Continuous Stamp Wheel

Reviewed: Fiskars Continuous Stamp Wheel

  • The Continuous Stamp Wheel was designed for just that: a continuous pattern to decorate bags, cards, scrapbooking pages, wrapping paper etc. without re-inking your stamp.
  • It is easy to insert the ink cartridge and clear stamp sheet.
  • A variety of colors of ink cartridges are available.
  • A variety of clear stamp sheets are available.

Drawbacks:

  • The ink cartridge does not ink the stamp sheet evenly or continuously no matter how many times you roll the stamp sheet on scrap paper.
  • The wheel itself is awkward to hold.
  • The wheel is $12.99.

The Fiskars Continuous Stamp Wheel gets a “red” light.  Because of its inconsistency and its awkward handling, I find that I never choose to use it.

 

Reviewed: Martha Stewart Stamp Around The Page

Stamp Around the Page

  • The “stamp around the page” set works like the Martha Stewart “punch around the page” punches.
  • The the step-by-step instructions are very clear.
  • You need only one stamp base as the templates are interchangeable.
  • The starter set contains 6 stamps (three designs) which include corner and border of each design.
  • You may purchase different design stamps separate from the stamp base.
  • The stamp block (included in the starter set) may be used repeatedly as the stamps are clear cling.

Drawback:

  • The paper must always be cut into 2-inch increments, i.e., 6″ x 6″, 8″ x 8″, 4″ x 6″, 6″ x 8″ etc.  I find this to be a little bit limiting.

The Martha Stewart “Stamp Around the Page” set gets a “green” light.  The ease of use, various stamp patterns and the consistency of the product makes it fun, quick and easy to use.