Tips for stubborn stickers and stamps!

Don’t you hate it when your supplies won’t behave? Maybe you have had a stash of stickers lying around for a couple years but when you go to use them they are firmly stuck to their backing paper…or maybe it is a beautiful photo realistic detail stamp that won’t stamp right? Well, I have 2 tips for you to solve those problems in today’s video!

In case it was not clear the silverware peices were stickers I bought 10 years ago when I first started scrapbooking. I bought them for a scrapbook page of my son eating his first baby food. These were leftover from that page and too nice to toss so I kept them. They are metal actually but the tip of heating the stickers with a heat gun will work for any stickers or self adhesive embellishments (just make sure the embellishments won’t melt with the heat!) Also it is a great way to remove price stickers from items! The braying ink tip is one I’ve used for a while, it is really useful if you have only traditional dye based pads. I use this trick when stamping any stamp with a lot of stippling (tiny dots) such as photo realistic stamps and stampscapes and sometimes the really detailed House Mouse Stamps! Nobody likes to waste expensive cardstock so taking the extra minute to grab a brayer is worth it! I hope this tips help you get some use out of old stickers and troublesome stamps (geez, will it be safe to throw anything away again LOL!) and if you have any questions leave a comment! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

13 thoughts on “Tips for stubborn stickers and stamps!

  1. Great tips! I’m sure a lot of stickers get thrown away because they won’t come off the release sheet but now we know how to remove them – brialliant I must say! I don’t think I would have thought of that one. I do sometimes ink up my stamps with a brayer as well and stamp “upside down”….especially with large stamps I find I get a better impression. Thanks again for the tips. You rock!

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  2. Have used your inking technique(s) before…works so well! Will give the sticker tip a try the next time I have a problem getting the sticker off the sticker page….thanks for sharing Lindsay!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  3. I need all the help I can get with this. I have some stamps that don’t give a good image at all and one of them is Koi and I love it but it just doesn’t work. I’ll try your suggestions.

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    1. don’t feel guilty, we are from the generation that had sticker collections so it is normal for us LOL! Remember the puffy and oily stickers that would change color with heat?

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  4. Thanks for the great tips. I love your blog! There’s always something fun and interesting. I have a question…what is your favorite temporary adhesive for rubber stamps if you aren’t using a cling mount foam? I have tried a product called something like “Tack it Over and Over” and didn’t like it. It left residue on my stamping block. Thanks!

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    1. I love Tack It Over and Over but you can end up with residue if you paint it on too thickly or if you leave the stamp on your mount too long. I have one mount that I put a sheet of double sided adhesive (like tape) on and I have it ready to go when ever I have a non mounted stamp (read: when Lindsay is to lazy to properly mount a stamp) that I want to use. I wash the mount with soap and water then it loses its sticky and it comes right back. Some people use a washable glue stick too and they are cheap right now at Target and other stores that sell back to school stuff;)

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  5. Hi my Love, thanks for the great tips….I won’t tell how many stickers I’ve thrown away…. Now to ink those stamps.
    Love Ya’ Patricia

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  6. Great tips. I have several photo stamps that don’t work well at all and
    will try you tip. Thanks for sharing!

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