When Justin was in town a month ago, he helped me to move things around in my craft room so that my Big Shot now sits right next to my stamping space. Before Justin forced me to move it there, I would walk across the Fungeon to the “Big Shot Table” to die cut or framelit crop or texture emboss. This simple change to my work space explains why I’m using my Big Shot now more than ever. Today is not an exception.
You have left some great comments about my Typeset Alphabet Bigz holiday celebration cards (Christmas Joy and Halloween Boo), but I’m not ready to put my Typeset Alphabet dies away just yet. Today, I am sharing two quick and easy cards I made with a stamp I cropped from the Typeset Alphabet Bigz die. I’ll share the cards and then tell you how you can crop your own stamps with the die. Here are my cards and new stamps:
The “K” and the “&” are inked onto these cards with stamps I cropped from the Typeset Alphabet die. I want to share the individual cards with you:
A quick and easy, personalized note card. I plan to make and mail a lot of these cards – what a wonderful way to use up all that beautiful DSP! I know the Top Note Bigz Die covers a lot of the DSP, but there’s just enough poking around the sides to be beautiful.
Elegant sentiments. The ampersand, paired with Modern Medley Designer Series Paper, is an elegant and modern way to congratulate a newly married couple. Pair it with something soft and subtle, and you have a perfect “welcome baby” card, huh?
How to crop a stamp from the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die
After you mount your stamps, you are left with a bunch of leftover rubber, right? Well, I hope you aren’t just throwing that away. That’s quality Stampin’ Up! stamping rubber with adhesive – don’t just toss it in the trash! Here’s the leftover space from one of my sets:OK, so that’s not a wonderful example – you won’t find a lot of excess rubber on all of your stamp sets – unless you want to crop an “I” or an “L”. Now, check out the excess rubber from Festive Flurry:That’s a lot of leftover rubber – no reason to waste it.
Here are the simple steps to creating your own stamps with Bigz dies:
Find excess rubber from your current stamps. You know you are hoarding it – you don’t know why you are keeping it, but you are. Here’s a chance to use it. Yippee!
- Cut just enough of the rubber to fit over the shape you want to crop – if you are careful and fastidious, you can really get a lot of letters out the rubber piece shown above.
- The Big Shot sandwich looks like this (bottom-to-top): cutting plate, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die (black foam piece facing up), trimmed rubber piece (red rubber facing up), cutting plate.
- It’s going to be a tight fit to get this sandwich through the Big Shot, but it works because the stamp compresses as needed.
- Clear mount stamps are different from wood-mount stamps – just so you know.
- Before pealing back the adhesive strip on the back of the cutouts, I inked them with Jet Black StazOn and pressed the wood onto the inked image.
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