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Tip of the Week...add a "handle" to your sponges! and do not get your fingers all inky. At my blog I have more tips. Stamping with Bibiana: http://stampingwithbibiana.blogspot.com/

Hello Dear Stamper Friends: Today I am bringing to you, another quick tip to use with all your paper craft creations! Last time I talked a.

great tip for your stamping sponges. This has been posted on several blogs over the last few months. I have no idea who first came up with this great idea but I love it. I like being able to keep a sponge to use for just one color. That way I don't end up with a diffent color than I expected.    You start by cutting a sponge into eight pieces.        Then punch card stock using the Round Tab punch.        Write the color name on both sides of the punched card stock.        Fold the punched…

great tip for your stamping sponges. This has been posted on several blogs over the last few months. I have no idea who first came up with this great idea but I love it. I like being able to keep a sponge to use for just one color. That way I don't end up with a diffent color than I expected. You start by cutting a sponge into eight pieces. Then punch card stock using the Round Tab punch. Write the color name on both sides of the punched card stock. Fold the punched…

Go through your stamp sets, stamp the sentiments (thank you's, think of you, birthday and friend) on scraps of white cardstock. Punch them out, layer them with a color cardstock if desired, and write the name of the stamp set they are from on the back.  Sort into categories and put them on rings. So when you want a thank you sentiment, it's quick and easy to sort through and find just the right sentiment!

Stamp sentiments on to scraps of white cardstock. Punch them out,layer them with color cardstock if desired, and write name of stamp set they are from on the back. Sort into categories and put them on rings.

Tutorial; Making Sponge Blocks for your Distress Inks

Love this idea - make your wood stamps into clear stamps and use the wooden block for sponging ink - Canadian Nickel Scrap'n: Tutorial; Making Sponge Blocks for your Distress Inks

How to Sponge a Sunset...and many more awesome techniques on this lady's blog! :)

Die cut a circle from cardstock. Use it as a mask to yellow sponge the sun, then use the circle you cut to sponge the orange sky background. When dry stamp your foregournd.

Apply ink to cutting side of die to get colored borders.....gotta try this

Apply ink to the cutting side of a border die. The die cut image will have a custom-colored border. Tutorial by Windy Robinson.

How to get a reverse image of a rubber stamp - use a brayer!

StampingMathilda: Girl in the Spotlight she made a reverse image by using her brayer!

Homemade stamp/ink Daubers: PVC pipe cut into 3/4" (guesstimate) and stuffed with make up sponges (which can be changed out when they are really used up). Try this!

Homemade stamp/ink Daubers: PVC pipe cut into (guesstimate) and stuffed with make up sponges (which can be changed out when they are really used up). clever art craft paint tools and supplies making tip

58 daubers. Made with dollar store sponges $4.00 and 1 pvc pole from the hardware store, (cut into 2 inch lengths Free of charge) $3.99 and sand paper (for smoothing rough edges) $1.00 0.155 each. I call that 15c each.

58 daubers - Dollar Store sponges and 1 PVC pole (cut into lengths), sand rough edges

Gary Burlin and Co. - Sponge Daubers and Storage case How-Tos

Sponge Daubers and Storage Case How-to's ~ Video Tutorial + (Never would have thought to try this.apply ink to stamp with sponge dauber. An easy way to add multiple colors for a unique look)

This seems like an awesome trick: spray some water on a couple of paper towels in a tray.  When you're done with a stamp, put it face-down in the tray.  It'll probably be clean by the time you're done!

Cleaning stamps - wet paper towels, lay in tray. Use stamp & place face down on paper towels. Automatically they're cleaned by the time you're done!

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