Altered Stamps!

Altered stamps?  What do you mean . . . altered stamps?  First of all, I get so stinkin’ excited when I learn any new tip and this one to alter my Merry Little Labels stamp by cutting it apart is no exception!  (And you don’t have to be in an altered state to do so, maybe just willing to take a risk!)  Because I was willing to literally cannibalize my stamp . . . it has become more versatile to me!  (Thank you fellow demonstrator, Terri Gaines, for this great idea!)  Hence, you’ll want to check out my video below to see how so you, too, can alter yours!


Make this masculine birthday card by altering your Merry Little Labels stamp! Versatile is good! Details on my blog . . . #merrylittlelabelsbundle #merrylittlelabels #everydaylabelpunch #masculinebirthdaycard #merrylittlechristmasdesignerseriespaper #deercard


First, I have to share what happened the day I was working on this card!  It’s just so crazy!  I had just finished making 20 of them to mail out and was literally running up stairs to grab my phone to photograph them before putting them in envelopes.  I was stopped in my tracks as this was what I saw out my window.  This lovely family of 3 were crossing my backyard!  If only I had had my phone when I came out of my office . . . mama was actually only a few feet from my lower level and was looking right at me!  I was able to be stealthy enough to sneak back down with my phone to snap a few photos before they sneaked back out the corner of my yard!  Just one of the perks of working from home!


I love working from home! It's not everyday you have visitors like this! #urbandeer #nowonderidonthavehostas #oragarden


Make this masculine birthday card by altering your Merry Little Labels stamp! Versatile is good! Details on my blog . . . #merrylittlelabelsbundle #merrylittlelabels #everydaylabelpunch #masculinebirthdaycard #merrylittlechristmasdesignerseriespaper #deercard


Dimensions & Directions for Altered Stamp Masculine Card:

  • Basic Black cardstock . . . 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, folded for card base
    • Plus 1/2″ x 4″ strip for front
    • Plus 1-3/4″ x 3″ piece for layering mat
  • Whisper White cardstock . . . two, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (one for front, one for insert)
    • Use the Big Shot to emboss with Woodland Embossing Folder for card front
    • Stamp deer (from Carols of Christmas) with Memento Black Ink in lower right corner of insert
    • Adhere embossed piece to card base and insert inside card
  • Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (Old Olive/Black plaid) . . . 2″ x 4″ (you’ll get 18 from one sheet!)
  • Old Olive cardstock scrap for trees . . . 2-1/2 square

Complete instructions for altering your stamp and completing the card in my video below!


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What do you think?  Will you be brave enough (or crazy enough) to alter your stamp(s)?


Stampin’ Supplies for Altered Stamp Masculine Card


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  1. Oh be still my heart. I’ve done this a few times with stamps. It makes me feel like I’m performing an amputation! But a great way to get more out of your stamps. I’ll have to give this a go. It makes a wonderful guy card.

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