Friday, August 14, 2009

Three Little Words...No Double Mounted!

We used another bargain stamp set for my other July Stamp-a-Stack design. It's called "Three Little Words", and it's only $24.95 (page 114). Part of the reason why it's such a bargain is that the set is double-mounted. That means that although there are 8 stamps, there are only 4 wood blocks. So each block has 2 stamps on it, on opposite sides. On the plus side, it keeps the cost down, and they also take up less room to store (not much less room for this little set!). On the minus side, double-mounted stamps are harder to position, and it can be hard to read the tiny index stickers on the side of the block, and more difficult to stamp, because you don't have a smooth wood surface to press down on. When I use them in my classes it means people have to wait longer for the stamp to come around, and when it does come around, they get messy fingers from pressing down on the inky rubber! ...Can you tell I'm not a fan?? Personally I would prefer to pay a little more and have individual wood blocks. If you feel the same, Stampin' Up! always welcome any feedback. You may call Stampin' Up!'s Australian offices at 1-800 SUSTMP (787867), or e-mail them at dsau@StampinUp.com (hope the girls don't hate me when they are flooded with feedback LOL)
These are the images you get in this set:



Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Three Little Words, Cheer and Wishes
ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Mellow Moss, Pink Pirouette, Pale Plum, So Saffron, Bordering Blue
card: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Pale Plum, Bordering Blue, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
other: Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Latte Buttons, Linen thread, Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Marker, Mellow Moss Marker

3 comments:

  1. I've never used double mounted stamps, and after reading your post, I'm definitely willing to pay that little bit extra for individual blocks. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. Totally agree about double mounted stamps. My husband cuts me some wooden blocks so that makes it easier then I shuffle the boxes until I get a box to fit all the stamps.

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  3. These are just gorgeous Marelle, I love all the SAS cards you post on here, very inspiring.
    Kristy xo

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