I have been thinking about this for awhile now. But recently I had a bad experience with (the owner) of a very expensive stamping tool. As a result I decided to no longer promote or support it but I needed an alternative to show in screenshots and videos. I have a couple of cost friendly alternatives.
What is a stamp positioner? You may be familiar with the "Stamp-A-Ma-Jig" which allows you to line up your stamp. In theory you should be able to re-stamp in the exact same location. This usually gives mixed results.
1. Stamp Positioning using Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
See how to use HERE (StampTV)
2. Using a magnetic mat
This one was zero cost since I had all the bits. The pink is a We R Memory Keepers magnetic mat with the ruler. I've had it for a long time and just used it under my craft sheet. This way it is being used for what is was meant for. I found some other size mats which I will list. They have teal now instead of pink, boy is that tempting. Notice my desk color LOL. The tan paper you see is a paper washi tape folded over the magnet with a tab. Actually my 2 magnets are stuck together here LOL.
1. Mat or a magnetic sheet. I have tested using the vent cover magnets I got from Home Depot (very inexpensive)
2. Positioner, I had one from my Position-It tool. I found a really great price on a positioner and a block which I will show below
3. Glue Neodymium Magnets under the positioner to keep it stable. Mine are 3/8"X1/8". I tested this portion to see if the 1/16" I have would hold it securely and it did not. But 2 together did. I also measured a clear stamp and it clears a 1/8" magnet.
4. Foam, thick enough to be higher than the magnets and to butt up against the positioner. I have 2 fun foam sheets here.
5. Plastic quilters template grid
6. Stamp block, this is a Tim Holtz one. For me it is too long so I will use the one with the new positioner I ordered. I like the thin ones because they are lighter. I made a handle out of clear tape.
Get a piece of masonite cut to size (Home Depot will cut) and sand the edges. Paint if desired. Glue the positioner into place. Glue a piece of magnetic sheet to size desired.
This is not magnetic. The video shows how to assemble.
Video for Position-It Amazon for purchase
The positioner is held in with pegs. You could add a magnetic sheet and plastic grid. The footprint is large 10" by 11-1/2" but some want the large size:-)
The photo is my completed one. I added the magnet on top of the Position-It then added a piece of foam and topped with a quilters grid. I used the 6X6 acrylic sheet that came with the tool. I glued on the suction cup handle since it didn't stick very well. I am using this since Ican't handle a block. You see wooden pegs in the positioner because I lost the clear ones:-)
A Facebook friend made one she calls "Cupid". Her YouTube video is HERE. She uses the Cuttlebug All In One embossing folder. This is the one I made. The white is a magnet. then a quilters grid on top.
I appreciate your comments very much! Ask questions etc. but PLEASE DO NOT mention any other tool except DYI (or I will delete the comment). This is a DYI stamp positioner.
LINKS FOR DYI POSITIONS ON YOUTUBE
Clear DVD case.
A video by Jodi from Hallmark Scrapbook using a DVD Case
Use Picture Frame
Video is in Spanish but you can see how to use picture frame material
Use an Acrylic Plate
A4 size made with an acrylic plate, cardboard, glue gun and 3 hinges.
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