My two cents? It's a great handy tool to have... especially if you are particular about lining things up.
Some might remember that I have already done a Stamp-a-ma-jig tutorial. You can view it HERE. The stamp set that I used for that is slightly different in that I was trying to line up an outline stamp onto a bold stamp... or something to that effect. This tutorial is more for those trying to line alphabets across or in my case, initials.
Let's get started!
We have the "T" shaped tool which is the "Stamp-a-ma-jig" and it comes with an "imaging sheet". The tool is "T" shaped for left/right handedness. You can use the tool in any direction. I prefer to use mine with the "T" going upside down.
First thing is to line the "imaging sheet" flush against the corner of one side of the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
Just a side note here but the imaging sheet has two sides to it. One side is slick and the other side is slightly rough. Use the smooth side when using most "regular" ink pads. Use the rough side when stamping with other ink like "Craft". Regardless, I tend to use the rough side because I found that the ink likes to grab and hold better. The smooth side is a bit too slick for me and the rubber stamp tends to slide sometimes. HOWEVER, for taking pictures today, I found that using the smoother side made for a better tutorial because it was shinier! LOL!
Ink up your stamp and slide it down against the Stamp-a-ma-jig and flush into the corner. Press down firmly onto the imaging sheet and then pull straight up. Now you have a "copy" that you can use to decide where to stamp on your project.
Take the Stamp-a-ma-jig away and place your imaging sheet where you want that stamped image to go.
Line the Stamp-a-ma-jig up against the imaging sheet EXACTLY the way you had it the first time you stamped it onto the imaging sheet.
Take the imaging sheet away. Keep one hand on the Stamp-a-ma-jig while you ink up your stamp and then carefully slide the stamp against the tool and into the corner. Press down firmly onto your project and lift straight up. Voila! You should now have your perfectly placed stamped image!
Repeat for the next initials:
Make your template:
Place it where you want to stamp:
Put the Stamp-a-ma-jig back in place, remove imaging sheet, ink up stamp and press:
I can't leave a project unfinished, so I'll show you a quick and easy way to decorate this envelope. Here I am masking the front of the envelope with some Tim Holtz mask. Aren't these masks beautiful? I love them! So much so that I am adding one of these packages to the birthday giveaway!! :)
I took a sponge and used it to sponge in some colors over the mask:
I added some TH Distress Ink Tea Dye to the middle area and then peeled the mask off.
I will be off the computer until Sunday... will back late Sunday night to draw a name out of the box that is holding all of the entries for my birthday giveaway. Can not wait to find out who the lucky person is!!! I can not believe that I won a blog candy today! I did!! HERE! Thank you, again and again, Julie! Those of you who say "I don't ever win"... well, there's always hope! :)