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Old 06-10-2005, 11:45 PM   #1
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I was in my local scrap booking store and I saw this idea. If you don't have one of those great Stampin' Up tool kits with the metal template then this could be a very cheap substitute (for the template) . . . until you get one, of course . . .

They were selling plastic canvas in strips for easy placement of brads and eyelets (for $3.00!). I went home and cut a strip off of a piece I had and it works like a charm. Now obviously this isn't as cool as the metal template but it works in a pinch! For scrapbookers, you could just use a whole sheet.

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Old 06-11-2005, 04:13 AM   #2
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Great idea, gigs! I bet I have a sheet of that stuff laying around here somewhere! I think I'll cut it up and give a 5 and a half inch by 4 and a forth inch piece to everyone in my card club this week! Thanks for sharing this with us.
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Smart idea!
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What a great idea and now I have to go see if I really threw out that plastic canvas I had before the garage sale. Thanks for sharing this.
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Thats a great tip! I have tons of it downstarir thank for sharing
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I'm not sure I understand.... can you explain?
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Great idea! Thanks!
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Great idea! For the mini brads/eyelets - you could use ther smaller (10 to 14 count) plastic canvas. Nice idea someone had to do straight line punches for the eyelets. Thanks for sharing.

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OMG !! What an awesome idea!! TFS!!
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Great Thinking! Isnt it amazing what the brain can do when engaged! I have some plastic canvas that I was going to put in for a rummage sale! Now, I'll cut it up and share with my stamping friends! Thanks!
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Place the canvas on top of the paper making sure that the paper is centered underneath it. Then count how many squares in and marked it with a pencil and do the same for the other side. No rulers ~ unless of course you need them in an exact place. Then you would be able to see precisely where to punch the holes to place your brads or eyelets. HTH.

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Wow gigs! That is a fantastic idea! TFS! It's great to be able to come on here and learn from so many creative and inventive people! Keep posting!!!
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I've never done needlepoint so have no plastic canvas--but couldn't a person use MagicMesh for the same purpose?

On the front of a bag of taters you usually find a 'window' covered in mesh. I removed the mesh from the bag when I emptied it yesterday. Now I know what to do with it.

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I've never done needlepoint so have no plastic canvas--but couldn't a person use MagicMesh for the same purpose?

On the front of a bag of taters you usually find a 'window' covered in mesh. I removed the mesh from the bag when I emptied it yesterday. Now I know what to do with it.

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That is cool! Anything and everything that makes life easier. I guess if it has a grid it would work. I'm always amazed what people come up with when they think out side the box. The sky's the limit!
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GREAT TIP! TFS. I see all types of possibilities with this! I love all the great things you all share here at SCS.

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I don't have a metal one, but I do have plastic canvas and I am going to do just that! I really appreciate this web site and all the cool tips we get on it.
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post your idea! I am going to use it!
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