Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tip of the week - Thursdays

How to make your own Dimensionals or Pop Dot’sSupplies:Xyron 1.5’ Create a StickerFun FoamScissor'sBrayerTake your fun foam and put it in your paper cutter. I cut mine in 1 1/4” strips.

    • Your cutter will probably not cut all the way through the fun foam, but it will score it. You can take your scissors and complete the cut.
    • You can use any color of foam! I use a lot of black and brown card’s so I love to use fun foam in colors, however you can take a marker and color the edges of the foam to match your card base, if you use white. I really think white is more versatile.
    • Need circle dimensional’s? Use your circle punches!
    • Sometimes I need a 1/4” strip! ah, you got the idea!
  • Run these through your Xyron
  • I mush this down real good with a rollie thing…now what is that called? Just looked it up and added it to the supply list…brayer…humm. You don’t need a brayer, you can just use your hands or something else…this is just what I reach for when I need to mush things.
  • Take off the cellophane
  • Trim the waxy paper
  • Run through the Xyron again the opposite way. Foam side down and waxy paper side up
  • Squish down again with rollie thing
  • Take the cellophane off
  • Trim again
  • Don't go to work with one of these stuck to your butt
The best thing about these, is you can make your own sizes, colors etc.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What’s on your work desk – Wednesday 233


Hello from Central California!  I have been trying to figure out how to get in craft time while working, helping my son in his new home, making curtains…just seem to run out of steam.  Currently I am am taking the Holiday Card Workshop 2013 over at  These projects are from day 2.

The above technique was a challenge for me.  I did not have any die cut’s that would work this way…Most of the die cut’s I have are borders, or frames.  So, I did dig up the die cut’s in the above card.  Looking back, I should have used a solid card stock to create this in-laid look.

Yep, the greeting, and the flower and leaf are inlaid.  I had never seen that technique before, so was excited to try it….

Not happy with the result..however, I can’t wait to try it again with a solid paper.  Funny, though, you could hardly make out the flower and leaf so I decided to use my stickles over it.  Not sure if you can tell by the photo, but it really looks like an old fashion appliqué.


Ever have one of those days?  Where nothing works?  This technique was another, where I did not have good die cuts for the technique.  We were to use the positive and the negative cuts and embossing paste.  I used the embossing paste, which I had not used in years.  I used the embossing paste on the blue background with a stencil.  Loved that effect. Was very impressed with the product, it had not dried out.  I think, this is going to be a fun thing to use in my future projects.

Well, that’s all for now, was not going to post these, then decided, heck, I bet we all have off days!

Each Wednesday, crafters from all over the world post what’s on there desk on Wednesdays.  Well, this is all that’s on my desk today!  If you would like to see VERY Interesting desks, go visit Julia and enjoy the fun!  Julia’s blog is named the Stamping Ground.  I really look forward to Wednesdays to visit some wonderful desks from around the globe!