Stampers Q&A: Wood Mount? Clear Mount?

I received the following email from one of my readers –

Question: Hi Susan,  I recently discovered your blog and really like all the cards and tutorials.  I have a question about the stamps.  Why are they listed with 2 different prices and what does the WM and CM mean?  Thanks!  

Answer:  Since Stampin' Up! started offering Clear Mount Stamps in January 2010, the catalogs now list them with 2 different order numbers, each with a different price.  

The traditional wood mount stamps are listed as WM and the clear mount stamps are listed as CM.  The wood mount or WM stamp sets include a separate wood block for each stamp.  There are a few sets (usually alphabets) listed as "double-mounted" which means that you mount 2 stamps onto one block, one on each side, to save you space and money.

The clear mount or CM stamp sets do not include blocks which is why they are lower priced. CM stamps are packaged in a DVD size case which is a real space saver!  Our awesome Clear Mount Blocks are sold separately because you only need one set regardless of how many CM stamps you own, which saves you money!

You can find my video showing how to mount each type HERE

Information about the Clear Mount Blocks can be found HERE.

Other information about the clear mount stamps HERE and HERE.

To view the complete selection of Clear Mount stamp sets, click HERE. 

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