Scrappin' Tip of the Day

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Scrappin' Tip of the Day

I thought this would be a fun way to share tips with eachother! I learn things/new methods everytime I create a page. Feel free to share your tips too.

I learned this trick last night while creating a page with three arrows.
When cutting out shapes (like arrows) and you need more than one of the exact same size, draw your image on the back of desired paper. Tri-fold (or if you need more or less, fold the amount of times needed) the paper and cut just once.
Here is the page with the arrows I needed last night. This took just minutes. I don't know why I hadn't thought of it sooner. :rolleyes:

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what a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm too tired to think of any tips right now, but when I do, I will certainly post!

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That is a great tip!! I'll deffinately be using it for my next page. Smile

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Thanks Charys. I have wanted to make arrows, but I haven't yet. Guess I need to try huh? Biggrin

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Biggrin Now's the perfect time to practice Sadie. This works well with hearts, stars, etc. too.

OK, any of you want to give today tip?

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Sure - here's one of my tips ...

Don't throw away the paper that you mess up on. Hang on to it, cause it's great to use to protect your work surface or other paper when you need to use adhesive on a small piece. Simply put the piece you're adhering onto the waste paper, run your tape runner, glue stick, or whatever you're using over the piece, and it doesn't matter if you go over the edges. Then stick it to your page and fold your waste paper over so the sticky stuff is covered and save it to use again.

Not sure if that's a tip that's needed, as you probably already do it, but I like having my little pile of paper to use for stuff like that so I feel like I"m getting use out of it before it's trashed (actually, we do paper recycling here, so I put it all in recycling when I'm done).

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Ooooh, fabulous tip Gwen!! I'll remember that! I always have to get newpaper or something, but that would be so much better. Waste not, want not. Wink

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My tip, distressing a page to make it pop. I love doing this. Take a ink pad (1 color) and brush it around the edging of your pages or the paper you want to pop out. Here is a sample of one. I added a black ink to the edges of all my different squares and around the main page for the layout. I think it really adds or takes the plainess out of a page when you are just looking for that one little ooompf. I hope I explained this well. I can take pics to show how I do it if anyone wants me to.

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that page is probably my favorite of yours' ever Dee! I love it! Great tip!

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Great tips for paper scrapbooking. Good idea Charys.

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I saw this tip on TV: Take your decorated edge scissors and cut through wax paper and foil to sharpen edges and prevent paper fraying.
It really works!

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I use foil to keep my paper trimmer (from Creative Memories) sharp. Got that tip from a CM consultant. Wink

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Oh! I hadn't thought about the trimmer! Thanks!