Yesterday I was had a day off of work. My plan was to stamp all day, but DH was home too so you know my plans went flying out the window. I did have a chance to re-ink my Stampin' pads. I thought that some of you out there might like to know the steps I take when cleaning and re-inking my pads.
Here are easy steps to make your Stampin' pads look BRAND new.
- First I wipe the container down inside and out with a rag that I have sprayed with my Stampin’ Mist.
- Next I trim the frayed threads around the edges of my ink pad. Quality pads are made of fabric not felt. Of course Stampin’ UP! ink pads are made of fabric not felt. Those little threads seem to soak up the ink, so make sure you trim them.
- Now the fun part. I run my re-inker over the pad squeezing the ink out in a zig-zagged pattern both length wise and width wise. I check to see how fast the ink soaks into a pad. If it vanishes quickly, I do it again. If the ink sits on top for a bit before soaking in I stop.
- The last thing I do is wipe everything down with my rag again.
See easy peazy. I wish I had taken before and after pictures, but I forgot. I do have to say that I must use Old Olive and Chocolate Chip A LOT!! Both of those pads were in sorry shape, but now they look brand new. If you take care of your Stampin' pads they will last forever.