Updated: Dec 25, 2019


...Picker upper called “take Your Pick” # 144107. This little gadget is great for picking up rhinestones and sequins and then placing them exactly where they need to be.


...Heat embossing can cause your cardstock to curl up a little – try flattening it under a heavy book before attaching to the card front. You can also tape the sides down with Frog Tapel

Choose your color images, then DSP papers, then matching cardstock, then inks or pencils.

...EXAMPLE: Share What You Love DSP: #146926 Cardstock: #146345

If you use alcohol-based markers to color images, ensure you use a dye-based ink such as Memento when stamping, so that your ink doesn’t smear or bleed when you color. If you use water-based markers, stamp with a pigment-based ink such as VersaFine to achieve perfect results every time.

Gradually build up the color with your alcohol markers, adding shadows and highlights to make the images more realistic.

Acetate: A transparent, sometimes colored plastic “paper” that you can print, emboss, or die cut Card Boxes # 144628; Sheets # 142314; Treat Boxes # 141699

Fussy Cut: To cut out an intricate image or shape by using scissors, craft knife, or software tools is using a digital image. Paper Snips # 103579

Nesting Dies: A set of similarly shaped dies that decrease in size allowing them to site, or “nest,” inside each other. SU has some beautiful dies to use in their die machine. Machine # 143263

Blending Tool: Generally, a thin sponge used to blend inks to create seamless color finishes. May or may not be attached to a handle. # 133773; # 141337

Sentiments: In cardmaking, the term sentiment is generally used to mean a greeting. This could be on the front or inside. It may the stamped on a shaped paper or directly onto the card layer. SU has stamps for any occasion. I usually want all the Holiday ones! You can practice with many of these in my workshops. Be sure to sign up early for them because of limited space.

Bone Folder: A tool used to make a neat, sharp crease in paper or card for a professional finish. It may be used alone, or with a scoring board or envelope maker.

Brads: Paper fasteners with split pins that pierce paper then pull apart to secure on the reverse side

Die-Cutting: A die-cutting machine cuts out shapes from paper, card and other materials. Sandwich a metal die over your material then feed it through the machine, turning the handle. The pressure on the die creates the cut.

Matting: The method of layering different sizes of paper or card pieces together. Often used to create what appears to be a frame around your work. Many greeting cards have a base card with 2 mats on top.

Sanding: Using a sanding block to create a rough texture on the face or edges of a piece of cardstock. This is used to distress paper. A very fine sand paper is usually used.

Scoring: The method of running a scoring tool over a piece of card to create a straight line that can then be folded.