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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Peg Rounds
Peg’s Crafting Corner


What is the difference in a watermark ink pad compared to the others?

A: It is used to create a darker image on dark paper to give the effect of a translucent picture such as one found in a watermark on a photo. It has a subtle color variation to make background designs unique.

princess stencil


How do I keep my ink sprays or paints from going behind a stencil?

A: Use a repositionable spray adhesive to hold the stencil down to the paper securely. This will keep the edges from lifting up as it is sprayed allowing the ink or paint to get in behind the stencil.

fiskarsIs there a pair of scissors that makes it easier to keep adhesives and sticky tapes off?

A: Nonstick scissors are Teflon coated so that adhesives don’t stick to them so there’s no need to clean them off.

glass cutting mat

What would I use a glass cutting mat for in paper crafting?

A: There are several reasons why it is nice to have a glass cutting mat. They make it easier to use a craft knife to cut on because the blades glide smoothly and don’t skip on them. It’s a must to use with a circle cutter to get a precise cut circle and they are even good to have when using a glue gun because they are easy to clean up.



I have a paper trimmer, but do I, also need a guillotine trimmer?

A: While it is not absolutely necessary to have one, they are very handy to have to use. You can cut more than one sheet of card stock at one time with one and if you have a heavier weight card stock these will give a more crisp, clean cut edge. If you have already made a project and realized one of the edges is a little off, a guillotine trimmer will allow you to slip the edge in and trim it off easily without having to remove the bulky items.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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