Friday, 4 April 2014

Find Out About Friday - How to Get Even More from Your Blessed Easter Stamp from Stampin' Up!

For this week's Find Out About Friday I am going to share a quick tip I have found myself sharing with a few lovely Customers at recent events - they have loved the look of the Blessed Easter Stamp from Stampin' Up! but have not wanted to purchase a stamp that they will only use a few times a year.  
Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator shows you how to get more uses from your Blessed Easter Stamps
Is it the same for you?  Love the Tulips, can think of lots of things you would make with the Tulips, but don't really make or send that many Easter Cards or Gifts to justify having it in your collection?
Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator shows you how to get more uses from your Blessed Easter Stamps
Well, today I am here to help you find a way around that, since I fell in love with the Tulips but wanted to be able to use them for more than just Easter Cards.  When you have a Stamp which has both words and an image you have two main options when it comes to using the image without the words.  You can mask the words when you ink up the image by placing a post it note or some washi tape over it before you ink it and then removing the mask before you stamp (you don't want to know how many times I have forgotten that!).  This is a good option if the greeting is in a straight line and you are going to want to use it at least as often as you are not going to want to.

Your second option is the one I have been sharing with those customers recently.  If the stamps are wood mount stamps, such as the Blessed Easter Stamps you need to do this before you use them for the first time.  You are going to separate the greeting and the image.  This is a good option when you are going to want to use the image and the greeting seperately more often than you are going to want to use them as they are on the original stamp, or when the greeting is not in a straight line.

Let me show you. This is how the Blessed Easter Stamps come.
Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator shows you how to get more uses from your Blessed Easter Stamps

Carefully cut away the greeting using small straight cuts - you want to make sure you are not left with any rubber which does not have it's foam backing.  Your stamp will look like this.
Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator shows you how to get more uses from your Blessed Easter Stamps

Then simply mount the remaining image stamp on one side of the wooden block and the greeting on the other.  Now you are good to go.
Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator shows you how to get more uses from your Blessed Easter Stamps

Should you want to use the stamp in it's original configuration you still can - just use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to accurately place the greeting.

You can purchase the Blessed Easter Stamp here and the Stamp-a-ma-jig here

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux - Stampin' Up! in UK, Nederlands, Österreich, Deutschland & France.  Top Demonstrator.  Buy Stampin' Up! at www.bekka.stampinup.net Card Making and Scrapbooking Supplies or start your own Stampin' Up! business. Join Stampin' Up! here
To purchase the items used to make these project visit my on line store at www.bekka.stampinup.net or clicking on the highlighted item above.


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