Freestyle Friday - Do you prefer Wood Mounted or Clear Mounted Rubber Stamps?

Wood Mounted Rubber Stamps

Clear Mounted Rubber Stamps

Hi Everyone! It's Freestyle Friday! Today's question is a great debate in many SU Forums and other Papercrafting Message Boards. With Stampin' Up now selling Clear Mounted Rubber Stamps, papercrafters now have a second option when making their purchases. However, there are pros and cons to both. Do you choose Clear Mounted Rubber Stamps, which cost less, take up less room and make it easy for you to stamp, because you can actually see where you are stamping? Or do you continue to select Wood Mounted Rubber Stamps which do not require an extra mounting block, take less time to stamp and store, and easy to label?

For me, I thought I would go all Clear Mounted Rubber. However, I don't like having to pull out a mounting block all of the time, and I like the feel of the wood and rubber. On the other hand, the cost of the Clear Mounted Rubber Stamps and the great storage reel me back in! Oh Well! I've decided to do both for right now. What about you? Don't forget to leave a comment, you might just be surprised!


  1. All my new stamp sets will be clear mount. I LOVE them. I'm seriously considering converting my older wood sets to clear too.

    Thank you Stampin' Up! for giving us an option.

  2. You know, I do like the clear stamps because you do get to see where you are stamping; however, I tire of finding the right block that fits and it is even more cumbersome when you purchase from other sources that do not sell their own acrylic block. Can be quite frustrating. I have to say I must prefer the wood mounted just because of the ease of stamping. Thanks for sharing this with us. Something to ponder, isn't it?

  3. As an avid Stampin' Up buyer I have yet to switch over to the clear mounted stamps, maybe I'm just stubborn. I really prefer wood. I get that the storage is easier for clear, but the cases I feel are flimsy and the blocks are a hassle (IMHO). I'm sticking with wood for now, and if I do go to clear, it would just be for word stamps as I do like the ease of stamping your phrase exactly where you want it :)

    - Elizabeth ( -

  4. I'm like you!! I will do both for now.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. I love the clear mount and just recently started converting my whole collection over.


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