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Someone I know is selling a brand new one for $100 (new is $175+tax in canada). I can't find many reviews of it online by the average consumer...has anyone here tried one? Thoughts?
This card blew me away. It's so festive and stylish and elegant and it looks easy peasy.
It might better be hand delivered than mailed but you can't have everything...
Marketplace find. 35 Stampin' Up dyes (varying degrees of being used), 25 refills, and the stand. All for $75.
Is this a great deal or...?
Used the SSS “Bee Happy” kit 🍯 🐝
I made this card with my Cricut using a defiant I got from Etsy. I added the Happy Birthday. I’m really happy how it turned out.
I'm new 🙋. I'd like watercolor brush pens that I can use to color in a little, then spritz with water to get a water color effect.
Anyone know a good brand to try?
Hi. I have a project where I need to make a few thousand cuts of the same shape in cardstock. The shape is fairly simple, it is a 4 sided box shape made up of 2 straight line sides and arcs on the other 2 sides.
Getting this job professionally done is just too expensive, so I am trying to figure out the most reasonable way to do this on my own. I think the most reasonable way to do it is to get a custom Steel Rule die made in the shape I need, and then buying some kind of die cutting machine and hopefully do stacks (maybe 10 at a time) rather than one at a time. I think I can cut them pretty quickly.
Does anybody see any better suggestions or see any major concerns with this approach?
If not, for a die cutting machine, I am looking to hopefully find a used one for less than $200 off Craigslist, OfferUp or some other site.
I am looking more at the press style (with the lever like a Vevor Leather Cutting Machine) than a rolling machine (like a Sizzix Big Shot). I think I can go a lot faster on a lever press type and I think I can stack more sheets at a time on the lever press type. Also, from what I can tell, I can use a custom Steel Rule die with these press style machines (not sure on this though).
I really do not have any experience in this field, and I am hoping somebody could provide some advice or recommendations.
Does anybody have any recommendations or suggestions for better approaches to this project?
Does anyone use a Leather Cutting Press for die cutting on paper or cardstock? If so, have you used custom Steel Rule dies with it?
The roll die cutting machines seem a lot more common than the lever press ones, but I think the lever ones seem more convenient, which means there is something I am probably missing. Is there a reason why the lever press ones are not as common as the rolling types?
Hi! I’m looking to get into making some of my own cards. I’m leaning towards starting with some simple, minimalist watercolour stuff to start out with. However most of what I’ve spent my life doodling, drawing, and painting is faces/portraits 😅
Any good Instagram or other social media accounts that show little how-tos? Thinking things like flowers, Christmas wreaths, pine cones that kind of thing :)
I am currently getting back into paper crafting, specifically, wanting to create planners as gifts. Does anyone use washi tape and if so, do you have any good sources for purchasing? thank you!
I found some silkscreen stencils on Amazon - these are reusable adhesive meshes with designs on them, intended for ceramics (the mesh structure allows the stencils to be much more detailed than regular stencils). I tried them on paper instead!
Ink pads didn't work, but cheap dollar store acrylic paints did. Glad I spent a whole $2 on metallic gold because I'm a sucker for shimmer.
The results aren't too bad! The acrylic paint end-result is kind of raised/3D, which reminds me of heat gun embossing. :)
Two cards using mostly the Oh What Fun club kit (October 2021) from spellbinders. I tried using a two for one technique that I saw on YouTube shorts by craftyconceptswitherin. I’ll link below. My first time using these stamps and memento ink. I can see why ppl use a stamp positioner and stamp the image twice. I used color pencils to color in the stamps.
I just saw this YouTube and was gobsmacked by it. Wish I could embed it but I don't know how to do that.
It involves masking off the borders of a panel, color blending a background in the remaining center space, dry embossing the entire panel and then dabbing on white pigment ink -- which is only apparent on the colored background -- to highlight the dimension.
It's really lovely!
I'm trying it now but things have to dry before I can proceed.
I had zero plans going into this, just a few scrap backgrounds and coloured animals I wanted to use up 🤷♀️
Just dipping my toes into cardmaking. Here are my first two cardfronts. Thrifted the ink pads and found the stamps on clearance at a scrapbook store. With the one on the right, I used some dollar store masking tape to mask off a striped pattern, then blended a blue ink and a pink one together.
The paper is also from the dollar store -- from a cheap sketch pad I cut to size, and I like it because it's lightly textured and creamy :)
This is fun!
Scrapbook is having some sales and their large craft mats are pretty reasonable. They come in black (with white measurement lines) or white (with black measurement lines).
Is there any upside or downside to going with either color?
What are yours?
I just unwarpped my Magic Mat. Next step is to scrub it to release all the embedded paper fibers. I do this every few months and, once done, it's like a brand new mat again! I got a couple extras as freebies but I don't know if I'll ever need them...
On the same topic of die cutting, LOVE my magnetic base platform. I just place the paper and die where I want them and nothing ever moves.
That's just 2 things that have made my crafting life easier. What are yours?