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showmestamper 09-19-2005 07:47 AM

TLC30 - please join us!
This week's challenge is Cut Out cards. Jami suggested this challenge to me a while back, and I thought they were really neat! Thanks so much to Jami for suggesting this, and to HappyHeart for sharing the technique!

Here are a few to show you what a Cut Out card is...

HappyHeart originally posted directions a while back, and here are her directions.....

I cut a piece of CS 5" x 3 1/2" and stamp my image on it, kind of visualizing where the rectangle will be. I've also used a light table. I
lightly traced a rectangle on the back side of the CS, then stamped my image on the right side. The light table makes it easy to put the image where you want it. The next step is to cut along the lines of the rectangle with an Xacto knife, making sure not to cut where your image is. (Don't do this on your light table unless it has a glass diffuser!) Then use scissors to finish cutting around the image. I sometimes use a second layer, cut just slightly larger and with a slightly smaller rectangle cut out of the middle. (This is only neccessary if your image has a lot of delicate cut-outs, like the arms on my snowman card.) I then stamp the background that will show through the opening (either on the card itself or on a piece of CS a bit larger than the opening), put strips of excess rubber (you could also use mounting tape) along the edges and wherever a piece is needed for stability. Carefully remove the thin rubber backing and line up the front over the background. I use thin ribbon and glue it around the foam mounts so they don't show from the sides, but it's not really neccessary.

HappyHeart's original post is here.....You can find more examples in this thread.

Another way to do this (without a light box) would be to LIGHTLY draw with a pencil the rectangle ON THE FRONT of the card. Stamp as desired, overlapping the stamped images over the edges of the inner rectangle. Then use an x-acto knife and a ruler to cut the inner rectangle and scissors for the stamped images. Be sure to cut just a hair outside the pencil line so that no pencil marks remains on your stamped layer. Then continue as above to finish the card.

I have also found that a metal ruler works far better for me with an x-acto blade than a plastic one. With the plastic ruler, I am always slicing off part of the ruler! LOL.

When you upload, please put TLC30 in the keyword section when you upload, and then post a link to your card here in this thread.

If you need help uploading or posting a link to this thread, check out this link:

If you are new to the challenges, please feel free to do this one or ANY of the challenges at any time. There is no time limit. They are not races to see who can do one first, nor are they contests of any sort. All the challenges are simply to provide inspiration and to get us STAMPIN' !!

Julia S 09-19-2005 07:59 AM

Too funny Beth! I just saw one of these cards in the gallery today was was hoping to find time to make one.:) Great idea...hope I find time to play. I'm only about 3 challenges behind.:) Thanks for another awesome challenge.

Jami 09-19-2005 08:19 AM

Just checking in on the challenge before I'm off to work. Guess I pretty much have to participate in this one since I suggested it, huh? LOL! I'm also way behind on challenges. Better get my stamp room cleaned up so I can stamp later this week. Thanks Beth!

Sherlie 09-19-2005 08:44 AM

oh goodie,,,, this gives me a chance to go back and rework a challenge I did for VSN during the summer and make it better..... I had tried a cut out card and that part worked but the stamping i did didnt work so well,
thanks for giving us the challenge.

Boulderstamper 09-19-2005 09:27 AM

I've got time this morning...gonna try it before I have to go out for the day. :D

evansmommytx 09-19-2005 09:35 AM

Thank you fairy much...
...for such a fun challenge. Here's my card!

Boulderstamper 09-19-2005 11:21 AM

Done!! here is my card. Gallery is slow today though. :/


nancy littrell 09-19-2005 11:45 AM

OMG Beth, I love this challenge. Do you think I can get 1 more card in before our vacation starts on friday? LOL I made 2 salted BG last week I have not used yet. I am getting behind........oh no! See what I can do. Nancy

Jeanne S 09-19-2005 01:07 PM

Here's mine. Great challenge!


tashers 09-19-2005 01:39 PM

I just made this one:

And here's one I made before, I was unaware that this was actually a technique.

Julia S 09-19-2005 01:51 PM

Here is my first try at this technique. Absolutely great technique...can't wait to try something a little better.


craftycacky 09-19-2005 03:51 PM

my first cut-out
I didn't have the directions in front of me when I made this so I am not sure I did it correctly, but I tried...


Shel9999 09-19-2005 05:08 PM

I finally got to participate in a technique challenge! It was fun! Here's mine:http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...0&ppuser=20861

kittie747 09-19-2005 07:35 PM

Beth, This is a great challenge. I had never tried this technique before and I really enjoyed it. I now have lots of ideas rolling around in my head to try. Thanks for the great challenges each week and for the encouragement to try new things.

The site has had uploading issues tonight but I finally got this on. It is not approved at this time...10:34 EST


jacksonbelle 09-19-2005 09:49 PM

This was such a fun one for me! Here is my card! Thank you Beth!!!


