Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Rubber Scraps - Rectangle Bar Stamp

Well you know me...can't throw away anything!

I'm sure most of you are familiar with unmounted rubber stamp dies...you know just the red rubber images without foam, wood or mounting material of any type.

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When you cut the actual stamps out you're left over with a whole pile of waste rubber...

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Way back in December of 2007 I shared a way to create mosaic stamps from this scrap material. I always meant to go back and share a few more examples of what you can do with this abundant commodity that usually is tossed and forgotten. I am FINALLY getting around to it again.

Today instead of individual mosaic tile stamps I thought we could work with a 2" long 1/4" wide rectangle.

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To use I simply ran a line of dry adhesive on one of my acrylic blocks and positioned the new "stamp" on the adhesive.

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And stamp away...

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Here are just a few examples on what you can do with this seemingly boring rectangle bar....

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What ya think?

Pretty fun huh?

Who knew you could take garbage and make it into something cool!

Now I could be evil and just give away the scraps but I thought it would be nice if I gave away the set of swirly stamps so you could have the benefit of both the stamps AND the scraps!

So, if you'd like to win this set of stamps to play with all you have to do is post a comment to be entered to win! You have until 2-3-10 to post.

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Good Luck Everyone!!

51 comments:

  1. What a great idea....I have to try this a.s.a.p.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs
    Trine

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  2. well of course I will comment! never thought to use this sort of scrap, but would if I had some...which I currently do not...where is that stamp from...it is very pretty, just like your samples today...ty Cher

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  3. That's such a great idea! I don't have any of this rubber as all mine are acrylic, or already mounted. I'm curious where the stamp set is from too...

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  4. I have some left over stamp material from some See-D's stamps that I was saving. I was thinking I would punch out some shapes and stamp but I LOVE what you did with just a little strip!

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  5. Very cool! I save all of my leftover rubber that's big enough to do anything with, but I haven't made too many new stamps. I've made some primitive stars ("primitive" because I can't cut very straight, LOL!), a brick backgrounder, and a polka dot backgrounder. I love what you've done with the rectangle - will have to try it. Thanks for a chance to win the swirly stamps!

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  6. Cool:D I use my rubber scraps that already have the foam adhesive on them as pop-ups:)

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  7. I have kept so much left over rubber stamp trims and then thrown them away! Thank you for the inspiration. Let alone the gorgeous swirls stamp

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  8. who knew! I save mine (from stampin' Up!)to use the foam as pop dots. They have thier own adhesive!

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  9. Great idea for left over scraps! Would love to win. Thanks for all your great, creative ideas!

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  10. That's a great idea Roni! I recently just throw my stash away as I hadn't used them in a while. Silly me!

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  11. I LOVE the hydrangea card! One of my favorite flowers as is the color combo on this card!

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  12. That is such a clever idea. I really like it and will try it myself tomorrow. I love the way you used that rectangle in so many different ways.

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  13. What a neat idea I never would have thought of that

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  14. Okay, so I NEED to win the set so I can have scraps!

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  15. So cool!!! I'm just lovin' your ideas! Who knew such a little piece of scrap could create something so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win Roni!

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  16. I would never have thought of using the leftover scraps of rubber let alone make such amazing cards with them. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. What a cool idea!! I love to check in often and see what creative ideas you have come up with!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  18. It's really crazy how EVERYTHING can be useful for stamping purposes. It actually drives my boyfriend crazy, for I'm collecting heaps of stuff and can't throw away a thing these days. Btw, the swirl stamps are lovely, I'd love to play with them.

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  19. what an absolutely fab (and obvious - if only I had thought about it!) idea!

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  20. Beautiful stamps! I love the scrap stamp you made!

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  21. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Aren't you the most clever girl in the world! Duh...why didn't I think of that? Not only are you smart, you are creative. You might even be dangerous. I may have to buy some sheets of rubber just to get the scraps! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. What a wonderful idea! Who knew?

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  24. A great idea with fantastic results Roni - those swirls are beautiful too so deep etched would love to win them xx Hilda

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  25. thanks for all the inspiration Roni!
    Sandra

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  26. woman... you are SO amazing!! i'm a green girl too (from CA-so i have to be! wink!) and the last couple days you've blown my mind!! first i think "how goofy" then when i see what you do with it... OHMYDOG!! you're amazing!! wow.

