Perfect Placement Secret Revealed!!

This is an old tutorial of mine, but I wanted to bring it to the top because I have heard a lot of people lately saying they can’t stamp well with wood mounted stamps, and ladies. . . that is NOT TRUE. You CAN have perfect placement with wood mounted stamps with this great little tool!!! The secret is the Stamp-a-ma-jig. I use this great tool on almost every card I make. It comes in handy all the time.

I am about to share with you the secret to perfectly placed stamped images. It is a very inexpensive tool that will make your stamping placement professional looking. This tool is called the Stamp-a-ma-jig. EVERY STAMPER NEEDS A STAMP-A-MA-JIG!!! I am going to show you how to use this simple, yet genius tool for your stamping so your images are in the correct place every time.

Shown in the photo above, I have two shades of ink, the Stamp-a-majig, white cardstock, and stamps for layering. Stampin’ UP sells stamps that are made to layer and they are referred to as 2step stampin’. The Stamp-a-ma-jig is a black plastic T-shaped tool along with a clear plastic sheet. This tool is not only for the 2step stampin; it can be used for placing sentiments, placing mutiple stamps together in a scene, or any time you want to place a stamped image.

PLEASE NOTE: The Stamp-a-ma-jig is made for left or right handed people, but I am a lefty so the photos in this guide are for left handed people. Right handed people will use the other side of the Stamp-a-majig tool.
First, stamp your first layer of the stamp.


Next, align the corner of your plasic sheet into the corner of the Stamp-a-majig tool.


While your plastic sheet is lined up in the corner of the Stamp-a-ma-jig, line your wood stamp into the corner of the tool and stamp onto the clear sheet.
I know the above photo is blurred, but you can see the ink on the clear sheet.

Now line up the ink on the clear sheet with where you want to stamp on your project.

Once you have the plastic sheet lined up right where you want the ink, place the corner of the Stamp-a-ma-jig at the corner of the plastic sheet.

Remove the plasic sheet. Line your wood stamp into the corner of the tool and stamp!


And Voila! A perfectly placed image!!! Before I got this magical tool, I was very frustrated with poorly aligned stamps, crooked sentiments, but now that doesn’t happen anymore :O)

When you are finished stamping the image you want, simply wipe off the clear sheet and reuse.





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7 thoughts on “Perfect Placement Secret Revealed!!

  1. Thanks for bringing this one out – I too own one but have never used it – I’m going to try it this weekend! I’ve stayed away from the two-step stampin’ because of that.

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