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Holiday Tutorial Blitz
It's getting cooler out, and without a doubt thoughts are turning to holiday decorations and gifts. With that in mind, we present two weeks worth of projects that'll help you scratch names off your list and get into the spirit of the season. Check the Splitcoast " home page": every day starting Monday, November 12 for holiday-themed projects!
- The SCS Crew
Dryer Sheet Technique
Doing laundry's usually not at the top of a crafter's To Do List, but this week it should be! Rescue those used dryer sheets from the trash and use them to soften and add sparkle to images with today's technique. Tutorial author Charmaine Ikach returns to show you how.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Used Dryer Sheet
  • Xyron® Machine
  • Glitter
  • Stamps, Ink and Paper
  • Images © 1990-2007 Stampin' Up!
    Ask Beate
    Beate Johns answers your technique questions
    Q: Twyla asked: "What type of sewing machine needle should I use to sew on cardstock?"
    A:  I always use a medium size (80/12) sewing needle. They are strong enough to punch through the paper, but don't make holes that are too big. The thicker the needle, the bigger the holes.
    Your Comments
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Shirley has a suggestion regarding the string stretching on the suspension cards: "As a beader, I learned to stretch my strings before putting beads on them. I've used this technique when adding string embellishments to slot punched corners and it works very well. Take a length and wrap the ends around the index fingers on both hands. Give a couple of good tugs and use as desired."
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    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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