Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A tip to share

Sometimes you learn things by trial and error, as was the case today. Now, keep in mind that this tip may not work if you're using a glue stick/pen to adhere your letters. But, if you're using the hermafix dots, xyron, or the ATG gun (which is what I have) this should work for you.

I was working on a layout and wasn't happy with the font I chosen for the title. And as luck would have it, as careful as I was trying to be, some of the background cardstock peeled off with the letters. Once I removed all my letters, I went back and removed any sticky residue left over. (I use a Pentel Hi-Polymer eraser for this purpose. I believe they can be found at most office supply stores).

Now that the sticky residue was gone, I needed something to smooth the background paper where there were little pulls in it. I found an emery board and decided to give it a try. I gently sanded the little tears and before you know it, you could barely tell where I had messed up.

So, the moral of my story: Invest in an emery board. Mine came in a package of two (purchased at Walmart). A wonderful $ .99 investment to have in your scrapbooking stash.


BeckyJoie at Leaders in Learning said...

That is funny. Shelley have you ever hear of lapbooking? It's a type of scrapbooking that homeschoolers do. Just curious. Maybe you could get into making designs for that. You seem so good at the whole scrapbooking thing. Unlike me who doesn't have a crafty bone in my body. LOL.

Shelley said...


Thank you so much for the suggestion! To be honest, I had never heard of it, but I did read a bit and it sounds very interesting. I'm not certain what kind of an idea I could come up with for designs, but I'll certainly give it some thought.

I really appreciate all your feedback. You are just the sweetest person and I look forward to keeping in touch. :o)