Added note: Julie Buhler (http://www.paperpleasing.typepad.com/) has posted how she unmounts her stamps so check out her blog. I wrap my wood blogs all the way around with packing tape so my stamps come off easily with a tug. If you don't wrap all the way around, there are 2 options:
1. tear the rubber off, leaving the foam and place on "cling" mounted sheets
2. place in the microwave at 5 second intervals, and pull stamp off (be care: wood will be HOT and don't put in too long!!!)
Once you have removed the stamps, donate the wood to a craft/scrap place, you would be amazed what people can do with acrylic paints and small wood blocks.........
OK - do you like the Acrylic Blocks yet? Here's a comparison of 8 Wood mount stamp sets vs 8 CD's full of the same amount of stamps sets...basically you save 50% in space. As demonstrators, we are seeing the "light". I LOVE IT! I've also done a comparison with all the acrylics out there: SU is the best: feels the best, and priced well. Be careful if you use those that are really "inexpensive" because they are thin and difficult to stamp with.............
And here is the same comparison with the Punches - the 3 Black punches are standing up along side the new style collapsible punches - wowsa............!!!!!
Here's another tip: I got my SU Exclusive Milk Carton Die and the first thing I do is apply a label so I can have the cut paper size. I am so glad it requires half a sheet of 8-1/2" x 11 " CS. By marking this, I don't have to measure it each time I am going to use it.
In addition, I use the white gel pen to mark the die cut lines so I can properly line up the paper without having too much waste (just in case the paper has a small cut corner.).
That's all I have to share today...............am in the process of converting some of my favorite stamps to use the new acrylics...........that's a job!!!