I Should Have Done This Ages Ago!!

Vinyl tablecloth with Acrylic block

I am not sure if you can see in the first picture the piece of vinyl draped over the acrylic block, but it is the neatest thing since sliced bread!! That’s the saying right. Anyway, if you want your cling stamps to stick to your acrylic blocks be sure to read on!

Edited to add: See a video of how this works.

My downline Cheryl told me about this about a year ago, but I just never got around to try it out. It is so worth it!

Now that I have raved about this vinyl, I will tell you what I did. I went to a fabric store and purchased a 1/4 yard of the lightest vinyl tablecloth they had and have been cutting them down to fit my acrylic blocks. The vinyl sticks to the block like magic and then the cling stamps stick to the vinyl.

vinyl tablecloth

They have not been popping off the blocks even with how dry it is at my house right now. The thin vinyl just stays right on my block ready for the next use.

I would recommend that you clean your block really well before your add the vinyl piece. The stamps even stay “stuck” while you are cleaning them off.

And the best thing! I got a ton of the vinyl for only 24 cents! You can’t beat that price. It is only a quarter of a yard, but it is really wide.

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26 Comments

  1. Love this idea, but can you tell me this? Do you actually have to attach the vinyl to the block in some fashion, with tape or wrapping the vinyl completely around the block till it meets back up with itself and sticks that way, or what?
    Thanks for your help and for this tip!!
    Linda 🙂

  2. Cut the vinyl to just slightly smaller than the size of the block. Just place it on the top of the block and press it on. It will cling to the block just like the cling stamps. In fact, even better.

  3. Thanks for the information. I am going to pass this on to a few of my friends. Love your website and all your cards. Thanks for posting on the net!!
    God bless you,
    Linda 🙂

  4. Did you get this at the local big-box store? And, does it work even when you have the index stickers on the stamps? That’s when I find I’m challenged – the stamps before the index stickers are on seem to stick really well.

  5. Yes, I did in the fabric area. And yes it works with the index stickers really well.

  6. OMG, Thanks for sharing this. do you mind if I share your info on my blog. I am new at this blog stuff. I will give you credit and add a link back to you.
    LMK,
    Angela

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Angela,

    No problem, you are welcome to share on your blog.

    It has been one of the best things I have done for my clear mounts.

  8. Do the cling stamps cling with their cling stickers on or just the foam?

  9. I actually made books using this kind of vinyl for storing my stamps. It never took off, no one wanted to buy them, but I made a few as gifts! lol

  10. How can you then see where you are stamping? Isn’t the point of a clear block so you know exactly where you will be stamping your image? Unless vinyl is clear I think it defeats the purpose.

  11. Hi Gayle,

    The vinyl is clear. Can you see the vinyl draped over the block on top? That is what you put on the block. You can check out my video here showing exactly how I do it. link to youtu.be

    I hope this makes sense.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

  12. Christine Miller

    Saw this on Pinterest….usually my stamps cling to the block, but not today. Thanks for a great tip that I will soon try. I was a little shocked when I looked at your blog header…we have the same name!

  13. Susan Symington

    Does it work with the new stamp pads? I’m having trouble getting the stamps to stick, the new stamp pads are so sticky it pulls them right off the block. The only think I have found to work is glue dots on the stamps.

  14. Hi Susan,

    Yes, it does work with the new pads and works just as great. It is still important to make sure the vinyl on your blocks and the back of your stamp are clean. You don’t have to clean them every time you use them, but you should clean them from time to time.

  15. Angela Brice

    As I live in the UK could I please ask you to jot down the details of this vinyl – so that I can see if we can get it in the UK. Many thanks. Angela

  16. Here are a couple of places you can find the vinyl online:

    link to denverfabrics.com

    link to onlinefabricstore.net

    • Cris(tina)

      Hi Chris. Newbie here! You have really great ideas! I’m so glad I came across your blog. I just subscribed to. Looking forward to learning new things and sharing my ideas. Thanks!!!

      • Christine Miller

        I am so glad you found my blog. If you have any questions be sure to ask.

  17. Harlene Swanson

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  18. That is soooo good, just tried it and yes it works. I will put it through a bit of hard work tmw, thank you for sharing

  19. Linda Mac Arthur

    Works like a charm!!! Thanks for sharing this!!

  20. I found this in walmart the other day. It’s great!!!!!

  21. cynthia richards

    just purchased some at JoAnn’s. I may not have gotten the lightest weight though. They were so busy that I couldn’t find anyone to help me and I’d never bought this stuff before. Is it really important that you purchase the lightest weight for sticking to the block itself purchase? I cleaned all blocks really good but am finding that its not wanting to stick to the block. I’m wondering if its the weight issue?

  22. Melinda N. Yrojo

    Thanks for the tip. That is cool

  23. Cris(tina)

    I meant to ask you if you were in Denver?

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