Tag Archives: Craft Techniques

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

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

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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Recessed Die Cut Backgrounds and Die Cut Heart Flowers

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Have you ever wanted to decorate the inside of your card, but weren’t sure how?  A recessed background is a great way to decorate both the inside and outside together.  A few of your favorite dies is all you need to create the beautiful flowers in this recessed background.  

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Birthday Wishes Using the Card Weaving Technique

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

A fun weaving technique gives this birthday card a little extra pop!

Create this stunning card with just a few simple steps.  Its elegant design makes it great for any occasion from birthday to anniversary and everywhere in between. This design is one that you will love so much that you will look for reasons to use it!

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Ask the Experts: Stamping & Embellishments

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Q: I love the look of shading in many of the cards I see, but I’m not good at coloring stamped images. Is there a way to get that look without coloring?

A:  The new Spellbinders 3-D stamps will give you just the look you are wanting.  These stamps have the shaded areas already done for you so that all you have to do is ink it and stamp the image on your paper.

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Framed Background Border

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Create a fun new design that features your favorite patterned paper.  The lattice look is a great way to add attention to the front of the card.  The squares for the background make this card look like it has a lot of work into it, but it’s really easy to make!

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Chalk Pastel Sunset Wall Art

By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Learn how to make your own sunset drawing with a step by step tutorial

Create a stunning sunset work of art using chalk pastels. This project is great practice for learning how to work with and blend chalk pastels.
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