Tag Archives: Craft Techniques

Ask the Experts: Stamping & Embellishments

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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

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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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Alcohol Ink on Plastic Beads

Turn boring plastic pearls into colorful beads that pack a punch with a fun and easy alcohol ink project.

A lot of my project ideas come from me wondering if a specific material will work in a different way. “Hm, I wonder if Mod Podge Photo Transfer will work on clay” (it does) “What will happen if I use Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge with tissue paper?” (confetti mugs) “This alcohol ink set looks like stone when blended together. What will it look like on a mug?” (this). So being me and loving alcohol ink for the last few years, I though about these plastic beads I had at the office and naturally wondered what they would like like covered in alcohol ink.

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Ice Cream Cone Wobble Action Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Make a fun moving card for someone's summer birthday!

Every party should come with ice cream, but be careful not to spill it.  This fun action card will want to keep you trying to spill those scoops off the top.  Watch them wobble back and forth as you slightly touch them and make them wiggle.

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“Celebrate” Dutch Fold Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Celebrate any occasion with this easy Dutch Fold Card tutorial.

Any time of year is a time to celebrate, but it is particularly true during the summer months with birthdays, graduations and many more occasions.  This Dutch Fold card is a great addition to the party and to your card design list.  It’s quick and easy to make for the many cards you will be needing so now is the time to make them ahead and have them ready for the next celebration invitation you receive.

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