At the OnStage Event in Orlando, FL, November 2018, Stampin’ Up!’s co-founder Shelli Gardner introduced and demonstrated the new red rubber stamping solution: Cling Stamps.

Cling Stamps

This is an exciting change for Stampin’ Up! and you are going to {love} the new functionality of the stamps. Cling stamps feature the same quality rubber stamps you’ve always loved and they now come with highly adhesive image labels. The benefit is that they will cling like crazy to clear blocks and to your Stamparatus plates so you don’t have to worry about your stamp image shifting or falling off of the block. Cling stamps make stamping easy.

Labeling cling stamps is a slightly different process than you may be used to. It is important to follow the steps below to assemble cling stamps. Each cling stamp case will also include labeling instructions.

MOUNTING YOUR CLING STAMPS

Once you place the label on the stamp, it is adhered permanently. Attempting to remove or adjust the label will damage the stamp’s foam.

  • Remove the paper backing from the label.
  • Remove your selected stamp from the rubber sheet and remove the paper backing from the stamp.
  • Line up the foam side of the stamp with the image label, then press it evenly to adhere it to the label. Make sure it is correctly positioned before you adhere it to the stamp.
  • Remove the stamp and its newly-affixed image label from the label sheet.
  • Place the stamp on an acrylic block to begin stamping.

To remove the stamp from the block, grasp securely near the image label and remove slowly. (Cling stamps stick so well that if they are not carefully removed from the block, the foam can tear.)

CLEANING YOUR CLING STAMPS

To clean the labels, simply rinse under running water.  To clean your Cling Stamps, use the Stampin’ Mist and Stampin’ Scrub or the Simply ShammyDo NOT use baby wipes or StazOn Cleaner!  Avoid alcohol-based cleaners.

Watch this video to learn how to mount the cling labels to your stamps and to take care of them.

Note:  Beginning with the 2019 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure, all new stamp sets will be available either in cling (for red rubber stamps) or photopolymer.

  • Stamps in the 2018-2019 Annual catalog will continue to be available in clear-mount, wood-mount, or photopolymer.
  • Red rubber stamp sets (clear-mount or wood-mount) in the Annual catalog that will be carrying over will transition to cling with the 2019-2020 annual catalog.
  • In 2019-2020 Annual catalog, clear-mount and wood-mount stamps* will no longer be available. The only exception is background stamps which will still be available in wood-mount.
    • *Wood-mount stamp set sales have been steadily declining for several years. Stampin’ Up! research and sales teams took this and several other factors into consideration before discontinuing wood-mount stamps. We are confident the transition to cling stamps will be beneficial in many ways.