12.08.2016

Cutting Clear Stamps // Hero Arts

Hello all! Welcome to the Hero Arts 2017 Valentine's Collection release blog hop! I have a simple and cute little Valentine for you today, that can be used all year round.

I used the new Romeo and Juliet stamp set to create my stamped focal point...


I know some of you might be freaking out, but I actually cut my flower clear stamp from Romeo and Juliet to make this card.  No worries though - as long as the stamps are high quality photopolymer (which, conveniently, Hero Arts stamps are ;)) then you should have no problem putting the stamp back together after cutting!
I stamped all those pretty flowers and hearts in Hero Arts NavyPassion FlowerSoft PinkFresh Peach and Soft Yellow - a little more tedious, switching through the color, but also a little more love. ;)

ETA: many of you commented on how you loved my color choices - I can't take credit for that, as I was totally inspired by THIS PIN. Thanks! :)


Topped off the card with some gems and some die cut love!

VIDEO


I talk a little more about stamp cutting in the video below...


If you are having a problem viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.

GIVEAWAY


Hero Arts is giving away two $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Thursday, December 15 at 11:59pm PT and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

HOP LIST


For some more inspiration (and chances to win a shopping spree!), check out the blogs below...


SUPPLIES


Cardstock: Hero Arts kraft cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Romeo and Juliet and Love Stamp and Cut
Ink: Hero Arts Navy, Passion Flower, Soft Pink, Fresh Peach and Soft Yellow
Other: Hero Arts gems

Tools: Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Love Stamp and Cut die

152 comments:

  1. So pretty, love the color combo!!

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  2. Gorgeous Clare...love the colors. I don't cut apart my stamps often but when I do, I generally hold my breath.

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  3. Really pretty! I love the bright colors and foiling on this

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  4. Pretty card. I like the colors of your background.

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  5. Lots of love in this card! Your stamping technique rocks!

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  6. Scary stuff cutting my stamps !

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  7. I love the colours of this card.

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  8. Great card. The first time I cut a stamp was traumatic, but it works!

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  9. This is gorgeous. Love the pretty design with the
    word in between the florals.

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  10. So pretty. I like how you created a "frame" for the die by leaving an open area in your stamping.
    Cutting my stamps is SO difficult, but it does help make them more versatile sometimes. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Really nice card, thanks for sharing. Nikki

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  12. Beautiful card! This kit is so versatile. Thank you for your awesome demonstration

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  13. Darling card. Love the colors you chose. Thanks for the foam die cutting tip.

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  14. Oh I love your card, it's beautiful Clare! TFS

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  15. Awesome job! Your card is really adorable.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  16. The bold word die is center stage as it should be , it's just gorgeous !

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  17. Wonderfully unique choice of color and the sentiment is perfect.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  18. Pretty card. I like the ink color combination.

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  19. Lovely card! I have never dared to cut my stamps before. :)

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  20. Great card - still afraid to cut my clear stamps - will try to brace it soon!

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  21. Very clean looking card and can see how the mood of the card can be easily changed by changing the colors.

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  22. That Love die is one of my very favorite Hero Arts items! I need it! Love your card.

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  23. such a lovely background for your focal point - love the choice of colors!

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  24. Beautiful card and colors!
    dundas645@aol.com

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  25. What a beautiful and refreshing card! I love your colors--totally different from the standard pink and red. Very inspiring!

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  26. LOVE this card! Great background and pretty colors!

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  27. The Romeo & Juliet set is my favorite from the Valentine's release! Love it!

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  28. I love this card! I am definitely casing this card!

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  29. So pretty reminds me of wallpaper at my Grandmothers

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  30. beautiful card :) love it. thanks for sharing
    cheers
    preety

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  31. Pretty card!! Love the big die cut "love" !!!

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  32. There are so many fun things in this release and I love what you did with the background on this card. I have cut my clear stamps before, it makes them a little more versatile.

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  33. Wow! I looked right pass this set thinking it wasn't for me. LOL But now I absolutely LOVE what you did with it and probably have to have it. :o)

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  34. Aw, love it! This is a must have from Hero Arts!

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  35. Beautiful card! Love Hero Arts!

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  36. Wonderful card.
    Love the combination of colors.
    thanks for sharing.

