Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Meta: Definition: self-referential; referring to itself or its characteristics, esp. as a parody; about.

So what is a Meta-Stamp? It's a stamp made out of stamps.
If you have ever purchased Stampin' Up! rubber stamps, or any stamps you need to trim and mount yourself, you have all the tools you need to make yourself a custom meta-stamp.

Stampin' Up stamps come in sets, with multiple images together on a sheet of rubber and foam, like this. You pop out the images, mount them on blocks or use them unmounted.But that leaves you with all this fabulous, cushioned, adhesived rubber...
What ever to do?

Here's an idea..

Start with the corners. Stampin' Up! has these interesting little carets in the corners.I cut them out of several sheets of new stamps I had. And my friend Joy, who uses all her stamps unmounted, donated some wood blocks to me.

So, a meta-stamp is born. To see a card made with this particular meta-stamp, check out my Understand Blue Blog. For more cool custom meta-stamps, stay tuned. ;)


Leslie Hanna said...

Very, very clever, my dear! I always feel awful tossing those corners out with the trash, but now I might salvage a few and do this. Thanks!!!

Tandra said...

hee hee I KNEW thats how you did it! lol After 10 yrs those corner pieces look VEDDDDY familiar!

great card! Love it!

Jenn in GA said...

i did something similar with leftover rubber when i made my own "chocolate chips" that i needed for a cookie i was making--out of paper.

cool idea, especially since i have rubber on its way to me!

Anthonette said...

I haven't thrown away the negatives from the die-cut stamps because I thought they could be used for something. Duh! I had totally ignored these corner pieces. Thanks, Linda!

Nikki said...

You're so smart! I've always looked at the leftovers and felt sure I could use them for something, my husband looks at them and begs me to trash them. Since I've started doubling up the mountings on the blocks, I have some leftover blocks that I can play around with. Thanks for such a great idea! The little Vs will be perfect for a birthday background, they remind of me sprinkles!