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#1 MandyMae

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:05 PM

I know cutting them doesn't damage them and they can be used again as intended.  It cracks me up that Jennifer McGuire says they don't scream when you cut them!  LOL

But I still cannot bring myself to cut them.  I prefer to ink and mask.  

What do you do?  Cut?  Or mask?


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#2 Karin

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:17 PM

I have cut them up but not as frequent as it seems that Jennifer McGuire is doing it.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:07 PM

I've only cut mine when I was sure I didn't want them "whole" again ever.  Never sure I could get things lined up the same way again.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:53 PM

I cut them occasionally, especially flowers from the stems/leaves. I have also cut off the author of sayings...don't know why but I don't like that. 



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:34 PM

Mine scream when I mentally consider it......
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 03:08 AM

I don't think I would ever cut a stamp. I'd prefer to mask off any area I didn't want to use. Probably because I know I would never get it looking right again if I cut something off when I might want to use it whole again. And my dressmaking experience tells me that once something is cut it must end up with a seam if it is put back together. My stamps might not scream if I cut them, but I will scream if I can't use them properly again


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:27 AM

I've done this a few times, usually with sentiments that are too long. I cut them in half and stack them up.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:11 AM

I can only remember doing that once or twice, and I don't even remember why I did it.  Maybe because there was a part of the stamp that I would never use or didn't like.  I mask unwanted parts of stamps (either by placing a mask while I'm inking the stamp or placing a mask where I am getting ready to stamp -- depending on the stamp).

 

I hadn't heard that statement by Jennifer McGuire before.  That's funny!


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#9 MandyMae

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:16 PM

I've done this a few times, usually with sentiments that are too long. I cut them in half and stack them up.

That's about the only time I've done it myself



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:16 PM

Mine scream when I mentally consider it......

So do mine! :) LOL


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#11 MandyMae

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:18 PM

I can only remember doing that once or twice, and I don't even remember why I did it.  Maybe because there was a part of the stamp that I would never use or didn't like.  I mask unwanted parts of stamps (either by placing a mask while I'm inking the stamp or placing a mask where I am getting ready to stamp -- depending on the stamp).

 

I hadn't heard that statement by Jennifer McGuire before.  That's funny!

I've heard her say it a few times in her recent videos.  It makes me smile.  But I still don't like to cut my stamps. 



#12 MandyMae

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:20 PM

I have cut them up but not as frequent as it seems that Jennifer McGuire is doing it.

In my mind I always think "I might cut them if I had as MANY as you!!" LOL....even if I ruin it by cutting it, there is bound to be something else in her stash that is similar.  AND, despite that she says she only buys stuff she really likes (and implies without actually saying it that she actually buys all her supplies), I think much of what she has has been given to her for promotional pieces. 

I could do it no problem if they were all given to me for free, or even reduced cost.  But when I spend $15+ on a stamp set, nope, uh-uh, just can't bring myself to do it.   :unsure:


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:34 PM

Mine scream when I mentally consider it......


LOL...this is how I feel, so honestly, I've never tried it!

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:09 PM

I have done it a couple of times. Like on a set I didn't like the border around the sentiment or if I would just use the sentiment more with no design. 


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#15 MandyMae

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 10:44 AM

I have done it a couple of times. Like on a set I didn't like the border around the sentiment or if I would just use the sentiment more with no design. 

Hi Mandi!!!  (Can you see me jumping up and down waving at you?????  ;) )

Yes, that makes sense, I've done that a few times - cut flourishes apart from words when I want just words.


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 11:34 AM

Agree! Cut out parts I don't like or parts I'd like to stamp separately. Must pay careful attention to keeping the pieces together for future use. If it's easy to mask then I don't cut.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 12:45 PM

I have gotten brave and cut apart clear stamps (after hearing Jennifer McGuire say she does--never thought about doing it before!) and they definitely are easier to rejoin than rubber stamps.  I have never seen her cut apart rubber stamps though.  I have cut apart rubber stamps, too, when I was pretty sure I liked them better cut apart. With clear stamps, I wanted to use just part of the sentiment or wanted the frame and not the sentiment.  Don't think i have ever cut a regular design though...  Trying to be more relaxed about my stamps, especially if the alternative is that I wouldn't use it unless I cut it apart.  So far, no disasters or regretted cuts!!


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:23 PM

I only do it, when they are all on a sheet and are made to cut apart.



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:50 PM

I haven't had the need to yet. I mask it off. I suppose I would cut one apart if necessary and it makes it easier.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:28 AM

I've cut them - never thought about them screaming lol. You can easily put them back together too and it's much easier than masking.


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