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  37. Cute card! I love how you created the background with the different colors.

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  38. This is a lovely card, Clare. But the video and the techniques you included are even more lovely! I never thought of cutting a stamp apart! And using foam for more depth to the sentiment was ingenuous! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Great choice of colors and what a clever idea to cut the stamp to get exactly what you want. I really love that "Love" die!

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  40. Lovely card - I always enjoy non-traditional color schemes!

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  41. I really like your card - I love making card backgrounds using tiny stamps and yours is adorable! Still not brave enough to cut my stamps yet though! :-)

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  42. So brace to cut your beautiful stamp. But the results are really nice

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  43. Your card is really pretty. I remember being really afraid to cut my stamps at first. Your video really would have helped me. Jil

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  44. Thanks for the video, Clare. Thanks for the tips on stamping small images to create a lovely card. Great color choices, too.

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  45. Thanks for showing a technique I had never seen before. You card came out looking gorgeous!

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  46. Love the tip about adhering the cardstock die to the foam cut! That is such a great idea. Thank you for sharing and for your lovely card.

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  47. I just love the “Love Tattoos”. The one that spells out love, with the arrows is my favorite.A close second is the love stamp & cut set. I really *need* those asap. Time to fill up my Christmas list with lots of Hero Arts goodies!
    Betsy in the frrreeezzzing cold Seattle suburbs

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  48. Your card is beautiful. I really appreciate that you include a video.

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  49. Very pretty and
    love the stamping.
    Carla from Utah

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  50. Love your card! Thanks for the video showing how you get great spacing and giving us tips along the way. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

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  51. So beautiful! I love your card! I watched the video too! :)
    -Sphoorti

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  52. I like the idea of cuttings the stamps to extend them
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  53. a very colourful design super cute thank you

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  54. I like the bold colors of the Hero Arts ink! This is a simple but very pretty card! Thanj you for sharing this and love the video!

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  55. I love the color choices. Beautiful card!

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  56. Love this card! Thanks for sharing and showing how to do it!

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  57. As you mentioned you can use this style of card for almost any occasion. I love it! I have been cutting my stamps apart for quite some time and have never had a problem. It really lets you get the most out of your stamps. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  58. This is just so beautiful & colorful...I love it! And I didn't freak out, because I have seen others cut their stamps & have now done it myself! It makes so much sense & stretches your stamps that much further!!

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  59. I LOOOOVE this little Valentine set! AND your card looks FABULOUS!!! (IF I can help it, I won't cut my stamps, but I do sometimes. Just for ease of use.) ;)

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  60. This is so CAS and fresh and pretty! The stamped images perfectly frame the sentiment and I love the mix of colors!

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  61. Great choice of colors. Amazing little details. Love it!!

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  62. Love the background of your card and the blue love is so striking! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  63. Beautiful card, love your stamped background!

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  64. Beautiful and original. Love your take on that love card with neat background.

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  65. It's a lovely card, but I had a hard time hearing the video.

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  66. Nice way to create a unique background!

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  67. Lovely card, I sometimes cut my clear stamps too if I just want to use a portion of a sentiment or design.

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  68. The navy blue brings such elegance to the card. It's a wonderful idea to venture away from the expected colors of red and pink and go elegant with the blue!

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  69. So pretty - love your design.

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  70. This is so gorgeous. I love the colors and the time you took to create such a pretty background. I have cut some Hero Arts dies apart and it does not create a problem when I used them as designed. Thanks for the video!

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    1. Oops! I mean't to say stamps apart. Cutting the dies might be a problem. LOL!

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  71. So pretty! Love the colors & simplicity!

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  72. Love this and really love your color choices. Great job!!!!!!!

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  73. Beautiful color choices....very nice!

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  74. Cute card. It shows that you take time to place all your backgound stamps! I just love Hero Art stamps.

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  75. i'm in love with the colour combo! Really pretty card.

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  76. Clare.....I really LOVE your card...your color choices worked very well together in my opinion! Soooo sweet and elegant at the same time. I have never used a die on foam like that before...I shall have to give it a try...Thank you for the very informative tutorial!
    Excellent!!!!! XOXOXO

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  77. First time to your blog....really like what I see (just subscribed! Very nice card and thank you for making the video, will be looking forward to coming back for more!

