I was asked by a fellow stamper about the "shim" I use in my ATG's. It's just a piece of paper that is thicker than card stock.. unless you have some super sturdy card stock, that too would work. I actually use the paper out of the Stampin' UP! dimensionals package, but you can use anything really.
This is two ATG's.. the on on the left I have a shim on.. the one on the right I don't.. see how the tape goes off the edge of the roller.. that was driving me nuts. I had read about it somewhere where someone had just cut a circle and placed it over the roll of tape.. and it worked.. I doubted it at first, but it really works.
I cut a circle the size of the roll of tape and then had to trim one side in just a little bit so I could get the 1" circle punch in on it so I could punch a circle out in the middle of it.
I then slip it over the top of the lip on the side where the tape goes:
There is nothing fancy about this, but it keeps my tape where I want it on the roller. When the shim gets tape icky on it.. don't toss it out, it's even better that way.. you just push it down on the roll so it kinda clings to the roll, keeping it from warping up.
UPDATE: not sure why I didn't remember this.. but when I first wanted to make a shim, I wanted to use one of the pieces from a roll of Stampin' UP! ribbon. But at the time I had no empty rolls.. last night as I was finishing up another roll of my beloved Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon (20 rolls will be here this week).. I remembered.. these are perfect to use. You would remove the plastic pieces of course.. I kept them in this half so it didn't get lost on my desk.. and it fits right in your ATG. see pic. below:
thanks for looking ~
have a great airborne day!
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