SUPER EASY Stamp Straight Tips

SUPER EASY Stamp Straight Tips is what we have for you today. I don’t know if you have a problem with stamping straight on your projects but I sure do. I love stamping with our clear stamps but even with a grid and being able to see where they are going doesn’t mean I can always line it up properly. Maybe it is a little OCD on my part but it can be daunting if you are trying to get something really straight by looking at it upside down. Well, I have a few tips for you.. Hopefully, these will help you as they have  helped me AND encourage you to get your craft on! Are you READY? Let’s get Creative!

What you will need

Sentiments for All Occasions A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set

Paper

Ink

Stamp Block

My stamps are stained. This will NOT effect the integrity of the stamps or the image that is stamped. They are just well loved with pigment ink.

Solvent ink is NOT recommended for clear stamps on a continual basis as they will degrade the stamps over time. Pigment ink is fine however some of them can stain the stamps as shown above.

For SUPER EASY Stamp Straight Tips, you will want to place your stamps as if they are already stamped. Normally you would place them backwards but for this tip, you will place them readable as seen above.

Using whatever stamps you want to use on your project, arrange them on a piece of paper or even grid paper if you wish.

Using the grid on the blocks work very well but sometimes it’s hard to line up when the words are upside down.

I think I have the sentiment pretty close.

Here is a close up. The words thanks and generous need a little arrangement. Once you have straightened it out to the way you want it, you are set!

For the SUPER EASY Stamp Straight Tips, take your clear stamp block and place it on top of the arranged stamps.

This is what it looks like. I think I turned my hand a little when I picked it up so I corrected the generous stamp and we were set!

Ink your sentiment.

Stamp your sentiment on your paper.

I typically will stamp a few extra so I can have them on hand when I am creating. You can never have too many thank you sentiments on hand, right?

Now, for the GIVEAWAY!

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the Sentiments for All Occasions A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set.

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win!

If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will unfortunately, forfeit your prize and it will be placed back in the giveaway stash for a future giveaway. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are not subscribed with two different names. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.  Your understanding is appreciated.

  

For last weeks giveaway of the Posh Carpe Diem Planner set.

Jiji J is the winner!

Jiji J, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your certificate prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our SUPER EASY Stamp Straight Tips! Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.  

7 replies
  1. karenladd
    karenladd says:

    This is a great tip for lining up sentiments, especially when combining words. Not only is it difficult for me to place small word stamps on a stamp block and line them up, but my fingers just keep knocking them off! Placing them on the card in order, and THEN pressing down with the block is so much easier. I follow on Youtube and by email….and love stamp sets like this that enable me to customize a sentiment.

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  2. Robyn
    Robyn says:

    I am so glad I saw this tip before I started stamping lol so smart!! I need the block, I’m going to look in your shop. Thanks Melissa.

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  3. Sue D
    Sue D says:

    Thanks for this simple yet great tip. I like this sentiment set. Great job training your kids to send thank you notes.

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  4. Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Thanks for the tips, Melissa! Also good info on the solvent inks and clear stamps!
    Lots of possibilities with the sentiment set! Love it!
    I follow here (email deniseb…) and on YouTube!

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  5. Dee Earnshaw
    Dee Earnshaw says:

    Wow this is a great tip. You make it look so easy, BUT may not be for me with my clumsy fingers lol!!!

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  6. Janis in ID
    Janis in ID says:

    Great tips, Melissa! I always have a lot of trouble lining things up straight. Not sure if it is my eyes, or what, but this is esp difficult when I am combining word stamps to make a sentiment. I am going to try your technique! Thank you for the chance to win your sentiment set. I love great sets like this for making customized sentiments. I subscribe and follow you here, there, and EVERYWHERE!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    <3 J

    jwool

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