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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday Showcase

Stamp-a-ma-jig (SAMJ)


It allows you to perfectly position your  stamps and be completely accurate – it is perfect for two-step stamping, using alphabet sets, adding a sentiment exactly where you want it and where you need to align components of a set to form an image.


You can find the Stamp-a-majig in the main Catalog on page 7 – it is item no. 101049 and is priced at just $11.95 – and is suitable for both left and right handed users.

I have heard many discussions about how to use this tool and so I decided blog about it.


Step 1 – place your Stamp-a-majg (also known as SAMJ) onto your desktop and slide 
the imaging sheet up into the corner of it.





Step 2 - Ink up your stamp and hold the SAMJ while pushing your stamp down to 
stamp your image onto the imaging sheet – align it so that it butts up to the corner of the 

SAMJ.



Step 3 – carefully lift up your stamp and this is what you will see on the imaging sheet.

Step 4 – take the piece of cardstock that you want to use your stamp on and position 
your imaging sheet so that the image is where you want it to be.




Step 5 – take your SAMJ and reposition it to the corner of the imaging sheet taking care 
not to move your image when you do this.



Step 6 - hold the SAMJ in place and carefully remove the imaging sheet – ink up your stamp 
and push it down firmly, being sure to butt it up to the SAMJ.



Step 7 – remove your stamp and the SAMJ and admire your perfectly placed image…

Clean-up – if you have used dye based ink then simply use a baby wipe or paper towel 
and water to clean it. If you use Stazon inks then use Stazon Cleaner.



Great Tip – you can make permanent imaging sheets for your stamp sets.  I have done 
this for a few of my sets to allow me to stamp fast and get perfect placement every time – you 
can use translucent papers such as vellum – cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece into 4 – use the 
pieces as you would an imaging sheet and stamp 4 images using dark ink onto each 
piece – keep your permanent imaging sheet with your stamp set and you are good to go!




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or, you can e-mail me at dfoor@embarqmail.com

Until Next Time,

Denise Foor

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your tips, Denise! Helpful for a newbe.

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