Tips & Tricks Archive

Aligning your stamped images

Posted September 5, 2014 By scrappy

Watching a fb group and saw someone asking about acrylic blocks with grid lines.  I’ve shopped for those before and while they are not incredibly more expensive – unnecessary to say the least.  Happens to coincide with my grid paper pick for September – but a clear block and a clear stamp to prep on 1/4″ grid paper: you’re good to go.  The latest on the “tips and tricks” page.

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Die Cut TeePees

Posted July 1, 2014 By scrappy

delicately doneWrote a blip on making teepee’s with your BIGZ dies.  Pretty much any shape will work as long as you keep the fold of your cardstock inside the image to be cut.  I did test using a framelit and it works also – of course it doesn’t necessarily need be a teepee.  Check it out under tips and tricks.

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Combining ribbons and twine

Posted April 21, 2014 By scrappy

I did mention “more” in my last post  - and the first of these is more about ribbons and twines.  So, two articles already and now a third.  In this most recent article (on the tips and tricks page), I’ve moved away from manipulating each individual ribbon to creating combinations that can add interest to your scrapbook layouts, and keep you from having to choose a single coordinating color – instead, use them all!

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Prepping Clear Stamps

Posted March 6, 2014 By scrappy

Since I was putting together some new Clear Stamp Sets, I created a 5 minute video showing a neat trick that will keep your clear stamps ‘stuck’ to the acrylic block during use.  The article is the latest on my “tips and tricks” page.

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Posted February 4, 2014 By scrappy

I think I have all my latest articles up to date:  The Birthday Easel card that highlights a paper folding focal as well as two of my product picks for this month: Natural Composition Specialty paper and the Brushed Gold Card stock:  video and Etsy card kit.   I’ve used both of these folding patterns in my scrapbooking as well, but not without a little “tweeking”.  Check out the “flatten” article on the tips and tricks page for some suggestions.  hmmm.. all caught up on paperwork, so ready to start something new.  In the hopper for this month: paperweaving (very cool whether you create cards or scrapbooks) and single stamp cards and borders.   Coming soon!

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Enlarged die cuts

Posted January 3, 2014 By scrappy

Scrapbookers are sometimes left out of the more delicate diecuts, the more complicated punches that are available – or asked to pay the premium for larger images.  I wanted to create large Owls for my scrapbook layout that looked ‘exactly’ like those that are created using my Owl Builder Punch.  Visit my tips and tricks page to see how I managed to accomplish it.  Technique can be used to create templates for any “re-size” you use in your layouts.

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