Monday, August 30, 2010

Product Review - Smart Cushion Stamps

This week's Product Review is to explain the wonderful benefits of the "Cling Cushion" or "Smart Cushion" which is the backing on all of the stamp sets from Our Daily Bread designs. Most stampers I know "cut their teeth", if you will, on wood-mounted stamps, myself included. Until I used the Cling Cushion stamps by Our Daily Bread designs, I was pretty stubborn about using any stamp which did not have a "tree" attached to it. However, in this case, change was definitely for the better! All that's needed for the "conversion" is an open mind and an acrylic stamping block.....or perhaps a few of different sizes, for convenience sake!

Each stamp set by Our Daily Bread designs comes in a clear acrylic box, with an insert showing the stamps included, plus the name of the set. The stamps themselves cling to a sturdy, clear acrylic sheet within the box. While I store my ODBD stamps (in their boxes) in a DVD storage unit, many have converted them to storage units used for clear stamps or un-mounted wooden stamps, either in 3-ring binders or carousel type storage units. Since the stamps will cling to any smooth surface, the storage possibilities are endless!

Here is a close-up view of the cling-foam cushion backing. What I think is amazing is how well the stamps adhere to the acrylic blocks (or storage sheets), however, they are NOT sticky to the touch...there is absolutely no adhesive whatsoever on the back of the stamp and absolutely no adhesive needed to attach the stamp to the acrylic block!

Here is a side view of the stamp, showing the high-quality rubber stamp, plus the cushion foam layer which ensures an excellent stamped image every time.

Once you press the stamp onto your block, it will not move. If your stamp loses its "clingy-ness", simply wipe the backing with a wet cloth and it will be good as new!

**Helpful hint: Since the stamps are cut closely around each verse or image, when positioning the stamps on your acrylic block, line the words up parallel with the edge of the block to ensure that your image is stamped straight. Of course, you could always use your Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner too!

This is a sample card which was made using the "Light" set, first in the "Full Of Grace" line by Our Daily Bread designs. Thanks for letting me share the benefits of the "Cling Cushion" stamps by Our Daily Bread designs! Give them a will love them as much as I do!!!

This week, instead of having a Super Special Sale item, Kelley has generously offered to discount your stamp purchases! Please enter the applicable coupon code shown below during your checkout, to receive either $5.00 or $20.00 off of your stamp order! Now would be a good time to check off some sets from your wish list....or perhaps get a head start on your holiday shopping season!!! (While you're at it, don't forget to pick up one or two acrylic blocks!)

Have fun playing with your new ODBD stamps! Can't wait to see what you create!! Happy Stamping and God Bless!!!

Product Review Writer

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Thank you for the great deal. I was able to get five sets off of my wish list, but I added a few on as well. What a great deal. Free shipping and with the discount, it was like getting one set for free!!!! Thank YOU!!!