Straight Talk on Layers

Don't you hate it when you get your layers together crooked?  What a sure way to ruin a nice project!  I want to share my secret with you–maybe it isn't a secret, really, but it is a great way to cut down on your goofs.

I put SNAIL Adhesive on the back of the smaller piece of paper or card stock.  Then I gently lay it on top of the mat without pressing down so I can still move it if it is not straight.  Then I gently tap it into place with the tip of my craft knife.  When it is in just the right position, I press firmly on all the areas with adhesive.  Works like a charm.

Of course, even with this technique, my layers can still come out crooked.  When that happens I whip out my Heat Tool, heat up the areas with adhesive, and voila!, I am able to peel the layers apart again.

I hope this helps.  Stamping should be a fun activity, not frustrating, so learning all the little things you can do to make things go smoothly will enhance your experience and help develop your creativity! 

Happy Stamping,


Sage Kimble

 Nurturing Creativity, One Stamp at a Time!

Sage Kimble
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3 Responses to Straight Talk on Layers

  1. Patrice H January 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    What a great “Hot Tip” aligning is and can be an issue sometimes. I was taught to line up 3 sides and the 4th goes down perfectly (Sometimes lolol)Your extra tip will help too!

  2. Sage Kimble January 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    Hi Patrice,
    Yes, I always start out lining up 3 sides evenly, but I can still mess up often enough that I developed this strategy. Let me know if you find it helpful!

    Sage Kimble
    The Mad Stamper

  3. Lena Falkner September 16, 2011 at 5:47 am #

    Of course, this is a HUGE problem for me! Thank you very much for sharing your expertise.

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