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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Card and Envelopes

Q:  I’d like to have some cards ready for those last minute occasions.  What is any easy way to have these to grab quickly?

A:  Keeping pre-made card bases and envelopes on hand is a great start.  All you need to do is grab one of these, create a picture using a stamp or die and attach it to the card.

Canvas Corp Burlap Fabric Sheet 30 x 36 in

Q:  I have a lot of fabric scraps that I’d like to use on my paper craft projects.  Do you have any ideas on how to use them?

A:  You can adhere the fabric onto cardstock and then die cut them to create embellishments for cards and scrapbook pages. The fabric sheets by Canvas Corp. are great to use, too.  This is a great way to keep mementos of favorite items of children to place on a scrapbook page.

Plaid Mod Podge Paper

Q:  I have seen scrapbooking paper used on furniture.  What kind of glue should I use to do that?

A:  Mod Podge is great to use for this idea.  It not only adheres the paper, it also seals it.  It comes in a gloss and matte finish so it is perfect for any type of project.

Design Originals Mandalas Coloring Book

Q: I love to color in the coloring books.  How can I use them with my paper crafts?

A:  Fussy cut around a colored image and add it to the front of a card or use a die to cut a shape from an image and use it.  Cut a large image out and use it behind a photo on a scrapbook page.  They make great embellishments, too.

Hero Arts Rubber Stamp Etched Daisy

Q:  Is there a way to do a stamped image without having an outline done in ink?

A:  Color the stamp with watercolor crayons after wiping it with a damp paper towel.  Mist the stamp with water before placing the image onto the paper.  It is best to use watercolor paper for this since it will absorb the water better and be sure to keep the stamp level when placing it onto the paper so the water and color does not run off.

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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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