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Old 03-26-2005, 12:55 PM   #1
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First full set cut. Did I trim too close, not close enough? Suggestions please before I start into the rest of my batch.
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Old 03-26-2005, 12:56 PM   #2
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Looks good to me.... WAY better than my first try. Most people start by not trimming enough, but it looks like you were just close enough without getting TOO close! Have fun cutting!

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Old 03-26-2005, 01:07 PM   #3
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Hi Jen,
These look great! You will ejoy them so much more since they are trimmed close! The only spot I might have cut a little more is in between the flames on the candles. I sometimes have trouble by getting ink in between those narrow spots.

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They look good but I would also trim between the candle flames.
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Old 03-26-2005, 01:18 PM   #5
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Thanks page master. Is this better?
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Old 03-26-2005, 01:19 PM   #6
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oops, let me try that again
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You can try out your stamps on or off of the wood blocks to see if they leave any edges of color where you don't want it. Just ink each one up and do a test image on a scrap piece of paper.

If you have already mounted them on the blocks but need to cut a little more off, just heat the stamp on the wood block in the micro for about 10 seconds, take the rubber and foam off, and cut a little before re-mounting it.

Enjoy your stamps!
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I think you did a great job for your first set. I am very anal about how I trim my stamps, so with that being said, I would still trim little triangle wedges between the candles, and basically anywhere you can cut a wedge out. I've learned the hard way!!! Also, I don't like to have sharp corners, so I would trim down a little more around the wheels on the buggy. You did a great job, though. When I look at the first sets I mounted, I cringe!!!
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Old 03-26-2005, 01:28 PM   #9
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Thanks Jane, great suggestion. I am stamping them now before mounting to see. And K - per your instructions, the wheels have been trimmed closer.
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boy jen, a member for only a month and you already have almost 300 posts,
tsk, tsk, I can see you are one of those who spends all of their time on here, I'm glad I'm not like that
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Um, Jenn... Can we be friends??

You cut like a pro!! Just tonight, I had to stick two of my stamps in the microwave to trim them some more - I am the WORST mounter in the WORLD!

So, whaddya say? We become friends, I send you my stamps, you trim 'em and send 'em back??
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You can come to my house and mount some for me!!

My first sets (before I was a demo), I didn't even trim! I knew you were supposed to, but I was too lazy and didn't know it made such a difference.
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Those look great! Finally after alot of help and advice from this site I am not afraid to trim my stamps anymore. I went back and was able to use my craft knife and trim more out of the stamps I had already mounted. Worked pretty good too. All of the cut away stamp come completely off.
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by Jove - I think you've got it girl! Great job! I think it's so helpful to post this thread and the pictures to help all the others out there that might be fearful of trimming too close - thank you!
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Great Job! So when can we see your 1st card.
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I call "points and corners" the enemy! I would tak off all the little points around the baby buggy wheels and handle. Those linnocent little pointy tips are what gts in the way if you press hard.
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Thanks, I am glad I am doing it right. And bring em on Liz. I have been cutting all day it seems and I only have 3 sets mounted. But hey, I am off work all next week so it will be trim/stamp...trim/stamp....trim/stamp.
I am going to be one happy woman. I will post my cards in my gallery so you all can see them. Thanks for the support.
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I agree with Vee...the little corner under the buggy handle might catch ink...so I would soften the corner a little.
Great job...enjoy the set!
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You DID do good! My eyes are old & I can't tell what the image is, the third one down from the top on the left, I might cut "v's" at the top of
those images sticking up. Am I lame or what? You did really good!

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I mean between those images that are sticking up, not at the top of them.
Maybe I should just go to bed.

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Oh Goody......someone beat me to the questions....

I got my first SU! order this week, so now I know what to do with my stamps and my scissors......

Thanks!!
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I think it looks fine. The very first stamp set I ever owned.....I NEVER trimmed them. I just slapped these big ole pieces of rubber right onto the wood blocks. Noboday had ever told me what to do!!!! And it was the retired set Alphabuilders so I had all kinds of extra ink marks on my scrapbook pages. Absolutely hated it so I sold it on the bay (and I'm so sorry if someone from here bought the thing) I'm sure the person was looking for a nicely trimmed set and what they got was something FAR from that!!! But now, I know better and trim everhthing nice and neat!!!
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These look great! You will ejoy them so much more since they are trimmed close! The only spot I might have cut a little more is in between the flames on the candles. I sometimes have trouble by getting ink in between those narrow spots.
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