Okay, so I'm NO-WHERE near the TOP of anything, but I thought the title was catchy! Since there is no way I will be able to post anything nearly as cool as the Vinyl DSP Bag I just made, I thought I would post an interesting idea for you. Ready??? Are you sitting down?? Let's go!
As most of you know, Stampin' Up!'s stamp sets come so that you GET to put them together. THANKFULLY, Stampin' Up! has started die-cutting the new stamps, so step one of the process has been taken care of for you. After you have cut out or popped out your new stamp, you then adhere it on the wood block where-ever you want! That way you can mount it to the side or bottom, so that when you go to stamp the image, you can see right where to put it. NO this part isn't my tip from the top...I'm getting there!!
When I received the Hostess Level 2 Stamp Set "Occassions Collection", I was a little taken aback when I opened the box. See below for picture of stamp set:
Totally cute, right? I guess I hadn't noticed the fine print that let me know how many stamps were in the set, well, it's 14--the 12 words, the dotted circle, & a long stamp with all those little images! What?? I thought those were all going to be individual little stamps...NOPE!! Know how am I supposed to stamp the heart in that little circle when it's in the middle of a huge stamp?? Have no fear...I figured it out! I cut out each of the smaller images & attached it to the small end of it's coordinating word...see below:
As you can clearly see, I also mounted the words to the far left so that when I go to stamp it I can see where I want to stamp it. Here's what they look like in the box...ooh...ahh! I know isn't this like the best idea since...die cut stamps?? They should have just made this a double mounted stamp set to begin with!
I've had so much fun reading your comments on the Vinyl DSP Bag! It really makes my day to know that you like what I'm showing you...so I am sooo ready to feel the love about this FABULOUS post! Tee-Hee! :) I hope you day is filled with fun with your family & friends! Erin