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Issue #803 December 15th 2021
Crate Card  
Guest tutorial author Helen Gullett shows how to make a pop-up card that looks like a classic wood crate. What will you fill yours with?
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Scoring tool
  • Ruler
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Amy asks: "If you heat embossing powder and it doesn't get shiny is the powder old? Parts of it are shiny and other parts aren't, yet it is melted because you can't rub it off."
    A: It sounds like you may be heating too long, but unevenly. Usually if it's overheated it will either soak into the paper or go a little matte. Make sure to let your heat gun heat up before applying heat to the powder; then heat just until the powder melts, keeping the heat gun in motion. You can find more tips for heat embossing HERE!
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Andrea has a tip for the Disappearing Nine Patch Card: "Wonderful tutorial! An idea for an alternative adhesive is to cover one side of a piece of paper with Stick It adhesive sheet for your liner. That way, you can have the wiggle room of liquid glue, since it's not permanently stuck until you burnish the pieces down, but still have the benefit of all-over adhesive."

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