Tag Archives: Craft Tips

Ask the Experts: Creativity and Precision

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Q: I have trouble keeping things lined up especially letters.  Is there anything I can use to help me with this?

A:  A centering ruler is a great tool to have for getting pictures, letters and even stamped images centered on your project.  They help you to find the center of what you are placing and are see through so you can get it in the perfect spot on the project underneath, too.

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Common Polymer Clay Problems And Solutions

By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

I remember when I first started working with clay in 2007. I ran across all kinds of surprise issues with project outcomes. Frankly I was sometimes a little green with envy over the amazing works of other clay artist. I would ask myself why am I having “this” problem and they are not. So I want to share with you the solutions to the problems I had at the beginnings of my polymer clay journey.

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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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