Wednesday, 10 February 2010

WOYWW - DIY Stampamajig

Good morning campers!
Today I thought that I would show you how I use my DIY Stampamajig for positioning stamps when the wooden block obscures just where you are stamping.
I use the corner of a Nestie pack, with the turned up edge intact so that it doesn't slip under the 4 pieces of Jumbo Lego, constructed into a right angle.

I place the piece of acetate packaging in the corner of the lego and stamp onto it using Stazon with the stamp snugly in the right angle.
I then take the piece of acetate and place it accurately over the previously stamped image, in this case the base of the house.

Then I put the lego back into its previous position and carefully (without moving the lego or the cardstock) remove the acetate.

I then stamp the image onto the card, again with the stamp snugly in the corner of the Lego.
This is the card I made for the Saturday Challenge which asks for monochrome plus white.
I tried a bit of an experiment with the embossing. I used a Nellies die, which is slightly thicker than Nesties and has made a very deep impression, almost to the point of cutting through the card... but not quite. My tan mat was squished into the crevices of my Cuttlebug B plate and had to be gently extracted, but still seems to be intact.
If you want to know the method I use for embossing onto the front of a card, just say and I'll show you how I do that!
Well this was what was on my desk this morning, if you would like to see more craft spaces, head on over to Julia's blog... there's a permanent link on my sidebar!
Have a great day!


  1. Hi Chrissie
    Thanks for that, I bought the see through blocks for it and never used them, no mess this week,
    Chris x

  2. Hi Chrissie. How clever. Thanks for sharing that.
    A x

  3. No matter how home made, it works a very attracted to the big lego! I have a homemade one by Mr D - a wooden L and an acrylic plate..I'd like to see the embossing too please!

  4. love your little house card Chrissie and the embossing on the front. I remember seeing a 'how too' on another blog, but so far haven't tried it!
    hugs, annie x

  5. Stunning card & great tutorial. But your desk is very tidy!

  6. The lego is such a good idea
    The acetate way gets on my nerves. I have pre stamped mine onto thick white parchment, which I find far easier, then line up with a stampmajig...can see the Lego perfect

    mandi xx

  7. Fab tutorial and beautiful simple card

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  8. ha ha - love your DIY stampamajig!!! It certainly works well!

  9. Clever use of the NS die - I never thought to use that one! Frames your stamp a treat! Another clever idea to use the blocks, what did you use before Daisy arrived? Something equally ingenious I'm sure! ikki

    PS: you're looking very tidy today - have you moved into the kitchen as well?

  10. Beautiful card Chrissie, the embossed Nellies frame looks great.
    Your lego stamp placement gadget is brilliant. No-one need ever buy a brand name placement gadget again!
    Clare x

  11. great tutorial Chrissie - and you should market the lego idea tee hee...

    You're right about the nellies die - it is quite deep but has given a lovely impression. Like the house. Just simple and effective.

    I've taken to using your table cloth idea too - I've just thrown it over the laptop a couple of times and shot a pic. Not bad...


    Paula x x x

  12. Lovely card ,,, and brilliant idea for a home made stamp positioner ,,, !! fantastic ! :-)

    Lols x x x

  13. The lego idea is great, you're so full of good ideas, last week it was the photo box!! I need something to help me stamp straight at times. Great card too, it's beautiful.


  14. Hi Chrissie stunning creation love it thanks for joining us at SCSC

    Hugs Christine xx

  15. What a great idea! (and I love Lego..I mean~my girls,loved Lego!)Lovely card!

  16. Very Clever Chrissie Hugs Pam

  17. Great tutorial and a fab little card. Love the embossing and the image.

    Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter.

    Mel X

  18. Sweet Idea ... but I'm sure your playing with it too somewhere lol

  19. Lovely card Chrissie :) love your Lego stampamajig, very inventive ;)
    Anne xx

  20. Hi Chrissie,

    thanks for the tip, I'm gonna use this for sure!
    Nice card too!




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