It is June 1st and starting at 12:00 noon (Mountain Time/Utah Time) we can order from the NEW Stampin’ Up! Catalog!! I thought I would make a video showing you the NEW Classic Stampin’ Pads since they have been reconfigured.
They have replaced the felt ink pads with Firm Foam pads. These pads will stay flat and provide better coverage for you stamps. They will also need re-inking less often than the felt pads. Sometimes there will be too much ink on the new Firm Foam pad. Just blot it with a paper towel to remove the extra ink. The NEW Firm Foam pads are juicier than the old Felt pads. Sometimes the Firm Foam Pad will appear blotchy, but it shouldn’t affect performance of the pad. Our stamps will now produce a better quality image when we use the NEW Stampin’ Pads.
It is easier to get ink on our stamps with the NEW Firm Foam Pads. It will take us less effort to get a good quality stamped image. I have had to practice a bit because you only need to lightly, but firmly touch the stamp to the ink pad. I still need to check the edges of the stamps for ink (because I forgot and pressed too hard). I am getting better though.
Sometimes the stamp will leave a slight impression in the Firm Foam pad. It will go away quickly. You can ink your stamp on various spots on the ink pad to prevent any problems. The Firm Foam is soft and will bounce back quickly. The new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads will remain flat and will not become wavy like the older Felt pads. I know I will be slowly replacing my most used Stampin’ Pads for the NEW Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads. I really enjoy how great each stamped image looks, both solid stamps and outline stamps.
These new Stampin’ Pads are available in all of Stampin’ Up’s colors. You can use your old re-inkers with all but 5 of the new Stampin’ Pads. These colors are Basic Black, Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, and Tempting Turquoise. The new re-inkers can be used on all the older Stampin’ Pads.
The label on the end is now a sticker with the color name on it. Since Stampin’ Up! sells things in 4 languages, we get to choose the label with the language we want. I will show you how on this video.
You will easily be able to tell the difference between the older and new Stampin’ Pads. The older Stampin’ Pads have the labels printed on the case and the colored piece at the end says “Classic”. The new pads have a shiny label on the top and the colored part at the end has the color name.
Have fun playing with YOUR NEW Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads and enjoy the improved quality of your stamped images!