Ask the Experts: Embossing & Embellishing

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Pebbles Washi Tape

Q: What are some different ways to use Washi Tape?

A:  You can place it on a separate sheet of paper in strips and die cut or punch it out to create your own patterns.

Spellbinders NestabilitiesDie A2 Valiant Honor

Q: Is there a way to keep my cardstock from sticking in my more intricate dies and tearing the paper when I remove it?

A:  Place a piece of waxed paper in between the cardstock and the die before running it through the die cut machine.  It will keep the cardstock from getting into the die to deeply and will help it to easily come out.


Q: The ink on the image I stamped is still sticky and wet feeling.  What can I do to get it dry?

A:  Place a heat tool over the top of the paper and move it in circles to dry the ink.  Remember to keep the heat tool up off the paper and to keep it moving so that you do not burn it.

Chipboard Painting

Q: Other than paper what can I use to cover chipboard pieces to add color?

A:  Paint is a great thing to cover chipboard.  The Distress Paints come in many colors and add a nice aged look to any piece.


Q: There is one area of my embossing folder that doesn’t seem to be embossing my paper.  What can I do?

A:  It may be that the plate with from your die cutting machine is warped and the folder was laying in that area and did not lay flat enough for an even pressure to be placed on it when it went through the machine.  Before removing the paper from the folder, simply turn it around and place it back on the plate and run it through again.


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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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