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In line at the book store, or browsing the aisles (for inspiration, naturally) of your favorite stationery place, you see plenty of cards that look pretty on the outside, then open 'em up, and WOW! Corinne Somerville will show you how easy it is to do it on your own.
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If there's one tool a papercrafter can't live without, it's a scoring tool of some sort. Professional, crisp folds on cards, 3D projects, and scrapbook pages are easily made with the Scor-it board.
Ask Beate
Beate Johns answers your technique questions
Q: Elaine asked: "Is there a way to clean a stipple brush without ruining it?"
A: I have one stipple brush for each color group and usually don’t clean my brushes. I tap them on scrap paper until most of the ink is gone. If I use the brushes for a messy technique, I wash them with lukewarm water and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid. To dry, I stand the brushes bristle side up to avoid bending.

I read somewhere that you can clean your brushes by swiping them back and forth on a baby wipe. Once no more color comes off, dry your brush the same way on paper towels.

No matter how you clean yours, make sure the bristles are completely dry before using again.

For more tips on cleaning stipple brushes, check out this thread in the forums.

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Feedback From Past Tutorials
Millie has a suggestion for Misting with Alcohol Markers: "If your stamps start to dry out, treat them with Armor All®....cleans and conditions well. I have done this for a couple of years now and my stamps are in great shape. After they have rested for a little bit you can wipe off the Armor All or use a teeny bit of Joy® [dish soap] if it is still a little oily."
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