Tools

So there are a few essentials that come in handy when using a silhouette machine,
and for crafting in general.
Here are two of those handy dandy little items:

#1. The Blade-thingy
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Not sure what it's "technically" called,
but basically this device is handy when it comes to peeling your paper from that super-sticky sheet.
I've tried going without,
and all you end up with is a bunch of curly paper.
And half the time the paper rips or doesn't come up clean.


#2. The Glue Pen
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I don't know why in the world I haven't bought one before now.
{i know, right?!}
I used to use glue sticks,
but as you can see from my previous post {see the finished card},
the glue just is messy and doesn't go exactly where I want it.
This new baby is pretty fantastic!
Granted,
I still have a hard time with gluing those small letters,
but for the most part this is my new best friend.
p.s. if anyone has any tips on what they use for small things/letters/cards,
I would love to hear what it is!
I know glue dots and double sided tape is pretty popular...
maybes I will pick up some of that next.

2 comments

  1. Hello Miss Audrey Sue! :-) That blade thingy is called a spatula and I like to use the Zip 2-way glue pen to glue small pieces of paper. You can get it from Michael's with a coupon. It looks like this: http://store.scrapbook.com/zigsqueezand.html

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  2. Thanks Jin! My sis in law just told me about it yesterday-I picked it up and am in love!

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