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Combining sentiments to create new ones

Hi friends! What do you do when you have a sentiment in mind, but that exact one is not available in any of the stamp sets you own? I resort to stamp surgery. This involves carefully cutting words I want from some clear sentiment stamps I have. I use a craft knife to do this and work on my self-healing mat to avoid damaging my work surface. I know I can always stamp them the way the original stamp was, and now because I have separated the words, I can make my own new sentiments!

Today’s card does just that. It combines two sentiment stamps from two different companies to create one meaningful sentiment. The result is awesome!

creating new sentiments

I used the two stamp sets below and combined the two highlighted sentiments into one.


For doing this, I sliced “a simple” “thank you” “with a lot of” and “heart” from the original MFT Grateful sentiment. I switched the “thank you” with cursive “thanks” from SSS Thankful Heart stamp set. MISTI helped me line up the words perfectly. I stamped using versa mark and heat embossed using white embossing powder on a vellum heart. The heart was die cut using stitched heart stax dies from MFT.

I used the same die to cut out one more heart from one of the patterned papers in SSS November 2016 card kit. I used a couple puffy heart stickers on top of my vellum heart so I could conceal some adhesive underneath and adhere the vellum heart to the patterned paper heart.

Rest was simple. I cut out a rectangle using SSS Stitched Rectangle dies and mounted everything on a blue card base (included in the same card kit).

If you’d like to create something like this, I’d suggest you give Simon Says Stamp’s monthly card kit a try. You can subscribe to this (no obligation) card kit of the month program for $24.95 plus shipping and handling. Kits can also be purchased individually at Simon Says Stamp store for $29.95 plus Shipping and Handling. And you can also buy many of the elements of the kit separately. These card kits are super value for money. Click here to see all the cards I made using this SSS November 2016 card kit alone.

Supplies List

For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!

Hugs! ~Varada

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