Ask the Experts – Embossing & Glitter

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

 

Q:  How can I leave part of my card base plain when I’m using an embossing folder?

A:  If the design of the embossing folder does not have to be centered in a particular way, you can place the folder from the side of the base inwards.  If it does have a pattern that depends of the direction, place the folder in between your embossing plates so that only the plates cover the part of embossing folder that you want to have the pattern added and do not cover the part that you want left plain.

 

     

Q:  I have trouble getting my pieces to stick to cardstock that has glitter on it.  What can I use to make them hold? I use glue now and they don’t always hold.

A:  Double sided tape will help with this.  It has a strong hold and will cover a larger area of the paper.

 

Q:  How can I remove the stickiness from my scissors?

A:  An adhesive eraser will help remove a lot of what is on the scissors and then an alcohol swab will remove and clean what has been left.  I, also, suggest purchasing a pair of non-stick scissors for using when working with any types of adhesives.

Q:  I’d like to add some bows to my projects, but can’t tie a good bow.  Is there anything to help me make a bow that looks good to use?

A:  I would suggest a bow maker.  They are easy to use and a handy tool to have.  You will be able to use it for a lot more than just cards and your scrapbook pages, too.  Anytime you need a bow this is the tool to use.

 

     

Q:  Some of my stickers keep falling of my cards and my layouts.  What can I use to keep them on?

A:  Sometimes, you do need to add a little more adhesive to them to get them to stick.  A liquid glue such as Aleene’s Easy Flow Tacky Glue allows you to reposition it and get it into place and then will set fairly quickly to keep it held in position.  This glue is made thinner so it

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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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