Friday, December 6, 2013

Repurposing Wood Mounted Rubber Stamps

Creative Friday Greetings to you!


Wondering what to do with old wood mounts from rubber stamps that you've converted into unmounted rubber stamps? This is a fun little project, creating an accordion using old wooden stamp blocks.


To remove the rubber stamp from the wooden block, just place it in the microwave for 10, 20 or 30 seconds, depending upon your microwave. This softens the adhesive and the rubber stamp will just peel right off the block. Then the wooden blocks are ready for sanding, painting and decorating.


I'll let the pictures do the talking!


I used the Aspen Unmounted Rubber Stamps to decorate the panels before attaching.


A black cardstock hinge is used to connect the painted wooden blocks.




Of course the other side can look completely different!


As always, thank you for stopping by Club Scrap Creates!

Wishing you a creative weekend!
Kay at Club Scrap


**********THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**********

It's time for another giveaway! Today's "blast from the past" is the June 2005 Varsity Club Scrap kit. One of the most popular requests for special edition kits is a "sports" theme, and this is a classic. This kit includes 8-1/2 x 11" and 12x12" textured printed and plain papers, two wood-mounted rubber stamps, ribbons, medal stickers, zipper pulls, and ink pad and more!


To qualify for the random drawing, leave a comment on today's blog post listing your favorite sport. A winner will be chosen and announced on the December 7 blog post by 10am Central. Good luck to you!

The Day 5 Giveaway random drawing winner was comment #60, ScrapnBarbie. Congratulations! Watch your next kit shipment for your prize!


72 comments:

  1. Love the wooden blocks, Kay! We all know that football is my favorite sport :)

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  2. OMG! I just unmounted some stamps the other day and didn't throw all the wooden mounts away yet. Great project!

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  3. Oops! Read the question, silly. My favorite sport to play is golf, to watch, college football!

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  4. Great idea - that is a really cute bit of art!

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  5. Favorite sport to watch when my kids were playing is lacrosse. On TV I like to watch football.

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  6. I simply would never have thot of converting my wood mount stamps to unmounted, much less use the wood blocks!

    My favorite sport - FOOTBALL..the Green Bay Packers FOOTBALL!
    Nanner in Weston

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  7. Love the wood block idea project...will have lots of those blocks! The Varsity kit will be perfect to cover a binder for my grandson's baseball cards.

    Melinda Davis = melinda1951@msn.com

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  8. Great project, Kay.

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  9. Sorry...just saw the question. My favorite sport is football, but I don't watch games often.

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  10. Thanks for the chance to win! Great project idea.

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  11. HOCKEY with a close runner up being Soccer.

    LOVE this wood block redo Kay!

    pat-czap

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  12. My favorite sport is watching the grandgirls play soccer. This is a super kit--I have used this paper for a jumproping contest between the girls. Pink looks great on this
    paper..........Dottie

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  13. You can mount photos on those old wood blocks, too. Love the faded colors of the Varsity Kit.

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  14. My favorite sport is baseball - actually it's scrapping baseball photos of my grandkids and games DH attends. I just put my blocks into the building blocks when I unmounted my stamps because I couldn't think of anything I could use them for.

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  15. My favorite sport to do myself is cross-country skiing. I like to watch college football.

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  16. Is creating art a sport, if so that would be my favorite! I am sure I will be using this idea over and over again, thanks for the idea and the pictures do say it all, but there is still the extra Kay portion that makes it wonderful!

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    1. Thanks so much Cathy! and I wanted to list creating art too!

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  17. The hinge block idea is Genius!! Love the Varsity kit, too!!

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  18. No question about it! Love going to watch women's golf on the LPGA tour. Kay, love the project....so sorry now that I actually tossed out all the wood blocks when I converted to unmounted (insert GASP here).

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  19. My favorite sport to play is volleyball but I love football (never miss a packer game) to watch!

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  20. Isn't PSLA sport? Actually my favorite is bicycle racing. For 3 weeks in July the TV is reserved for the Tour.

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  21. I have some mounted stamps that I need to convert - I think I'l try this technique out at the same time! I think my sport is watching my boyfriend react to whatever game is on TV - so people watching? Hehe.

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  22. Does watching Tricia burn rubber on the craft table count as a spectator sport? It's like watching the NASCAR ALSB Indianapolis 500....

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  23. Lets see!!! Volleyball is my favorite sport to play!!!! Wheelchair rugby is my favorite sport to coach, ref, or be a pit crew member for! Would love to see some ideas for this highly specialized high octane sport even though a small number would be interested in the ideas.

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  24. What an awesome project using something you might just have laying around. Great idea.

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  25. I don't really watch sports but whenever the Olympics are on TV that is what I'm watching. It doesn't matter if it is the Summer or Winter Olympics - I love them both.

    And, Kay, your timing is perfect for me. I just finished unmounting all of the stamps I received in the mystery box. Now I have new project to try.

    Michelle R.

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  26. Love this use of the wood block from stamps! My favorite sport is basketball! Bearvdown, Wildcats!

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  27. Baseball is my fave spectator sport

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  28. what a great idea to use the wood blocks ... but i can't bear to unmount my stamps.. i love the wood mounted feel of them

    Mariana in CA

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  29. Love to watch Chiefs football and love to bicycle myself.
    This is such a clever idea!!

