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Where can I find the revolving sticker carousel featured in PaperCrafts magazine?

September 24th, 2007

Question: I saw an a scrapbooking room in a magazine, and one of the things in the room is a sticker organizer.  It is so cool, and I have been searching everywhere to find out where I can buy one.  It is a revolving carousel with little clips to hang your stickers.  I’ve never seen anything like it, and I think it is such a brilliant idea.  Any idea where I can get one?  I saw it on page 79 of the October Issue of Papercrafts magazine.

 

Answer:  It actually took me a few minutes to find because I couldn’t remember the name right, but what I think you are talking about is the “Clip it Up” system.  It is a one or two tier system that you can hang your sticker sheets from clips.  I totally love the idea! Seeing all your items like that organized is amazing. I plan I getting one now for my rub-ons and stickers - so thanks for reminding me! We have the system on our website, along with extra clips, envelopes, file tabs, etc.  You can also check it out at their website: www.clipitup.com .

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Question: Do you have gerber daisy brads or eyelets?

September 24th, 2007

Question:   I am looking for a “brad” or something like it to go with the theme of gerber daisy, cinnamon color, to put on a wedding program.  Any suggestions?  Thank-you!

 Answer:  I would find a mini fabric daisy/flower in the color you want, like these: Itty Bitty Blossoms“.  Then I would insert a round metal or colored brad to attach it to the wedding program.  Otherwise, we do have flower - shaped eyelets that might work.

What kind of stain do you use for scrapbooking projects?

September 24th, 2007

Question: I am trying to make a frame with scrapbook paper on it I cut the paper out to fit the frame and tried to stain around the edges but you can see the brush marks.  Do you have a stain you like or an easy way to do it?

Answer: I usually use any kind of stain that I can find that is cheap.  This includes distress ink. It doesn’t actually have to be stain to give the same effect. I use the distress ink pad or the bottle and a soft cloth.

The best way to prevent brush marks is how you apply it.  I usually use a soft cloth or foam brush on the edges (or the ink pad).  

Is it safe to laminate in scrapbooking?

September 24th, 2007

Question: I want to protect my daughter hair clipping from her first haircut.  I considered laminating it.  Will this be ok or would it ruin it over time?  Any other suggestions?

 

Answer: As a general rule, it is not safe to laminate in scrapbooking.  Most archivists will say that laminating photos and documents is a big “no-no” due to the heat and permanance of the process, and I would add that doing hair would be the same.  Since lamination is essentially melting plastic to a surface, it probably wouldn’t be the best thing to do for hair.  I would suggest using some of our memorabilia or keepsake envelopes or even any other kind of acid free bag or pouch (I have made little envelopes and labeled them for my son’s hair). 

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Question: Where can I find nursery rhyme scrapbooking supplies?

September 24th, 2007

Question: I want to make my new grandson a nursery rhyme book but I’m having great difficulty finding any paper, embellishments, well actually anything to do with nursery rhymes.  Any suggestions?  Thank you in advance.
Answer: We have some cute stuff on our website here.  In fact, just doing a general search on our website for ‘nursery‘ gives you many things to choose from.  My favorites are from ‘Light Ideas’:

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The Original Scrapbox

September 11th, 2007

Information: Have you seen the Original Scrapbox?  I am a representative for the company and thought you might want to include it in your top finds section.  I am on the East coast but the company is in Utah.  It is truly amazing…a nice peice of furniture that can hold tons of scrapbooking supplies.  Let me know if you are interested in seeing it and I can send some information and pictures.  Thanks.  Barbara Lyngarkos

Robin’s Notes:  I have had many people ask me how they can store their stuff in a tight space and still have a work space - plus have it hidden.  I think this company has accomplished all of that. They have them in several colors and styles. Check them out at: www.theoriginalscrapbox.com .  They have a video too to see the workbox in action!

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How do I order?

September 11th, 2007

Question: I need to make 25 name tags for my father’s navy reunion using the Chipboard Tags (dog Tags)by Bazzill Basics Paper.  Need to purchase 8-9 packages and shipped to Richmond. Can you help?  thanks,
Answer: We actually are like a mall that shows all the products other stores carry.  We compare their prices so that you can find the best deal.  To order through us, just find the best deal on our site and click on the link that says “See it at …”.  This will take you directly to the product at that store where you can order it.  I have found what you are searching for at the following stores and they will all ship to Richmond:

1.) Bazzill Basics Really Big Dog Tags $1.90 (3/pack) at www.scrapgal.com

2.) Bazzill Chipboard Tags Dog Tag $1.99 (3/pack) at www.RockyMountainHobbies.com 

3.) Dog Tag Chipboard Tags (3 Pack) $2.00 at www.LifetimeMoments.com 

Will Xyron magnet tape stick to itself, like magnet to magnet?

September 11th, 2007

Question: Will Xyron magnet tape stick to itself, like magnet to magnet?
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Answer: Yes, it will.  I actually had to call Xyron to verify this, but they said that pieces stick fairly well to each other. 

How can a make a custom brad for an invitation?

September 11th, 2007

Question: Robin-

I am looking into making my father’s birthday invitations. I want them to be simple but at the same time decent. He is going to be 70 this year. He has been a tire man over than half his life. I thought about a car tire brad or something to hold the velum to the stock card but I cant seem to find a tire anywhere. There is everything else but that. PLEASE! I need your help. Thanks in advance.

Answer:  There are a few ways that you could mimick a tire brad.  I would take either tire stickers or an image from your computer (print it however big you wanted your brads).  I would print it on cardstock (or attach the stickers to cardstock).  Then I would use a craft glue to adhere it to the front side of a flat brad and there you would have it! To make it look more professional, you can use mod podge or spray finish (glossy would look cool).  This would protect the image and make it look like you bought one just like it.

Here are some other ideas:

1. Use tire or car buttons and sew them through the vellum and back on the invite (you can find several online and at your local scrapbooking or fabric store).

2. Use a car-shaped eyelet from here or here.

3. Take off the wheels or tires from old Hot Wheel or similar small cars and attach them with ribbon or string by tying it through the vellum or gluing them on.

Will 3-d embellishments ruin my other scrapbooking pages?

September 11th, 2007

Question: Hi, Thank you for answering my question about adhesives. I have another question. I love 3-d embellishments but I’ve been reading how they are not the best for scrapbooking since they may ruin other pages.  Do you have any suggestions or should I just avoid them completely?  Thanks

Answer:  I love using 3-D stuff too!  My opinion is that too much of anything is a bad thing, so don’t go too crazy with the embellishments.  I also try to make sure nothing is going to stick out too far on the page because that is when you can have problems with denting other pages in your scrapbook.  There are some embellishments out there that could ruin neighboring pages, but most of them are just fine.

Although there is still debate on how you should store your scrapbooks (either lying flat, spine up, or spine out), I like to store mine on a book shelf with the spine out.  This prevents pages from possibly ruining or denting other pages.  It also provides easy access to your scrapbooks. 

So I would say keep on using your 3-D embellishments - they are cute and can really make a page pop!  For those concerned about using anything that sticks out, I would suggest going digital.  Not only can you create the illusion of depth, but you can reuse your “3-D” embellishments over and over again since they are saved as files on your computer.