Stampin' Pads

New Stampin' Up!: World Treasures Samples

Well, I was going to have a new video for you today.  But it needed a section re-taped.  However, lawn maintenance got in the way.  What can I say, it must be the day for everyone to get out their mowers, weed wackers and chainsaws.  Maybe I'll try again on Monday. 

So instead, I'll share one of my pillow gifts from the Stampin' Up! DisneyWorld incentive trip.  A delightful stamp set called World Treasures.  It's one of many new products in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog.  I fell in love with it right away.  I'm always on the lookout for peacocks, as my best friend collects thems.

World Treasures Clear-Mount Stamp Set

I also wanted to try out the new Stampin' Up! firm foam Stampin' Pads.  So I reached for Midnight Muse for this card.  Take a look...

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, world treasurers

Let me tell you...I LOVE the new Stampin' Pads.  The firm foam pad really made a difference in my stamping experience.  As the peacock is a larger stamp, I would have typically spent a good amount of time to twist, tap, tap, tap and twist and tap some more to get good ink coverage.  Not with the new firm foam.  Just a "Goldilock's touch" will do.  You know...not too hard, not too soft, somewhere in the middle.  Plus just a couple taps is all you need.  Then ooh - the look on cardstock is just wonderful.  In addition it is much more opaque - love it!

Dawns Stamping Supplies

:  World Treasures (126765w or 126767c)

Ink:  Midnight Muse (126860)
Paper:   Midnight Muse (126843), Lucky Limeade (122926), Whisper White (100730)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Fancy Fan Texture Folder (127751), Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


Here are more World Treasures samples from the Hospitality Room at DisneyWorld - enjoy!





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    Here's the Scoop on Stampin' Up! new Firm Foam Stampin' Pads

    Introducing the NEW Stampin' Up! Firm Foam Ink pads! They change your stamping experience for the better. Here's what they look like (plus check out a quick video by Shannon West from the Stampin' Up! home office - great information!)

    Firm Foam Pads

    We know you're going to love these new Stampin' Pads! Just look at all the exciting benefits listed below:

    • Provide better ink coverage for your stamps!
    • Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!
    • Pad stays juicier for longer resulting in better ink pad longevity!

    In addition, our new Stampin' Pads

    • 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!
    • 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!
    • 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!

    Here's Shannon West from the Stampin' Up! Home Office as she discusses the new firm foam Stampin' Pads in the video below.

    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, we do not recommend using the old ink formula in the new firm foam pads.

    Additional features you're gonna love:

    • The firm foam is nice and flat and will not become wavy.
    • The firm foam material does not imprint on the stamp images like the felt pad sometimes did. However, because the firm foam material is a foam base material, the stamp image can momentarily leave an imprint on the pad, which can transfer to a second stamped image. By inking your stamp on different areas of the pad or waiting momentarily for the ink to rise back to the top, you can easily avoid this situation.
    • The firm foam material is soft and has a nice bounce to it. It’s not hard like the felt is.
    • The ink lay-down (how the ink is absorbed into the card stock) is even, not blotchy, and dries quickly. It has an increased opacity and stamps solid images beautifully.

    Got more questions? Be sure to check out Firm Foam Stampin' Pad FAQ's

    Thanks~Dawn O