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Multiply Your Color Mediums – Paperclipping 228

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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Do you like getting more out of your products?

Me, too. It’s one of my favorite topics to get ideas for…

  • Rejuvenating old products
  • Getting two uses for a single product instead of just one.
  • Punching and die-cutting in a way that results in useable off-cuts
  • Creating additional items with the residual spray and paints that fly and drip while you’re creating something else.

Three of those four things not only save you product and money, but also time, because you’re creating two items to scrapbook with at once.

A Tip for Electronic and Die Cutting

When placing your dies or cut images, position them in a way that the off-cut with the negative can be used in another project. I ALWAYS do this.

I made a video that shows examples, techniques, and resulting pages. Paperclipping Members can find it in the Member’s Area. It’s Paperclipping 212 – Get More Out of Your Electric and Manual Die Cuts.

Spray Mists, Paint, and Other Color Mediums

Every time we spray or paint we lose a lot of our medium. This is totally unnecessary and you can get a second or third creation from each spray and paint session!

I made a video tutorial this week that demonstrates this. I show you how you can create a second or third item to eventually scrapbook with while you’re spraying or painting something else. And you don’t even have to know how you’ll use those second or third items.

How does that work? Watch the video!

The video is now available in the Member’s Area and on iTunes.

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Get More Out of Your Electronic and Manual Die Cuts – Paperclipping 212

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

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Want to get more out of your die cuts?

Whether you use a Cameo, a Cricut, a Sizzix, or any other die cutting tool, you might be able to get more uses from your cuts than you realize.

Every project pictured in this post used something that was leftover from the cuts I made for other projects.

You know that old Great Depression quote?

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.

Well, I don’t know if we have to go quite that far, but there just might be a lot more you can do with the pieces you’ve cut than you realize.

The funny thing is, I usually like what I do with my leftovers even more than what I did with the original cuts!

We Are the Tooth Fairy (closeup)

Sweet Idealist (closeup)

So while you’re making your cuts, whether it be from an electronic cutter or a manual die cut machine, think about how you can use your negative “throw-aways,” as well as your positive pieces. Or vice-versa!

BTW, we just released a video tutorial where I share a number of different ways you can get more of your die cuts. You’ll see those favorite pieces of mine that came from my leftover cuts and a step-by-step demo of a super awesome (but easy) technique, pictured below.

You & Me (closeup)

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Why We Don't Pay Our Kids to Do Their Chores (closeup)

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New Products and a Glittering Demo with the Cameo From Silhouette at CHA 2013

Friday, January 18th, 2013

See new products from Silhouette at CHA 2013 — cardstock that is just right for your Cameo; clear stickers that are printable (and great as labels!); double-sided adhesive sheets so you can create glittered die cuts without glitter paper. This works with flocking, too!

Watch the video to see these products, some projects, and a demo of how to make a glittered die cut with the new double-sided adhesive sheets!

CHA 2012 – Paper Layers by Megan Elizabeth for Cricut and Other Electronic Die Cutting Machines

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Megan Elizabeth has had a lot of success training on how to use the Cricut and now she’s come out with paper that is sectioned off so you can make layered cards and projects with one single piece of paper in any electronic die cutting machine! Take a look!

CHA 2012 – Silhouette Cameo Cuts, Draws, Does Vinyl, and Bling

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Now that Ali Edwards has been using the Cameo to make cut paper versions of her digital products, we expect a whole lot of other people to start doing it too! Not only can you cut shapes from jpgs or digital designs (with the designer software), there are other things you can do with a Cameo – You can draw, cut vinyl, and add rhinestones in designed shapes!