Do you have trouble centering card panels? Then this tool could be perfect for you!
Today I have a Product Review of the ‘Perfect Align Tool’ which is now available at Auzz Trinklets ‘N Krafts! Scroll down to see my video and tips, sharing how I use this tool.
Recently I have started using nesting rectangle dies to cut out my card panels for my A2 cards. I find that I get a more even result and it takes the guess work out of it. These align tools are the perfect pair with my nesting dies as now I can use them to centre the panels without thinking too lol.
BUT don’t worry if you don’t have any rectangle nesting dies, you can simply cut the panels to the dimensions needed for each align tool (scroll down for the ‘cheat sheet’ measurements).
This is a set of 90° angle corner guides that help align matted layers of card stock on homemade A2 greeting cards or scrapbook pages, creating a beautiful framed image. The corners work great by themselves or in a stamping platform, such as the MISTI. A tremendous help to crafters who have trouble eyeballing even placement or those of us with shaking hands.
The set includes 10 different measurements including: 3/4”, 11/16″, 5/8”,9/16″, 1/2”,7/16″, 3/8”, 5/16”, 1/4” and 1/8”. The acrylic is 1/8” inch thick and has the measurements etched into the corners along with the Auzz Trinklets N Krafts logo. The arms of the corners measure 4” on both sides.
It is currently only offered in clear acrylic.
You can create your own ‘cheat sheet’ with the dimensions of the panels for each align tool or cut some templates like those shown in the photo here.
You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.
You can find this tool at Auzz Trinklets ‘N Krafts right HERE!
I’m so happy you joined me here today and may your card panels always be centered (wink). Have a fabulous and crafty day my friends.
Perfect Align Tool
A2 Layers Die
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24 thoughts on “How to Centre Card Panels Using the ‘Auzz Trinklets N Krafts’ Perfect Align Tool + Video!”
Fabulous device, of to check it out. Thank you Therese
Yes indeed Aileen, it’s works a treat!
This sounds really interesting. Working at night on cards takes its toll.
I am definitely a morning crafter and the toll is there for me sometimes too lol. Thanks so much for your visit Lisa x
I don’t think we can order from the US? I tried to order
Sorry to say that Auzz Trinklets N Krafts only ships to Australia and New Zealand. And the etsy shop I found in the US has already sold out…. If I can find them anywhere else I’ll let you know Pennie. Thanks so much for letting me know Tx
Here is another link to try (not sure if I sent it to you already, but just in case) https://amzn.to/3RQ9X2m
I saw these in the shop at Auzz Trinkets & Craft a little while back and while I thought I wanted them but wasn’t quite sure whether I would get a huge amount of use. Thanks Therese, now I know their full potential and they are now considered a need.
Yes, I had my eye on them too, so when Neha told me how good they were and wanted to send me some to try I was more than happy to ‘help out’ lol. Jennifer McGuire did a video using them a while ago apparently but I haven’t had a chance to check that out yet. https://youtu.be/neh-woJWFVs This might help too, hugs Tx
Fabulous tool! I wish it was available in Canada!
Hi Giselle, thank so much for your visit! I’m not sure if they post to Canada but have found them at Amazon https://amzn.to/3RQ9X2m (obviously I can’t speak for their quality but they look similar although there is only 8 corners) I hope this is helpful. Crafty hugs Therese
Would you please let me know if there is somewhere I am able to purchase this in the US.
Hi Julie, the etsy shop has sold out but someone found something similar at Amazon though I am not sure what the quality is like but it looks very similar. Here is the link https://amzn.to/3RQ9X2m Thanks Tx
Looks like a good way to avoid some wonkiness!
Yes, if you make A2 cards then it does take the guess work and ‘wonk’ out of it lol.
LOVE IT! I need all the help I can get 🙂
thank you for the dimensions for an A2 card front….do you know if there are dimensions for a 5×7 card? I suppose I could do the math, but fractions have never been my strong suit!
Yes, I’m sure someone ‘mathy’ and clever could work that out in a flash…. me, I would have to die cut all the layering dies and measure by eye (it’s all visual for me). But, if you have a ‘go to’ front panel size for the 5 X 7 you could easily make one yourself by layering up a cardstock and try and make your own ‘corner’.
Thanks so much Therese. I had loooked at them and wondered. Now I know!! 🙂 🙂
Yes, they are fab Helen!
Well I got a bit excited about this as it was an Australian shop… but no it is all US Imperial based. There are only three countries in the world that do not use the metric system, the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar. In Australia the use of Quarto and Foolscap paper ceased in the 1970s and was replaced by A4 sized paper. I wonder why you and Aus Trinklets are selling an Imperial tool when we have metric paper sizes? I would really love to know the reason, as I won’t be paying an exorbitant amount of money, with our exchange rate, to buy and pay for expensive postage for a non standard paper size and yes I am fully aware that I am entitled to my opinion and do not need to buy American products, but it just seems out of step to have imperial measures in a metric country and world for that matter.
Hi Megan, Thank you for your comments. This tool was invented by 2 lovely ladies in the USA (it is called the EE Corners) developed for the US A4 size cardstock and that is why the measurements are imperial. Neha had permission to replicate this tool from them and she sells US size cardstock (Neenah and other brands) in her online store. I’ve been using the Neenah for many years now and it’s my ‘go to’ as I really like the quality and the fact that I can get it in both 110 and 80lb weight. I get a bit weird sometimes about matching my whites lol. I am hopeful that this tool is a success and then we can ask her to create one for the metric Australian size cards. There has definitely been some interest so I am happy about that. I remember when I went to live in the UK and work as a nurse I was concerned about working in the hospitals and not knowing how to calculate ‘imperial’ I breathed a sigh of relief when they used metric, but found it unusual that many of their recipes were still in imperial. It’s a funny world we live in… I appreciate your visit and thank you for taking the time to comment. I hope you have the most wonderful and crafty day. It’s raining and cold here so that’s what I plan to do. Hugs Therese
Therese, you are nothing short of amazing!
You are making me blush lol.
Thanks for sharing I had been wondering how this was used – funny I thought it was also to help with stamping, not layering, when used with the misti – maybe it could be to make sure things are straight? Looks like a must have item though for perfectly aligned/square panels – a little thing the in house critics here are always making comments about if I am slightly off! which happens frequently!! 😉