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A Quick Storage Tip for Distress Inks and Sponges

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A Quick Storage Tip for Distress Inks and Sponges I used to pile all those little sponges in a drawer. All together. Just smashed on top of each other. That was all well and good...for a while. I used a pink sponge for all the pinks. A green sponge for all the greens. But when…

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Q&A: What to Use to Protect Your Craft Surface

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What do you use to protect your work surface when crafting?  There are three different options that I recommend: Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet Stampin' Up Grid Paper plain ole copy paper!   The craft sheet is great, especially when playing with watercoloring techniques.  Be careful, though,  when you get ink on the sheet. Be sure…

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What is a Dye Ink Pad?

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Here's the question you've wondered, but didn't want to ask:  "What is a Dye Ink Pad?".  Today's video is going to answer that question for you...but first, We just released our newest class: "Technique Toolbox: creative uses for dye ink pads" yesterday (and we've had TWICE as many sign ups as we usually have on a…

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Dye and Distress Ink pad comparison with Catherine Pooler

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A couple months ago, I did a comparison between Stampin' Up Dye Inks and Ranger's Distress Inks with a watercoloring technique. Today's video tutorial will show you Sponging and Splattering Techniques with Distress, Hero Art's Shadow Inks and Stampin' Up Dye Inks. One the ink had a while to dry (not really sure how long...I…

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Do you need to use a powder tool for Heat Embossing?

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I've heard some debate as to whether you need to use a Deactivator Tool or an Embossing Buddy to remove the static from your cardstock when using WOW Embossing Powder. I decided to experiment and check it out for myself.  View the video to see what my results were!   So you saw first hand…

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Q&A: What is a Pigment Ink Pad?

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With so many different types of ink on the market, it can be overwhelming and confusing. Believe me, I know! I've had a lot of questions from you all on inks, so I thought I would do a series of videos explaining and showing you how the different inks work, what they are used for…

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Storage Solutions for Die cutting

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Today's video is a follow up to my Craft Room Tour. In the video, I talked about the Craft Bin.  I like the Craft Bin, but I definitely do not love it.  It just goes against my "no lid policy" that I try to live by.  No lids just makes my life easier and my…

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How to die cut a stamped image perfectly every time!

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Some stamps and dies are made so that you stamp first, then the die is basically an outline so you can line it up on the stamped image and cut it out. Other dies are made "solid", so you have to cut them out, then line your clear stamp on top of the die cut…

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Q&A: How to Re-ink White, Stazon and Versamark Ink Pads

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One of my favorite places to connect with other crafters (besides StampNation), is on my Facebook page!  It's a great place to share, connect and find out what you all are wondering about. Last month I asked what questions you all had.  One of them was: How do you re-ink and ink pad? and more…

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Wrinkle Free Distress on Four Types of Cardstock with Catherine Pooler

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The Wrinkle-Free Distress technique gets different looks depending on what type of cardstock you have. I tried out four different types of cardstock to show you the results:  Stampin' Up Whisper White, Distress Watercolor Paper, Bazzill Marshmallow, Gina K 120 lb. Pure Luxury. My favorite was a surprise to me!  I love the Bazzill Marshmallow.…

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