Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Permanent Stamp-a-ma-Jig Templates

I love my Stamp-a-ma-jig! Plain and simple. When people ask me what stamping tools I use most often I tell them #1 of course is a paper cutter and #2 is the Stamp-a-ma-jig. This tool is indispensable for proper alignment of stamped images.

I've made permanent templates for all my wood mount sets using vellum cardstock. Its just easier than stamping a fresh image each time on the plastic card that comes with the handle.

I've found an easy way to keep the cardstock clean and unwrinkled - I keep them in a plastic pocket that I've glued to the lid of the stamp set. The pocket is the medium cellophane bag that we sell 50 per package for $4.50

I cut a piece of vellum about 3.25" x 4.25" and stamp one image in each corner. Most sets have only a few stamps so there is only 1 or 2 vellum sheets. The set: Teeny Tiny Wishes posed a bit of a problem because there are 24 stamps in that set so you need 6 sheets. It was tedious to look through all the sheets to find the 1 that had the image I was using. So . . .  my solution was to put a number on the end of each stamp and number the pieces of cardstock. Now its a breeze to find the right vellum sheet for my stamp.

Happy Stamping

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