Saturday, August 30, 2008

There's a SALE going on!


Go to my etsy store and see all the items included in this sale going on RIGHT NOW, until the end of September.

Buy a tin AND a set of magnets and save! Buy a Refrigerator Scrapbook OR an Altered Tin Scrapbook AND a set of marble magnets and get the whole set for $15!

Refrigerator Scrapbooks are great for school lockers!

Altered Tin Scrapbooks are handy for carrying lunch money or medicine in a purse or backpack!

Marble Magnets are perfect for hanging pictures of friends and family on school lockers! Earth magnets won't fall off when the locker is slammed shut!

Contact me BEFORE paying and I will send you an adjusted invoice.

Sale includes custom items, so contact me and we can work out the details on a custom order in the colors, patterns, or style of your choosing!


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

How-To Place Alphabet Stickers

I recently learned a great tip that I've used several times since and I wanted to share it with you.

When using stickers in your cardmaking or scrapbooking, it can be hard to know how much room your word or words will need. It's hard to center the word or words and have even space between letters.

Here's a super easy trick to help you do it perfectly every time.

First, I took a tin I was personalizing for someone and chose my stickers.

The I found a plastic straight edge. You can use a thin ruler, a piece of paper that was used for stickers, a strip of waxed paper, etc. I used a wrapper from a set of rub-ons.

Next, start lining your stickers, half on, half off of the edge. Try not to handle the stickers too much because the oils on your fingers will cause the stickers to lose their sticky-ness (is that a word?). Unsticky stickers, not good.

You can move letters around as needed until you get them exactly where you would want them on your card or paper.

Decide where you want the stickers and press the top half down securely.

Slowly begin pulling the plastic edge out from under the stickers, making sure your stickers stay put. You can even hold them down while you pull out the plastic edge.

Then press the lower edges of the stickers down.

Now you're finished!

Make sure you rub over the stickers to ensure that they are well stuck.

Stand back and admire your perfectly straight letters. And save your plastic edge for the next time!