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DIY Stamp Tool Removed



So folks, I have decided to remove my video showing you how to make a DIY Stamp Positioner Tool.

I was repeatedly contacted by the maker of a product claiming that this DIY was infringing on her “patent pending.”

My intention on creating the original video was to share a way to make your own tool for personal use. I would hope that a couple of pieces of fun foam and a plastic picture frame wouldn’t cause the demise of a strong product.

Either way, I am granting this courtesy to remove the video.

But I will say this. The crafting world is full of DIYers, it is what we do. We make stuff! And, we share it with others. If you don’t believe me just check out the number of videos there are on making your own glue dots, making other stamp positioning tools, and making enamel dots.

I will continue to make DIY and tutorial videos.

In the meantime, here a few stamp tools that I recommend (all within the $10 range)…

Inkadinkado Stamp-A-Ma-Jig Stamp Positioner

Apple Pie Memories Stamp Positioner Kit

EK Success Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Fiskars 3×5 Inch Compact Stamp Press



Excerpt from Original Post

So I love a good DIY, I love crafting and I love tools.  What could be better than creating my own DIY crafting tool?!  I know… a DIY crafting tool that saves about $40!

There is a new stamp tool on the market.  Although I have not tried an actual one, the reviews on this new stamp positioner are good and the concept is great.  It is an “investment” piece and is priced accordingly in the range of about $50.  But, I came up with a DIY version that costs around $10 to make and should do the job just fine until I am ready to cough up the big bucks on a “real” one.



5 Responses to DIY Stamp Tool Removed

  1. An'Jenic January 26, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

    Wow sorry you had to take your video down. I have never heard of this till now. Maybe they will get everyone who makes this to take it down because it will get made many times. And if other’s don’t share it in a video they will share in person. Well its best to leave well enough alone. I think you did the right thing. Hugs

  2. Tena January 27, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    Hi Aysha, I’m sorry you’re having to deal with all the drama over this, I’m also sorry I didn’t get to see this wonderful video. You are a great crafter and DIY’er (if that’s a word LOL). I read some of the comments on the youtube channel and see some of what you’ve been dealing with. I think you handled it with class. It’s just a shame how rude and afraid some people can be. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful ideas and videos. Love ya much!

  3. Lisa Renée January 27, 2015 at 10:53 am #

    Wow, cyber bullying is real. I saw the video before you took it down and believe you did a great job. As a scrapbooker for over 12 years, prior to the video I had never seen or heard of anything like this. You are a true creative genius, and I am so proud of the way you have handled yourself in regards to the situation. Keep the videos coming and remember “the Devil is a lie”.

    I know you will not allow the enemy to steal your joy, so keep on moving my sistah.

  4. Joy January 27, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

    This is ridiculous! I saw your tutorial and tried to google the “inspiration” tool but couldn’t find it. I had never seen or heard of this product before. This person does not hold the patent on creativity. If this person has a credible case then how can sites like and still exist? Ana White started her business creating DIY furniture plans based on furniture she saw in stores and catalogs that she couldn’t afford. Should they all come after her now? It’s not like you took the original tool to a manufacturer for mass producing under your name. This person needs help.

    Please don’t let this dim your creative light! We have too much to learn from you!

  5. Kelli January 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

    Aysha, you are one classy lady and thank you so much for your suggestions on other stamp positioners. The thing I find most ironic is how the cyber bullying was really just blocking their own blessings. Like a lot of other “short on time” crafters I know, I’m really not much of a DIYer. After seeing your video I was a little intrigued about the original product and might have been interested in actually purchasing one. Fortunately for me I hadn’t yet and now never will. Others probably feel the same. The crafting community is just that, “a community,” which means word travels pretty quickly. Selfishness, rudeness, and fear will never win out! So as Lisa Renee stated “keep on moving!”