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Ten Things Tuesday Scrapbooking Tips

If you buy a paper pack and there's an ugly sheet, flip it over and use it for white paper. To get a perfect knot in the middle of a photo mat, tie ribbon around a 1 inch diameter circle (bottle neck, glue stick, etc) and then cut the ribbon opposite of the knot.  Now you have a perfect knot and can glue the ribbon behind the photo mat on both sides. If you are using a piece of paper as a photo mat, punch shapes from the paper where the photo will hide it.   Use the positive and negative of a punch to get two for one. Use chalk, ink, and markers to create your own embellishment from a store bought one. If using a tape runner, just use adhesive on the corners.  No need to line the entire perimeter. If using squares of adhesive (like the Creative Memories vellum adhesive), cut in half to make them last twice as long. Use a marker on the opposite side of vellum to personalize it. Tear your paper and vellum!  I love this look and it looks great with inked edges. When using sticker lett

Cricut Mat Re Sticky

I have been wanting to include a tip section to my blog. Mainly scrapbooking or paper crafts tips, but tips for any craft is good as well. If you have ideas, comment here. Cricut mats are super sticky for a few uses then...nothing. I was using spray repostionaly adhesive but by the time I masked off the mat, went outside to spray, let it dry...well it was a long, messy process. Then it was so sticky my paper would tear but the stickyness wore off quickly. Someone on a Cricut board recommended Zig 2 Way Glue Pens They are about $7 at Jo Anne (use 40% off coupon!) and come in 4 different tips. I got the widest one since I will be using it almost exclusively for my Cricut mat. It goes on blue so you can see where it is and dries clear. If you use it when it's blue it's permenant, let dry and it's repositionable. It works wonderfully! I think it might even be better than a brand new mat! I've had my bug for 6 months and I use it a LOT and I'm only on my 2nd