I was chatting with some of the gals on the Studio Calico message board recently about the fabulous Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz. A few mentioned that they wished it had a longer reach. I shared that I use it opened up for areas that are beyond its reach. I tried to explain how to do it, but it is really just easier to show so I snapped a few quick images.
Swing the bottom handle to the left just like you would to open the stapler to fill it.
Swing the black arm with the flattening plate down and to the right.
Return the first handle back in place.
Place the item to be stapled on a foam or soft surface. Because the Tiny Attacher won’t set flat, you may need to work at the edge of your table as shown.
Press the top of the Tiny Attacher to eject the staple into your project.
Flip the project over and flatten the staple prongs.
When flattened, the staple will look just like it would if it had been flattened in the Tiny Attacher.
During a discussion online about this post at Two Peas, a fellow Pea pointed out that with my photos above, it didn’t really demonstrate that you could reach any farther than if the stapler were closed. I took a couple of quick photos to demonstrate it better and am adding them here as well.
This photo demonstrates stapling at a slight angle.
This photo illustrates letting your paper or project hang off of the edge of your table. (The tiny staple is hard to see on this pattern. I added a circle to show where it is.)
Hopefully this helps!