The Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool and why you need one today!

Good evening Stampers,

I could not wait to share this very special tool so here I am again. I use my Stamparatus so much that I just know you will like it too! The Stamparatus Stamp Positioning tool is a brand new product that came out just this year. Below I provided the information from the Stampin’ Up® product page as well as a link to the Stampin’ Up!® video on the tool.

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Stamparatus 146276
Price: $49.00
A must-have tool for all stampers, the Stamparatus helps you perfectly align stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely, and get complete ink coverage.

It was created by stampers for stampers, so it has all the features you want:

* Compatible with red rubber and photopolymer stamps
* 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
* Rulers on 2 sides for quick measuring
* 2 open sides so you can use larger paper
* Multiple hinges for more placement options
* 2 reversible plates for 4 sides to work with
* 1 foam mat for use with photopolymer
* 1 base with grid
* Magnet storage areas

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I use my Stamparatus on two step stamps (and three step stamps) so I can get the positioning just right! The other very helpful thing is that you can get an awesome dark image by re-stamping again and again until you are satisfied! No more wasted paper and card stock by stamping incomplete images! And with the Stamparatus you can even stamp on DSP patterned paper with your sentiment and get the stamped image dark enough so you can see it clearly! You can have a properly positioned sentiment each time!

Making wreaths with a Stamparatus is easy! Another special method with the Stamparatus is called Stepped Down Stamping. You can make your own pattern paper by moving the plate down a hinge each time you stamp. I will be doing a demonstration of these methods at my upcoming event Tuesday August 7th from 4-8pm. I will do demonstrations on each half hour so come when you can and leave when you must because this is a FUN technique that you will need to see to believe.

If you are in the West Michigan/Grand Rapids area I hope you will plan to come. But please let me know you are coming so I can be sure to have enough refreshments prepared! Call me at 616-490-1731 or email me at

Thanks and have a wonderful evening,



Another Challenge Card

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  • Good Evening Stampers!

Thanks for joining me this evening! I have another card from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I had some time this afternoon to craft and came up with another card that is a spin off Jen Mitchell’s (one of the designer team at Freshly Made Sketches) beautiful card.

First I used the Stitched Shapes Framelit (145372) die smallest square and cut four window panes from my base Whisper White (100730) card stock. I scored the base to help place the squares in the correct position. The first one I tried (even using my magnetic plate on my Big Shot (143263)) shifted at the last minute so the window was skewed. I used a sticky note to hold the square down the second time I tried and that helped a lot. I attempted to keep the scenery simple for behind the window but had such fun while doing the stamping of the scene that I got a little carried away! I used 2 stamp sets for the scene: Rooted in Nature (Wood 146479/ Clear 146482) and High Tide (143006). I tried 3 times before I was happy enough to use the scene .

First I used the ground stamp from High Tide (143006) to stamp the foreground in stamped off Early Expresso (147114). I repeatedly stamped until I filled in the bottom portion. Parts of this get cut off by the windows so if you make this card learn from my mistake 🙂 Then I cleaned my stamp and used that same stamp with stamped off Balmy Blue (147105) for the sky. I filled in the sky portion and did not worry too much about the open areas. I left room for the sun and continued to fill in. Then I used the other smaller background stamp from High Tide (143006) to fill in the other areas with stamped off Balmy blue (147105). I used the sun stamp with Pineapple Punch (147141) during this time so I would not forget to leave the space open. I would do the sun before I stamped the sky if I repeated this card.

I used the large tree stamp from Rooted in Nature (Wood 146479/ Clear 146482) with Old Olive (147090) ink then cleaned my stamp and re-stamped the same spot with Pear Pizzazz (147104). When inking up the Tree stamp with Pear Pizzazz(147104), I just inked the branches not the trunk of the tree. Lining up this part is a bit of a challenge with the wood block stamp but I think I did pretty good. I think using two colors give the tree more dimension. I ordered the wood block set from Rooted in Nature (Wood 146479/ Clear 146482)  but in retrospect I think the clear set may be the better choice because then I could use my Stamparatus! (146276) to re-stamp the same spot much easier. If you do not have a Stamparatus (146276) you should look into one.

The Stamparatus (146276) is a wonderful stamp positioning tool that has a total of four different plates you can put stamps on. I could do a whole post on the Stamparatus (146276and maybe I will.

I then used Pear Pizzazz (147104) to stamp the pine trees. Next I stamped the birds from High Tide (143006) across the sun and across the whole square. I attached the square to the inside of the card lining up the top to the top of the card. I applied Snail adhesive (104332) to the inside of the window and then placed the square in place. I stamped the sentiment from Rooted in Nature (Wood 146479/ Clear 146482) to the bottom of the card with Old Olive ink (147090).

What do you think? Do you think you would do this card? If you do, don’t forget to share here and on the Freshly Made Sketches site.

Happy Stampin’