I’m really excited how this Happy Birthday card turned out! I used a few Paper Smooches critters, a happy birthday paper pad, and a pierced oval die from Simon Says Stamp to put everything together. All the images were colored with Copic markers, and I colored and cut out extra cat paws to make it look like the cat was holding the banner.
I was also able to use the Happy Birthday stamp from an Inkadinkado rubber stamp set that I’ve recently removed from the block to use with my MISTI. If I hadn’t converted it from a block stamp, I don’t think I would have even thought to use it. It ended up being the perfect look for the card!
Paper Smooches Chubby Chums stamp set
Paper Smooches Green Acres stamp set
Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies stamp set
DCWV Birthday Bash paper pack
Simon Says Stamp pierced oval set
Inkadinkado Happy Everything stamp set
I’ve shown a card I created with this stamp before, but I had a few more stamped and ready to use for a project so I decided to create two very different looks using this one stamp.
Both images were colored with Prismacolor colored pencils but with different color combinations. I also fussy-cut one of them and kept the white background on the other. Sometimes it can be a challenge, but I enjoy seeing how different I can make cards using the same stamp.
I had a punny stamp set from Paper Smooches with a greeting that said “Merry Christmoose”. While going through my supplies, I came across a colored-in moose image that was ready to be used for a project. I also was in need of a thank you card to give to someone at work.
I suddenly thought of a way to take care of both my needs by stretching my stamps. I cut apart the Christmoose stamp, and pieced it together with the words “Thanks so” that I found in a Stampin’ Up set, and voila! I was able to create this cute thank you card using stamps originally intended for Christmas.
Since I’ve been converting my rubber block stamps to acrylic block stamps (see brief post from 9/5/15), I’ve been finding new opportunities to use stamp sets I haven’t used before due to forgetting I had them or not wanting to deal with a stamp positioner to get a good impression.
After converting the Roses in Winter Stampin’ Up stamp set to being acrylic-block ready, I was able to use the set with my MISTI. I layered on different colors with no concern about impression, and I love how it turned out. It is an elegant, simple design that has become one of my favorites.
Stampin’ Up Roses in Winter stamp set
Simon Says Stamp Thinking of You die
Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts die
My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 die
Mama Elephant assorted inks
We recently bought a new house, and with my new craft room layout, I needed to be a little more creative with storage. After some research online, I found there are a number of options to convert rubber block stamps to acrylic block stamps.
Not only am I saving space, but I’m now able to store rubber stamps in the same location as the rest of my stamps so they’re not so easy to forget about. One more extremely great benefit of this transition is that I can now use my converted stamps with my MISTI to make for a better stamp impression.
Below are some Halloween stamps on their blocks then those same stamps with my new storage method. I still have A LOT of stamps to convert, but I’m already starting to use my previously block-mounted stamps a lot more since starting to convert.