When the new 2018-2019 Stampin' UP! catalog came out I was very excited about a stamp set called "Make a Difference." This
143-piece photopolymer alpha and numeric set consists of both script and block fonts to form your own names, words and personalized sentiments. When I first saw the set, my initial thought was that the calligraphy gods had answered my prayers! Why learn to write it, when I could now stamp it!? Line up the name, address, city and state on my fancy schmancy,
brand-spankin' new Stamparatus (the very same one I said I'd never buy), ink it up and Voila!
Perfectly addressed mailing envelopes. Every. Single. Time.
My "Voila!" was very, very short lived. . .
You see, here on SSG, life isn't always rainbows and unicorns. Sometimes I burn the cupcakes and need a mental health day.
I'm real like that.
So. . . it didn't take me more than three letters to figure out just how small these stamps are.
I'd like to think I have delicate, gentle and precisely perfect princess fingers, but, as it turns out,
both my fingers AND my patience suck. The plus side of photopolymer is that the stamps stick to everything.
The down side of photopolymer is that the stamps stick to e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g; the case they come in, my fingers, and even the tweezers I used to "ease" the entire layout process.
I failed to consider the actual size of each individual letter stamp, or, the likely scenario of losing a letter. Or two, or ten. And that was just when I used them. What would happen in a class? That little itty-bitty comma is going to survive 14 ladies, 28 hands and 140 fingers at stamp camp? Not in this lifetime.
I think that I had such high hopes and future ideas for this stamp set that I am even more disappointed to be returning it.
What are your thoughts? Would you purchase or use a stamp set that has this many small pieces in it?
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