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Monday, March 17, 2008

***Scrapbooking Tips and Tricks***


I would like to start a post for *Scrap booking Tips and Tricks* that members of the QITM group will be more than happy to share with everyone!! whether it's organizing or creating scrapbook pages,pieces or altered crafts- anything will be helpful!

POP DOTS-to add 3-D effects to your scrapbook pages,cards,paper pieces,tags and altered items.
you can make your own by buying a sheet of foam sheet from craft stores(aisle) cut them in squares or use a hole puncher,use glue-works just as good as the store bought ones.but a lot less in cost!!!

SEWING TIPS-use clear thread for the bottom bobbin so you don't have to change colors every time you change your colored thread

does PATTERN PAPER really get out dated???-add glitter glue to outline certain designs,or puffy paint of the same color scheme and add prima flowers :)

STAPLES-there are endless uses for a stapler these days and now they come in colors!! (from CK mag)

  • use them to add(photos) corners to your photos
  • attach a tag
  • connect letters
  • add design to your layout or flowers(embellishments)
  • create letters
    it's uses are endless

STENCILS-use them to create your own clip art,cut shapes out of felt or foam to create 3D embellishments,deco with embellishements (like gems,puffy paint,buttons)

DECO SCISSORS-I know you have one!LOL create faux ric-rac for borders,use them to round off corners(on tags,mats or cards)

VELLUM-create your own flowers,cut them out in different sizes,layer and curl the edges(for dimension) chalk or ink the edges for color

PAW hole PUNCHES-use for eyes and nose for tear bears,they work great!!!

BUTTONS- draw your own shapes or letters with a sharpie(color sharpies) pens on the back side of the button to create a whole "NEW" look