Customize your stamps with stamp surgery

Oct 5, 2022

Have you ever done surgery on your stamps before?

I was playing around in my craft room over the weekend and wanted to try out my new die -the split card textures die that’s in the annual catalogue on page 174. But the stamp set didn’t work for my project. I needed to perform stamp surgery. A little more on how I did that later in my blog.

Who doesn’t love dies that create a little bit of interest on a card -and that don’t just cut out stamped images?

So, when I spied this die, I was very excited!

A while back, I wrote a blog about some of the other items that I had on my wish list from the annual catalogue and mentioned this die in that blog post.

How did I create this card?

You will need the following items if you would like to copy my design.

  • Thick basic white cardstock -cut 5½” x 8¼” -scored at 4 1/8″
  • Designer series paper -cut 5½” x 4 1/8″ ( I used the Splendid Day 12’x12′ specialty paper)
  • Basic white cardstock -enough to die cut the split card
  • Something circular -I used retired doillies
  • Circle dies (I used retired layering circles die)
  • Gold twine
  • Stamp set of choice ( I used the recent Sale-a-Bration July/August 2022 Amazing Phrasing)
  • Embellishments

How to put together your card & do stamp surgery

  • Using the designer series paper -die cut on the right hand side of the paper. I used the floral die for this card. Make sure you leave enough room on the sides -otherwise the die will cut off the cardstock ( ask me how I know!!)
  • Repeat the process on the basic white cardstock scrap -and then tear off the excess cardstock in a diagonal direction
  • Glue down the die cut designer series paper onto the cardfront
  • Now adhere the torn white cardstock at the opposite angle
  • Adhere your circle shape -I cut my doilie in half.

Now for the stamp surgery tip!!

The WOOHOO was all in one piece and I wanted it to fit onto a circle.

So, I cut the stamp in half between the O of the WOO and the H of HOO

How easy was that!

  • I then stamped the sentiment using Soft Suede
  • Glued that onto the layered circle and then adhered the layer with dimensionals

I then put on some bling – with gold twine and some embellishments.

It was such a fun and easy card to make and I just love how it turned out!

I hope you decide to add this fun die to your stamping stash!

You can purchase it online right here.

Until next time!

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