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Posted 1/30/2013 by looser in General Stamping

The Craft Curmudgeon

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April 2006
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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:12:49 AM
I have an on-going love affair with shapes & stamping. Recently I've found myself creating shaped projects by stamping first, then cutting out the pieces--rather than starting with a premade tag or other blank.

Here are 2 examples... one heart & masked tag.

My first step was to do a template/sketch. I drew a rectangle the size I wanted the finished tag would fit. I find that using an envelope is a good way to start for sizing. I draw an outline & then make it smaller to allow for thickness of the finished work.

Once I have my 'template' I can assemble the stamps & other items like diecuts that I'll use to shape the project. From then on it's just a matter of figuring out where to stamp &/or place the diecuts to create the shape.

For a first try I recommend starting with a non-fold project like a tag, but this is a process that works well for fold cards--including gate cards & more.

Does this process require 'thinking'? You betcha! But it can really increase your skill set for stamping & more.

If you've got examples of your own? Please share.

If you have questions? Please ask.

Daniel R. Boone


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February 2006
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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:16:24 PM
Your samples are wonderful, Daniel! I love how you do this and they are so unique! I have never done this and I would love to start trying it! Will have to make a point of doing this soon!


The Craft Curmudgeon

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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:26:06 PM
Thanx, Willy. I want to try doing a gatefold with this method. I'm feeling 'brave' at the moment...

Daniel R. Boone


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January 2012
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Posted: 1/30/2013 1:20:02 PM
I thought surely I had done this and was going to go through my gallery and post an example----but.....I haven't done this before!!! I either fussy cut the entire stamped image or had punched edges that shaped a card rather than the stamping shape the card edges!

I will have to try this some time! As you know, I like the way the bird shapes the top of that one February tag you did along with the "normal" tag edge being included.

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