Recently Letraset sent me a sample pack of Safmat to try out, I'm not sure if you've seen this yet? although they have had it for ages it's only recently that they introduced it to the craft market, its a clear sheet of sticky on a backing sheet that you can run through your printer! So perfect for unusual greetings and titles (where else would I get anything that said 'Fuzzybutt'? LOL) or for adding peoples names to projects or even just if you have a font you particularly love and want to use.

But, the best use I've discovered for it is for using with your Digi stamps! I've got quite a few digi stamps that I love to use for paper piecing techniques but I often find that I waste lots of my patterned paper by doing that because you have to cut the paper down (if it's 12x12" scrapbook paper) or you have to run a whole sheet through when really you just want to use up your scraps.

So.... I printed out my digi designs onto the Safmat, then cut them out, peeled off the backing sheet and stuck to my scraps, rub firmly so the clear backing goes completely invisible (it has a nice matte finish not glossy like laminating) then trim! It now means I can use my scraps up with my digis, yay!

Here is a little card I made with my Butterfly Digi from my Woodland Whimsies CD and some scraps of Crate Paper (the greeting is also on safmat and attached to another scrap of kraft card)

I can see this being one of those 'Craft Cupboard Essential' items!

Sarah x


  1. That is so cool! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Heard it mentioned before but didnt know what it was, sounds canny though!! love the card xx

  3. That is so cool!! Is that aviable over in the US? Love the BF's on your card! super cute!!!

  4. I've seen sheets in Hobbycraft that when you print onto they turn into a rub on. Is this Letrasets version of same thing then? If so I will buy loads so long as its not too expensive

  5. Beautiful card,love your butterflies!x