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  27. Great idea! I always feel bad throwing away the left over rubber.

    This is fantastic to those of us who want to honor a sustainable world.

    Thanks so much...

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  28. Brilliant idea. I cut out a ton of rubber stamps I purchased at a flea market a couple years ago and wish I had thought of this. Would love to win the stamps and have another shot at re-using the scraps. :-)

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  29. I don't have any scrap rubber but you can bet I will save all of it from now on. Great idea. Thank you Roni

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  30. I'm like you, Roni. I couldn't bear to just throw away the rubber scraps. I haven't used much of them, but I knew that 'someday' I would wish I had not thrown them away. Thanks for the ideas.

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  31. Oh boy Blog candy; hope I win. Thanks too, for a great blog. You are a non-stop source for great techiques.

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  32. What a good idea, I,m a frugal Yorkshire lass who believes in waste no want not ! love the swirly stamps too.

    Joan

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  33. Clever girl Roni -

    What a wonderful idea! I love the cards you've created with the scraps.

    Elaine Allen

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  34. I have always hated throwing away those scraps. Thanks for the great idea. The only other thing I have done with them is;
    I have a stamp that rocks and then the edges show on my image. I put a small square of scrap in each corner of the wood block and now it stays even when I stamp.
    PS - I like the flourishes on this stamp.

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  35. what a great way to recycle and love the designs on the cards - thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win.

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  36. Thanks, I would love to win!

    alice h

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  37. How fun, economical, and environmentally friendly! Abstract stamps...can't wait to try it out.
    I love your blog!
    Amy Riley

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  38. Hello Roni!! wow - i just love alcohol inks and i also love what you have done! i love red rubber and you are almost magician-like with what you conjured up here!! thanks for sharing it with the rest of us!!!

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  39. I like that idea :)

    I also love your Blog and visit often. You have some ab fab ideas and are always so inspiring - thank you for sharing your experiments and your expertise.

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  40. I am always so inspired by all the ideas you come up with!!!

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  41. I've never used unmounted rubber stamps, but these are really cute and I'd love to try them! Great idea on using the scraps.

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  42. like the giveaway stamp page. it is impossible to have too many swirls, hearts or flowers. the rectangle idea is cool. i have saved all the cuttings from my unmounteds. must get them out and get stamping.

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  43. this is a really great recycle idea. thanks for sharing.

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  44. Well you know that I've been seeing the potential in rubber scraps for some time now and now you'll hopefully spawn a whole new crowd of scrap stampers!
    That swirly stamp set is delicious!!

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  45. A very creative way to play with shapes. Good idea!

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  46. That's a great idea. I almost threw some scraps away today.

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  47. Why oh why did I throw the scraps away when I got my rubber stamp sheets!!! Cool idea, thanks.

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  48. I have been following you for quite awhile. I love me some swirly stamps! Great ideas.

    Do you use the end of wine corks for itty bitty small mounts? Another tip for ya. OR you can also stamp with the end of the wine cork for dots...just saying and sharing...
    ~I am also a self confirmed stamp-a-holic

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  49. I just discovered your blog today and I LOVE it! So much information and experimentation. I will be following your blog with great anticipation from now on.

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  50. I was just browsing on your Blog because there is so much information available, it's impossible to read it all in one sitting - lol. (Thanks for all the great tutorials). I found your use for the left over rubber we cut away from unmounted stamps. Wow! I've thrown away so many pieces of rubber. Won't do that anymore! I have a stamp set I have yet to cut out. Now I'm looking forward to a job I'm not usually happy about doing.

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  51. Hi, I did a similar project making dozens of different stamps (animals, shoes/skates, christmas stockings, mittens, fruit, a tea service...) from scrap rubber, the possibilities are endless. Here are links to the instructions and the finished images.

    http://vakuoli.blogspot.fi/2012/12/designing-cutting-and-mounting-making.html
    http://vakuoli.blogspot.fi/2012/12/versatile-use-of-simple-homemade-stamps.html

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