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  #1  
October 10th, 2012, 05:45 PM
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So everyone has their own secret tips and tricks so this crop we are sharing them. So this is what we are doing, first you share a tip or a trick and then you try a tip or a trick.

Tip one: Black ink fill
As you can see I did this page without the picture. Then when I cut my picture it was a tad small. So I used black ink AKA sharpie to color behind the picture to make it look like there was more black on the U/S pictures.



Here is another one this paper was slightly short.



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Tip Two: Plastic backed bling
Some bling is nice and when you pull it off the backing it holds its shape others bling not so much. So I just leave it on the plastic backing and it goes on in seconds with no swearing.

This bling is MM and I expected it to hold its shape it so did not and was hard to get the circle to look right and I was severely disappointed.


This one is the same MM brand so I just glued it over the picture leaving it on the clear plastic backing



This is cheap from the dollar store bling So I just cut the plastic and glued under the picture.


I used that tip and trick on this page too… all the little doo dads are still on their backing. I could never get them so perfectly spaced.


Tip three: Old blade fuzzies.
I am so bad every time I get two cents for scrap crap I buy PAPER! However my blades are very old and everything is cut with white fuzzies. I disguise them by using ink to slightly and lightly ink the edge to disguise the fact that my cuts are no longer sharp.

I could put EVERYPAGE HERE! (From dress up)

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October 10th, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Great challenge Nicole! I'll have to go think of some tips and tricks.
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October 10th, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Great tips, Nicole!

I too love my ink pads, they're great for covering up imperfect cuts, or to match up different pattern paper, inking the edges gives it a cohesive look.

Another tip I like to do is to use a ruler to make sure my faux stitching is straight. The ruler is also great to use with the Easy Sew to get your holes lined up straight to.
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October 12th, 2012, 07:14 AM
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GREAT challenge Nicole! I had to laugh pretty good....I always thought you just liked to distress your paper whenever I would see the inking around the edges
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October 12th, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Here is a tip I have been using a lot lately to cut my pics down to size. If you are unsure if you want to cut your picture, make a template from a piece of scrap paper (I use scrap printer paper). For example, if you need a 3x3 picture for a layout but are unsure if the picture you picked is going to work...take a piece of scrap paper and cut a 3x3 square out of it and lay it over your picture. You could probably also use a piece of clear scrap plastic or acetate and some tape to tape off your square. This way you can be 100% sure that the picture will work before you start cutting.
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October 12th, 2012, 12:34 PM
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I like that tip Kelsey. I've oftentimes not used a pic after cutting it due to it just not looking good at the size I needed.
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October 13th, 2012, 10:04 PM
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Another tip & Trick

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Nicole posted that great thread for Scrapbook Saves, where our scrapbooking projects, equipment, etc. "saved the day". My fave is that faux camisole lace Nicole made.

So now, let's share how we've used non-scrappy items to make our layouts, pages, etc.


Here's some of my fave tips/tricks/non-scrappy items -

Dental Floss - this is amazing to wiggle beneath pics or embellies that you want to move after you've put adhesive on them. It has saved many pages for me from being ruined, or tearing the paper.

Large plates - I only have the baby cricut so I'm limited to under 6 inches, and my circle cutter (Fiskars) only cuts up to 8 inches. Some layouts need a larger circle, so I use a large plate & a pencil to draw my circle then cut it out of the paper or to place my brads, flowers, or other items on top the drawn line to make my circle.
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I've used bubble wrap as a stamp with paint and with ink.

I've also done the dental floss and the plate tricks.
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October 13th, 2012, 10:10 PM
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Another tip & Trick

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I've used the plate trick and the dental floss trick

Another trick if you are using any sort of different colored core paper that you can sand is to put any sort of template under the paper and sand over it. Jaylen got a sheet of magnetic alpha letters for the fridge that the letters popped out of so it left the letter spaces like a template....I put that under the paper I used on her ABCMouse page and sanded over the paper (it wasn't the best color difference to see it on the page in pictures, you can see it fairly clear in the lower right).

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October 14th, 2012, 05:42 AM
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Those are all great tips!

Another cost-saving tip I like to do, especially if it's paper I don't have alot of, I will cut out the inside piece so I can reuse the middle for either the other side of a double layout or put in my scrap pile for future use. I used my blade with a ruler to "try" to get a straight line and I cut about 1/2 inch in from where the pic would cover.

I did that with this set of wedding pages. I used piece not covered by the 5x7 mat, for the middle of the 2nd page to tie it together.





and on this double I saved the inside of the green background for another project.
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Great tips and beautiful pages.
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October 14th, 2012, 08:26 AM
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I use a lot of stickers for titles and there is nothing more frustrating than being short one letter...... I've gotten very good at cutting "less popular" letters into the letters that I need.... This LO I did for my sister I would say 1/2 the letters on the title are not the letters they appear to be.

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October 15th, 2012, 10:21 AM
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I love that tip, Kristy.
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October 15th, 2012, 10:50 AM
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Lot's of great tips everyone!!

I thought of another one. For those who use photo splits...cut them in half and they will go twice as far.
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I thought of another one. For those who use photo splits...cut them in half and they will go twice as far.
I do that so much that I didn't even think of it as a "tip." lol
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October 17th, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Loving all the tips...Don't forget you have to try one!
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something that i do when i want the 3d effect is I use the negative space from my sheet of pop dots, especially for skinny pieces of paper. In fact i did this yesterday with an 8x8 page. I made a pirate cut out


then i used all the pieces of my pop dot sheet


and the finished page

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October 17th, 2012, 12:45 PM
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Great tip, Tamara. And that's a super cute page.
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I do that too Tamara! No sense in wasting all that adhesive! Great page too!!
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That's a great tip and a great page.... love it!
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October 19th, 2012, 03:03 PM
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OK i used BeckyM's tip and cut the green paper no sense covering all that beautiful paper!



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