Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Last night was my downline meeting.  The theme for our swaps was either Red, White & Blue or masculine.  I really liked how my Honoring Old Glory card came out the other day, so I used that as a jumping off point for my swap cards.  It is a very simple card, but I like how it came out.  I really love this wheel!  So many cute areas that you can use for a focal piece!

  • Stamp Sets – July Fourth (W #118523 $18.95  C #120063 $14.95), Red, White & Blue Wheel (#118622, $8.50)
  • Card stock – Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
  • Ink – Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy Markers
  • RibbonReal Red 5/8" Grosgrain (#109052, $7.95)
  • PunchesLarge Star (#110710, $15.95)
  • AccessoriesStampin' Dimensionals
  • Tools – Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#119976, $7.95)

Several people have asked how I colored the wheel image.  If it is a scene (like Haunting) or words, or just something I would like to hand-color with markers, then I unmount the rubber from the wheel.  I still leave the "free-flowing" style as wheels to use for wrapping paper, labels, gift bags, etc.  I only unmount those that I feel need more precise placement. It makes it so much easier to work with and if you have been wheel-challenged up to now, you will find yourself loving our wheels now!


1. Slip a craft knife knife under the edge of one side beginning at the seam.  Run the knife all the way around loosening the rubber from wheel.  Repeat on the other side.
2. With your craft knife, cut through the seam until it opens.  Pry each end off the wheel and peel the rubber off the wheel.
3. Here it is unmounted.   Most of the time, I just use the bare rubber with double-stick tape on a clear block.  A few I have mounted on cling foam, but you don't really have to.

4.  I store the unmounted rubber pieces in a clear mount stamp case (#119105, $4.95/4).  With cling foam, you can fit four in the case.  With just bare rubber, you can fit at least six.


  1. Oh, your red, white, and blue card turned out great! Love your embossed background.

  2. Very cute card - love the colors and design!

  3. thanx for the tutorial.... I am unable to the wheel, no matter how hard I I'm gonna try your method...

    And I love your 4th of July card too. I want to give that one a try.

    Thanx for sharing your creativity

  4. Thanks for the great idea! I'd never really thought to unmount my wheels but I can see where it would definitely come in handy! Love your card!!

  5. OMG... I've been a SU! demo for 6 years and NEVER thought to unmount the wheels. You've opened a WHOLE new world of possibilities!! Thanks and LOVE your page!

    Jacki McHale


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