Tool Time Tuesday Cleaning Your Stamps

Having the right tools to clean your rubber stamps is a must and Stampin’ Up! has the perfect combination for this job – Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist!

The Stampin’ Scrub has two removable scrub pads that each measure 7″ x 7″.  On one pad you’ll spray Stampin’ Mist and rub your rubber stamp back and forth to get it nice and clean.  On the other side, you’ll rub the stamp back and forth across the pad and it will dry your stamp. You’ll find a notch in one corner of each pad where you’ll see raindrops or a sun.  You’ll spray the Stampin’ Mist only on the raindrop side and dry your stamp on the sun side.  Not only does Stampin’ Mist clean your stamps but it also conditions them as well which is definitely a bonus as I know you want to protect the investment you’ve made!

To clean the pads, simply remove them from each tray and run them under the faucet.  Continue to do this until the water runs clear.  I like to stand them up against something to air dry them and I’ve found that I usually have to repeat this process a few times.  You’ll think it’s clean but when you run it under the faucet a second time, you’ll see that ink is still trapped inside the fibers.

I love this product for cleaning my rubber stamps but I prefer not using it when cleaning my photopolymer stamps.  I’ve found that the ink trapped in the pads tend to discolor my photopolymer stamps.  Now, if this doesn’t bother you, go for it!  

In case you were wondering, I use unscented baby wipes to clean my photopolymer stamps.  The minus with this system is that my hands tend to get a lot of ink on them but hey, it makes me feel creative!   An artist at work (says the person who never felt she was creative until using Stampin’ Up! products)!

These two tools can be purchased at my Stampin’ Up! online store.  As of today, Stampin’ Scrub is on the low inventory list and may go on backorder soon so if you’re interested, I would place your order as soon as you can. Don’t forget to use the September Host Code to receive a gift from me!

I hope this information was helpful.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me!