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March 07, 2011

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Lee Tucker

I just started unmounting my stamps, and I focused on my landscape and SU sets. I also use the hot knife after my fingers were getting raw rubbing off the residue and then trying to cut all of these out by hand. I found it was much better to mount the smaller images on the thinner E-Z mount to prevent wobbling. I've put most of the SU blocks on ebay and they sold for much higher than I expected.

I use the SU cases to store and seperate the images I already have stamped. I usually try to stamp several duplicates whenever I stamp, so I can put cards together quickly when I can get people over to help me make cards for Operation Write Home. I also have a lot of scrap papers like metallics or other specialty types stored in them that I don't want in my normal scrap piles.

You've done well to get so many sets done at one time! I usually try to do about 2 or 3 sheets a week. It's going slowly, but I'm loving the space that it's freeing up! Pat yourself on the back for this great accomplishment!

Trena in Naperville


Thanks Marge! What size blocks does she need?

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Marge

Wow Trena, I am very impressed!!

I know someone who wanted some wood blocks for a double mounted set (to make it single sided).

Shelly Schmidt

I like your organized unmounting- and I am with you- it saves SO muc space!!! Oh- I took my wood to a local SU demo- she was happy to take it- I had a huge shopping bag full of wood- she shares the wood with her downline........

Vicki Reynard

I love that you did this. I have the EZ Mount foam...not sure what I am waiting for LOL Would be be willing to share your template for the cases? My email is vreynard at gmail dot com. Thanks so much Vicki

Trena in Naperville

Sandy! You're right and I have been evaluating. I was able to part with three whole stamp sets. :o) The other advantage is, I can review all my individual images in the sets. I have found some really cute ones in sets I forgot I had - some artsy ones!! Thank you!!

sandy Mayfield

Trena, you are a brave girl! I can't do it. I have an emotional attachment to the wood. lol. While you are at it, take the time to evaluate your stamps. There may be some you can part with. That will help with the storage space too.

Linda Selymes

Great article, Trena, and thanks so much for the link. You are awesome. On the question of hot knife versus the quality craft scissors, here's my put. When I am unmounting a mounted stamp, I use the hot knife because the rubber is already trimmed and the hot knife is soooo fast. When I'm starting from scratch with bare rubber, I use the scissors, so I can trim the rubber and the ezmount in one step. I wonder how long it's going to take us to get it all done??? On the wood pieces, I've seen several tutorials where people are turning them into decorated magnets, by coloring the image on the front and adding magnets to the back after they are all cleaned up.
Long post, but one more thing, thanks for all the links to the products you are using for this job. Very, very helpful. Hugs! Linda

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