Tag Archives: Craft Techniques

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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Blossoms in Bloom Hello Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Spring will be here soon and the blossoms of many beautiful flowers will come to life. Sweet smells will fill the air and beautiful fluffy clouds will grace the skies.  Share the beauty of the season with everyone with this fresh, new design on the cards you make.

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Tri-fold Fancy Flap Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

This card is two card techniques in one and is so easy to make you will want to create a lot of them to send to everyone you know.

This card is two card techniques in one and is so easy to make you will want to create a lot of them to send to everyone you know.  The card closes so the flaps overlap the base making it a tri-fold card and since it is created from 3 separate pieces it’s a fancy fold card.  How fun is that?  Let’s get started on creating this awesome card.

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Build a Polymer Clay Starter Kit

By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Ready to start working with polymer clay and don’t know where to begin? Here are some great things to start out with and build your polymer clay stash up as well as some extras that are my personal favorites.

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The most basic thing you will need is polymer clay. Polymer clay is an oven hardening clay that remains soft until baked.  A good starting point is a multicolor pack. You can even mix colors within a clay pack to create new ones. The most popular polymer clay brands are Sculpey and Fimo and are ready to use right from the package with no conditioning required.

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