Tag Archives: Craft Techniques

Window Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

DIY window A-Frame card to celebrate spring!

This card is often referred to as an A-Frame card since it folds at the top rather than on the side.  It’s a nice change to the usual cards we tend to make.  The window scene seemed to fit best with this style of card as it seemed to be the natural way of wanting to open it.

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Ask the Experts: Mixed Media

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Q: I’ve heard the term Mixed Media Art a lot lately, but what is it exactly?

A:  It is a term with a broad definition that covers any form of crafting including card making, altered items, journaling, the making of items such as a book and more.  Media refers to what the project is created with such as the papers including patterned paper, paint, ink, fabrics such as ribbon, die cuts, buttons and anything else the artist would like to use.

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Butterflies in Spring Concertina All Occasion Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Make a gorgeous butterfly card for any occasion

This butterfly themed concertina card is a great way to share any occasion with someone special.  It’s free flowing design lifts the spirit and brings a smile to anyone.  It’s perfect to make ahead of time and keep in your stash for that last minute card, too.

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Ask the Experts: Stamping & Die Cutting Tools

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Q: My die cutting machine plates are warped and is causing my dies to warp.  Is that a problem?

A:  It’s best to keep one die cutting plate that is not used for cutting and place that at the bottom of the stack.  Lay the die face up and then the paper on top of it and the warped plate on top.  The bottom plate will remain flat allowing the die to stay that way, too.

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Q & A Polymer Clay Beginners’ Tips and Basics

By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Do I need to buy every shade of every color?

No, you can mix colors to create your own custom colors. If you have a hard time figuring out what colors to mix, a color wheel is a great tool to have and can also be used for other crafts like mixing paints.

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