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Old 06-04-2008, 01:35 PM   #681
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I am posting the latest update of the file. I found another great thread here:

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There are some great ideas and tips for all of us, but especially newbies. I have been updating the Tips document with the postings from the newbies thread, so there is lots more info to enjoy.

Remember, I did not start this thread or the original document. I have just been the "keeper of the file" for a while now.

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I am posting the latest update of the file. I found another great thread here:

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There are some great ideas and tips for all of us, but especially newbies. I have been updating the Tips document with the postings from the newbies thread, so there is lots more info to enjoy.

Remember, I did not start this thread or the original document. I have just been the "keeper of the file" for a while now.

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Alyce, just wanted to thank you for being the 'keeper of the file' - great thread -- so is the newbie one.
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Don't know if anyone has posted this tip, but I read it today--if you have a piece of ribbon or trim you want to use but don't have enough for the project, scan it, print a copy. cut out and adhere.

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I don't know if this is a favorite but it works for me. I have a small personal fan on my desk. When I need to dry craft ink, crystal effects, TIOO etc. I just tilt the head down onto my project. CAUTION: does not work well for glitter or flocking. LOL
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[quote=RubberLady603;9962543]I have a clipboard that I covered in aluminum foil that I use for embossing. The clip part holds your work securely and the foil helps speed the process up. I can't remember which vendor it was, but I got the idea at the scrap/paper show at the Big E in Springfield Mass last year.
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OOO thanks for sharing this! Such a great tip. Can I tell you how many times my project has flown off the table while embossing it? Never again baby!!!

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What a great thread. I have not read all 18 pages, so if this has been posted already I am sorry.

I just recently got a stamp-a-ma-jig. To save time I took some old transparency sheets, cut them and stamped my images with stazon, I stamped each image in the set, and keep the sheets in the stamp box, that way I don't have to restamp it on the imaging sheet each time I want to use that set.
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I like to keep baby wipes handy because no matter how careful i am I always end up with more ink on my fingers than on my project!
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[And here is one I forgot in my earlier post.
If you use the Coluzzle templates, mark each line with a different colored permanent marker so you know which line to move your knife to when you reach that cross over point.[/quote]


Awesome tip! Thankyou!
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[QUOTE=shirolives;10105772][quote=RubberLady603;9962543]I have a clipboard that I covered in aluminum foil that I use for embossing. The clip part holds your work securely and the foil helps speed the process up. I can't remember which vendor it was, but I got the idea at the scrap/paper show at the Big E in Springfield Mass last year.
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A toaster cover covers the cuttlebug really well. I picked up one that has some small Christmas prints on it but it does the job
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I've got another one! For those of you that like to use cork (the thin sheets) for mens cards etc. I purchased a roll of plumbers cork at a hardware store and it will last me a long long time!
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So many great ideas!! Where do I start?
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And now I need to go to the hardware store for that cork!! LOL!!
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What a great idea for gifts...(except I think everyone I know who owns a cuttlebug is suscribed to this thread!!) Maybe they'll forget by xmas!
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I found that baby food jars, or the Gerber baby food plastic containers the lids are flat for easy stacking are good for storing things. I have a cropadile and have no idea how to mount eyelets I am very new to the stamping thing and could live on this site forever.
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I had a happy accident the other day--I use a coaster on my scanner to keep my cards from slipping--holds them straight. Anyway, I put something on there and made a color copy with the coaster on it the other day and the cork on the bottom of the coaster photographed beautifully on the copier. I kept the little squares and have already used a couple of pieces on my cards.

Now if we could just figure out how to make faux tacks!
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GRID for VSN and Dirty Dare Note-taking: I got confused trying to keep up with which challenges I had done this last week and didn't want to create a table (I wanted to make cards, not play on the computer!) So I picked up a freebie calendar that was next to the computer and marked the challenges on it using the grid and the days of the week, but used an old month. It was great! I think I'm going to keep track of the daily challenges on there. It will save me time looking for the old challenges and their numbers when I know it was a fairly recent one. I also drew the sketch right in the box and didn't have to keep looking for my post-it.

