Getting to Know the New Stampin’ Up! Ink Pads & New WOW! Video!

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Notice anything different about the ink coverage between these two chairs?  I am so impressed by the new Stampin’ Up! Firm Foam Ink Pads.  I did a side by side comparison (above) in Gumball Green on the left (Firm Foam Ink Pad) and Lucky Limeade on the right (our previous felt ink pad style).   If you are saying “WOW!” to these beautiful results, take note that if you purchase the Firm Foam Ink Pads by color collection you’ll save over 15%!   Individually, the ink pads are $5.95 each.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  The ink pad color collections (Brights, Regals, Subtles) will be on tempoary back order due to a packaging issue and will begin shipping the week of June 11.  However, you CAN include these collections on an order now 🙂  ALL individual colors are currently available and ready to ship.

I put together a 1 Minute to WOW! video tutorial to demonstrate how to add the snazzy new labels.



  • Light-tap stamping produces crisp, complete coverage on both line and solid stamps.   There’s no question in my mind that you’ll notice a difference, especially on solid stamps.
  • The pads are juicier and are designed to stay juicy longer.
  • No more “dip” in the middle of the pad!
  • The Firm Foam releases more ink onto your rubber stamp than the felt pads. When using the Firm Foam pad, your stamp will get an even, solid covering of ink that you may not have been able to achieve with the felt pads. Please note: if you are using the ink pad frequently you may need to re-ink your Firm Foam pad more often.
  • They have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!
  • Ink pads come with color name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)–just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification!
  • They use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
  • Are available in all colors, including our exclusive In Colors!

Watch this Stampin’ Up! Video for more details about these new ink pads!

Please note: Five ink colors have undergone formula changes to improve functionality and color stability with the new firm foam pads. These colors are

  • Basic Black
  • Basic Gray
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Tempting Turquoise

All five colors of the reformulated inks have been fully tested and approved. While using the new ink formula in the old Stampin? Pads is fine, Stampin’ Up! does not recommend using the old ink formula for these five colors in the new firm foam pads.


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  1. How do l get a current catalog. I will be a new customer, but l need a catalog.

  2. I am so in love with the new ink pads!!

  3. I seen if you take one of the colors in a different language and put it on the inside lid, that way you know what color it is when the pad is open and you don’t ink your stamp wrong when water-coloring and such!!

  4. I am really enjoying the new ink pads too Mary. They really stamp beautifuly. Thanks for another great video.

  5. Mary, I love the new pads. Here is another good idea before you throw away the color labels. Cut the ends off of one of the labels and adhere them to the inside of the pad near the bottom so when you have all your pads out and some may be left open, you can easily see the color of the pad. Most of the pads will look dark when opened so this is a good way to determine quickly what color you need. Have a great day!

  6. I am so glad that I found your’ve been so informative and helpful with your info and beautiful cards. Have made some and have enjoyed the challenge working without measurements but they turn out decent!
    Looking forward to and waiting anxiously for my new catalog. Look forward to meeting with you everyday!!! 🙂

  7. So which green chair was more comfortable? lol, that’s what my crazy mind was thinking as I was looking at your comparison! Thank you for your great posts with so much information.

  8. Are the new pads dye-based ink or pigment-based ink? Maybe I missed that somewhere! 🙂 Thanks.

  9. i’m really digging the new catalog . . . but i’m probably the most excited about the new pads. i indulged in all the new colors and am giving my old pads to my sister (who is thrilled to be stamping again). hugs, m

  10. Great post Mary you are just the SU Czar of information! I know post like these take lots of work, but nicely done!

  11. OOOPPPPPS Mary……..Wish I had seen your video two weeks ago when I purchased my pre-order. Of course I put my labels on the bottom section of my stamp pads. OH WELL…….No Harm Done! I can still read the label and if nothing else….I now know where the label should be going on all my other colors. Thanks for yet another WOW Video. Very Helpful!

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