Let’s dive in today with a huge essential product: my Stampin' Scrub Pad.
Back when I first started stamping in 2009, I didn't know how to clean to stamps. I simply washed them off in the sink. Not so great... Then I read about the baby wipes method. Okay that worked, but this was in the between my kids time. I just didn't want to keep buying baby wipes. Then I bought some liquid stamp cleaner and used that with paper towels. It was okay if I was just stamping one image, but if I wanted to do a lot, my method was extremely inefficient. Finally, I was clued into the scrub pad from a SU demo. Hallelujah! This thing is a life saver!
Product Description: Basically the pad is a plastic case that contains two scrub pad pieces (think a doormat). One side is labeled with raindrops, the other with an umbrella. You spray some cleaning solution onto the raindrop (wet) side and scrub your stamp. You then scrub your stamp on the umbrella (dry) side. Abracadabra! You have a clean stamp. This is great when stamping a lot or using multiple stamps. When the pad gets dry, simply spray more solution.
After a fair amount of usage, you'll notice that the stamps aren't cleaning very easily. When this happens, it's time to clean your pad. Simply run your pad under water until the water runs clear. Prop up the pad to dry. Simple solution. I usually clean my pad once a week or two weeks depending on the amount of stamping I've done.
My Choice Brand(s): Stampin' Up sells a great scrub pad and cleaning solution (even refills). This is my one and only choice for scrub pad. It works great and is cost effective.