Category Archives: Scrapbooking

Ask the Experts: Trimming, Die Cutting and Emellishments

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

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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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

By Scrapbooking & Card Making Contributor

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

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

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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Ask the Experts: Die Cuts and More

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

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Q: I’m having a difficult time using patterned papers.  There are so many colors in a set that I don’t know how to make them match.

A:  Try using the same shades of one color on your projects instead of having a lot of different colors that may look jumbled.

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Ask the Experts: Storage & Embossing

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Plaid Stencil Simply Scroll

Q: How can I store my stencils?

A:  Place the brass ones on their sides in a decorative box that you have made to match your craft room or in a storage container.  For the plastic stencils, use a decorative file folder to help prevent them from getting bent.

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Ask the Experts: Scrapbooking Tips

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

American Crafts 12 x 12 in. 3-Ring Album Denim

Q: I have one and two page layouts, but how do I go about filling in empty spaces in the albums?

A:  When you reach a one page layout and have the next page to do, you can turn that one page into two pages by simply creating a page that pulls the theme and ideas of the first together using such things as extra embellishments and journaling cards and tags to continue the theme.

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