Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Secret Tip and Product Review

Okay, so I have a little secret!  I sometimes take solid cardstock and a paperpack to my bedroom and just sit spread out on my floor matching up colors.  Paperpacks are great to use because there are papers they coordinate perfectly together and that is left is finding some solids to match.  If I remember to take my ATG I even adhere some layers together.  NOT to the card base in case I want to add brads or ribbon!  So at anytime I have at least 2 or 3 cards ready to just add a stamped or Cricut image and embellishments!

These card starters were made using DP from DCWV 'The Garden Party' stack
I'm sure you will be seeing these again! ;)

Now for some disappointing news!  I bought at Bed, Bath, and Beyond (I love this store!) one of those paper trimmers with the light to show where the cut is going to be.  I got it for very cheap and thought it would be a great EXTRA trimmer to have upstairs. Well, I kept cutting card bases and then when I would see how it looked on the card base it wasn't the right size!  I wasted some cardstock and DP, too much, thinking it was ME!!  But it wasn't!  These trimmers or at least the one I got is OFF!!  Don't buy one!  Even if it is on sale and you use a 20% off coupon and you can get it for next to nothing unless you are going to use it for cutting coupons or things that don't have to be cut straight or a certain size! 

7 comments:

  1. That's a great idea, Laurie! I have lots of paper packs, and will have to try pairing them up in my free time. Thanks for the heads up on the trimmer, too.

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  2. Thanks for the tip. I like the idea of making designs for cards from stacks work. it makes a great base for new ideas.
    And thanks for the tip from Bed, Bath and Beyond..Good to know.

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  3. Great idea! Thanks for the heads up on the trimmer~

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  4. Thanks for the great tip! I too bought that style of paper trimmer on sale at another store. I do use it occasionally, but I lightly mark my cuts with a pencil just at the edge and don't rely on the attached ruler. I line up the tic marks and can see the cutting line with the light shining thru most paper.

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  5. Great tip. I had wondered if those trimmers were any good... now I know. :-)

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  6. oh man this is a great tip!! im going to go ahead and try this one of these days!!

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