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Old 12-22-2004, 12:07 PM   #1  
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Default How do you "contain" your glitter?

How do you apply your glitter and get the excess back into the container without making a huge mess? The dazzling diamonds, while gorgeous, does get into strange places .

Or do you keep it in something other than the little tub it came in?

How do you demos keep it contained for workshops?
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:20 PM   #2  
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I use this tiny, itty bitty plastic spoon just because I am not fond of glitter, it seems to land right on my big nose, like I need to draw attention there !!
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:22 PM   #3  
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LOL! I'm generally walking around with it all over my clothes and in my hair!

Seriously, I just dumped a jar into a glad disposable container. Thought it would be less messy and easier to use. I kept my jar, and now think I will dump it back. Just don't like it in the bigger container. Mabye if I dumped a couple more jars into it? Then it wouldn't seem like I barely have any...
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:24 PM   #4  
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my demo-extraordinaire keeps hers in a small ziplock plastic container and uses a small spoon as well.

That is where I now keep my glitter and embossing powders. In separate little ziplock containers. Works out great!
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:59 PM   #5  
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I second the small Glad containers. I keep ALL my embossing powders, and Dazzling Diamonds in them. I keep a plastic spoon in each of them as well. It's SOOOO much easier than trying to funnel that stuff back into that teeny tiny container. Of course, if you had the tidy trays it might be a different story. But I tried those and didn't care for them. Not sure that's much help! LOL!
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Old 12-22-2004, 01:02 PM   #6  
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I dislike dazzling diamonds simply because they do seem to get everywhere! the only thought I've had for storage is those little tupperwear salt shakers. Maybe those would work.
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Old 12-22-2004, 01:15 PM   #7  
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I used a square (sandwich size) plastic container- could be glad, rubbermaid, etc... I spoon on the glitter over the container, shake off the excess and it falls right back into the container. The spoon even fits in the container (diagonally) for storage.

I do the same for embossing powders. They stack up nicely and I label the side of the container so I can see what I need. I have done it for years this way.
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Old 12-22-2004, 02:33 PM   #8  
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I keep mine contained inside my house, mostly. Sometimes it does get outside and most of it does live in the jar it came in. Luckily, there's still enough room to live in the house even with all the glitter in it.

To try to keep most of it in the jar (except the glitter I want on the card) I used the Powder Pals trays we sell.
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Old 12-22-2004, 02:52 PM   #9  
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I put a coffee filter under whatever I'm pouring the glitter over (straight from the jar). I then use the folds of the filter to funnel it back into the jar. I do it this way (as opposed to over a piece of paper, tidy tray, etc) because the glitter doesn't stick as well to the filter material. I feel like I'm wasting a lot less of it and the little folds in the filter make a snazzy little funnel for putting it back!
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My first thought, in answer to your question, was "Not very well!" <g> It seems to get everywhere no matter what!

But I do what many others here do - I keep mine in a sandwich size GladWare plastic container, with a spoon. Actually I keep all my frequently-used embossing powders in these too, and I write the name of the glitter or EP with a Sharpie on the lid of the container.

I find it much easier to just dip the card into the container than to get out the jar of glitter or EP, open it up, use the Powder Pal (mine is called a Tidy Tray that I got in my pre-SU days <G>), then *try* to get it back into the bottle without spilling a bunch. The containers work better for me.

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I love dazzling diamonds and now have fallen in love with romantic red.
I used the tray but found out after awhile of use the glitter sticks to the tray and I end up wasting it. I like the idea of coffee filters since they are cheap so I guess I am going to try that next. I love using crystal effects then put the glitter on it, it still goes everywhere but I just think it is worth the effect.
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So, dumb question for all of you that use the small containers with a spoon - do you leave the spoon in the container and if so doesn't it glitter all over it and then all over your hands when you pick up the spoon? Or does it pretty much stay off of your hands?

The coffee filter idea is great too!
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I had the EXACT same question about storing the spoon. Seems like the spoon would be covered in glitter -- great idea though to have something larger to pour back into...
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SU stamping set boxes, as a demo you can order extra and I ended up with a bunch of extra when I transferred my alphabet sets to the new boxes.
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I use the hard plastic sandwich containers to store my eps.
I either use a plastic spoon or just lay the image in the bottom and tilt the container to cover. Us your buddy first though. I don't store the spoon inside.


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Old 12-22-2004, 08:02 PM   #16  
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Default Dippers and containers

I too use Glad Plastic square containers with lid for glitters and EP's I write what they are on outside with Sharpies.

At times I buy things like Chai Tea, and other powdered "stuff" where plastic dippers are provided. When done using I keep them for use inside of the Glad containers. Most of them, for some reason, do not reamain static. I use the dipper to place the glitter, etc. on card.

I have found this so much easier and less messy than the jars.

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Baby food dishes that come with a lid and a spoon attached to lid I find these at my local $1.00 store and I get 3 bowls with lids and spoons in 1 pack for $1.00 cant beat that I have ALL my customers hooked on them and they All LOVE them
I even use my extra bowls for embossing powders too really great they come in 3 main colors light green . light blue, and light pink
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I keep all my stuff in the containers they come in and use the trays to collect the excess and just filter it all back into the container when I'm done.
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