Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #553 February 1st 2017
Mani Pedi Gift Box  
New guest tutorial author Stephanie Purvis shares how to create this adorable caddy for a gift of pampering.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Embellishments
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Christine asks: "Is there a way to sharpen punches and corner rounders?"
    A: Our dear Kittie, who does a lot of punching for her scene cards, recommends punching into aluminum foil and wax paper every 10-15 punches to keep the punches sharp and lubricated. Also, try punching through fine grit sandpaper to help sharpen the edges.


     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Bridget has a tip for the Hot Glue Embossing technique: "I often use a hot glue gun for cardmaking & scrapbooking. I know the strings of glue can be a pain, so I nip them off close to the stuck item as soon as the glue is set, and get the strands into the bin. You can get different types of PVA glue sticks, and some set quicker than others. You will have to ask at your local stores. Personally, I prefer the quick-drying ones. It's quick, clean, and you don't have to worry about the item moving once it is in place. I also keep an off-cut of card under the tip of the hot gun in between uses, to catch the drips. That way it all stays in one place, and doesn't spread all over your work surface."

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