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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 – Stamping & Embroidery

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

 

     

Q:  I wanted to highlight some places on my card with glitter so I used my glue pen over the top of the stamped image and now it won’t work.  What can I do to glitter stamped images?

A:  Before you go over the image with your glue pen be sure that the ink is completely dry.  It is best to use an ink such as Memento which is made to dry more quickly and becomes water resistant which prevents it from clogging up the glue pen as it is rolled across the surface.

 

     

Q:  I’m trying to color my stamped image, but having trouble with my ink smearing.

A:  You want to use an ink such as Momento ink and even with it it is best to allow it to sit for a little bit so that the moisture evaporates out of it.  Using a heat tool will help speed up this process.

 

Q:  I just can’t get the hang of stamping first and then die cutting around my image.  Is there an easier way?

A:  A stamp positioner will help you.  You can first die cut your image and then use the positioner to line up the die cut with the stamp.

 

Q:  Even with using an Anti Static Pad, I still get areas where embossing powder sticks.  What am I doing wrong?

A:  Try to handle the paper as little as possible especially after rubbing it with the Anti Static Pad.  Oils from your skin will also attract and hold the powder in place.

 

Q:  I would like to do a little stitching on my cards, but am not real good at sewing.  Is there anything I can use to achieve this look?

A:  These embroidery kits are the perfect way to achieve the look.  They come with everything you need to get you started.  They come complete with a template to use to get a variety of images and looks.

“Love You” Valentine’s Day Card or Any Day Card

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Are you ready to share the love this Valentine’s Day?  If not, here’s a great card that can be finished quickly so you can be ready.  It’s time to get to making those cards you will need because February 14th is fast approaching!

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Let’s Play Games! Hugs, Kisses and Love Valentine’s Day Card

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Remember having fun as a child playing tic-tac-toe? Have some of that fun again this Valentine’s Day with this hugs, kisses and love tic- tac- toe card.  It’s easy to do and will hold memories that will last a lifetime.  Here’s how.

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Love Is In the Mail Valentine’s Day Card

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Valentine’s Day will be here soon and it’s time to start planning and creating those special cards for the loved ones on your list.  Send the love this year with this special little card with a big heart.

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Emoji Love for Valentine’s Day

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Let’s talk emoji’s this Valentine’s Day.  We know they are a popular way to communicate simple messages so why not send the simple message of love on this special day.   This handmade card is more than just a message.  Use it to share with the person that you are in love and want to say “Happy Valentine’s Day.”

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Quilt Pattern Card

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Are you like me and have admired all of the beautiful quilt patterns that you’ve seen, but not sure you’d be able to create one yourself because paper crafting is more of your thing?  Well, here is the perfect way to combine those beautiful patterns with your love of paper crafting.  What’s even more fun is that you can do it with any pattern you see.  This is the star pattern that is often seen on many quilts.

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Ask the Experts – Embossing

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Q:  Can I use only the company’s dies that are the same brand as my die cut machine or can I use others?

A:  As long as you follow your instructions from the manufacturer of your die cut machine and the plate stacks that they recommend you will be able to use other dies in your machine.  Each type of die will require a different plate stack and some may require the purchase of specific plates so be sure to check first so you don’t cause damage to your machine.

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