Ask the Experts: Die Cuts and More

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner


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.



Q: I want to add some dimension to my die cut pieces.  Other than 3- adhesive what can I use?

A:  Trying hanging them from your scrapbook page or on your card.  Punch a hole into them and tie them with some twine to add movement and to bring them off the page.


Q: I have too many photos for my layout and can’t narrow them down to just a few to put on the page.  Is there something I can do with the extras?

A:  Place them in a pocket or an envelope and adhere them to the page so they can also be enjoyed.


Q: I want to stamp multiple trees onto my card, but don’t like the way they look in the background when they are stamped.   Can I do something differently?

A:  Stamp the background trees in a lighter ink or ink your stamp and then stamp onto a separate sheet of paper to remove some of the ink and then stamp onto the project.  This will make the background images stand out less and bring your attention more to the front tree.


Q: I’m getting indents on my die cut pieces after I’ve cut them.  What can I do to stop this?

A:  Instead of placing the cardstock on top of the die that is facing up, reverse the layers and place the cardstock on the cutting plate and then place the die (cutting edge down) onto the paper and then finish off with the last plate and run it through your die cut machine

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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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