Friday, February 26, 2010

What to Do with the Crossword Stamp, Part 2

In this post, I showed how to use strips of the whole Hero Arts crossword stamp to make CAS cards, but today, we're using much smaller cut-outs from the large stamp to make even cleaner and simpler cards. Yippy!

First up is a very simple card I'm sending to my husband's nephew who just won all sorts of competitions in college forensics. All I did was cut out one word from the puzzle stamp.



The next card kicks the same design up a notch with a huge rhinestone. I popped the crossword rather than the sun. How do you cut out a dotty sun like that? Just thinking about it makes my brain hurt. I love using the "warm wishes" sentiment with the image of the sun, and the bling soooo makes this card!



Finally, I cut out two words and used them as a frame for a fun little flower. The stem is from a Hero Arts clear set, and I just punched the flower and added, you guessed it, bling.



As you can see, I used three different alphabets on these three cards. I have an embarrassing number of rubber stamp alphabets, most of which haven't seen use lately since I haven't been scrapbooking. It was so much fun to haul those babies out and ink them up.

Supplies
stamps: All Hero Arts
ink: Memories soft leaf and blue; Palette noir and dark chocolate; SU summer sun
paper: PTI white; SU pomegranate
accessories: bling, dimensionals, flower punch

36 comments:

  1. cute...great uses for that stamp...

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  2. These are so fun! And if you could send some "warm wishes" my way, everyone in Michigan would appreciate it!!

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  3. Such great cards! Wonderful CAS designs!

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  4. Great cards Susan! The first two are my favourites. I really like that you're persevering with this stamp and making it work with your style, definitely has paid off!

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  5. I'm in love! Great cards, even better than yesterday's!

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  6. I love all of these cards! What a
    super and creative way to use the crossword stamp.

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  7. What fun cards! I especially love the sun one --- what a great way to use those BIG rhinestones I don't know what to do with! These cards are so cute, and so different, that kids, men, anyone! would be pleased to get them. Another great job, Susan.

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  8. OMG Susan....these are fantastic!!! Wow, wow, wow, I love how your brain works!!!! Wow!!! Totally cool!! Makes me need that background stamp!

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  9. They are all awesome, Susan. The last one is my very favorite. I, too, have an embarrassing number of alphabet sets - and I've never really been a scrapbooker!

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  10. These are so CREATIVE!! Love them all!!!

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  11. Susan these are wonderful! Cute and CAS, just terrific! Jo x

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  12. What a gift for design you have...I love casing your cards...my inspiration wall is getting crowded with all the cards using your ideas...and I forward to the other groupies I know!!!!
    blessings
    to you
    patti moffett

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  13. This post makes me so happy that I decided to use my Archiver's coupon on this background stamp!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Very nice - thanks for being able to see outside the "box"!!

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  15. Wow... these are perfect. Love the idea!

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  16. I love all three of these cards, Susan! I especially like the last one, since it uses the crossword principle of one letter counting in two words--but the others are wonderful also. Love the sun! You made me see I could use a snowflake stamp and make it look like a sun--awesome!

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  17. Genius! Love the simplicity of these cards, but they are all so adorable! Great use of this stamp!

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  18. Such creative and charming cards! There is something so pleasing about these designs!

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  19. I'll say you totally nailed this stamp!! Awesome work!

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  20. Who woulda thunk you could make something of that ugly crossword puzzle stamp? Why did you buy it in the first place, was my initial thought. But you "laced it with your mojo" and now I MUST get at least one alphabet set and the crossword background. The Warm Wishes is one of my all-time favorites! ONLY you would think to design that card.

    (Above laced-with quote from one of your Followers, earlier this week, strikes me as a stroke of genius and a gift that perfectly defines what she wanted to say about you, Susan. I wish I were that good a writer!)

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  21. yippee!!!
    TOTALLY MASTERFUL USE OF THE CROSSWORD PUZZLE STAMP. YOU ARE TRULY THE BESTEST. YOUR CREATIVITY IS STAGGERING.
    thanks soo much for sharing.
    marty ferraro

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  22. What a totally fun and creative way to use that stamp, Susan!! Loving all of your cards!!

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  23. Clever girl!!! These are delightful!

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  24. Great use of the crossword! Love the CAS cards you create. My favorite is the star one!

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  25. Well done, Susan. My crossword stamp is going to be smoking tonight!

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  26. Oh these are awesome - love these!!!

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  27. I don't have this stamp, wish I did. I love what you did with it. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Wow - I'm loving ALL three of these cards!!! Great great great job!!
    Maria

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  29. I really don't know how you do it day after day, but you do! The CAS inspiration is amazing.

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  30. Okay, Susan--we're even now. If you HAVE to get the Large Blossom stamp, then I'll just HAVE to get the Crossword stamp! Darn...

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  31. Brilliant, these are much more your style. You have such a clever way of doing CAS.

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  32. More fun ideas! I especially like the sun one.

    I too have a lot of alphabet stamps and I can't remember the last time I used them. I think I'm just too lazy to spell out a sentiment with individual letters anymore.

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  33. Brilliant use of this crossword stamp... I just could not figure out how to use it and had a real mental block with it. I just LOVE these cards. THANKS so much!

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