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Forum: Mixed Media 09-23-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,653
Posted By Swedie
Haste Makes Waste!

I smiled at Stampin Stacy's comment on quickly finishing her book. I make books quite often - some with just pockets for keeping lists, etc., and some with blank paper for various other projects. I...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 09-09-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,744
Posted By Swedie
Thank you, too.

I also appreciate the generosity and creativity of all who comment here.  It was nice to see that I'm not the only one who writes info on a scrap of paper, and when I come across it later, I...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 09-02-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By Swedie
Reusing Plastic Packaging

<div>Here are a few ways I reuse the plastic:</div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
Forum: General Stamping Talk 01-29-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,863
Posted By Swedie
<div></div><div>I've created and found tons of...

<div></div><div>I've created and found tons of ideas for using old Christmas cards as I can never bring myself to dispose of...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 04-26-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,348
Posted By Swedie
Word Dies

Papertrey Ink has quite a few word dies:

Papertrey Ink Clear Stamps Dies Paper Ink Kits Ribbon (
Forum: General Stamping Talk 01-17-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,198
Posted By Swedie
Use for Thinlet Envelope Plastic

Here are some of the ways I use plastic from packaging:

I have quite a stash of flat pieces I've saved, and they are so handy.
Forum: Mission: Organization 06-14-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,525
Posted By Swedie
Use Cut Down Boxes

I use cut down boxes to keep my current projects together, and to make them easily portable. If the parts are low enough not to stick above the top of the box, you can even stack several boxes if you...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 02-22-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,156
Posted By Swedie
Cereal Boxes Are Great

I use cereal boxes all the time. Though they are not acid free, they can be used for all kinds of applications: templates, mock ups, models, boxes, gift bags, baskets. They work well for...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 02-09-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,156
Posted By Swedie
Thank you so much - I appreciate it!

Thank you so much - I appreciate it!
Forum: General Stamping Talk 02-08-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,156
Posted By Swedie
Chipboard Ideas

There are so many ways you can use chipboard. Here is a basket / gift box idea using it:

Small Gift Box (

And here is a journal or book idea that I've...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 10-05-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,266
Posted By Swedie
I googled for the Mrs. Lumpy videos: Ossie's...

I googled for the Mrs. Lumpy videos:

Ossie's Crafty Blog: How to use a Brayer - Video Tutorial (
Forum: General Stamping Talk 06-30-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By Swedie
Planner I Made

I made a spiral organizer using cardboard, scrapbooking paper, and Mod Podge. Here's a tutorial on how I created it.

Spiral Organizer (
Forum: Mission: Organization 06-22-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,752
Posted By Swedie
I leave paper full size.

I don't cut 12x12 paper until I have a specific project in mind. Many of the things I create require the full sheet of paper and cutting them down for storage would render the paper unusable. But if...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 01-06-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,358
Posted By Swedie
PVC Pipe

I love to make things with PVC pipe - it's so versatile.
Forum: General Stamping Talk 09-02-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,638
Posted By Swedie
Make My Own Books

I like to make books for various purposes. The thinner papers work much better for covering the cardboard used in the covers. And they also work well for making the pocket pages I like to use in the...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 07-13-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,080
Posted By Swedie
Try cutting a piece of shelf liner to the size of...

Try cutting a piece of shelf liner to the size of your crafting mat and place it underneath the mat. It should work really well to keep the mat from moving. The shelf liner looks like this - the...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 07-04-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,080
Posted By Swedie
Chopping Mats from The Dollar Store

I found chopping mats at the Dollar Store that are about the same size as place mats. They protect the table surface from messes, and allow you to cut on them. There were 2 in the package for $1....
Forum: Techniques 03-18-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,680
Posted By Swedie
How to Use Envelopes

I've done several posts on how to use envelopes:

Envelope Gift Bags (
Envelope Basket (
Mini Gift Bags...
Forum: Mission: Organization 09-10-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,036
Posted By Swedie
Chopping Mats

I found these cutting mats in Dollar Tree - two in a package for $1. I'm still using the first two - I keep them in two different places so they are handy. If I'm going to do something really messy,...
Forum: Mission: Organization 07-09-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,932
Posted By Swedie
If the lace is wide, or very long I would make...

If the lace is wide, or very long I would make large bobbins from the large sides of milk jugs. Make a slit in the top left and bottom right ends, slip one end of the lace in a slit and wind. The...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 07-09-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,388
Posted By Swedie
I use the large Tonic, which I've had for about 8...

I use the large Tonic, which I've had for about 8 years, and I LOVE it! The one I used before (no idea what the brand was) often tore the paper instead of cutting it.
Forum: Mission: Organization 07-02-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,028
Posted By Swedie
I use Chopping Mats that come in a package of 2...

I use Chopping Mats that come in a package of 2 for $1 at Dollar Tree. There is a picture of them here in the second photo:

General Craft Tips (
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 06-25-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,295
Posted By Swedie
Re-use Clear Plastic Packaging

Here are some ways I re-use the clear plastic packaging:

Ideas for Re-Using Plastic Packaging (
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 05-14-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,508
Posted By Swedie
I'm right handed, but my daughter is a lefty. ...

I'm right handed, but my daughter is a lefty. When I taught her to crochet, I had her sit across from me, like a mirror image. She copied what I did, but used her left hand, and while i worked from...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 03-05-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,336
Posted By Swedie
Wonderful Coloring Books

Check out these coloring books from Dover. They have great subjects and the stained glass ones are really nice. We use markers for the stained glass, and colored pencils and crayons for the others....
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