Thursday, November 19, 2009

Serenity Now

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Whew, I am running around like a crazy woman today, so I think I need to take a deep breath and quote that line from Seinfeld....."serenity now"...!  LOL!  I haven't had time to stamp yet today, so I am just showing you a couple quick photos of the cards we did for my last Christmas Card Stamp Camp.  Again, I always make these cards kind of simple so that the brains aren't drained too much!

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Alas, the card on the left here looks like it has a black panel, but it is really Handsome Hunter!!

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Just a hint for using the Patterned Pines stamp set, shown on the right card:  I cut the trees apart into three separate stamps; pulled off the original foam backing and remounted them on EZMount.  Now I can use them on an acrylic block and get a lot more use from them!  Not rocket science, but I used to be afraid to cut up my stamps and do something different!  This way, I could position one tree pointing up and one pointing down on the block--they "nested" together ---and stamp them on one piece of (smaller) cardstock.    Then my customers just cut them out and layered them on the Bravo Burgundy.  I really like this color combo, too!

Well, off to my chores and hopefully some stamping later on!  Thanks for visiting today!

10 comments:

  1. Great cards and what a great idea for the PP set - I have cut up others but not this one yet .... ~chris

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  2. Great cards LeAnne! I know what you mean about being afraid to cut your stamps! When you do it by accident the first time and realize it's not ruined you get brave! Love these!!

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  3. Great cards and I like the idea of cutting the trees to be separate. I am always afraid to do that also, but this makes alot of sense. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  4. Great cards LeAnne! I love the Santa tags that make up the panel.....I'm inspired to use my tag punches again now!
    I haven't been brave enough to cut into any stamps yet, but who knows what tomorrow will bring? We've gotta live on the edge sometimes don't we? *wink*

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  5. WOWza, you've been busy!
    These are totally FABulous!

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  6. "Did you ever know that you're my SHE-ROOOOOOOOOOOW!"

    FANTASTIC!

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  7. Great class cards.
    I was always a little leary of cutting my stamps apart. I figured that SU made them how they wanted them to be used. As I expand my creativity {and borrow ideas from my talented PSFs} I cut up wheels and stamps all the time now.

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  8. Fabulous designs, LeAnne! Your customers are so lucky!

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