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~~Crop parts of the pictures and use as DP behind your images. Sometimes the banners the months are printed on can be used at one end too.
~~Use the grids like you would use grid paper to keep your layers straight, etc.
~~Keep an old calendar or an old magazine or phone book at your embossing station to catch the mess. Rip out the pages and toss them when they get messy. (I may have read that one in this thread a long while back.)
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LOL this cracked me up! how do you spell Tu shay in French?

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It's: touche (with an accent on the 'e' I think).

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*happy sigh!* Thanks for giving the correct spelling of these terms! I have even seen "walla" in our NEWSPAPER! Sheesh!( I think that's spelled right)

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Everyone, thanks for the great ideas and especially Alyce and company for posting the list.

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Masking: when I make a mask I store the mask in the SU! box with the stamp. Next time I need the mask I don't have to look for it or cut a new one when I have one all ready.

Clean-up: I buy the cheap plastic table cloths (no fabric backing) at the $1 store to protect my table when stamping. I use blue masking tape to tape the excess to the bottom the of table so it won't be accidentially dragged off the the table. Most of the time I can reuse it.

Chipboard: when you stamp directly on non-white chipboard, you colors can be off so now I paint the chipboard with white acrylic paint to make a primer coat. Ink will be the same color as if painting on white paper.

Tying: Do you ever notice that sometimes when you tie a bow, the bow looks better from the other side that what you wanted? Try tying turning the card upside down when you tie the bow. When you turn the package upside right, the bow will show the "good side" - really, it works

I store my 1/2 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper in acrylic display risers you see in retail stores. I turn then upside down and 1/2 sheets fit nicely and you see the colors. Here is a link: http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/prod...33521349953602

Organization: Label all your boxes and drawers of supplies. I have a little label maker and it has saved me a ton of time looking for something.
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I read awhile ago about using a clipboard covered with tinfoil for embossing, but found another way that works better for me. I bought one of those disposable tin cake pans (8" x 10") I think. When I want to emboss something I just lay it in the pan & heat away.
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I read awhile ago about using a clipboard covered with tinfoil for embossing, but found another way that works better for me. I bought one of those disposable tin cake pans (8" x 10") I think. When I want to emboss something I just lay it in the pan & heat away.
Thats a fantastic Idea. I will definately have to try that.

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This is just the best thread -- thanks to all
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Great Grammy Alyce - Thank you so very, very much for compiling all of these hints, tips and ideas into this wonderful MSWord document. You deserve thunderous applause for your work!! Sincere thanks!!
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What a great thread! And greatgrammy...a great big thank you for compiling all the great ideas.

I'm going to try my best to describe my tips and tricks but I'm seriously sleep depreived...so don't expect too much! LOL

- We recently had a new baby in the house who came home with a bunch of small formula bottles (sample, hospital sizes maybe). I use them to hold my glue bottle upside down while I'm working on a project. Thankfully I am able to leave the tip open and should anything drip out it's caught in the bottom of the bottle. The opening is the perfect size for the bottle tops.

- I have a bunch (read 150+) of the small Studio G cleare $1 stamp sets that until recently were in drawers grouped by catagory. Searching through for the right one was time consuming so I took them out of the packaging and now have them stored in baseball card holders that fit into a 3-ring binder. they fit perfect! I can easily and quickly flip through them. (adding a piece of white paper or cs behind each page of stamps made them easier to see)

- If there is one 'tool' that I use most often it would be those black binder clips. Because I am super **** about everything being centered, I will center my 'whatever' and then clip it in place so I can apply my glue, adhesive or whatever to at least once side then the clips are removed. I have also used these clips on my EP projects. They work as handles while I'm melting the EP.

- For those of you who have a Xyron...don't throw out your empty carts! Use them as a press to run things through that need to be pressed together. I have used it to reinforce scores, flatten out something that had warped, etc. For a better result and a tighter fit I would add a piece of chipboard as a 'shim'.

- Because I can't ever get nice even folded edges for my card bases, I will use a base that is slightly bigger than my card size. After I score and fold I will trim on three size to the desired size for perfectly matched edges. Now I bet that makes NO sense, does it?

These tips are probably not worthy of being added to the list but maybe, just maybe somebody out there will be able to get use out of 'em! Then again, maybe not! LOL
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