Ask the Experts: Embellishments & More

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Q: Some of my dies leave marks on the edge of what I cut.  Is there a problem with my die cut machine?

A:  Some dies will do this because of the tension that your die cut machine has been set at and there really is no way to avoid it.

Q: I’m having trouble getting a good stamped image with my cling stamps.  Any ideas of what to do?

A:  Use a soft surface under your paper while your stamping.  Several layers of Foamies is one good thing to use for a soft surface.

Q: Is there any way I can save time making a card when I’m in a hurry?

A:  Keep on hand already premade cards and envelopes so that all you have to do is decorate them.

Q: What is a quick way to add some color to a project?

A:  Pens and markers are a great way to do this.  Simply add some lines to an open area or trace around an already existing piece.   Doodling is another fun idea, too.

Q: I want to make an invitation, but don’t want the bulk of a card base.  Is there a way around it?

A:  Create a single layer from cardstockDie cut a piece out of the center of the single layer and finish it off by hanging a charm from a piece of ribbon placed on the edge of the die cut area to add an eye catching design.

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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!

One thought on “Ask the Experts: Embellishments & More

  1. Gail Plaskiewicz

    How do I store my markers and ink? I’ve heard you should store your ink upside down so the ink stays at the top of the pad. Some of my glitter pens say they had to be stored vertically and the printing on the pens is so small I didn’t see it. Now those pens don’t have anymore glitter. My other glitter, regular markers and gel pens don’t say how to store them. I’d hate for any of them to stop working on me because I just bought new ones and I love them!

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