Introduction to the Bone Folder

Introduction to the Bone Folder

So what’s all the fuss about bone folders? Simply put, this basic craft tool is the “multi-tasker” of tools. It does it ALL. Bone folders are ideal for making cards with great folds, invitations with perfect smoothed liners, stationery with clean creases, scrap booking scores for recessing photos, and virtually anything in the realm of bookbinding. A bone folder makes anything you create look more professional. 

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The old tried-and-true “basic” bone folder (traditionally made of animal bone –the way old fashioned bookbinders have been for using them for centuries) has two ends with specific purposes. One end is narrowed to a softer point, which makes them great for deep scoring of heavy-weight paper and indenting for marking on book board. The tip can be sanded to the desired roundness depending on the project.

Two (2) of the most popular things a bone folder is used for is

  1. Scoring your paper crafting projects to create score lines for Cards, boxes and other paper crafting projects
  2. Burnish a fold

Watch the videos below to show you how to do each technique

Introduction to the Bone Folder

In this video you will be introduced to Stampin’ Up!’s bone folder.

How to Score using a Bone Folder

In this video you will learn how to use your bone folder to create a score line in your paper crafting projects.  Why might you need to do this?  If you don’t own a paper trimmer that has a scoring blade, or you have lost your scoring blade you will still be able to get a nice clean fold line using your bone folder.

How to Burnish using a Bone Folder

In this video you will learn how to use Stampin’ Up!’s Bone Folder to burnish a fold.

Multiple ways to use your bone folder in your crafting projects.  You can purchase one in my online store on this link HERE

The 6 Types of Adhesives Every Paper Crafter Needs

The 6 Types of Adhesives Every Paper Crafter Needs

If you’re a paper crafter, it can be overwhelming to learn about all the various adhesives that are on the market. We’re breaking down the most popular types of adhesives for paper craft projects, and giving you the run down on what, when and HOW to use each one!

1. TAPE RUNNER

Tape runners are the most popular type of adhesive in paper crafting. These tools come pre-filled with a roll of adhesive tape. As you run the dispenser along paper, the tape will apply a smooth line of adhesive. The tape runner device is typically reloadable, and refills snap in easily. Tape runners are great to use for photos, card stock and scrapbooking. They are portable, convenient and give you excellent control over where and how much adhesive to use.

2. LIQUID

For little intricate embellishments try liquid adhesive. Once dry, these adhesives can be very strong and give your project the extra strength it needs, but also allows you time to get that embellishment in the perfect spot before the adhesive dries.  Use caution when using this adhesive on photos or paper, as it can apply unevenly and warp your paper.

 

3. ADHESIVE SHEETS

Adhesive in sheet form is another excellent option for gluing down intricate die cuts. To use, trim a piece of the sheet adhesive to the approximate size of your die, apply the sheet to the card stock and run through your die cut machine. The end result will be a die cut “sticker” with adhesive applied evenly to one side. Simply remove the backing paper and adhere to your project.

 

4. HEAVY DUTY

For items that need ultimate hold, heavy-duty craft adhesives are your best choice. These can be found in many forms, Tear Tape by Stampin’ Up!. Trim the tape to desired length and apply one side to your project. To adhere, remove the paper backing from the tape or glue dot and apply even pressure. These are great options when making pages for a mini scrapbook album, gift boxes or anything else that will be handled frequently.

 

5. GLUE DOTS

For embellishments with dimension, such as buttons, flowers, brads, bows or wood veneer, try glue dots. Once dry, this adhesive can be very strong and give your project the extra strength it needs, especially if you’re sending handmade cards through the mail.

 

6. FOAM

Adding dimension to paper crafts can produce stunning results. Foam adhesive is the best way to quickly add dimension to any project. You can find foam tape in small ready-made squares or in large rolls, which you can cut pieces from. Foam adhesive is also offered in various heights, allowing you to add small hints of dimension or bold statements of height on your project. Foam is best used with small embellishments and heavyweight card stock that will not bend or bulge around the foam.

 


I hope that gives you a better understanding of which adhesive to use for which project.

Tell me in the comments what you’re favourite adhesive is?

Perfect Pack of Paper

Perfect Pack of Paper

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess you’re probably love the Designer Series Paper.  Am I right?  (If not, feel free to spend some time getting to know some; I think you’ll change your mind.)

Created for the primary purpose of card making, Designer Series Paper also works well for Memory Keeping and other crafts.  They offer colour, pattern, style and interest to any project.  But, of course, Designer Series Paper alone does not make a project. It needs to coordinate with a card base – possibly some solid-colour layers – to really make the artwork stand out.

To help with this, let me direct your attention to Stampin’ Up! cardstock assortment packs.

Featuring eight (8) sheets each of three (3) different colours specifically chosen to be the most usable with the coordinating Designer Series Paper, cardstock assortment packs offer convenience, value and quality.  They typically include one In-Colour in each pack; and avoid duplicating colours offered across the various packs so that each provides a fresh palette.

The cardstock assortment pack is the perfect add-on once you have chosen your favourite Designer Series Paper.

For example check out the Eastern Palace Suite below

These projects were created using the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and coordinating Cardstock Pack.

Check out the current Designer Series Paper and Cardstock packs that are currently available in the Annual Catalogue

Order yourself a pack of coordinating cardstock with your next Designer Series Paper and see just how easy it is to create your next project.

How to Make an Envelope – The EASY Way

Why go with boring, white, normal-sized envelopes when you can use colourful paper to create everything from itty bitty to long and skinny? Our creativity-boosting Envelope Punch Board makes it easy to customise envelopes in up to 66 different sizes and in four (4) easy steps.

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  • It creates totally customisable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different colour and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!
  • It’s super easy to use; check out the video –  all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score they’ll go crazy (in a good way).
  • It’s small and lightweight;  it’s super portable and easy to store. It’s small and light enough that  you could use it while watching a soccer match, at a park, at a friend’s for craft night-anywhere.
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
  • It’s easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don’t have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won’t lose them!).
  • The price is terrific-especially for a tool that does so much!
  • It’s currently on special at 25% off , just another reason to purchase your Envelope Punch Board today  UPDATED:  Sale is no longer available 

Watch the video below on how to create your own envelopes and envelope liners using the Punch Board

Purchase Envelope Punch Board HERE

Blades of Glory

 

Paper?  Check.  Ribbon?  Check.  Scissors-crafting scissors?  you know, the kind designed to cut paper and ribbon.  Good scissors, not the all-purpose ones your family uses to trim hair, cut duct tape or deadhead plants.  If you have paper and ribbon, you also need scissors specially designed for papercrafting.

Good news!  I've got just the scissors you need.  they're designed for papercrafting; they have ultra-high-quality blades; and they make crisp, clean cuts.

  • Paper Snips excel at cutting paper and cardstock.  The 6.4cm stainless steel blades are sharp right to the tip-you can make intricate cuts in the tiniest areas
  • Craft Scissors gluide through ribbon and fabric like a hot knife through cheesecake.  The heavy-duty 9.5cm stainless steel blades cut clean and neat, leaving smooth edges
  • Fringe Scissors snip rows of teeny tiny cuts.  the ten blades make quick fringe or confetti

Use each type of scissors only on the products they are designed for to keep them sharp.

Product List

Paper Snips Scissors

 

 

Craft Scissors

 

[108360]
$50.00

 

 

Fringe Scissors

 

[133325]
$17.00