Sunday 10 July 2016

DIY(Start to Finish) - A5 size Stamp positioning Tool with blocks

Hi Crafters

Today I am sharing a DIY  -  A5 size Stamp positioning Tool.
It's not a handmade card but It is a handmade stamp positioning tool. Hope It can help out crafters who doesn't want to spend too much money on only one tool!

But I couldn't make this tool If I didn't have the actual MISTI. Thanks to my sweet petunia for bring this wonderful tool to us.

My sister is currently staying with us since March(going back soon! which means I might be quite for a while?? But I will try my best to post projects regularly!), spent lovely time with her niece and nephew and away from work!

Since she is with us, she helps me lots of things, She even helped me when I made swaps for this April Stampin up On stage convention! at that time she didn't have any experience of paper crafting.
The big helping one was for 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue, I had to make tags, book marks, envelopes, Cards and packaging! and that time she started to enjoy paper crafting. everyday/week her love for crafting was growing. and she even bought a big shot machine last week.

and she is wanting MISTI. But she isn't sure that she can keep crafting when she goes back home. she will work full time and meet friends, then she might not do it much. so she doesn't really want to spend big money on small one item.

As big sister, I wish I could order one for her but I can't afford it at the moment, already bought her Floral Phrases Clear-Mount Bundle for her early birthday gift.
So I was thinking maybe I can make one for her.
I had spare 7mm thick mdf sheet, cutting was so difficult, I couldn't do it.
went to willko to find something very narrow wood sticks then when I passed toy area, I saw the willko blocks that I can buy in a tub choose any colour/shape for £3.50!!
that moment, Ting!

That is How this project came out!

Supplies List

Clear Acrylic 2mm, plastic hinges, hard plastic clear adhesive, double side adhesive tape, scissors, crafting knife, cutting mat, fun foam sheet, acetate sheets and grid paper

If anyone interested to see How I made this,  You can watch it here or on YouTube.
Have a fun!

the Clear Acrylic Sheets are a5 size for cover and base, so actual stamping area is 7-1/8" x 4-3/4"

Left-5mm thick for CLEAR/CLING stamp    Right-9mm thick for PHOTOPOLYMER stamp

Also put an extra grid paper and acetate sheet on top of foam pads so easy to lined up and clean up.

It might not be perfectly straight and quiet, But consider I spent less than £10, I am very happy with the result!
Hope you enjoyed this project :-) 

If anyone interested to place an order for Stampin' Up!(I'm Stampin' Up! UK demonstrator, Here is a link you can simply click the pink box :-)

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Jerim/Willowpiggy xxx


  1. Hello Jerim thank you for your videos and especially sharing this tool. Where did you buy the plastic hinges. I would really like to try and make one. I like the blocks and making it personal :-)

    1. Hi Jaimie
      Are you living in uk? I bought them from ebay. all sold out where I bought them from

      but I am sure you can find some when you type "ACRYLIC PLASTIC HINGES" xxx

    2. They can also be found on Amazon

  2. Love your version of this tool. I have made a couple of them also, but think I will make another with the same toy pieces. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is great. I have never even heard of the misti.

    I want to make one but I'm kind of stumped on some of the materials you've shown in the video.

    1. Cutting mat
    2. Lego base
    3. Acrylics hinges
    4. Lego pieces to poition paper
    5. Fun foam for base
    6. Adhesive

    How do you determine the thickness/thinness for the various types of SU stamps? How do you set it up correctly? You made it look really easy.


  4. Hello Jerim, I so love your idea & I'm getting ready to order the items I don't already have so that I can make one of these also...It is an awesome idea that you've come up with & you may want to think about starting your own business of these before someone else tries to steal your idea for themselves because it happened to me. Take care & thank you again, Lily