    Marilyn

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  30. No contest entry here--just wanted to say how much I like this project! I haven't unmounted my stamps since I invested in some shelving to display them, but it's great to see there is a creative use for the wood blocks if I ever decide to unmount them. Thanks, Kay!

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  31. Favorite sport is soccer. It never stops and they just add time at the end for penalties etc. Close second is basketball. Happy weekend. :)

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  32. What a nifty idea, cute little book
    I love to watch hockey at the arena, also like to ice skate myself and swim (or try to)

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  33. Love this idea - I think my favorite sport after the holidays will be to attempt this wonderful project! Seriously now although I love watching my children's swim team - My mom was the world greatest Cub fan so I grew up with a love of baseball - there's nothing like Wriggly field.

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  34. I absolutely love the idea above for the reuse of wooden blocks. I have an entire box of wood from stamps I have converted and wondered what to do with them. What a great idea for Xmas gifts. Sandy

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  35. I love these last few kits as they are not too girly with masculine colors and themes. Not that girls can't be rough and tumble but my little princess is all pink and my boys are all boy.

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  36. First of all, that project is so cool! Love it! Lately, I'd have to say that my favorite sport is gymnastics, since both girls are in it. :) (hollykoster)

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  37. I am a sports nut, (just ask my family) so to pick a favorite one is really really hard, but I think I will go with my first love and that is baseball. Football is a close second though! Love the blocks! What a great project idea. Thanks CS!
    Mary S

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  38. Well, the only sport I am remotely competent at is skiing, so I guess we'll go with that! And I do sometimes even watch it!

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  39. Ooh..I would live this kit, it was before my time and I have not been able to get it! Any sport my kids are playing at the time is my fave!

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  40. Football~ Go Cowboys!! This may be a dumb question, but do you just put the UM glue on the stamps once they come off the wood? I am so out of room in my craft room and very much would like to unmount my 4 boxes of stamps.

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    1. Hi Patti! I have found that sometimes you don't need any extra mount it after the stamps come off the wood they keep some stickiness to them, but yes, that is what you would do. Apply your mount it to the stamp after it comes off. ;)

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  41. With an athletic trainer as a husband and daughters that were involved in football (yes), cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, and track I NEED this kid.

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  42. I am not really a "sports" person....with that being said, I am currently inNJ ready to watch my grandson's football team play at the Meadowlands Stadium (read Giants and Jets) for the New Jersey state championship. I live in Anaheim Ca.... Guess for this weekend I am a fan!!!

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  43. Kay, this is such a cute idea! My favorite sport to play is tennis! I love watching football, basketball and baseball especially when my sons play!

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  44. I love the idea of re-purposing the blocks from wood mounted stamps. I would just need to find 3 or more that are the same size.
    I would love to get the Varsity kit too.

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  45. Love this project - great idea! Not really a sports fan but I guess I would have to pick baseball since I have been to a few live games - Yankees, Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Expos......

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  46. Hmm, this is x hard question to answer. I love to watch football. GO BEARS! But if I HAD to pick one I like to do I guess I'd have to say swimming.

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  47. Another great idea Kay. My favorite sport is still baseball. I do love football,basketball and hockey.
    Being from Chicago sports is in our
    blood.
    Marian Biegel

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  48. Had to comment - This is a darling project! Could feature photos too, like one block for each child or grandchild. My favorite sport is the choice not to watch sports! And nice kit, but pass it on to another if I am drawn.
    Beth Moran

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  49. I'm a big Nascar fan and racing is a sport. :-). I also like to watch Football and Baseball.

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  50. Forgot to add - I'm loving this project and need to start unmounting some of my wm's....

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  51. My favorite sport is swimming. My DD swam competitively for 15 years, including 4 years of varsity in college. So, I must say swimming. Gotta love it when everything smells like chlorine.

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  52. My favorite sport is kids tee ball.... they are so young and enthusiastic and make funny mistakes... can't leave a game in a bad mood

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  53. Thanks for the great idea Kay. My favorite sport is any soccer game my son is playing. Love being a soccer mom! Chris (aka buechs)

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  54. My boys wrestle, so of course I love wrestling! I also like football

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  55. College hockey since we went to college in way upstate NY.
    Regina Harris

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  56. What a great idea Kay! My favorite sport is basketball!

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  57. What a fabulous idea!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  58. My favorite sport (to watch) is the ski jump in the Olympics. I can only imagine the serenity of being poised above the mountain and looking down at our beautiful world. My favorite sport to do is bicycling.

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  59. I've never tried removing the wood mounted stamps, but since I received a whole boat load of them in my mystery box, I'm thinking this would be SO MUCH fun to do!!! Thanks for including the instructions for removing the stamps!!! Yay!! Another project to work on during Winter Break!

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  60. Super cute and you know I JUST saw something similar with those wooden little fences for the yard, the ones that are like 6" tall and connected with wire?

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  61. Ooh. I like this one . I've got lots of blocks. And thanks for the tip on how to get the rubber stamp off the block.

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  62. Ooh. I like this one . I've got lots of blocks. And thanks for the tip on how to get the rubber stamp off the block.

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