Sunday, February 24, 2013

Stamp-a-ma-jig Tutorial

Hey There! 

I hope you've enjoyed the weekend!  I was lucky enough to spend a bit of time at my craft desk today (...alas, no craft room, but a girl can dream!).  I was in the process of using a stamp set that I received for Christmas and needed to use my stamp-a-ma-jig to get everything placed correctly.  So, I thought it would be fun to do a little tutorial on how to use a stamp-a-ma-jig.  It's such a handy tool for stamping images precisely.  And, it's not just for wood block stamps-- it works perfectly for clear or cling stamps too! 

Here's the how-to: 

Start by placing the plastic sheet against the corner of the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  It has a smooth side for water-based ink and a textured side for pigment or dye ink.  Once the plastic sheet is placed, grab your mounted stamp and align it in the corner of the Stamp-a-ma-jig.

This is how the plastic sheet should look when stamped.  

Next place the sheet over your card and position the image. 

Once the image is positioned, align the Stamp-a-ma-jig with the plastic sheet.  This will serve as your stamping guide.  

Next, remove the plastic sheet without disturbing the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Align the mounted stamp in the corner of the Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamp the image...

...for a perfectly placed image every time! 

This was just the right tool to use for this card.  The flowers and leaves included a solid image and an outline image.  Since they're cling stamps (Stippled Blossoms by SU), it's hard to place everything correctly without the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  

I finished the card by rounding the opposite corners and placing the panel on some orange patterned paper from the new Pink Lemonade paper collection by Lawn Fawn.  The sentiment is from PTI (Irresistibly Ikat). 

Hope you found this helpful.  Let me know if you have any questions (email up at the top right corner or in the comments below).  Thanks so much for stopping by! 



  1. Thank you for the tutorial, Lizzy! I have always wondered how to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig - they look really useful now that I know how to use them! (Plus I always line things up crooked - I might need to invest in one!) I hope that you are having a great day! :)

  2. Takes the guesswork out of positioning a stamp--thanks! I never realized how handy this could be


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