So today I had my first play with my Stamparatus. I guess I waited for a while because I wanted to set it up properly and not rush through it. I know there are several videos and tips how to use it. Hence my nervousness was the magnets and the delay in setting up.  I think I had done too much prior reading! I have no idea why I waited so long. It is a breeze to use and such fun. 

But first – the magnets. They are extremely strong. This is why they they are stored so far apart when they first arrive (I have alrady taken one out of its position in this photo).To get them out the best way is to twist and slide off the base.  Don’t pull them up. 

 To make it easier to handle, I wrapped the magnet in duct tape leaving a little overhang on either end. This gives you something to lift the magnet with. Plain duct tape was a no go for me so I covered it in washi. Then store the magnets on the back of the Stamparatus.

Word of warning – dont bring the magnets remotely close together. While I was putting the duct tape I accidentally did this and they practically ‘jumped’ together and scared the living daylights out of me. This happened not once but 3 times. If they do get stuck together, don’t pull them apart just twist them and you will be all set to go. I think 1 magnet seems sufficient for regular stamping.