Stampin’ Up! Pootles Tips Choosing a Block & Quick Mass Production Crafting

Stampin’ Up! Pootles Tips Choosing a Block & Quick Mass Production Crafting

At the time of writing this, I haven’t got any more tip videos planned (normal service of 3 tutorials a week will resume shortly!), but I thought I’d leave you with 2 tips in one. And one of them was a question from someone regarding ink on the edge of blocks and that then spawned 2 tips!

Firstly, I choose to use a clear block bigger than the stamped image. And bigger than a ‘perfectly snug fit’ that works with some stamps and blocks. I do that so I can see all the way around the stamp and the video shows that better than I could ever write!

The other tip is about how I get a lot of stamping and punching done.

I work in large quantities each month – I make 150+ cards and 150+ gifts each month for those wonderful people who come shopping with me and those sorts of numbers are not those that you can hang onto in your head, or count as you’re doing it. So I have a method that really helps me keep the correct numbers but without having to actually physically count every stamp/punch as I’m doing it.

I simply work out how many punched shapes I can get from a piece of cardstock and then cut the card in such a way to allow me to just keep on punching without having to stop and trim in the middle.

Again, the video will explain it far easier than I can right now (there is a very good reason why I film!!)

So I hope those 2 tips help you, particularly with so many of us now mass making our Christmas cards!

S x

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Sam Hammond

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  1. Anne Lumsden says:

    Great video Sam, very useful tips.

  2. Nannie Annie says:

    Great video. Thank you.

  3. Thanks so much Sam . . . I loved the calculation method.

  4. This was a great video. Thanks Sam!

  5. Marthea from Western Australia says:

    Thanks Sam.
    I have REALLY ENJOYED your tips.
    I hope you do another series later, maybe next year.

  6. Love from the USA. Getting ready for my Christmas cards. This video will be very helpful.

  7. Omg! This is why I LOVE everything you do. So easy to understand .
    My brain doesn’t explode.
    Thanks for the tips Sam

  8. Great video Sam xx

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