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!
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.
Add some color and dimension to your backgrounds using the grid technique. It’s a great way to make a main image stand out and a way to create a background that matches the theme of your card. This winter themed card is a great way to show off this technique.
Here’s another great way to create a background for your cards. The ink is built up from light to dark making each image “pop” off the paper. It’s a good way to use those individual stamps or one main image.
This cute Diorama card is a fun way to send a last minute holiday wish or a “thank you” for a special gift. Its simple message can be used in many ways and will bring a smile this holiday season. Another great thing about this card design is that it can be used for all occasions year round so you’re not limited to just the holidays. Change the paper and you have a great birthday card or baby announcement or anniversary card. The possibilities are endless.
The holiday season is finally upon us and it’s time to get down to creating the last of those holiday cards if you haven’t already. This snowy scene will be a nice addition to those cards you’ve already created. It will definitely put you in the mood for the holidays if you aren’t already.
Would you like to make it look like it’s snowing over your first embossed image? Want to make a layered wood look? This double embossing technique is a great way to achieve a layered look for any of your cards.
The holidays are almost here and now is the last time to get those holiday cards ready to mail. Send these adorable holiday greetings around the world as this sleigh makes its own trip. Create this card and send to it all of your friends and let the fun of the season begin.