Stampin’ Up! Updates & A New Stamp With Amy K Video!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I’ve got another video to share.  🙂  Today I’m going to show you a quick tip for getting perfect images with the detailed Stampin’ Up! photopolymer stamps and an overly inky ink pad.

Stamping With Detailed Photopolymer Stamps

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Hope that you found the tips helpful!

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Backorder List From Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! has provided us with the list of items currently on backorder with their anticipated in-stock dates.

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER;  backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated:

3 November

  • 139670: Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies (4,698 backordered; 1,536 expected. 6,912 more expected 6 November)
  • 138281: Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (335 backordered; 336 expected. 336 more expected 6 November)
  • 139919: Every Blessing Clear Stamp Set (22 backordered; 378 expected)

6 November

  • 138283: Leaflets Framelits Dies (2,869 backordered; 912 expected. 5,040 more expected 1 December)
  • 139666: Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies (8,558 backordered; 16,948 expected)

9 November

  • 139647: To You and Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit (952 backordered; 4,000 expected)
  • 139615: Real Red and Garden Green 1/8″ Striped Ribbon (1,270 backordered; 12,000 expected)
  • 139622: Spider Web Paper Doilies (2,808 backordered; 6,930 expected)
  • 139683: Curvy Corner Trio Punch (3,076 backordered; 4,200 expected)

15 November

  • 139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (7,739 backordered; 6,048 expected. 4,248 more expected 1 December)
  • 138309: Fine-Tip Glue Pen (2,914 backordered; 2,700 expected. 4,050 more expected 23 November)

17 November

  • 139643: Reindeer Paper Clips (899 backordered; 10,368 expected)

19 November

  • 139639: Home for Christmas Designer Buttons (1,151 backordered; 2,016 expected)

20 November

  • 138317: Corrugated Paper (233 backordered; 2,800 expected)

23 November

  • 138401: Gold Metallic Thread (393 backordered; 2,560 expected)

25 November

  • 139638: Snowflake Elements (3,908 backordered; 15,120 expected)

Sold Out and No Longer Available

  • 140969: Witching Décor Project Kit

I will continue to post the updated list as Stampin’ Up! provides the to us, so be sure to check my blog before ordering to avoid frustration when items are unavailable.

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40 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Updates & A New Stamp With Amy K Video!

  1. Thank you So Much for that tip, Amy! I’ve come to dislike those newer pads for multiple reasons, and that’s one of them. I also have had trouble with using them for sponging. They seem to pick up too much ink and instead of getting a nice soft, smooth result, I get a blotchy looking result or one with actual lines in it. I’ve tended to stay away from the darker colors due to that. Maybe doing what you suggested will help in this manner also. Is it necessary to push the ink down each time you use the pad? Seems there would be an easier way to keep it toward the bottom. Thanks for your help~

    • You are welcome Roberta! If you store the ink pads right side up, you will need to do this every time that you use the ink pad until you’ve stamped enough to get the excess ink out of the ink pad. If you don’t want to have to do this every time, flip your ink pad over and store it upside down. That should keep the excess ink at the bottom of the ink pad rather than up at the surface. 🙂

  2. OMG! Thank you, Amy! I have been disappointed in how some of my images stamped and now I know what to do. I had seen a video that showed blotting some of your ink off the pad but that felt wasteful. I can’t wait to try this!

  3. Thank you thank you!! I have several pads that are too juicy at the top. Now I know how to fix them. It’s one thing to hear or read words – and a whole ‘nother to see it in action !! 😃

  4. Thank you Amy – great tip!! I have been embossing those images to avoid the “filling in” – I will be massaging my ink pads to get better results. Thanks for the video – very well done and very helpful!!

  5. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Such a little thing, but a huge help. I had no idea how to get rid of the bubbles and excessive ink. Stamping off always resulted in too light an image. Great job!

  6. Great video Amy. When I watched on my iPad there is no place for comments so I am responding this way.

    Sent from my IPad


    • Thanks Kristi! Sorry that you couldn’t leave a comment on the video, I’ll have to see if there is a setting that I can change to allow that to occur. I’m brand new to YouTube, so I’m still learning! 🙂

  7. Oh my gosh, YOU ROCK!! Love your video and awesome sauce tip with the ink pads 🙂 I was avoiding the stamps that had fine details because of the over juiced effect and now I can’t wait to try this!

  8. Thank you, Amy, for this GREAT tip!!!!! And thank you so much for the email updates on the backordered items. This is a HUGE help to us!!!
    Have a great week!!!

  9. Great video Amy! Thanks for the suggestions. I still can’t get used to firm foam pads but hopefully this will help. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  10. Thank you for the stamp pad tip! The newer style pads definitely hold the ink differently than the older style. What a simple solution.

  11. Congrats on your first You Tube video – well done! I appreciate the tip, although with Arizona’s arid climate I find my ink pads dry up quickly. This has only been a problem with a couple of new pads.

  12. opened this yesterday but didn’t have time to watch…so glad I made time today! I’ve been storing my new pads upside down because they are too juicy! This will help so much! Very well done video. Hope you’ll create a channel so I can subscribe and not miss any of your videos. Hope there will be many more!

  13. Thank you! I was so frustrated with this issue and there were certain pads I was avoiding using because I couldn’t get a clear image! This has helped so much!!

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