Lala 09-19-2005 10:05 PM

I spotted a couple cutaways in today's gallery and got so excited! Silly! but I have loved HappyHeart's stuff for so long. I tracked down the challenge and have found so many other beautiful cards and even HappyHeart's directions! kind of an 'Aha' moment reading about the light table... anyways, I'm away from my normal computer, so I'm not able to post right now, but I made this for a sketch challenge months ago and thought I'd share it... not deep cutaways but another look...ironically inspired by HappyHeart because I saw her name below the challenge and something melded in my brain LOL... I also put TL30 in my keywords for another I did~ now I'm off to cutaway something with butterflies and another with leaves for fall~ thanks for the inspiration!


Somerset Stampers 09-19-2005 10:51 PM

Thanks for the inspiration! I hadn't stamped anything I liked in over a week! I totally needed a creative kick! Thanks!

My TLC30 Card

Wendy G 09-20-2005 02:06 AM

Ok, everyone seems to think this is fun except me. I had a hard time on this one. I hadn't done one of these before and my Xacto knife drove me crazy.


rsdreyer 09-20-2005 04:11 AM

I have admired Happy Hearts cards for quite some time now, and have done alot of them myself. Here are a couple I had and will post some new ones later:



imastampin 09-20-2005 05:34 AM

I got to do one! Here it is http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...00&ppuser=5282

Fun technique, but labor intensive! Whew!

Julia S 09-20-2005 06:58 AM

I did another one...this time a baby thank you. I also forgot to mention I used the masking technique...trying to get caught up on the challenges!:)




stampinsusie 09-20-2005 07:26 AM

I've never done a Technique Challenge before - whew! It was indeed a challenge for me. Great way to get my thinking out of my usual box. Sue

Here's my version: http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...160384&cat=737

Jeanne S 09-20-2005 08:12 AM

Here's another one. These are so much fun!


Grist 09-20-2005 01:24 PM

Here is mine. These are fun!


Julia S 09-20-2005 01:32 PM

One more from me...lovin' this technique!


Aileen 09-20-2005 03:08 PM


This is my challenge

Jeanne S 09-20-2005 04:26 PM

Here's # 3 !!!


lizb 09-20-2005 06:50 PM

This is my first ever 'Cut Out' card. The cloud background is a 'hot card' made for a Technique challenge many weeks back - I knew it would come in handy sometime!

This card took me 2 evenings! A long time even for me. I was quite pleased with the end result. It was fun and Beth does get me trying things I'd never normally do. Thanks Beth.


Thanks for looking.

[uploaded 9/20 9:45 EST - may still be pending]

inklings 09-20-2005 06:55 PM

My first challenge entry
I hope I did this right. Here's my card. Thanks.


Jami 09-20-2005 11:06 PM

Beth thanks so much for getting me stamping again!!! What a joy tonight was! I cleared just enough space in my stamp room to make these 2 cards.




(both are pending at 11pm Pacific)

Beth you are so right about stamping soothing the soul!

StamperSharon 09-21-2005 04:59 AM

Wow, this was tons of fun! Many thanks to HappyHeart for sharing her technique and for Beth to posting it. Pending approval, here's my contribution (it matches a birthday project I was working on!):


Thanks for looking!

Julia S 09-21-2005 06:28 AM

Another simple one combined with this week's color challenge.


Rox71 09-21-2005 06:56 AM

I got one done finally. Beth thanks for all your time in putting these challenges together. I know it takes time but I also know I've learned so much from doing them.
Here's my Card

Julia S 09-21-2005 11:13 AM

Yet another....someone help me! I'm addicted!


rsdreyer 09-21-2005 07:23 PM

These cards are so much fun. I am having a christmas card contest with my customers, so I decided to do a christmas one. Enjoy!


wereids 09-22-2005 06:44 AM

I enjoyed this challenge. Hadn't thought about doing a cut out cards in ages. Thanks for the creative nudge.
Here's my card.

wereids 09-22-2005 09:57 AM

TLC30 cut-out card challenge
Here's another card. I'm going to keep trying until I get this right.

ladyjanek 09-22-2005 12:13 PM

This was a fun challenge...I will try this technique again. Thanks!


SheStampsHeCamps 09-22-2005 06:39 PM

Well.... I was able to sqeeze in some stamping time yesterday and this morning, and this challenge looked fun. I made this for dh's b-day next week. (He'll look at it, smile... say "cute".... and I'll get it back for my 'recycle stash'! :)

(image pending approval as of Thurs. 9:30pm EST)

Now I will 'allow' myself to look at everyone else's cards for this challenge. I usually wait.... although, I did see some REALLy cute ones in the gallery Wed. morning before I realized they were for one of the weekly challenges.

Michelerey 09-22-2005 08:05 PM

Here are 4 that I did for this technique challenge. I'm really lovin' it! Thanks, Beth and Jami!


They all fit the color challenge for this week too.

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