I posted an entry a while back on the STAMPARATUS. It is such an innovative tool, I kept finding the need to add to the post. Sooooo the Stamparatus now has it's own page on my blog!!

Here are some useful tips:
  • Having 4 stamping surfaces due to the 2 hinges is WONDERFUL! You will love it. BUT, having 2 hinges means that the corner where they meet is the least flexible area of the Stamparatus. That means that it can be hard to get a perfect image in that corner. Use one of the following:
    Not only does this address the issue of the hinge corner, it improves the overall crispness of the stamped images.
  • Put a Stampin' Pierce Mat on your work surface to rest the plates on it makes inking your stamp easier.
  • Cut grid paper to keep foam clean, you can even laminate if you like
  • Duck tape or washi tape on magnets, with a tab, makes the magnets so much easier to pick up
  • No matter how hard we try to keep our inkpads straight, we will get ink on the acrylic plate and the hinges of the Stamparatus. Ink in these spots will not get on your cardstock, but will get on your hands, and your hands will get on your cardstock. Clean this extra ink off your Stamparatus right away. Use “Simply Shammy" from Stampin' Up! It will not transfer ink to your hands.
  • Do not use alcohol on your plates to clean or remove sticky residue, remove plate and use warm soapy water, or Novus 1 plastic cleaner/polisher
  • Stamparatus is not meant to store with both plates attached, simply stack one loose one on top
  • If you use a magnet, put it at the furthest point on the paper edge away from where the stamp will ink the paper. As long as the stamp clears the magnet, you'll have no problem. If you only use the foam sheet with the paper in the corner, the grabbiness of the foam is sometimes enough to hold the paper.
  • When using photopolymer stamps, slide a butter knife or embossing paste spreader under the door to hold the paper down after you pick up the stamp on the door to get it ready for inking.
  • For bits of glue or archival ink on the doors, try Neutrogena Naturals Makeup Remover Towelettes.
Stamparatus Blog Hop:
Kaleidoscope or Wreath Stamping is a hot new trend and using the Stamparatus makes it infinitely easier! I have a blog post about it here:  
here is a template.

Introducing the Stamparatus


It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!
Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it.
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp - no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
  • Stamparatus Introduction 
Stamparatus  Magnets
  • Stamparatus Technique Series
  • Video #1 Precision Placement
  • Stamparatus Technique Series
  • Video #2 Aligning With Red Rubber Stamps
  • Stamparatus Technique Series
  • Video #3 Creating Patterns With Hinge-Step Technique
  • Stamparatus Technique Series
  • Video #4 Stamping on Pre-Die Cut Pieces