Monday, September 13, 2010

Stamp surgery



One of my favorite things to do is to take Stampin' Up! wheels and turn them into separate stamps, especially when there is a wheel with lots of great sentiments on it. I have the Friendly Words jumbo wheel cut up into separate stamps, and I adore it. I use it all the time.

Here's another one. The new Jolly Jingles jumbo wheel just arrived at my house today, and it was destined to be cut up from the very start. You can see above what I had when I started the process. And here's what I got after I was finished, and all for the amazing price of $8.50! Eighteen holiday stamps! This wheel did require a lot more careful cutting than some I've done in the past. There were at least twenty different spots that were tight enough that I had to use a craft knife instead of scissors to get in between the words. But I love this set and can't wait to use it.

14 comments:

Monica-FC said...

how cool, I love this idea. thank you for sharing this so much.,

Suni said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I'm pretty new to stamping and don't have any wheels yet...now I can see another way that I would use them and like you I think having them as separate stamps would work out great!

Anonymous said...

this would be a good way for me to get sentiment stamps and the cost manageable.i have plenty of images but am lacking in sentiments.thanks for great ideas
br3n

IamDerby said...

Wow that looks way more useful now.

Texas JennyWren said...

Do you mount them onto anything special? How do you use them when you stamp? Thanks for sharing this GREAT idea!!

Chris Simon said...

The rubber is mounted on EZ Mount (foam that's sticky on one side and clingy on the other). To use them, just stick the clingy side on an acrylic block, then remove when finished.

Courtney Johnston said...

Oh my goodness! What a great idea! I would be afraid to mess them up!

Mariana said...

OMG this is pure genius!! I am seeing this wheels in a whole new way now!!

Rene said...

Nice job--and now you have tons of holiday sayings!

JulieHRR said...

BRILLIANT!!! I just might get back into those wheels again, thanks to you! ;)

Miki said...

Fabulous!! I have a hostess club meeting tonight. Guess what I'm going to get.. Thanks for the idea, Chris~!!!


Michelle

emarci said...

How do you get the labels on the stamps? Thanks!

Chris Simon said...

Here's the link to an earlier post I did which shows how I index the back of the foam:
http://colorfulom.blogspot.com/2008/01/quick-demo-of-unmounting-stamp.html

Amalia said...

I would love to see the other wheels you have done this with. what a great idea!