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Spiffyhink
« on: April 18, 2009 08:02:27 PM »

I love making stamps, but I'm incredibly cheap, and buying acrylic or wooden blocks to mount my stamps on just wouldn't do. I've seen a lot of different suggestions for mounting stamps, but no one else I've run across seems to use my idea, so I thought I'd share:



LEGOS! They're relatively cheap and much, much easier to find than real mounting blocks. Plus, they work for any size because you can just snap 'em together until you get the size you want, and the really small ones are perfect for letter stamps. I usually use hot glue to put the stamps on, but I think many different adhesives would work.

Hope you guys get some use out of this!
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InfiniteDreams
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009 08:23:06 PM »

Haha!
Cool Idea!   Cheesy
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lylacfey
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009 12:26:02 AM »

Oh, I love it.  I spent so much money on acrylic blocks when they first came out. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009 05:42:42 PM »

Hee, that's a fun idea.  I usually just mount my stamps on 6mm thick foam and skip the hard mount altogether, except for a few that I use more frequently than others.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010 01:47:35 PM »

What an easy and clever idea!  Thanks for sharing!!
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Spiffyhink
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010 10:44:39 PM »

You're welcome! I hope it helps and saves you some money!
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010 04:25:03 AM »

You are so clever! You have me thinking about what I have around the house that I can repurpose like that! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2010 01:07:51 AM »

Genius!

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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2010 03:48:57 PM »

you mentioned using them for letters, I bet they are perfect for turning single letters into words! You could just snap them together, then unsnap/re-snap for other words  Cheesy Thanks for sharing your idea! I just started stamp carving (last night) and have started my search for mounting materials. 
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Spiffyhink
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2010 04:47:08 PM »

Wow; you're welcome! I can't believe this topic is still getting replies, but I'm glad so many have been able to use this technique! I like the words idea--letter stamps are such a pain when you have to stamp them separately, one by one.
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