catalog are shown at actual size (except the alphabet sets and the background stamps). So what ever size you see in the catalog that's the size acrylic block you'd need in order to use the stamp.
Either way you can't go wrong when you choose Stampin'UP! stamps. In fact,
I'm excited to tell you that Creating Keepsakes magazine has named Stampin' Up!'s wood- and clear-mount rubber stamps as one of its Top 10 Tools for 2011!
While Stampin' Up! has long been recognized in the stamping and crafting industry for producing high-quality rubber stamps and exclusive images in a variety of artistic styles, being recognized by Creating Keepsakes is just another validation that when you choose Stampin' Up! products, you are choosing the best!
So sit back and enjoy browsing the Main Catalog and the Holiday Mini Catalog. You'll love the art work and are sure to find some "must have" items. Make your choice of wood or clear mount and order on-line.