Sunday, February 14, 2010

Paper Crafting Tips and Ideas

Tips to Remember
• Tear fabric along the direction of the grain for straight lines without scissors, while keeping the frayed edge.
• Use spring-loaded, fine-tip scissors for comfort, ease, and accuracy when cutting out small shapes from patterned paper.
Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty: Toolbox
Although life is full of its ups and downs, and can be downright stressful. When starting card making, and scrapbooking, I wanted everything. Sure, I bought a ton of stuff that I thought I NEEDED but later realized that most of the stuff just sits there collecting dust. So, for your Survival Scrapbooking and other paper crafts, there are a few items you may want to always keep them on hand. Replenish those items when they are used up, or when your hobby supplies are looking a little weak and lonely. Keep these simple supplies handy because having them readily at hand will make your paper-crafting hours more enjoyable:
*Ruler *Bone Folder or Stylus *Glue Stick
*Scissors *Craft knife *Wrinkle-free *liquid glue *Paper Trimmer *Cutting mat *Double-Stick tape *Adhesive dots *Craft Foam*Pencil
*Hole punch *Stapler *Black fine-tip *pen *Sandpaper *Paintbrush
*Permanent Marker *Photo Splits *Photo hinges

This is a small sampling of what items are a must. You do not need to out and get every gadget out under the sun. Research and figure out what works for you.

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