Stampbusters Episode 1: Flossing?

Have you seen Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel?  Jamie, Adam and a fearless team test myths to see if they are really real or fiction.

Sometimes I read stamping tips and wonder if they really work or not.  I recently read that using Dental Floss will remove pictures that were glued to pages in a photo album.  So I thought I would test it to see if it could take up our stuck on Designer papers and card stocks.  (Doesn’t that just burn your britches when you try to loosen a crooked piece of paper and it ruins your entire project?!)

So, could it be true?  Here are the questions I wanted answers to:

1. Will floss loosen thin designer paper AND leave it dent free and like new to use again?

2.  Will it loosen adhesive that has been stuck on and cured for over a year?

3.  Will it work to loosen all types of adhesives?

Here is the video of my findings:

Unlike the myths they bust on the show, you CAN try these techniques at home!

*7 out of 10 stampers recommend mint flossing your cards daily

Next  time I’ll put blender pen refill recipes to the test! Do they really work as well as a new blender pen or is it a waste of time?

Got anything else for the Stampbuster?  Drop me an email!


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10 Responses to Stampbusters Episode 1: Flossing?

  1. Kat says:

    That’s great. I just happen to be watching Mythbusters as I blog surf.

  2. Britiney says:

    I LOVE this technique! YES!! It works, and I’ve definitely used this technique – just yesterday at my stamp-a-stack class in fact. One of my customers decided after sticking everything down to her card that she wanted something stamped on the base of the card. I actually have a small container of floss in my apron pocket and one in the bag I use to carry thing to workshops so I always have one handy. I also tell my customers that as a bonus, their cards are minty fresh! My customers always think I’m a goddess when I show them that trick. I think my Creative Memories consultant taught me. It works like a charm! I LOVE the stampbusters idea! Can’t wait to see what you do next!

  3. Tonya says:

    You are so funny! I love the “spoof” on MythBusters. Great job, and great idea. I definitely have some pictures in some OLD albums that I need to remove. I’ll give this a shot! Thanks a bunch!

  4. Jessica says:

    That’s really good to know! And I look forward to your blender pen test.

    What about testing homemade stamp cleaner recipes?

  5. Amanda Peters says:

    I love mythbusters, i think jamie is the epitome of the strong and siletn type and adam is more like a puppy dog so do you reject your reality and substitute with your own he he

    maybe matt could wear a beret and stand strong and silently in hte back ground!!

    great tip thanks for proving they work

  6. Susan says:

    Love this idea! My sons are addicted to Mythbusters, so I loved the stampbusters idea. Have you tried using UnDu Adhesive Remover? I’ve used it with photos and it is great. I don’t know how it would work with paper to paper, but I think a combo of UnDu and floss would be great. Thanks for the tip. I will add floss to my already overflowing carrybox of supplies!

  7. Pat says:

    Wow! How amazing is that! Who comes up with these cool ideas? Thanks for going to the trouble of doing the research and explaining how it works and doesn’t. You’ve saved me a lot of time. I can hardly wait to see what’s next.

  8. Kim says:

    Love your take on Mythbusters! I was doing a class one night and one of my girls glued a piece of DSP to cardstock with Sticky Strip in completely the wrong place. We used the Dental Floss trick and was able to save it—with Sticky Strip no less!

    I have made a point to share this one with all of my customers and whenever I am doing a class I keep dental floss at hand.

    I am looking forward to more episodes of “stamp busters” and am going to start thinking right now of ideas I want to see you “bust”…lol! Thanks Linda!

  9. Nan says:

    Linda, Thanks so much for showing us this great tip! I think I had heard about using floss to get old photos out of books, but I hadn’t thought to use it on other things.

    A tip I’ll share with you is to use your Heat Tool to loosen adhesive also. It works especially well for DSP and whisper white/very vanilla cardstock (which always seem to tear when you try to remove them). Just heat up the item & gently pull while it’s still hot. (It’s also great when you need to open an envelope you sealed too quickly!) I haven’t tried it with the Tombow Multi-Adhesive, but I will now.

  10. Erica Fields says:

    WHOW! I had forgotten about using this tip. I always kept a length of fishing ‘string’ nearby. But its kinda’ wiry and never stays put. How easy peasy is it to just keep a mini container of floss instead. And why not mnt. Many dentists give these away when you get your annual cleaning. Mine usually collects dust in the bottom of my purse.
    It will be fun to see what else you have up your sleeve.

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