Tired of your glue stamp pads drying up as hard as a brick? Have a sudden inspiration, have the stamp, the glue and the glitter, but no glue pad? Just don’t want to pay $5 for a pad with a quarter’s worth of glue in it?
Then just make it yourself.
Everybody has a dried up old stamp pad, most likely in a color they didn’t like much in the first place, put it to use.
First, make sure the stamp pad is WATER SOLUABLE, this is mucho important. It will say so on the lid.
Now, with your craft sheet (Reynolds Freezer Paper) on your work surface, spritz it down with water until it just short of dripping wet. Be careful this is where you have potential to make a big mess.
Next squeeze out about one-half teaspoon of WATER SOLUBLE glue such as Aleene’s Tacky Glue (know as The Universal Solvent around here) directly onto the pad.
Now moosh the glue in with a paper towel, put the lid on the pad and let it sit for a couple of hours.
And you’ve got a glue pad, for less than a quarter’s worth of glue.
Always remember to clean up with warm water quickly. If the glue does dry on your stamp, you can peel it out of there, but that’s no fun.
Now get out your favorite stamps and glitter it up. Here I used the Close To My Heart Dream Big stamp set to dress up some Valentine’s Day cards I’m working on.
If your pad gets a bit too gluey, just spritz it down with some water.
Old dried-up stamp pad
Aleene’s Tacky Glue