A quick question

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A quick question

Well since I have been sick for the past couple of days with a cold (blah) I figured now is actually the perfect time to work some more on ryne's 1st year book since I am cooped up in the house. DH has been nice enough to offer going out and buying me a small table to set up in the bedroom to give me my own scrapping space. I usually do it on the kitchen table and I have to drag all my stuff from the bedroom out to our kitchen and back and i haven't been scrapping lately because I don't feel like doing all of that LOL. My question is, I saw Walmart has a small card table for only 20 dollars but the top of it is padded. I am not sure if that would work or not, do you think I should look for a table that has a hard top or would the soft top work? btw i don't have much room to work with, just a small corner, thats why I thought this table would work...what do you ladies think?

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I don't think that a soft top table would matter too much. If it becomes a problem for certain things you could always just use the top of your dresser or something else nearby that's hard. I got a Lifetime table from Sam's, it's 4 ft and it only cost $37. I love it, it's nice and small width-wise so it fits nicely into our walk-in closet.

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It might not matter, though I have a cutting mat that I can use to put under my projects (to poke holes for example), that might help you out if you need a harder surface at times and to protect the cushion.

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I ws going to say what aja said. You can get one of those quilters cutting mats to put down. Its what I use and it works great! It looks like this but is purple.

I never have to worry about hurting my table, it makes exacto-ing or using eyelets easy.

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I can see how it would be a problem. I don't know what glue you use but I use a stick, so when I apply it, it tends to smoosh the picture and page when I don't do it on a hard surface. I don't know how soft the table is, but I generally work on the floor and I have to have something (generally a hard surface book, that I know I won't care if it gets messed up) and I can glue stuff using that as a background surface. If that makes sense or not, I'm not sure. It's more of a visual thing that I can't explain real well.

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"Honey3.14" wrote:

I can see how it would be a problem. I don't know what glue you use but I use a stick, so when I apply it, it tends to smoosh the picture and page when I don't do it on a hard surface. I don't know how soft the table is, but I generally work on the floor and I have to have something (generally a hard surface book, that I know I won't care if it gets messed up) and I can glue stuff using that as a background surface. If that makes sense or not, I'm not sure. It's more of a visual thing that I can't explain real well.

this is what i was worried about because while I do use all types of adhesives, I use a glue stick the most. But I think the other ladies' suggestions about putting a cutting mat down then laying my page ontop would solve that problem. Ol well, its worth a try right? I figure for 20 bucks what the hey? It's the perfect size for the space I have and if it doesn't work out, I'm sure I can find some other use for it. Thanks Ladies!

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I say go for it. You can always find something hard to place on top of it! Glad your DH is helping you out in your scrapping "needs!" Lol I use just a regular cheap cutting board for cutting and pasting.

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Glad that others were able to help you out. I am sure that a cutting mat will do the trick just fine!

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I prefer working on a hard surface, but I think what the others are saying would be perfect...get a cutting mat to set on top. $20 is quite a deal and I bet that would work great!

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I think you could find a better surface table at a yard sale for 20 bucks ... I had a crop night and we used those card tables, and the stability just isn't the same.

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We had a card table from Walmart and it was super flimsy. We couldn't even keep drinks on it. Also, I would worry about a soft top solely because it would make dents in the paper when gluing...if you don't mind having a hard book or something on top it's okay but be careful to check out how stury the legs are. Hope that helps!

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I don't think it would be a problem, it might make stamping hard and some things, but I am sure you have other hard surfaces in the room you could use. Also hae you thought about looking at Goodwill or something. I found a nice wood table there once for $20 and it is perfect for crafting on. Smile Good Luck!

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I never thought of it not being sturdy, thanks for the suggestion. I will def check it out before i make my decision. I also never thought of Goodwill, I may just have to check there first. Thanks guys for all your suggestions!