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Clear Photopolymer Stamps
We strongly believe in being a responsible company and preserving our resources. In doing so, our clear stamps and papercraft products are biodegradable and can be land filled without restriction. Our stamps have NO pthalates, latex, lead or any other unfriendly materials that could be hazardous to your health or the health of the environment. We also participate in a recycling program which insures very little of the materials used to produce our papercraft products and stamps are disposed.
Once you’ve placed your order and your package has arrived, your first impulse is to dig right in and start stamping. But before you start stamping, we encourage you to condition your stamps. This step will remove any residual residue from the stamps that may have occurred during the manufacturing process. The residue is a soapy substrate that is not harmful, but could impact your first impressions. Think of it like the film you get on dishes in the dishwasher if you don’t get a good rinse cycle.
To condition your stamps, simply take an eraser and gently rub it across the surface of your stamps. To remove the eraser lint from your stamps clean them with clear stamp cleaner spray (designed specifically to clean and recondition your stamps with every use) and rub them clean on a scrubber pad. Once conditioned, your stamps are prepped and ready for endless hours of stamping. If you ever find that your stamps are losing their cling, give them a quick rinse with warm soapy water, and pat dry. This will remove any residue, dust, etc. and restore their ability to cling to a clear block.
Get started taking proper care of your stamps with our Stamp Conditioning Kit that can be purchased [here].
You will love getting inky with Clear and Simple Stamps Hybrid Inks!
Our inks are designed to work with our clear photopolymer stamps and are truly the best of both worlds: fast drying ink like a dye ink, with the rich color of a pigment ink. Our inks are safe to use with alcohol ink markers, and have been selected as a “Must Have Ink” by Paper Crafts & Scrapbook magazine. They perform beautifully, allowing for quite a bit of saturation to layer your colors.
With (46) colors to choose from, you have a vibrant rainbow of colors available to you through our complete Signature Color Collection. Each Hybrid Ink pad does have refill ink available so that you can refresh your colors as you use them.
Add the complete hybrid ink Signature Color Collection to your stash and receive a free File It: CSS Color 2 stamp set to help create a fun color catalog to keep track of your Clear and Simple Stamps hybrid inks.
At Clear and Simple Stamps we love good quality paper, and want to bring you only the best. Our love of stationery paired with our commitment to the environment has produced a beautiful line of papercraft products to include cardstock and envelopes made from renewable contents.
Our paper comes from mills that practice responsible, sustainable forestry while manufacturing the highest quality paper products on the market. These mills are powered by renewable energy sources, and our paper products are made of 100% recycled content with 30% PCW (post-consumer waste). We are very committed to incorporating environmentally aware practices into our daily crafting.
We provide 80lb cardstock available as part of our Signature Color Collection. Along with, coordinating envelopes in standard stationery sizes of A2, which fits a 4.25” x 5.5” card, and A4 , which fits a 3.5” x 5” card.
All of our color coordinated paper products are made in the USA.
We offer a unique line of metal dies created specifically for Clear and Simple Stamps. Our signature dies are made in America from 100% steel. Each die is crafted to work in most popular die cutting machines for both personal and professional use. Each die or set of dies is shipped with a custom storage envelope. Those dies that coordinate with stamp sets can be stored directly in the stamp storage case with the stamps for easy accessibility.
When working with the your CSS dies, you will notice tiny vent holes. These holes are designed to help provide an easy release of the material once a shape has been cut. Many dies will come in a nested format which will require that they are broken apart or cut with wire cutters to separate the dies.
*Please take careful note of our warning label for all metal dies:
Choking Hazard, small parts enclosed. Keep away from children. Content(s) not a toy. Possible rough or sharp edges, please handle with care.
Tools & Supplies
Simple Adhesive is our durable double-sided craft adhesive, which is available in a range of sizes to include:
Clear Blocks are essential tools in stamping with our signature clear stamps. We offer (2) sets of clear blocks to fit almost every size stamp you can imagine available as Clear Block Set A and Clear Block Set B, which includes oversized blocks to accommodate our larger background images.
The Stamp Conditioning Kit includes the basic items to clean keep your clear stamps nicely condition and clean. The kit, which you can purchase [here], includes a bottle of our Stamp Cleaner for cleaning, a Double Scrubber Pad to wipe and dry your stamps after cleaning, and a white latex-free eraser for conditioning new stamps. You may also purchase the Stamp Cleaner and Scrubber Pads separately.
We encourage you to shop your favorites, get a little inky, and create your heart out!