I feel exactly the same! I enjoy to see the stamp creations, but cutting in complete stamps, to me still is a 'bridge too far'!..
Oh dear, I'm afraid I do cut up stamps. I love the balloons!
I hope they have inspired you. There are some more wonderful works in Monica Lee's blog.
Why not cut them up? There are lots of old stamps around and you can make new and wonderful things with them? You should check out Niko's Philatelic Atrocities too -- https://philatelicatrocities.wordpress.com
I don't have anything against cutting stamps. It's just that I don't like to do it myself.
Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.