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Old 09-07-2009, 03:57 AM   #1
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Default TLC237 - MYO Stamps {9/7/09}

Hi challenge people. I'm posting a little later than normal this week, as it's Labor Day here in the US and, well, quite frankly, I slept in a little since I didn't have to go to work.

So...are you ready for a little fun? How about a little FUN FOAM? Last week I mentioned that you would need fun foam and an embossing folder, plate or impressionability...so I hope you have your supplies ready and are set to MYO (Make Your Own) Stamps the Fun Foam Way. You CAN do this technique if you have some of the Clearsnap Moldable black foam tips, BUT I really wanted everyone to be able to do this without that tool, and to be able to used items that we most likely already had in our craft room.

I saw this great post by Kimberly Crawford and thought how cool it would be if I could use Fun Foam to make my own stamps from the embossing folders and texture plates that I have in my collection. Since Kimberly had created her stamp using the Spellbinders Impressabilities and Clearsnaps' Moldable black foam tips, I asked Kimberly to see if the same process would work with fun foam, and to my surprise and delight, it did. What a fun technique this will be and will open up so many possibilities.

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1. First cut your fun foam to the size of the stamp you want.
2. Place the fun foam inside the embossing folder or on the texture plate, and run through your die cutting machine of choice. Your sandwich recipe may vary depending on which machine you are using.
3. Remove the fun foam from the folder and select which side you want to use as your stamp. Because you will get an image on the front and the back of your fun foam, you get to choose which side looks best for your project.
4. Using your double sided tape (just regular double sided tape - not red liner) attached the fun foam to your block.
5. Ink 'er up and stamp away.
6. Now - complete your card as desired

IDEAS...maybe you have some fun foam shapes left over that you kids didn't use up. (I have a bucket full of Halloween shapes, for instance.) What fun it would be to use these, create an impression on them, and stamp away! It would be also cute to use your newly made stamp to ink up some paper or fabric flowers which would coordinate perfectly with your other image on your project.

To see what I've done with this technique, CLICK HERE.

To view the gallery of projects using this technique you may CLICK HERE.

As always, please remember to use the keyword TLC237 (No spaces) so your project can go into the gallery of the projects using this technique.

HINT FOR NEXT WEEK: You will need Glossy Accents, Crystal Effects, or something similar, wax paper & crayons!
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yeah!! I have today off and plan to play!!
Thanks for a great challenge! I love my embossing folders and just bought a new one last week - time to break it in - WOOT!

btw... I'm glad you got to sleep in!!
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Sounds like a great challenge!
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Lynn what a cool challenge.......drinking coffee now so I'll look through what I had and make a stamp. Thanks, and happy Labor Day to those in the U.S.
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Oh, how fun is this! If you want a shape, you can also cut your fun foam with dies before you emboss it. Thanks, Lynn.
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Happy Labor Day

fun!! great idea Lynn...thanks
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Thanks for a good challenge, Lynn. It was fun to be off for the holiday and able to play early today.

Here's my sad little Cuttlebug Snowman
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Here's mine called Fall Sympathy. Lynn this was a blast!
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Here is my PUMPKIN PATCH SNEAK PEEK.
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Fun challenge! I had to whip this one up in a hurry. And if you see my husband, I was in my stamp room straightening up! We have company coming today but I just had to give this a try. I didn't have any fun foam so I peeled a foam stamp off the base and used the base. Unfortunately, the base is pretty dense so I didn't get a deep impression. I used SU! Damask Texturz plate and stamped multiple times to create the background. It was fun except I should not have used the gold on a day when I have a time constraint. It doesn't dry fast enough! So here is my card, Damask Monogram.
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ohhh snap! So wish I had foam!!!
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Ohhh, looks like fun! My husband is off and he wants to play with me...hmmm, we'll see what he comes up with.
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Thanks Lynn for a great challenge! I didīt think it would work..but it did! Hereīs mine;

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...&ppuser=125756


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No fun foam here, but I'll enjoy looking throught he gallery!! Sounds like a geat challenge Lynn!
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Here's mine, thanks for the fun challenge:

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Fun technique Lynn! Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=93535
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Here is my card for this and the Mojo Monday challenge.
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No die cutting machine or embossing folders. I guess I'll just enjoy what everyone else does! Happy Labor Day.
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is there any difference between fun foam and ordinary craft foam?
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Thanks Lynn for having such a unique challenge...here is my card. I used my fabric yo yo's as my stamp...check it out!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...2377?nocache=1

Whoops! I hope the technique police dont come after me because I didn't use a die cut machine! I just wanted to play today since my husband was home.
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I believe it's the same thing. It's pretty thin - about 1/8" thick, would be my guess without actually measuring it.


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What a great idea to make stamps from our dies and folders!! Here's mine!

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Well, this was quite the challenge. I found it impossible to get a nice clean image with the embossed fun foam, because the impression was not very deep. So I just went with what I could get. Here's my card: blue again.
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I just tried this with two thicknesses of fun foam and I didn't get a very deep impression either time. I tried to get the deepest impression I could and I almost broke my impression pad for my Big Kick. It is now concaved a bit What am I doing wrong? Thanks :eek
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Hey, Lynn, thanks for using some of your "day-off" to play with us! Great idea. You ROCK!
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I don't have a big kick...only a Wizard...I'm sorry I'm not much help with this.

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Here is my card for this cool technique Lynn showed us today. Thank you Lynn, this was so fun and might I add very easy to do. Kind of scared me at first though!


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I finally got a chance to play with my fun foam and here is what came from all my playing...

Fun Foam Flowers
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How exciting! I could have used this technique yesterday for these 2 cards.

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Here's another one. Lynn I love this technique!
Changito Banana has the scallop oval made with my own stamp.
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Here is my somewhat goofy card for this...
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love this technique, I used my Big shot to emboss my foam. It is the black piece stamped in white.
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