Hurrah! You have been waiting for them, and they are now here! Photopolymer stamps – aka completely clear-mount stamps – are now available from Stampin’ Up! in Europe. They have had them in the USA for a while now, and they are obviously happy that the product line is good enough quality to roll it out to other markets. The reason that Stampin’ Up! have not had completely clear stamps up to now was because of quality issues, and they were not willing to roll out an inferior product just to have a clear productline. But now they are happy, and so should we be!
This new product line will be available with the launch of the new catalogue at the beginning of July. However, there is even more exciting news than that – some special release stamps are available *now*! Yes, today! And the best bit? They are completely free with an order of £60 or more. These stamp sets are only available for the month of May, while stocks last. So if you want them, get them *now*!
Check them out on the flyer: Flyer_photopolymer_5.1.2014_UK
The stamps are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and you can bet that the European demonstrators will want to get their hands on them, so make sure you don’t miss out by placing your order as soon as possible, either through my or by contacting me directly. I will definitely be getting my set!
The two Show and Tell sets will be perfect to coordinate with the new Project Life line of items, the Sans and Stripes is a double- alphabet which could be used in so many ways, abd the Ikat set is full of generic geometric shapes which make great backgrounds or focal points. And the stamps would be good for both cardmaking and scrapbooking, as well as general usage.
Q&A for photopolymer:
Photopolymer Questions & Answers
Q. Will these 4 stamp sets be available in the new catalogue?
A. No, these 4 stamp sets are being featured as an early introduction to photopolymer stamps, and will not be available after 31 May.
Q. Why is Stampin’ Up! offering photopolymer stamps now?
A. In the past, the photopolymers we’ve tested have been prone to yellowing, cracking, too-soft image stamping, and other problems. We are thrilled that we have finally found a photopolymer product that meets the high standard of quality that we require for Stampin’ Up! products. We think you are going to find that our top-quality photopolymer was worth waiting for!
Q. How do I store the photopolymer stamps?
A. They come in a cello bag, between two sheets of acetate. One of the sheets is conveniently printed with the stamp images for storage. Our clear-mount cases work nicely to store them in if you prefer. Store them indoors—don’t leave them sitting out in direct sunlight. Please note: The photopolymer sets in the upcoming 2014-2015 annual catalogue will come packaged in our clear-mount stamp cases.
Q. How do I clean the photopolymer stamps?
A. Use your Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist just as you would with any stamps. If they ever get dusty or lose their stickiness, you can wash them in mild soap and water. If you use them with Stazon, you can also use Stazon cleaner on them. But, use it sparingly and make sure you do not leave traces of the cleaner on the stamps after cleaning.
Q. What kinds of ink can I use with photopolymer stamps?
A. Our classic ink in the firm foam pads is the absolute best choice. Versamark and Stazon are also ok. Make sure you clean your stamps promptly after use to avoid any staining or damage.
Q. Will the photopolymer stamps stain?
A. They are more prone to staining. Basic Gray and red inks seem to be the worst. Try to clean your stamps immediately after use to avoid staining.
So now that you know more about them, how do you fancy earning yourself a free set of photopolymer stamps? If so, contact me as soon as possible to place tyour £60 or above order, or go to the online store and get your order in! The choice of items available will be widest for the orders placed soonest. Enjoy!
(And apologies for the lack of posts this week, it has been one of those weeks. I will be back very soon with new projects for you, I promise!)