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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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Ask the Experts: Trimming, Die Cutting and Emellishments

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

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Q: Sometimes when I use my paper trimmer I still manage to cut crooked.  How can I make sure that doesn’t happen?

A: Often it’s just a matter of making sure the paper is correctly lined up in the trimmer.  One easy way to make the perfect cut is to use a scoring board and score a small line at the top and bottom of your paper at the inch mark you will be cutting.  Place the paper in your trimmer, lining up the score marks in the blade groove and your good to go.  No more crooked cuts!

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Ask the Experts: Stamp, Cut, Score

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

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

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

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: Top Tools

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Adhesives

Q: My adhesive won’t hold my project together.  What am I supposed to use?

A:  It depends on what your project is and what you’re trying to adhere together.  Some adhesives may not hold heavier items so it would be best to choose a liquid glue.  Some paper surfaces wrinkle with anything but tape.  You’re best choice is to look at what you are trying to adhere together and then try your choice of adhesive on a scrap piece first.  There are many choices of liquid glues and tape runners at Create for Less that will help you finish your project.

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Ask the Experts: Tips & Tools for Artists

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

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Q: What color of ink should I use for the sentiments on my cards?

A:  You can use any color that you would like.  Try to choose something that will enhance or pull a color from the papers that you have used to create the card.  Often a black ink is nice to use as it makes the sentiment stand out from the variety of colors in the card.

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