I bought myself an early Christmas present, it was meant to help me with my last minute festive cards but I ran out of time, so a January goal was to use it.
This present was the Rare Earth Load and Fold. I bought mine from Create and Craft, but last time I checked they didn’t have any in stock. I got a rectangular one and a square one in the same pack for £19.99.
The Load and Fold is a really simple but clever tool designed to help you stamp perfectly
- Place your stamp on the inside of the L&F, the side with lines to assist you in getting the placement right.
- Apply ink to your stamp
- Place the paper/card you’re stamping on into the other side of the L&F. There’s a little lip to help keep it in place, but feel free to use low tack tape to keep it steady if you want (I do if it’s a fiddly little bit I’m using).
- Close the L&F
- Gently apply pressure over your stamp
- Open your L&F. If you have missed a bit of the image, here’s where the magic comes in – simply shut the tool again and apply pressure to the area you’d missed, the paper and stamp will be iin the exact same place so you won’t end up with a shadow or other smudged look
Et voila. My stamping magic tool explained. I’ve fallen in love with iit, makes stamping absolutely foolproof, and His Lordship can use it too! I’ve prepared a pile of images ready to colour.