Hiya, Stampin' Readers!
Memory Box has just released its 2014 Holiday Collection and it's a doozie! It's my day to post at Outside the Box, our design team blog, and I always have a hard time picking out which new product to play with first - it's like being a kid in a candy store, you know? After much experimentation, I finally settled on the Plush Poinsettia Corner die and the Merry Christmas stamp:
S U P P L I E S
All products by Memory Box unless otherwise stated. Cardstock: Soiree Shimmer Silver, Pistachio; Patterned Paper: Morocco Key Lime; Stamp: Merry Christmas; Die: Plush Poinsettia Corner; Ink: Distress Embossing (Ranger); Copic Marker: YG95; Embossing Powder: Superfine Silver Detail (Ranger); Gems: Mark Richards; Adhesives: Tombo Mono, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, Score Tape: Tools: ScorePal, teflon bone folder, paper trimmer, Vagabond, Pick-Up Stick, heat tool
- The Sakura Quickie Glue Pen is the best adhesive source I've found for precision application on these finely detailed dies. It comes in a ballpoint pen, flows beautifully, and holds like a million bucks. This pen retails at about $4 and is definitely worth every penny!
- Pam Sparks (my fellow DT sistah) always has beautiful edges on her die cuts, but I often get little paper "hangnails" on mine, so I asked for her secret. I have to admit, I was a wee bit sceptical at its simplicity, but I'm here to testify this method works! All you do is run your die through your machine with the cutting edge facing up rather than down. If you're worried about not being able to see your die slipping beneath your paper, just tack it down to the paper with a bit of washi tape and you're good to go. (Thanks, Pam!)