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A simple card with the stamp-a-ma-jig

Every once in a while, I get in the mood for a clean and simple layout that focuses on the greeting. Tonight is one of those nights. 



The stamp set that I used for this card is the stamp set called "Tag, you're it!"
Take a look at the greeting up close.

 

I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to create the checked box. This is the actual stamp. I created it to be used a couple of different ways but my favorite way is the checked box.




If you've never used a Stamp-a-ma-jig, you may be a little intimidated by it. You may have even seen it demonstrated, ordered one and then never took it out of the package. Well, go get it and follow along. You can do this!

Inside the package, you get the stamp-a-ma-jig tool and an imaging sheet. Take the imaging sheet and tuck it into the corner of the stamp-a-ma-jig tool. (Yours should be laying flat on your table. I am holding it up because you can't see the imaging sheet on the table but you can see it if I hold it up to the light.)



The next step is to stamp your image, first on the imaging sheet. Stamp it by tucking the inked up stamp into that same corner as the imaging sheet and pressing down onto the imaging sheet.



Your imaging sheet will look like this.



Then, stamp your image where you want it to be on your paper.



(In this case, because I want to make a checked patter, I turned my paper 1/4 turn. Normally, you would not need to do this when using the stamp-a-ma-jig for other uses like stamping a phrase straight or lining up a stem with a flower.)
 
Then, place the stamped imaging sheet on top of your stamped image exactly where you want your next image to be placed. Place the handle up against the imaging sheet again. This is how it will look.



Then, remove the imaging sheet, being careful not to move the stamp-a-ma-jig handle and slip your inked stamp tightly into the the corner and press down.



Your final image in this case will look like this. See how it's right on!



To get the two-toned look, I actually stamped off once before I stamped it the second time. Both blues are actually from the same ink pad but by stamping it once on scratch paper before actually stamping it on my card, it lightened the color.

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I feel like a little kid in a candy store! I thought you used two colors of ink :) Very snazzy CAS card!

I love this idea!  I'll have to dig through my stamps to see if I have something I can do similarly.  Will you be getting imaging sheets in the store or Amazon store ever again?  I have been looking for them for a long time and can't seem to find them available anywhere. 

The imaging sheet comes with the Stamp-a-ma-jig

Pam Thornton said:

I love this idea!  I'll have to dig through my stamps to see if I have something I can do similarly.  Will you be getting imaging sheets in the store or Amazon store ever again?  I have been looking for them for a long time and can't seem to find them available anywhere. 

Thanks Judy, I know that one imaging sheet comes with the stamp-a-ma-jig, I would like to purchase an extra one. Sometimes it would be handy to have a second one when I am trying to keep multiple images straight on a project.

Judy Anderson said:

The imaging sheet comes with the Stamp-a-ma-jig

Pam Thornton said:

I love this idea!  I'll have to dig through my stamps to see if I have something I can do similarly.  Will you be getting imaging sheets in the store or Amazon store ever again?  I have been looking for them for a long time and can't seem to find them available anywhere. 

I have used thick acetate for a second imaging sheet. Just need to let it sit a bit and dry.

Good idea!  I'll give it a try.  Thanks.

Donna G said:

I have used thick acetate for a second imaging sheet. Just need to let it sit a bit and dry.

U R right. I recently bought a stamp-a-ma-jig and haven't used it. What a great idea this is. Thanks!

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