So. Stamps.... you stamp them onto patterned paper and then cut them out? Really? That easy?

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Posted 2/15/2013 by hilsmom in General Scrappin'

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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:01:54 AM
I have gotten Papercrafts magazine for years, and have finally noticed that a lot of the designers stamp black outline images onto patterned paper and cut them out to use as embellishments. This has me wondering what all I have in my stamp stash that could be used for this? I know it's probably a common thing to do for most of you, but what an "ah-ha" moment for ME. My stamps go so neglected because I hate coloring them in!

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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:05:18 AM
I hadn't really thought much of this, but actually scrapped a page last night with that in mind. I stamped flowers on patterned paper, and then cut them out. A little pen lining around the flowers' edges haphazardly really gave them a more crafty feel and they look great! I too am going to pull out my stamps and see what else I can do with them.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:09:37 AM
I rarely color in my stamps on a page, although I will for cards. I love stamping an image on a piece of paper or cardstock, fussy cutting it, and sticking it on my page. Or sometimes I'll stamp it right on my background page.

For example, the map image in this LO is from a Hero Arts/Studio Calico set. I stamped it on scrap paper and just fussy cut it out (the stamp is already a circle).

Here is a LO that I stamped directly on the background paper.

Here's another one. I stamped my title directly on the page and I stamped some journaling spots then cut them out.

There are probably more examples in my gallery. Have fun using your stamps!


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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:16:03 AM
Do it all the time. When buying stamps I look for images I can stamp and cut out.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:19:34 AM
here are a couple more examples I found in my gallery:

Stamped, cut, and matted a calendar stamp

Stamped title and champagne glasses


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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:19:56 AM
If you have time, you should check out these videos. She does a lot of cute paper piecing and embellishment making using stamps:




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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:32:02 AM
I do this too, gives you a bit more mileage out of them, and the ability to co-ordinate with your layout too. I've seen some really cute ideas with Lawn Fawn stamps that people have just used paper as the colour, inspired me to try more.


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Posted: 2/15/2013 12:05:05 PM
Have you seen these new stamps by Allison Kreft?!? I think you could do so many adorable things with them They would be perfect for this!

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Posted: 2/15/2013 12:36:24 PM
I've done that. A kind of paper piecing if you want to stamp on different papers and then cut parts out and layer them.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 1:22:44 PM
I learned that technique at a stamp store years ago (the stamp store has been out of business for years now), but I hardly ever do it. I just have in the back of my mind that it's one option for coloring. I actually find coloring with markers easier than cutting all the little pieces of pattern paper though.

I thought that technique is what you meant, but I see a lot of replies before mine reference directly stamping an image onto a background, or stamping the image, fussy cutting it out, but not adding any additional color. I do that a lot too.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 1:29:33 PM
I love paper piecing with my stamps an PP. it is also fun to emboss images and color with watercolor paints to cut out.


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Posted: 2/15/2013 3:23:27 PM
I recommended both Jennifer Gallagher's series here and on blog, and Nichol M's here- both totally rock stamping on their pages! Free past series here and one free current one in Jen's blog.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 4:26:09 PM
Note to self:: Use stamps more!

This would deffinately come in handy when I'm struggling to find embellishments, which is often

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Posted: 2/15/2013 4:56:21 PM
Yes, it's really fun and easy to do! I am not big into coloring large stamped images, either. Too lazy & I'm not very good at it, anyways, so I try to buy images where I don't have to do that.

I don't have a lot of examples in my gallery, but this card uses stamping on patterned paper for the lady's dress: Thank You Card

And this mini album has very simple stamping throughout - just ocher ink on white cardstock, for the most part: Sunshine Mini Album

(the "Things I Love" and yellow flower in the above photo are stamped)

It's a quick and easy way to add a subtitle, or an embellishment. Die cut them into shapes, add pop dots, ink the edges & you can make all kinds of cool embellishments.


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Posted: 2/15/2013 5:04:31 PM
I'm with you. Most of my stamps go unused because I too hate coloring them in. I've seen them used in that way, but I have yet to try it.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:48:10 PM
Whew! Busy day and I am just now getting back to this one!

I have continued browsing, and decided that most of my actual use will probably come from things that don't require so much layering, or from larger images. I sucked at playing with scissors in kindergarten, and haven't improved much since!

I still don't stamp very often directly onto a layout. I have really never been happy with it when I have done it. Of course I still have had no luck with mists either! Perhaps I am artistically challenged?

This does sound like a really good project to play around with later this week, though. We are expecting rain here, and a girl has to keep busy, right?

ETA: 6x6 paper pads! Holy Cow! (forehead smack going on here) I have a TON of those. They have those adorable tiny patterns that would work great for this!

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