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  78. Such a pretty sweet card. The extra time you took was well worth it for that wonderful end result!

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  79. Gorgeous!!!!!!! LOVE the colors and thanks for sharing the tip about how you adhered the cs to the foam - brilliant!!!!

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  80. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  81. I do like the background on this card, pretty colors!

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  82. I love the colors in this card. It's not too feminine and could actually be given to a man...if he likes flowers!

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  83. Light and cheerful card that could be sent any time of the year!

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  84. Love your card, beautiful colours. I have to make a card for a friend whose getting married and now have a great idea. Love the Love in the card

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  85. One of my favourite cards in this hop.

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  86. Love the colour combination. Very elegant.

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  87. I love your nontraditional card. Very nice.

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  88. Gorgeous card! The colours you chose are beautiful and go together so nicely. They are a little bit of a different combination and I love it!! The flower and stem images are so eloquent! (I haven't been brave enough to cut my stamps yet but maybe now after watching your video I can bring myself to do it)

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  89. Wow! Such a beautiful an original card! You always wow me with your ideas :) Love how you used the cut rose stamp, I sometimes cut sentiment stamps but never really though about cutting an image for more possibilities - thank so much!

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  90. The flowers are so pretty. Very nice card.

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  91. What a pretty card. I have a great fear of cutting my stamps. Maybe now I won't ---- as much.

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  92. So pretty - love the background and the bold sentiment:)

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  93. Beautiful card, Clare! The navy for the love die is so striking! I'd love to get that set. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  94. Your stamped background is beautiful. TFS

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  95. This is a beautiful card. You did a great job stamping the background and your color choices look wonderful together!

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  96. Such a BEAUTIFUL Card Design!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  97. Fabulous colors! Such a unique look!

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  98. Such a lovely color combination in the midst of all the red and green this time of year!

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  99. Gorgeous colors. So fresh and pretty. I also love the style of this card. It really shows off the sentiment die so well.

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  100. I like your unique shades of blues and greens! Something other than pink and red, and it looks beautiful!

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  101. Lovely card. I have cut sentiment stamps on occasion, but watched your video to see what flower image you cut. Makes sense on the image you chose.

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  102. Love that blue color. Great card.

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  103. Love the focal point you created...looks great!

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  104. Beautiful color combo on your pretty card!

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  105. Love the striking color of the sentiment!

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  106. Beautiful card, love design and video.

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  107. Lovely card! I like the color combination and die-cut sentiment.

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  108. Beautiful stamping! Love the colours!

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  109. Great card, the navy color really pops!

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  110. What a beautiful card! I haven't cut apart any of my stamp sets yet but I'm sure someday I will. Thanks for the reassurance that "stamp surgery" is okay to do ;)

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  111. the flowers look great so you go for it and get your crafty on with the scissors! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

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  112. The card looks great. Thanks for the video.

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  113. Fantastic card. The focus of the card (LOVE) is bold and eye catching.

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  114. This is lovely! I cut my stamps all the time to stretch them and get the look I want... so far the stamp gods haven't struck me down. lol!

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  115. Your card is so so pretty ! I like the colors you chose, especially the NAVY BLUE for the roses ! TFS !

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  116. Thank you so much for the video. It helps so much to see it and you threw in so many good tips. Love the card.

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  117. What a great way to use the little stamps (i don't use them so much) but now i know how to use them. great ideas that i will be using. Thank you

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  118. Awesome release!
    Lovin' all the examples! Great colors on your card!
    ~God bless

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  119. Beautiful ensemble. The color scheme is so elegant and surprising, love it. cheers

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  120. Very pretty. Thanks for the video. I like how you made the background.

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  121. Very nice card!! It does freak me out to cut my stamps, but I have done it once or twice. They do go back together nice. Beautiful card!

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  122. Very, very pretty. That Romeo and J stamp is really nice...
    Thanks for sharing... do not cut up all your stamps now ....

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  123. Very beautiful!Thank you for sharing

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  124. Very pretty card, Clare! I love the color combo - and the extra time and love that you put into this card.

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  125. Beautiful card! That color combo is fantastic!!

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  126. Thanks for the tips on stamp cutting. Love the colors - beautiful!

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