Ask the Experts: Inks and Paper Craft ToolsFebruary 21, 2013 8:33 am Crafts, Paper Crafts, Rubber Stamping
By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor: Peg Rounds
From: Peg’s Crafting Corner
Q: When I use my Crop-A-Dile the eyelets always are squished. Why is that?
A: It could be that you are pressing too hard. The Crop-A-Dile doesn’t need a lot of pressure to close the metal that eyelets are made from.
Q: My ink sometimes smudges what can I do to prevent?
A: Heat setting using a heat tool right after the image is stamped will help to quickly dry and set the ink to stop this from occurring.
Q: How do I re-ink my ink pads?
A: Reinkers to add ink to the ink pads when they dry out. It is a simple thing to do. The most important point to remember is to make sure that you match the correct re-inker to the ink pad by looking for the name of the ink pad such as Vintage Photo and match it to the name of the same re-inker bottle.
A: Yes, you can use these together. Most dies and embossing folders can be used interchangeably in all machines with a certain “sandwich” or way of stacking the cutting plates that come with the machine. For the M-Bossabilities to be used in a Cuttlebug the sandwich needs to be: A Plate, C Plate, the die cutting edges up, the paper and then the B Plate. Now it is ready to use in the machine.
Q: What can the Cinch machine be used for?
A: The Cinch is used to bind books together using binding wire. Photo books, journals and themed books are good examples of projects that can be created with this.
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