Ask the Experts – Die Cutting & Stamping

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Q:  How should I clean my stamps?

A:  A stamp cleaner is good for all of your stamps.  It not only helps to clean the ink off the rubber or acrylic it will, also, condition them and keep them from drying out and cracking.

Q:  I’m looking for some unique things to cut die cuts from.  What would be some ideas of things I could use?

A:  You can make die cuts from a lot of different items such as foil sheets to even pages from an old book or magazines.  Old unwanted photos are another idea for creating unusual die cuts.


Q:  I want to do some sewing on my cards, but am not sure what I need for it.   Do I use a machine?

A:  A machine is a great tool to have if you want to sew on your cards.  The We R Memory Keepers machines are made with the paper crafter in mind and even comes with a paper needle.  They can also be used for multimedia projects.


Q:  Can I use glitter on a die cut and if so how?

A:  Yes, you can do that.  Begin by placing the piece of cardstock that you will be cutting onto a double sided adhesive sheet and then run it through your die cut machine.  Once you have the final piece add the glitter to the areas that you want and then remove the backing from the adhesive sheet and attach it to your project.



Q:  I’m new to card making and was looking at the stamp and die sets, but which do I do first?  Stamp or die cut it?

A:  It is easiest to stamp first and then line the die up with the stamped image, but it is actually a matter of preference.  You can try it both ways and see which one works the best for you.

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Kimberly is the Customer Service Manager at CreateForLess, and it is her voice you hear when you call our toll-free number. Her love for crafting started when she asked her mom to make her a quilt...instead her mom signed her up for a class so she could make her own, and she hasn't stopped crafting since!

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