Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Trimming your rubber stamps

I just got asked about trimming Stampin' Up! rubber stamps.

The best pair of scissors for this job is the SU! Craft & Rubber scissors.
These scissors will cut through the rubber like butter!

Now I am very particular about the way I trim my stamps. I get in very close to my images and so I finish off the details with my Paper Snips. The thin blades of those scissors will get into the tightest of corners.

Don't forget to keep an Adhesive Remover nearby when trimming your rubber stamps. These things are so handy in taking off the gunk that accumulates on your blades.
Just a few quick swipes and you are good to go!

I just finished trimming 18 stamp sets for a few of my Japanese clients.
Here's a sample of my work:



Thank goodness that the Sale-A-Bration and Occasion Mini catalog stamp sets are all diecut!



Joni M said...

I got my stamps and trimmed them. They are definitely not as nicely trimmed as yours, but they'll pass, LOL! I love the die cut stamps! And I already made a scallop border with the slit punch... very cool! Thanks, Jane!

Karen said...

All I can say is wow! That is some fancy trimming :-) I blame my much poorer trimming on being left-handed and having to use right-handed scissors.