Hi stampers 🙂 Thanks for stopping in today! Do you like to use small greetings on your cards, scrapbook pages, and other projects? Little tiny greetings are very popular right now, but they can be very frustrating to create. I have a handy tip to help solve this problem, so let’s talk about how to stamp small pieces with the Stamparatus!
The problem with tiny greetings is the difficulty in getting them lined up and stamped straight because the paper is so small. If you don’t get them stamped properly the first time, you can flip the paper over and try again. Then when you mess it up a second time (maybe I should say when I mess it up a second time) I can throw that one away or try to make it look straight by trimming off the edges, but that is difficult with small pieces. Ugh. Small greetings are so cute but can be so frustrating.
The Other Problem
The Stamparatus solves a lot of problems when it comes to stamping. It helps line up paper and stamps straight. It stamps evenly and completely, and in the case when you don’t stamp perfectly, you can stamp a second time in the exact same spot to fix the problem. This tool is amazing!
But…when it comes to stamping tiny pieces of paper, it can be a challenge. If you place your paper in the top corner, it will be difficult to stamp properly in the very corner. It’s also difficult to ink a stamp right beside the hinges.
There is a solution, however. Let’s talk about it!
The solution is to create a template to line up your small pieces on the base of your Stamparatus.
Use your trimmer to cut an inside corner out of a piece of cardstock. See what my blue cardstock looks like above. The size of the cardstock is not important, and the size of the corner isn’t either.
Line up the bottom edge straight with a line on the platform base. Tape the cardstock in place using washi tape.
Place a piece of paper, cut to size, in the corner. Lay the stamp on top, making sure to center it.
Rotate the clear plate over and press down on top of the stamp to adhere it to the plate. Then reopen the plate.
Ink the stamp. Small Stampin Spot ink pads are handy for this.
Next, stamp it!
It’s quick and easy to remove your first piece of paper, put another in place, and repeat.
Watch along as I explain this handy trick!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you found this helpful!
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