Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Quick Tip Tuesday 1

Well today is my very first ever QUICK TIP TUESDAY! and I am very happy to be here sharing with you!

The idea behind Quick Tip Tuesday is to provide you with brief tips that I have found either through my own experience or from browsing around your fabulous blogs. All of the tips will be in and around the cricut, cuttlebug, organization, scrapping you name it.

If you have a fabulous tip you would like me to share please feel free to email me at addictedtopaper@hotmail.com I would love to feature you in a quick tip Tuesday post.

The first tip I am going to share with you I found on the blog of the amazingly talented Lea Lawson. I absolutely adore Lea's blog Cupcakes and Sunshine and creations. The other day she posted this super cool tip about re-using old cricut cutting mats to assist on Stampin . . . check this out!

Lea writes: if you have a Cricut of any kind...then make sure you save these when they are no longer sticky enough to use for cutting: Wipe them down with a damp cloth or baby wipe, let it dry, and then put the plastic cover back on it. And then when you are stamping...use this to hold down the paper blocks you are stamping on. It has all the measurement grids you need for marking pencil lines where you want to stamp...and it makes a safe place for letting your stamped images dry. I use pigment ink A LOT, and we all know that it smears. I just put this whole piece to the side to let my inky images dry so they don't get ruined. This is my stamping secret that I am now sharing with all of you! It is how I get images/sentiments to stamp straight, and how I don't smear them all over.

Brilliant right? Thanks so much Lea for the fantastic tip!



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