Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hints and Tips

Hi again,

As I learn a lot of things from other stampers' tips and techniques, I thought that I would share a couple of mine with you - you may have heard of these before but for those who haven't, here they are.

As we don't have Stampin' Up! ribbons or embellishments in every colour to match our cardstock, I am always on the lookout for suitable ribbons, trims or other items when I go out shopping.

To take the guesswork out of picking a colour and hoping that it will match once I get home, I've punched out scalloped circles of all of our cardstock, labelled them with the relevant colours and colour 'families' and attached them to a metal ring which I keep in my handbag.

Then when I find myself in a shop that sells ribbons and other items I'd like to use with my SU supplies, I just take out my little circles of colour and try to match them up then and there.

Here is a photo of my little gadget - I keep it in a sealed plastic bag, it doesn't take up much room in my handbag and is always ready whenever I need it.

My second tip for you is a neat way of dealing with sticky areas on your cardstock or papers when you've used a bit too much adhesive and you've got little sticky areas around your cardstock or papers which then stick to everything else !

Your glue eraser will work but if you don't have one, you can always do this - just sprinkle a little talcum powder on your fingers and rub them over the sticky areas then wipe away the excess - you'll find that you no longer have any sticky residue.

This is not only great for your cards and scrapbook layouts, but also works on other items where you may have removed a price label and it's left glue on the actual item which you can't get off by washing - e.g. CD / DVD covers, books, stationery items, etc.

Try it - it works!

Well, I hope these two little snippets may help you. I'll upload more as I think of them in future posts.

Hope you've all had a great weekend. See you again soon!

'Bye for now.


  1. OH Ramona what a fantastic idea about having the cardstock on a keyring! I am SO going to do this! I went shoping in Melbourne today and started to look at ribbon but thought no point! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Kel xx

  2. Great tips Ramona, thanks for sharing them.

  3. Hi Ramona - since you showed me your CS keyring I have started making my own - it's SUCH a great idea!

  4. You are a very tricky lady, thanks for the tips!!


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