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Friday, December 2, 2011

How to Choose the Right Clear Block

Are you a fan of the new Clear Mount stamps?  If you're not sure the advantages of one over the other then check this post from September that discusses the differences between clear mount versus wood mount. If you do decide to  purchase clear mount stamps then be sure you have the right size clear block to use with the stamps you buy.

Stampin'Up! carries 9 different size Acrylic blocks for our clear mount stamps. And picking the right size block for the image is really easy! Did you know that both the image in the catalog AND the image on the cover of the clear mount stamp set are printed ACTUAL size. That makes it easy to choose the right block. Just lay the block over the image to see if it fits. And be sure you saw yesterday's post about choosing the right size punch for your image.
 

Stampin'UP! also carries a sturdy plastic storage case for your clear blocks. I love my case for 2 reasons. First it keeps the blocks safe so they're not rattling against each other in a box. The case has a separate compartment for each block.

But I really love that I can see at a glance if they're all there or if one is lost in the mess on my desk. I helps me keep organized (and believe me, I need all the help I can get!) An empty hole in the case means I have a missing block somewhere.

Here's a little shopping tip. If you really have a preference for wood or clear mount, Stampin'UP! makes it easy to shop your preference. Just click the appropriate choice from the left menu on the shopping page.

Click HERE to see it live. And while you're there be sure to check the Clearance Rack. The product there changes constantly but you'll be sure to find some great bargains. Browse the Stampin'UP! store, shop on-line and have it delivered to your door. Life made easy.

Happy Stamping
--Katie
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