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Peg

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!

Ask the Experts: Trimming, Die Cutting and Emellishments

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

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Q: Sometimes when I use my paper trimmer I still manage to cut crooked.  How can I make sure that doesn’t happen?

A: Often it’s just a matter of making sure the paper is correctly lined up in the trimmer.  One easy way to make the perfect cut is to use a scoring board and score a small line at the top and bottom of your paper at the inch mark you will be cutting.  Place the paper in your trimmer, lining up the score marks in the blade groove and your good to go.  No more crooked cuts!

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Your Favorite Patterned Papers

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Turn your favorite patterns into seasonal cards!

Do you have your eye on some of the fabulous patterned paper from CreateForLess, but are wondering how you’d use it now that the holidays are over?  Take a look at that paper and figure out other themes and holidays it can be used for in your projects.  This winter themed paper is perfect for a Valentine’s Day card for example and you can make it, too!

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Sending Hearts of Love Gatefold Card

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Make a lovely Valentine's Day card and send hearts to everyone you love

It’s hard to believe we just finished up with all of the holiday cards and now it’s time to start all over again, isn’t it?  It won’t be long and Valentine’s Day will be here.  Now is the time to get to work on all of the cards you will need.  This is a little different version of a gatefold card where one of the gates is created from two circles.

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Frames, Titles & Fun Embellishments

Make Your Layouts Tell Your Story

By Scrapbooking & Card Making Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Frames, Titles & Fun Embellishments to Make Your Layouts Tell Your Story

The pictures tell the story and the title and design pull the interest in.  Create fabulous titles and frames to pull the elements together and make a layout that says, “Wow!”  Add your favorite embellishments and let your layout say it all.

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Decorative Block Borders and Sticker Fun

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Fun Block Borders for Scrapbook Layouts

Are you working on your favorite layouts?  Are you stumped for a new look on them?  Outline your favorite pictures with decorative blocks to draw attention to them and make them stand out or create them to add quadrants that you can journal in.

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Ask the Experts: Stamp, Cut, Score

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

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Q:I’m new to crafting and was wondering if I could use watercolor pencils on my cards.

A:  Yes, watercolor pencils are great to add color to your stamped images.  Be sure to use a watercolor paper when you stamp, as well as, an ink so that the ink will not bleed and ruin your work.

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Twist & Pop Up Card for the Holidays

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Create a unique interactive card to give this holiday season.

Who doesn’t love a card that is interactive?  It’s not only fun to receive a card at the holidays or any time of year, but it’s especially fun if it’s one that you can play with and enjoy.  This twist & pop card for the holidays can be adapted to any occasion so once the season is over you won’t have to put the design away just change the papers.

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