Tag Archives: Craft Tips

Ask the Experts: Cards, Embossing, & More

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Q: Should I decorate the inside of my card? What about the envelope?

A:  You can decorate the inside of the card.  Even simple little pieces like corners added around the sentiment makes a great look and continues the theme from the outside in. Stickers, stamps and die cuts are great to use for this. Envelopes can be easily stamped and colored, too.  Keep in mind when decorating any envelope that is to be mailed that the embellishments need to be secured tightly so they aren’t able to be caught in the postal machines.

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All About Clay Machines & How To Create A Tear Drop Blend

By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

What is a clay machine?

A clay machine is a tool used in polymer clay crafting to easily create flat sheets of clay. Clay machines can be set to different thickness levels depending on what you need for your project.

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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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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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