Ask the Experts: Starting Out

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FaberCastel Gelatos in Tropical

Q: What can Gelatos be used for?

A:  There are many uses for them.  Two of the most often used are for stamping by spritzing the stamp with water and then apply the Gelato and stamping the image onto card stock.  Another is by using your fingers to rub them on to create a background.  They give a watercolor look and are great to use for a project that you want to add some softness on.

 ColorBox Glitter Sprinkles

Q:  How can clear glitter be used?

A:  Clear glitter adds a great shine over an image that has been colored using colored pencils or markers.  Once the glue is dry, the colors show through the glitter.  It, also, makes a great shiny snow for winter.


Q: What is the difference between some of the Stickles?

A:  Some of them are a distress stickle and they are not as shiny when dry.

Create Your Own Keepsake Book Q:  I’d like to start a craft hobby, but I’m not sure card making or scrapbooking is for me.  What else is there?

A:  A lot of people enjoy creating things such as journals, albums and mini books using chipboard albums.  They can be decorated any way you like and can be kept for yourself or given as gifts.  Patterned paper, stamps, and embellishments such as flowers or die cuts are just a few things to add to the books to make them your own.

Retractable Craft Pick

Q:  My dies have a lot of small areas to them.  What is a good way to remove the pieces after the paper is die cut?

A:  A piercing tool or pick works great to remove those little pieces.  It fits into those hard to get areas without bending the design around 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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