Friday, May 25, 2007

Got Wood?



I just thought I would share with you all a project that I have decided to take on. After much thought, I have decided to try taking some of my stamps off of the wood block and storing them in CD cases.

After removing them from the wood block, I coated the back of the rubber with a repositionable glue. This way I can stick them to an acrylic block to stamp with and and they will stick to the inside of the CD case for easy storage.

I have only had a couple minor setbacks with this. A couple of the more intricate stamps really seem to need the foam. So, when I come across this dilemma, I just mount the rubber to some EZ Mount Stamp Store foam.

So far, I have found this to be a good solution to my growing storage dilemma. As you can see in the picture, the CD cases take up so little room compared to the large cases the Stampin' Up! stamps came in.

So, you may ask, what do you do with all of the stamp cases? I will tell you! I have found many great uses for them. I use them to hold finished cards, markers, my Cuttlebug embossing folders and dies, the list goes on. There are so many wonderful uses for them.

What I cannot find a use for are the wood blocks. There are so many! A friend told me to use some for sanding blocks. This does work rather well but, what do I do with the other bazillion blocks?

13 comments:

  1. I was thinking maybe a pre-school or Sunday school class could use them as building blocks.

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  2. Sell them on ebay :) --- actually the last post was a really good idea too.

    How did you remove the stamps? Was it difficult?

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  3. Sell them on ebay :) --- actually the last post was a really good idea too.

    How did you remove the stamps? Was it difficult?

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  4. Wow...that looks like it was a lot of work. I say sell on Ebay as well.

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  5. Trying to think of something creative.. hmm.. how about, start stamping and decorating them to make pretty christmas ornaments? Wooden ones are always great, just add a bow then so that they can be hung. super! :)

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  6. I would take an unfinished wall in my basement or garage and glue them to it like a giant wooden collage. Or if you have a beat up coffee table or card table, refinish the top with some of your favorite stamp designs. It would give it a pretty wooden finish with lots of pretty pictures on it...quite a conversation piece:)

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  7. You have certainly been blessed with lots of talent and stamps. My suggestion, although not the most popular; give them away to anyone who can use them, period. Turn around and bless others. Have a great day!!
    Desi

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  8. I have been wanting to do this... just not sure if I'm ready to take on the huge task. what kind of repositional glue did you use?

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  9. found your site via another blog, what a great idea, I have been wanting to do something like this but did not know if it would work. Will now have to try it.

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  10. You could make magnets or even make cute kids dresser drawers and have some left over for ebay. Use them for feet on cigar boxes. This makes your creative mind going. Can't wait to hear what you decide to do. What fun blog candy too.

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  11. I'd love a dozen blocks to mount my bellas. LOL :-D Let me know how much you'd like for them if you're into selling some.

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  12. I saw a link to this post over at Craft Critique today (www.craftcritique.com). Great information!! Keep up the good work!!

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  13. If you are interested in unloading a few let me know your price. lindsalita@hotmail.com

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