Ask the Experts: Card Making & Die Cutting

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Q: What would be one suggestion to make a card quickly?

A:  When working on your cards, stamp or die, cut extra pieces and lay them aside for future use.

Q:Why does my cardstock look faded?

A:  Cardstock that has been left in the sun or in certain lighting will fade over time.  It’s best to keep it out of direct light when not in use.  It can be kept in storage containers which helps to, also, keep it clean.

Q: I’ve seen to use painters tape to hold my dies in place, but it always tears the paper.  Is there a way to stop that?

A:  You will need to remove some of the stickiness of the tape.  Place the pieces that you will be using on an article of clothing or another type of cloth and pull it off to remove some of the adhesive.

Q: Can I emboss the entire card base?

A:  Yes.  There is no wrong way of doing things and often embossing the entire base will add dimension to a base especially when adding other die cuts or die cut pieces or shapes such as a hexagon.

Q: I have some embellishments and die cuts which are really narrow in size. How do I adhere them to my project?

A:  A glue pen is one option that allows you to run small lines of glue on the narrow pieces.  A Xyron is, also, another good choice.   These machines allow you to do many things including laminating and adding adhesive to your project to open even more crafting opportunities up to you.

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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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