Saturday, February 9, 2008

Mounting Die Cut Stamps...so easy peasy!


You know how you know something, but then you forget about it and then when you remember you're like, "OH YES! I forgot about that???" That is exactly the way I felt today. I *knew* that my Sale-a-Bration sets were already die cut, but I forgot. So tonight, after being cranky, I decided to cut out and mount the stamps I got yesterday. I get out the Craft and Rubber scissors (fabulous, by the way)and my little junk bowl for the rubber and park it. When I open the box, I squealed, "YES!". I don't actually mind cutting and mounting the stamps. I find it kind of relaxing, plus I have the really good scissors which make it a breeze. I am usually parked in the recliner watching t.v. and it flies by. But tonight, I mounted a set in about 60 seconds flat and that includes stopping to take the photos.

Here's how it goes....This happens to be my favorite SAB set, So Many Scallops.

First, take out the rubber. Notice the special pretty purple color for Sale-a-Bration...

Next, punch out the image. It's so easy, I can do it with one hand while taking a photo with the other hand.
Punch out the rest of images.
Voila! (Hey, that's a stamp set name!) Image is ready to be mounted. Peel off the paper backing to reveal the sticky side.

Center your image and stick it on the wood block. Repeat with the rest of the images.

Now, take out your sticker sheet. Each image has it's own precut sticker, plus there's a label for the end of your clear box.Peel off one sticker at a time. Since they're already cut, it's a breeze. Center it on the top of your block and stick it on. Get it straight, cuz they're hard to peel off after you've stuck them once!
Doesn't this look nice?
Repeat with the other blocks and stickers and here's what you end up with.

And here's the back...

How easy was that? Now you just have one more reason to place an order of $50 or more to get this set or one of the others for free this month during Sale-a-Bration!

What about the mounting the stamp sets in the Spring-Summer Collection that are *not* die cut? I'll post that tomorrow!

One last thing....if you want to use these SAB sets and try them out, come to my workshop on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. We'll not only be using SAB sets, but other new ones from the Spring-Summer Collection as well. Send me an email if you want to come! Space is limited to 10 participants. :)

7 comments:

Melzie said...

I admit- I love it when the stamps are precut-- so nice!! :) I wait to cut mine, and then do it during a movie or something, LOL!! :)

Jean aka AZstampcrazy said...

Gotta love those precuts, I don't like cuttin the rubba much anymore.

Sue at StampnDaly said...

nice tutorial to promote sale-a-bration

Nardi said...

What a neat way to promote SAB. Very clear instructions. How I wish we had that set in our SAB over in Oz.

Lastel said...

Gotta love the precut stamps , wish SU! would do that for all their stamps . Great tutorial !

Aimee said...

I love the diecut and my poor scissors have not had to mount a set in a month... my next order has a set to mount so I don't get too out of practice.

Suzy said...

Oh how fantastic - I didnt know SAB were like this too! I have this set on the way - so excited now! Great pics you make such lovely cards!