Do you stamp the back of your cards? If you have a personalized stamp then I’m sure you do. Did you know that if you sell your handmade cards you need to stamp the back with the Stampin’ Up! copyright? That’s called the Angel Policy. You can find out more about that here. Over the years Stampin’ Up! has had a variety of stamp sets that include the copyright. In the current catalog and upcoming catalog the Crafting Forever stamp set includes the copyright. In the upcoming catalog the Make a Difference stamp set has images for the Angel Policy.
I have been using an old personalized stamp and the copyright image from a stamp set called Better than Email. Both are photopolymer and I had them on a clear block and used them to stamp the back of my cards. The problem I had was I often stamped crooked (because I was in a hurry) or upside down (because I wasn’t paying attention)! So I decided to create a solution using my Stamparatus.
I mounted my two stamps on a piece of window sheet. Then I created myself a template from some grid paper where I drew out my cards in the sizes I mostly commonly use – one was vertical and one was horizontal. Using the template I can align my stamps in the correct position and then use washi tape to attach the window sheet to my plate. I did this so I didn’t have to keep attaching the stamps to my plate and get them lined up each time. Now I just pull out the window sheet and put it in position – ink and stamp and I’m done.
I’ve only been doing this a short time – I’ll have to see if it’s a permanent long term solution for me. What do you think?
- Stamparatus (available June 1, 2018)
- Grid paper
- Window Sheet
- Washi Tape
- Photopolymer SU Copyright Stamp