Frequently Asked Questions

Rubber stamping art uses the imprint of a rubber stamp to create interesting effects on cards, collage, fabric, scrapbooks, and other artistic mediums.  There are soooo many creative ways to use rubber stamps that questions are asked repeatedly…. we thought we would post the top 10!

  • Is Rubber Stampin’ hard to learn?
  • Stampin’ Up! Stamps are sold in sets… why?
  • What is the best way to get started?
  • What do I need to get started – really?
  • Besides the basics, what would be the next best investment?
  • Where can I go for great tutorials using Stampin’ Up! Products?
  • How do I place an order with Stampin’ Up!?
  • When will my order arrive?
  • What should I bring to the Stampin’ Events?
  • Where are the Stampin’ Events?
  • How do I become a Demonstrator?

Q:  Is Rubber Stampin’ hard to learn?

A:  No!  With a little help, you will be stamping in minutes… from cards to scrapbooks to simply gift tags – everyone can learn to stamp!  We even make it easier with premade card kits where all the measuring and cutting is done for you, all you need to do is stamp the image on the precut cardstock and glue the project together..!

Q:  Stampin’ Up! Stamps are sold in sets… why?

A:  Every try to match stamps at a craft store?  It’s not easy and many times you can create a variety of different themes by simply having a set of stamps that match!  Also by selling stamps in a set the costs are reduced – most stamps in the craft stores sell from $4.00 a stamp to $15.00 a stamp… – with Stampin’ Up! stamp sets you get 6-10 stamps in a set for roughly $3.00 – $4.00 as stamp – an the quality at Stampin’ Up! is much higher.

Q:  What is the best way to get started?

A:  Host a Stampin’ Party with us or attend one of our Stampin’ Events!  Don’t forget to bring a friend – it’s always much funner to begin a new hobby with a friend…

Q: What do I need to get started – really?

A: With a few supplies, you can be well on your way to Stampin’ Heaven… the basic supply list is:

1 Rubber Stamp Set of your choice
1 Classic Black Ink Pad – For stamping on Cardstock
1 Black Stazon Ink Pad – We suggest this so that you can stamp on all kinds of surfaces!
1 Stamp Cleaner/ Stamp Cleaning Pad
1 Snail Mono Adhesive Tape
1 Package of Matt White Cardstock
1 Package of Assorted Cardstock (the color scheme of your choice)
1 Pair of Paper Snip Scissors
1 Bone Folder
1 Sponge
1 Set of Stampin’ Write Markers (you can use these to color the stamped images or even use them to ink up the stamps to create different effects…)

These are the supplies we always suggest our beginners to purchase because this is what you will use everytime you sit down to create and it offers the most versatility and fun.

Q:  Besides the basics, what is the next best investment?

A: Once you have your beginner kit (see above question), then you can start exploring with the following:

A good Paper Cutter (we use carl cutters)
Watercolor Pencils
Reinker Inks (to color the white ribbon!)
White Ribbon (grossgrains, tafetas or organdies…)
Brads and other embellishments (aka hardware hodgepodge kit)
Scotch Brand Tacky Adhesive Glue (to glue the hardware to the paper)

Q:  Where can I go for great tutorials using Stampin’ Up! Products?

A:  Besides this website… go to http://www.splitcoaststampers.com

Q:  How do I place an order with Stampin’ Up!?

A:  You can place an order with Stampin’ Up! by going to your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator -or simply sending Marie an email (mariestamps@comcast.net) with your wish list.  Please include the catalog product numbers, description and price and she’ll place the order for you.

Q: When will my order arrive?

A:  Your order once places should arrive within 2 weeks timeframe.  If you live in the Northshore Illinois area, Marie hand delivers your orders- otherwise you will receive the orders through a shipping vendor.

Q:  What should I bring to stamping events?

A:  We supply most of the supplies at our stampin’ events, but we do have all our stampers bring the following to each stamping event so that we can keep the costs down:

1 Bone Folder (Makes folding easier)
1 Snail Mono Tape Adhesive
1 Pair of Paper Snips

Q:  Where are the Stampin’ Events?

A:  We hold Stampin’ Events at the various restraurants in the Northshore Illinois Area.  This enables us to keep our costs down and have a lot of fun…  Send Marie (mariestamps@comcast.net) an email to signup for the Stampaloooza Event Mailing List…

Q:  How do I become a demonstrator?

A:  Being a demonstrator is such fun and there are soo many people you can meet and help along the way…  you can start with our Join Our Team pages and then contact Marie at mariestamps@comcast.net. Make sure you state in your email that you want to join our creative team!

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