How to Clean the Stampin’ Scrub from Stampin’ Up!

If you’re wondering how to clean your Stampin’ Scrub pads when they get inky, here’s a quick lesson for you.

If you already have a Stampin’ Scrub from Stampin’ Up!, you probably love it because it makes cleaning stamps sooo easy!  Just spritz one pad with Stampin’ Mist, rub the stamp back and forth across the pad, then do the same on the dry pad.  I mark one side with tape to show me which is the wet side.

Stampin' Scrub from Stampin' Up! for the easy way to clean stamps

The pads pick up ink, and sooner or later it’s time to clean them.  How do you know?  After you rub the stamp on the dry pad, stamp it on some white scratch paper.  If the pads are getting dirty, you’ll see a faint image on the paper.

Inky residue left on stamp after cleaning with Stampin' Scrub with dirty pads

The pads are easy to cleanThe Stampin’ Up! website says the pads are removable for cleaning, but I recommend against that.  I found that my pads got warped and didn’t fit back in the case very well.  Plus the little plastic tabs that hold them in place got broken when I tried to wrestle the pads back in place

Just put the entire Stampin’ Scrub in the sink and flush with a strong stream of water.  A spray nozzle works best if you have one.  Be sure to clean both pads, as even the dry pad picks up ink.

Clean Stampin' Scrub pads without removing from the case, in sink with strong stream of water.

You can let the pads drip in the sink for a bit.

Let the Stampin' Scrub drip in sink for a bit

Then put several layers of paper towels on top of some newspaper, and lay the Stampin’ Scrub pad side down on the papers.

Place Stampin' Scrub on paper towels for several hours

Leave them alone for several hours or overnight.  You can see that the paper towels help pull even more ink out of the pads. 

Ink from Stampin' Scrub is absorbed by paper towels

Let them dry, and you’re ready to get your stamps really clean again.  There will be much less residue left behind by those inky pads.

If you don’t have the Stampin’ Scrub yet, order one from the online Stampin’ Up! store using this link:

That’s it!  Now you know how to clean your Stampin’ Scrub!

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4 Responses to How to Clean the Stampin’ Scrub from Stampin’ Up!

  1. Kathleen Chabot February 16, 2017 at 8:09 am #

    I like the idea of not having to wrestle with the pads to get them out and back in. I’m wondering if some moisture would not remain underneath the pads, which could mildew.

    • Sage February 16, 2017 at 8:09 pm #

      I haven’t found that to be a problem, Kathleen. Of course I live in a dry climate, but when it’s monsoon season here, it can stay humid for several weeks. Even then, I’m not aware of any mildew.

  2. Kathleen Chabot February 16, 2017 at 8:58 pm #

    Thanks, Sage, I’ll give it a try. Thanks for all the helpful tips!

    • Sage February 17, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

      Let me know how it works for you!

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