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Stampin' Up! has developed a new stamping tool called the Stamparatus. It is different to other stamping devices on the market. I will tell you how it is different further down the page, but let me just say this: if you have been looking for a new way to expand your stamping fun, this tool could be what you need!
This new tool does many great things. Among other things, it can help you to
Doesn't that sound great? Here's a closer picture of the two hinged doors. You can lift them out and put them in different slots along the hinges, helping you get the spacing between repeated images right:
Even better, here is a Stampin' Up! video for you showing the new tool in action!
Don't you just love it?
The new tool is completely compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamps. More good things about it are:
High-quality magnets are included with the Stamparatus and enable you to securely anchor your paper to the Stamparatus platform. While Stampin' Up! does include information about these special magnets in the tool packaging, I want to provide you with additional context regarding their use. I am quoting Stampin' Up! directly here:
"Neodymium magnets (also known as rare earth magnets) are very brittle; they are also the strongest magnets available for papercrafting and are therefore standard stamp placement tool accessories in the papercrafting industry. When placed on your paper, they attract the thin, magnetic plate inside the stamping tool and prevent your paper from slipping.
Rare earth magnets must be handled with care. Lower quality magnets can snap together without effect, but all rare earth magnets (though strong) can shatter, crack or chip regardless of shape or size. This does not indicate a manufacturing defect. Stamparatus magnets are safe when they are used as intended.
Here are some great video tips about the magnets from Stampin' Up! for you:
Here are some tips to follow when using Stamparatus magnets.
These magnets are great tools when used in conjunction with the Stamparatus. Simply use them with care and follow the tips outlined above, and you will ensure a great stamping experience."
So there you go. I hope you have as much information about the magnets now to go ahead and enjoy crafting with the Stamparatus. It sure does have high quality magnets included!
There are quite a few problems the Stamparatus could help solve for you, such as:
I am part of a large, global team that developed the Stamparatus. It is called the Leader to Leader (L2L) team.
Stampin' Up! took several years to develop their new tool and during that time, our L2L team helped with brainstorming, prototyping, and testing.
Some of us helped with the marketing and
training materials now available on the Stampin' Up! website.
As a member of L2L, I was among the first to receive my Stamparatus and get to start playing with it. It was a reward for keeping its development secret all that time! So I have been using it a little longer and I may therefore be able to help you with answering questions about your new tool. I'm learning new uses for it all the time! I'd love to share that knowledge with you.
(By the way, it is an honour and exciting to be part of the L2L team. Demonstrators all over the world get chances to be consulted like this. That's a good reason to become a Demonstrator yourself and join my team).
If you were part of the group that cleverly reserved your tool, it will be coming your way in the next month or so! Well done, you!
If you missed out on reserving a tool, and you live in or are visiting Australia in June 2018, you can purchase one through my Stampin' Up! online shop, SusanSalutations, when the new annual catalogue comes out in June 2018. Just click on the catalogue link in the right hand column.
BONUS: My contact details are at my shop. If you purchase from me, feel free to email me with any questions or ideas for using the Stamparatus or other papercraft supplies purchased through me.
If you do not live in Australia and are not visiting it, don't despair. Your country may have Stampin' Up! demonstrators in it! You can check by going to the Stampin' Up! web page and see if the little drop-down window at the top has your country listed. Click on that and go find a Demonstrator near you, using the Demonstrator Locator. You can order one of these new tools from June 2018 in other countries.
I hope you find your very own Stamparatus and join me in expanding your stamping techniques, enjoying your stamp craft even more than before!
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