Category Archives: Scrapbooking

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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Ask the Experts: Die Cuts and More

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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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March is National Craft Month

Craft Month Scrapbook

March is Craft Month. What’s your favorite craft? I have so many to choose from, but I think my crafting started with scrapbooking. Scrapbooking is one of my favorite all time crafts. While it can be intimidating and sounds like a big commitment, it does not have to be as complex as it may appear. When I was a Maid of Honor, I gifted the bride a scrapbook which was comprised of pages made by those most important to her (family, friends, and colleagues). Fifteen years later, this is one of her most favorite keepsake items. The only rule was that each page/ sheet was on a 12×12 sheet (that’s the standard scrapbook size). I was amazed by what people made.

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Creating A Watercolor Background For Halloween

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Watercolor Halloween Background

Make your paper and stamps stand out more by giving the background a mottled look using watercolor paints and salt.  This technique is fun to do for any theme or card style, but using it with your favorite Halloween stamps gives them an extra scary look.  It’s easy to create so if you have a lot of party invitations to send it won’t take you long and the time will fly by as you’re having fun.

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The Wheels on the Bus First Day of School Layout

By Scrapbooking & Card Making Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

The Wheels on the Bus First Day of School Layout

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again and school is just around the corner.  It won’t be long and you will be taking and receiving school pictures.  You can be ready to scrap all of those wonderful smiling faces with this cute layout that can be used to capture the special memories of the first day, the first year or the class photos.  This layout can be created ahead of time so all you need to do is add the pictures and journaling.

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