3/7 Wow Wedding Card and Stamp Set Surgery

One of my favorite sites to browse for class and workshop ideas is Dawn Olchefske's Blog. She cased a card she got in a swap from Mary Polcin and now I'm casing it, too. You can see the card on Dawn's Blog HERE. I am going to have my customers make this later this month at my Christian Inspiration Class. We'll make a couple of wedding cards and this will be one of them.

Here is the inside of the card - so cute!! I even made a matching envelope - something I don't always do because I always forget to!!
Here are the supplies I used to create this card:
Stamps: Yummy, To Have and To Hold
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Eyelet Border Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch

You can always Shop with Me 24/7 at my Stampin'Up Website!
And now . . . onto the topic of Stamp Set Surgery!!

As a demonstrator . . . and even as a very good customer . . . I usually end up with a couple of Sale-a-bration sets that are duplicates. Sometimes I put them in my give away bin and sometimes they under go Stamp Set Surgery! Yummy is such a set that I decided to subject to the ever present Craft Scissors! I kept one set as is which you can see above. Then, I took my duplicate set and started cutting away. I separated words from borders, images from words and even clipped off part of a border to make more of a corner accent. (Notice on the wedding card above.)

Here is the "after" picture of my duplicate set. I happened to have extra wood blocks on hand because some sets I never mount. This makes it so much easier to use partial images or the words only.

I'm truly a fan of unmounted stamps and as soon as my stamp sets retire, the wood is tossed and I remount them on EZ Mount from Sunday International and use them with Acrylic Blocks. The stamps are then stored quite compactly and no one really knows how many sets I have! har har har!!


Julie A. said…
What a great idea! I'm happy to have found your blog. Your work is beautiful. I enjoyed checking out your older posts as well. I will be subscribing by feed:)
Nancy Riley said…
Hi Kay! I loved Dawn's version of the wedding card, and love yours too! The stamp surgery is a very clever idea! TFS!