By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Q: I love to use stamp and die sets, but when I cut them using the die there is always a white edge around it. What can I do to get rid of that?
A: There are two easy ways so that does not show around your image. If you are using a set that you will be coloring the image using markers or colored pencils, simply add a background by coloring around it. You can, also, fussy cut using a small pair of scissors or craft knife around the image to get rid of it.
Q: What can I do to dress up the envelopes I make with my punch board?
A: Instead of using cardstock on the next envelope, create it using a piece of patterned paper. You can, also, use the paper and create an inside liner or add a matching stamped or die cut image to the outside to help dress it up.
Q: I don’t have a piece of patterned paper that matches my layout them for the background, what can I use instead?
A: For a background you can use cardstock that matches the colors in your layout and then add smaller pieces of patterned paper to match the theme. There are many beautiful sheets of cardstock to choose from and they help add a little variety to your memory albums.
Q: How can I get smooth coloring using a brayer?
A: One key point to using a brayer is to run it from one side to the other on the ink pad and then lift. The use of a glossy cardstock also helps when spreading the ink. Do not stop in the middle of the paper. Continue to roll the brayer all the way across using a light pressure.
Q: I like to scrapbook on the go. What are some good organizational things to take with me?
A: There are many kinds of items that allow you to carry your papers and embellishments with you. I definitely recommend choosing something that is a hard case for your papers to protect them from the weather and spills. A separate one that allows you to place things like a tape runner, stamps, ink pads, other embellishments is also a must. Be sure to check out all that Create for Less carries for organization to help you get organized when you’re on the go.