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Old 02-19-2011, 05:00 PM   #1  
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I love the cards in the gallery and I would like to get the set (and punch, of course), but how easy is it? I would think that gathering 4+ blossoms together might be a bit of a nuisance. And generally the punches leave a border around the image. Do you have to trim all those individual blossoms?

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Thanks Val! Great questions. I'm also on the fence about these. Very curious to hear the answers.
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I think it's very simple to put together. No need for much else on the card when you use the Build a Blossom set and punch. HERE is a video by Dawn on the how-to.
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Great site! Thanks!
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I will be able to speak from experiece after Thursday. I've ordered the stamps and the punch and am anxious to see how they work. I also bought some gorgeous felt papers to use with them!
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I just got the stamps and the punch and I love them. They are so easy to use and you can make a flower in no time.
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I love my set and punch. The easiest way to assemble the flowers (IMHO) is to start with a circle base (1 inch, 1 1/4 in., etc., depending on size of flower) and glue the petals onto it, going around it. For versatility, check out Jacki Topa's blog Addicted to Stamping, for so many ways to use this set. She also has a class for sale that shows you hoaw to make 20 different cards using the punch---it's more than just a flower! here's her link: Addicted to Stamping.
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I LOVE this stamp set and punch!! It is so super easy, yes it has a border when you punch, but that is nothing that a little ink on sponge won't fix. I distress the edges and it looks amazing!! I will be putting up a video of a mini album that i made on my blog using this stamp set and punch on some of my pages. Check it out, I will be posting it on Tuesday!!

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Is that little garden gnome not the CUTEST thing ev-ah???? I finally broke down and got my set and punch. Should get it Monday night...although I have to work till about 10 or 11 so I won't get to play All of the videos make it look pretty easy to use though!
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I used mine and I liked it. I thought it was easy. Easier than the ones by McGill for sure.
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My downline let me borrow hers (as long as I assembled it for her), and I am having problems with it. I even went back to one of my previous 2-step sets to make sure that I hadn't forgot how to use the SAMJ. I think that this is because I am using the clear mount stamps. I just can't get the second part of the large petal to line up.

I tried with one of the leaves, and it worked fine. The only way that I can get a consistent image with the big petal is to ignore the first step, stamp the second step, and then punch.

Is anyone else having a problem? Since it is not my stamp set, and my upline hasn't had a chance to play with it yet, I would like to have a solution before she wants it back.
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This is the very best stamp set and coordinating punch EVER!!!!

I find it takes too much time to line up the stamps all in one group so I prefer to stamp on a strip of cs then punch out the images.

If for some reason you really want to line them up, punch a grouping on a scrap of cs then use the negative as a template to arrange your stamps on the block.
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