- Do you waste time, ink, and paper because you stamp an image on a project and it doesn't come out straight, or centered, or exactly where you want it?
- Do you get nervous when you have finished with a card and are ready to stamp a sentiment inside, worrying about whether you will stamp it crooked and mess up the whole card?
- Do you wish you had a way to get your images right the first time?
If you struggle with these common problems with your paper crafting creations, then it is time to learn how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig! This is such a helpful tool, I can't imagine making my projects without it!
You might be wondering something like: "What is this tool with the funny name? If saying it is so hard, how easy is it to use?" The answer? Simple! Once you learn how, you will never try to position a stamp without it!
Tip Number One:
- When I teach my customers to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig, the most common mistake they tend to make is to try to line up the edge of the image sheet with the card stock instead of the image–especially if the image is not on the block exactly straight. Here are some pictures to show you what I mean:
In this photo I have positioned the edges of the image sheet so it is lined up with the edges of the card stock. You can see how the image is crooked.
Tip Number Two:
- For best results, use Dotto to temporarily adhere your card stock to the Grid Paper (or whatever you place under your work). This way it won't slip around when you position the handle or move the image sheet.
Tip Number Three:
- When using Clear Mount stamps with the Stamp-a-ma-jig, be sure your stamp clings to the block really well so it doesn't come off between stamping on the image sheet and stamping on the project. If you have to reposition the stamp on the block, you will also have to re-stamp the image sheet. That is because the technique uses the corner of the block to align the image with the sheet and then with your project.
Tip Number Four: (I know, I said three tips, but I thought of one more)
- To clean the image sheet, I use Staz-On Cleaner. It seems to do a better job on the plastic than Stampin' Mist.
Click here to see a video tutorial on using the Stamp-a-ma-jig on TheMadStamper YouTube Channel. You might see some other videos you will find helpful while you are there! And if you have any questions, be sure to email me at
Then you better get off your computer and GET STAMPING!
aka The Mad Stamper