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Up Close & “Personalized” with Photopolymer Stamps

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They arrived last night!  I immediately broke out my Stampin’ Up! Photopolymer (totally clear) Designer Typeset stamp set and began to play.  I quickly learned this introductory clear stamp set is exactly what I hoped for.  Easy “see through” placement of numbers, letters and trendy companion stamps to display them.  The possibilities to personalize are endless!

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  • Woot!  The Stampin’ Up! photopolymer stamps cling with fierce determination.  Even the letters and numbers hang tight on the clear blocks during stamping and cleaning!

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  • Another cool thing . . . the pennant stamp and arrow are flexible enough to curve!  More possibilities!
  • The
    dimensions of the images in the new Designer Typeset Photopolymer set
    range from 3/16″ to 1/4″ for the letters and numbers, 5 1/4″ X 1 1/4″ for the
    pennant banner, and 1 1/2″ X 1 1/4″ for the word bubble.  The letters and numbers are easy to work with.  However, you may want your reading glasses handy!

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  • Start by centering the “R” in Jared and work left and right.  It’s much easier for getting the spacing even!

LEARN MORE ABOUT STAMPIN’ UP! PHOTOPOLYMER STAMPS.  Check out this Stampin’ Up! training article, Photopolymer Stamps:  A Love Story, with tips and ideas for the new photopolymer stamps.

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Stamp Set:  Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set (132956)
Paper:  Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper* (127540), Island Indigo (122923), Tangerine Tango (111349), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Island Indigo (126986), Tangerine Tango (126946)
Cool Tools:  Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (130812), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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21 thoughts on “Up Close & “Personalized” with Photopolymer Stamps”

  1. Would you care to comment about the polymer stamps and how well they absorb the ink? I have used other brands of polymer stamps and did not like them. They wobbled too much and did not absorb ink very well.

  2. they came very clean . . . but I haven’t used red yet. The article I shared above suggests using a tissue to wipe the letters quickly and keep the “word building” moving.

  3. Hi Carolyn: You CAN put all the letters on one block . . . but they get spaced further apart due to the edges of each stamp. I found it very easy to just stamp the letters one at a time! M

  4. Mary, I’m so glad to see your post this morning. My clear set just arrived, and now I’d better get off the computer and go give them a try!! Thanks for showing us your cute card.

  5. I really like clear stamps and hope that this “testing the waters” goes well and they become a SU staple. Really cute card and your explanation of how to use them is really helpful.

  6. I’m so excited that Stampin’ Up is coming out with clear stamps, I just don’t like the designs on this one. I wouldn’t use them.

  7. I’m becoming more and more convinced to try this stamp set. I like the idea of Photopolymer, but didn’t particularly care for this stamp set, but I’m becoming convinced. One question: could you place all your letters for a customized word on one acrylic block and just stamp once, instead of each letter individually? You mentioned to start with the “R” in the name “Jared” for easier spacing and placement. But could you put all the letters on one block and just stamp “Jared” as one word? Thanks!

  8. Did you find staining to be an issue? I saw someone use the stamps with real red and the stamps didn’t seem to come clean. I’m wondering how the see-through-ness will hold up to our darker inks, especially the reds, browns, and black.

  9. Hi there….your card looks great! I’m curious how the stamp set comes packaged? Is there a case or are they on a piece of plastic slid into a tear able plastic sleeve? Will we need to buy cases for them too, I guess is the big question. Thank you!

  10. Awesome – so glad they work well! I’m in a “learning curve” for the clear mount stamps right now. Here’s to a whole new generation of Stampin’ Up! stamps!!

  11. Oooh! I might just have to get this now! Love the card, Mary. Does the stamp in which you put the name coordinate with the banner framelits? Just curious. Thanks again for inspiring us!

  12. Thanks for your feedback. I’m excited about the possibilities and was pleasantly surprised how well I could position the small letters and numbers!

  13. You know, when I first saw this set, I really didn’t care for it at all! I like fancier fonts, so this one just seemed rather boring to me. But, after seeing some of the cute personalized banners like on your card and the Stampin’ Up! ad showing the 3 x3 cards with personalized messages like “get better wussy” and “what’s shakin bacon?”, I’m in love with it. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful projects and creativity with us Mary!


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