Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Stamp Tool

Hi there friends,

I have not been able to afford the mega popular and very expensive stamp tool many stampers have purchased and raved about. Fear not. When dollars are lacking, imagination and YouTube can help.

Below is a stamp tool I made in about 20 min (mostly it took 20 min to highlight the inches and half inches lines, about 1 min to cut out the fun foam). I searched a lot online for how to make one and finally found something that even I can do without power tools or a hubby.

The hard plastic dvd case cost about $3 and the shipping was just under $3 (but I did get a 2 other items on sale or the shipping would have been even less).

I already had the thin fun foam, graph paper and adhesive. This is what happened:

I hope the original designer continues to have endless customers who can afford the positioner she made. I have read that others had made something similar before she patented hers, and the instructions have been online for a long time. I won't post the details here out of respect for her, her costs, and those who can afford to purchase them. But I found a video on YouTube I will be happy to share with you if you let me know. The total cost to make this, inc shipping was around $6.50 and about 20 min of my time to highlight the graph paper, cut the foam, and adhere it.

I appreciate your visits!! Thank you dear friends!


  1. You my dear are BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Good for you! Glad you took the time to search for a way to make your own. I own the one advertised and love it!

  3. Awesome! You make this look easy. I will sent you a note to get more instruction.

  4. Turned out great! After having cracks on my lid of expensive one and owner outright lied to me, I refuse to support. FYI - there is NO PATENT, it is pending. Frankly I can't see how a plastic box can be patented:-) Any how I did do a few DYI tools and links to a couple on my blog

    I linked to the one like yours:-) Everytime I tried to order the clear cases they were out of stock.

  5. Oh, you clever girl, you. Way to go, and I'm sure this tool will work pretty much like the expensive one. Well done, my dear!!

  6. Way to go Rosy, I would not pay for one either, (no disrepect intended) but use the fiskars one on the sponges and it works perfectly for me. hugs.

  7. Fantastic! I made 2. One without the fun foam for my rubber stamps that are backed with foam themselves and the other with fun foam for my polymer clear stamps. My only problem is that I got the regular CD/DVD square size Jewell Case and it is not big enough to stamp a larger card size piece of paper, so I just use this for smaller pieces that I am attaching to my card face. TFS!


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!