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« on: September 23, 2009 12:06:34 PM »

ok, so we all try out new crafts by starting to read up adn then chucking instructions out the window and deciding to wing it...don't we?

well, i figured i could try making my own personalised stamp from an eraser and a craft knife and oh, i was so excited - it was turning out so cute, i was bubbling over as i finished carving, feeling very proud of myself as i reached for the ink pad,,

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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009 12:08:03 PM »

woops, very well carved though
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009 12:13:58 PM »

Lol, I know that feeling! On the plus side you could stamp that on a different eraser and have exactly what you need to carve done for you.
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009 12:31:49 PM »

 Cheesy  You just made my day!
I say use it anyway, and tell everyone you did it on purpose. You'd totally come off as awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009 12:37:29 PM »

ohhh nooooo...LOL! that's something I would have done as well. Undecided  I say "USE IT!" by golly and be proud! Grin  I agree with olive_juice!  "how'd you dooooo that? coooool!" yup..big kind of awesome Wink
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009 01:03:09 PM »

Grin oh you make me feel so much better!  - and aha! soxymoron - the genius of stamping it onto something else - you clever bunny you!
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2009 01:20:08 PM »

Aww...  While I haven't done it with stamps, I've definitely done it with other things (including the famous cut two of the same instead of mirror images).  In the last year. And I've been crafting for at least 15 years. 

It does look like a great stamp though.  If you make one the right other way, it would be totally cool to make hang tags for your stuff, and use this one on the back of the hang tag.
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2009 01:33:18 PM »

It does look like a great stamp though.  If you make one the right other way, it would be totally cool to make hang tags for your stuff, and use this one on the back of the hang tag.

I second this idea!
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2009 01:46:51 PM »

Dunno if it's already winging its way to the bin but, you could always get some ink that would print on transparent/translucent materials... that way you could still use it because the letters would face the right way through the material?

Still, I've done that cutting letters out before.  Smiley Don't worry.

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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2009 01:51:33 PM »

been there!
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2009 02:00:20 PM »

wow! there are some seriously clever ideas coming out here!?!

what fabulous people craftsters are Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2009 02:03:52 PM »

or you could get a long sharp knife and slice off the letters, turn them around and glue them to something (piece of wood, card another eraser) and hey presto..the right way around!
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2009 07:54:04 PM »

I'm taking a printmaking class right now and I have to keep reminding myself that my designs will be flipped once I print them unless I mirror the image before making the stamp. that extra step is not fun at all.

in fact, I came up with a cool design with a bird in it, realized the bird had to be flipped so the composition would look better, got used to drawing the bird flipped, and then realized I'd be switching it back on the lino anyway. so, um, it's a pretty common mistake.
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2009 08:30:41 PM »

just keep carving all the way through
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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2009 01:42:32 AM »

That would be great for glass.

And even reading the instructions, sometimes we mess it up. Don't ask the number of patters I've screwed up.
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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2009 02:31:23 PM »

backwards is the new forward I like it
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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2009 07:00:36 PM »

It does look like a great stamp though.  If you make one the right other way, it would be totally cool to make hang tags for your stuff, and use this one on the back of the hang tag.

I second this idea!
Genius!

Or stamp on the "Other" side of clear glass so that it reads perfectly from the top!
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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2009 08:32:14 PM »

yeah, to expand on the tag idea, you could (depending on how big the stamp is) stamp it on clear shrinky dink and make tags out of that. or little charms with it.
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« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2009 02:07:11 AM »

oh you guys just get better! i had no idea that my mess up creative hiccup would provoke so much idea-juice  Grin

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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2009 10:34:19 AM »

I have done this multiple times.  You'd think after doing it once, maybe twice, I would learn the difference between backwards and forwards.  Nope, not me.
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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2009 03:38:00 PM »

I think it's cute as is, but if you still want to print from left-to-right: 

Maybe you could use some type of paint/ink that wouldn't dry too quickly, stamp it on one surface (like scrap paper/wax paper/something)  and press ANOTHER paper (that you actually want the design to be on) onto it (the scrap paper)?  That would mirror it to the right way, and it would be on the paper you want.  It would also not require carving another stamp.  Don't know how well it would work, or if it would be a hassle, but it may produce some interesting results. 

(I hope I'm explaining what I mean clearly!)
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« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2009 06:57:36 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2009 06:27:06 AM »

you and me both! Wink
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« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2009 06:30:25 AM »

That looks like something I would do.  I once tried to make something with batting and it was suppose to be in the middle (of course) and after I turned it right side out, the stupid batting was on the outside!  D'oh!
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« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2009 08:33:26 PM »

That looks like something I would do.  I once tried to make something with batting and it was suppose to be in the middle (of course) and after I turned it right side out, the stupid batting was on the outside!  D'oh!

Ooh! I've done that one.  Um, rather more times than I care to admit to, actually.  It usually coincides with breaking the "no sewing after 10pm" rule.  Though I've also been known to make that mistake in early afternoon, when I have no excuse.  Wink
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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2009 05:45:51 AM »

ohhh nooooo...LOL! that's something I would have done as well. Undecided  I say "USE IT!" by golly and be proud! Grin  I agree with olive_juice!  "how'd you dooooo that? coooool!" yup..big kind of awesome Wink

I agree! I'd be like, "Yeah. I did it on purpose." Haha.
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« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2009 02:03:08 PM »

I did that just the other night. But my carving technique was not nearly as impressive. Bravo.
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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2010 11:45:29 PM »

I'm feeling right at home, now. It's so comforting to know that others toss the instructions out and just go for it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2010 05:16:50 PM »

thank you for posting this! haha

I've had my fair share of obvious (but not at the time) mistakes and this totally looks like something I would have done  Cheesy

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« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2010 07:40:12 PM »

That's definitely something I would have done too lol!!! Besides the backwards part of it, you did an awesome job<3
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« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2010 04:58:42 AM »

well thankyou! i still haven't gotten around to doing the correct version! Cheesy
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