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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 – Die Cutting & Oxide Inks

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

     

Q:  Can I use only Sizzix dies in my Sizzix die cutting machine?

A:  No.  You can use many brands of dies in your machine.  The key to each die is the stacked plates also known as the sandwich for each die type that you use.  You can check your machines instructions for more information on the sandwich for different die types.

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Shadowbox Frame/Book Card for the Holidays

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

  

Create this Shadowbox Frame Card and turn it into a book just in time for the holidays.  It’s a great way to share your favorite papers and stickers or even photos of your family with everyone on your card list.  There’s even a space to add a sentiment or details of the pictures that won’t be showing when this fun card is displayed.

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Into the Woods Holiday Card

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Be prepared for the holidays this year.  Now is the time to be working on your holiday cards if you haven’t already.  They will be here before we all know it.  This woodsy feel card brings a fresh look to your cards for the season.  It’s light and airy with a twist of winter added to it.

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Ask the Experts: Stamping & Adhesives

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Q: I can’t get my tape runner to add any tape.  Is there something wrong with it?

A:  If it’s a new runner and you know it’s not empty, first check that you are holding it correctly so the end that has the tape is down on the paper.  It’s easy to grab them and have them upside down. Next, check to make sure there is tape on that area of the roller.  Sometimes used tape runners will have an open spot where there is no tape.

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Large Dahlia Using the Dahlia Fold Technique

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Use the Dahlia Fold Technique to make a focal point for a card front.

The Dahlia Fold Technique is often used to make smaller flowers for cards, but did you know that you can make an entire focal point for a card front using the same technique.  You can and it’s easy!  Just follow the steps below and you’ll be creating these awesome large dahlias in no time.

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