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Tip of the Week – Crystal Effects

Do you want to know how to affix one of the Sizzlits Snowflakes to a card front.


When you punch out a Sizzlits Snowflake Set #2 (#113449) using the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (#113439), the snowflakes are very intricate and detailed. The centers are very small and someone asked me how you would affix them to a card. You can use a brad. The color would depend on the color of the card stock that you punched them out.

You can also use is a small dab of Crystal Effects (#101055). Crystal Effects works great as an adhesive to attach buttons and other heavier embellishments.

You can create amazing 3-D effect by applying a thick amount of Crystal Effects to a stamped image. You would color the image before you apply the Crystal Effects. It will dry completely within an hour, depending on how thick it is applied. It will leave a high-gloss, raised lacquered look.

Who knew what all was contained in this little bottle and about all of its uses.

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Happy Halloween – Here is a project that is sure to be a treat

As I am composing this blog post, the little ones are coming to the door. I have been visited by Scooby Do, a Unicorn, a Skeleton and lots more. I love to see all of the costumes and I make them say Trick or Treat Smell My Feet, Give Me Something Good To Eat! I am sure that their parents are impressed; but they get a kick out of it and so do I. It doesn't take a lot to amuse me.

The following are the treat bags that I made for them. I hope you like them.


Pick a Petal #115042


Basic Black #102851

Only Orange #102837

Whisper White # 100730


Classic Basic Black #101179

Basic Black Stampin’ Write
Marker #100082

Only Orange Stampin’ Write
Marker #100051,


Color Spritzer Tool #107066

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine

Bag W/ Scallops #114519

Extended Cutting Pads #113478

1 3/8” Circle Punch #104401

1 ¼” Circle Punch #104403


SNAIL Adhesive #104332

Sticky Strip #104294


Basic Stamping


Cut a piece of Only
Orange Card Stock to measure 6” X 11”

Assembly the Only Orange
Card Stock, Bag W/Scallops , & Extended Pads to make a sandwich (as per the
Big Shot Directions).

While the pieces of the
Scallops bags are still flat sprits them with a Basic Black Stampin’ Marker and
the Color Spritzer Tool.

Pre-Fold all of the
score lines.

Adhere Sticky Strip
along the edges of the side pieces of the Big W/Scallops and assembly. Don’t
put any along the top edge.

Stamp the small solid
circle from the Pick A Petal stamp set onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Card

Punch out using 1 ¼”
Circle Punch. Draw the spider legs by using the Only Orange Stampin’ Marker.

Punch out a 1 3/8”
Circle from a scrap piece of Basic Black Card Stock.

Adhere the 1 ¼” Whisper
White Circle onto the 1 3/8” Basic Black Circle using SNAIL Adhesive. Adhere
the 1 3/8” Circle to the Bag W/
Scallops using SNAIL Adhesive.

Adhere the google eyes
onto the spider using SNAIL Adhesive.

Fill the Bag W/Scallops
with the goodies of your choosing.

Lift up the Scalloped
Edge and adhere a line of SNAIL Adhesive to keep the flap down in place. Fold
down and gently press closed.

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