Ask the Experts: Scrapbooking Tips

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Peg Rounds

Peg’s Crafting Corner

Centered Paper

Q: How do you get patterned paper or card stock that you are layering centered evenly?

A:  This was a question we recently had asked on the Create for Less Facebook page and I wanted to help our follower by posting this.  First lay the papers or card stock on top of each other and eye them.  Then, use a ruler to measure on each side to see if there is the same space around each edge.  If there isn’t, move them until they are evenly centered.

Darice Self Stick Gems

Q: I have trouble getting the adhesive gems to stick.  Is there anything I can use to help?

A:  A little glue or Glassy Accents by Ranger Inkssentials will help them stay adhered to your project.

Zap Heat Tool

Q:  My paper has warped when I heated it?  What is the best way to straighten it?

A:  Your heat tool was possibly held too close to the paper.  Next time, move the tool away from it and move in a circular motion to evenly heat it.  Straighten the already warped paper by placing it between heavy books.  If you use water on your paper for such techniques as water coloring, the paper was most likely over saturated.  Use a spritz  bottle to keep that from happening the next time.

 Fun Flock

Q: What can I use to make the hat fluffy on my stamped Santa image?

A:  Fun Flock by Stampendous is a great way to do that.  It adds a soft texture to anything it is used on.

American Crafts Album

Q: I’m a beginner scrapbooker , what should I consider when first starting?

     A:  You will first want to decide what pictures you want to begin scrapbooking.  After that you will need to decide what size of pages fit your photos and needs.  There are many such as 6 x 6, 8 x 8, 9 x 9 and 12 x 12.  Next consider if you want to do one or two page layouts.  Two page layouts are often pages that face each other and have the same design elements or theme.  Then, decide if you want to do your scrapbooking in chronological order, by theme, by age of your subjects or just by using the photos that appeal to you.  Lastly, remember that there is no wrong in anything you do.  If you like it, then do it.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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