Sunday, November 11, 2007

Snowman Christmas Cards

More snowman cards. I love snowman Christmas cards. I have a bunch of them so I have to use them. I do need to start making "elegant" Christmas cards but it's so fun to do cute cards.
I recently bought a set of rubber stamps from this lady who converted her wood mounted rubber stamps into an unmounted system and had placed them in binders. They all have their original foam or were mounted on EZ mounts.

I paid $350 for 1000+ stamps. You're like "what! $350!!" Okay I know that's a lot but think about it. . .1000+ brand name stamps. Of that amount, there were only 2 sets of alphabet stamps. The rest were all large background stamps by SU, large and medium stamps, a few small stamps, and sentiment stamps. On top of that, the lady included 10 SU wheels and a few punches and embellishments. Honestly, it was a deal.

The stamps were all quality stamps from Stampin Up, CTMH, Penny Black, House Mouse, Hero Arts, etc. The stamps were all organized by theme, such as birthday, sentiments, Christmas, etc. This lady was selling her stamps because her daughter was diagnosed with an illness and she was raising money for the medical deductible. She was having a difficult time finding anyone to buy the stamps but I know a fabulous deal when I see one. All the stamps are BEAUTIFUL!!

I was interested in how she removed the stamps off the wood so I asked her how she did it. The lady explained to me how to easily remove the stamps and foam off the wood and still be able to retain their stickiness. It's really cool. I love it! I'm planning to convert some of my wood mounted stamps into unmounted stamps and place them in a cool binder system.

I'll take a few pictures of the stamps that were in this set, as well as the binders and post it so you can see what I bought. I'll also post a tutorial on how to remove the stamps off the wood and convert your wooden stamps into an unmounted system. It's really easy.

When the stamps are unmounted, the foam and the adhesive remains intact. . .when stamping, all you need to do is place them on an acrylic block like you would your clear stamps.

The images posted today are from of the stamps that I bought from this lady. Unfortunately, I don't know the brand of these stamps.

I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils with Gamsol as well as Prismacolor markers.

Card Details:

Stamps: Unknown, Clearly Defined (sentiment)
Paper: SU Sage Shadow, Pixie Pink
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils with Gamsol, Prismacolor Markers
Accessories: SU Crafter's Tool Kit (paper piercing), JoAnn Brads, Organdy Ribbon, DCWV scrapbook paper
Another image from the stamps I recently bought. Again, I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils with Gamsol and Prismacolor markers.

To create the corner punch, I used a 3/4" square punch and 1 3/8 square punch and cut it in half. I don't have a photo corner punch as of yet. I'm still debating whether to buy one or not.

Card Details:

Stamps: Unknown, Clearly Defined (sentiment)Paper: SU Pixie Pink, Sage Shadow, Lavender Lace, DCWV scrapbook paper
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils with Gamsol, Prismacolor Markers
Accessories: SU scallop punch, SU 1 3/8 circle punch, 3/4" and 1 3/8" square punch, SU Ticket Corner Punch, CB snowflake embossing folder, SU Crafter's Tool Kit (paper piercing)



Anonymous said...

So......are you going to share how to unmount your stamps??? :) The nice easy directions you got with this fantastic bargain??!!

BTW, I love snowmen too!! Who says Christmas has to be classy and elegant?? I think fun is great!!!!

Diane said...

I love my SU corner punch, and am really glad I bought it, but Mine don't look anydifferent than yours does. If that is not a pain in the butt to do it with the 2 punches than continue that way, and save your money for something else! Hope that helps!

Janet said...

Just an idea - but did you know that you can turn your Stampin' Up wheels into background stamps, too? Just unmount them. It is easy with an exacto knife to get you started in the seam. You can then leave them unmounted or mount them on EZ Mount for new backgrounds.

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