Sunday, August 2, 2009

Simple Birthday Wishes - Cupcake stamp from Stampin' Up!

In my post yesterday I mentioned that I'd be sharing a tip with you today on how to mount your simple birthday wishes stamp. This is a large background sized stamp that is designed for quick and easy birhtday kids thank you notes - and adapts to lots other uses! It's the "ice cream" in the card a post down and was the stamp I featured in a card front swap I did a while back. The frosting on my swap card was done using the shaving cream technique - how fun! I made a stencil out of acetate so the sharving cream would stay only on the frosting.
Anyway, when I got this stamp, I knew I wouldn't always want the words appearing on the "wrapper" part of my stamped image. I like to paper piece alot and this wrapper just begs to be pieced. Knowing it woudn't see too much love if I had to use the marker to ink around the wrapper, I decided on a specialty mount. Before I took the protective paper off the sticky foam, I used my kraft knife to carefully cut around the inside of the wrapper to remove the words. Then I put this piece aside and peeled off the backing from ONLY the cupcake piece to mount on the wood block. By leaving the protective paper on the sticky foam, you can easily put it in or take it out to stamp! Cool huh?



Handcrafted By Dawn said...

What a neat idea! Wish I had found this tip before I mounted mine the traditional way. Oh well, I may be unmounting and cutting because like you my stamp does not get the use it should by having to use markers. Thanks for the tip!!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

well, aren't you clever!