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Username Post: What do I need next?        (Topic#1522409)
bcblondie
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What should I get next? What item can't you live without?

I have lots of:

paper
embellishments
ribbon
stamp sets / ink pads
embossing gun / powders
basic tools like cutters, punches, different types of glues.

Thanks in advance!


 
Here Kitty
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In response to bcblondie

If you have a lot of stuff, maybe you need to learn new techniques instead of buying new items.


 
bcblondie
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In response to Here Kitty

Yea maybe. But buying is fun! lol.

What techniques do you suggest?


 
Ms.CRKS
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I always stock up on my must have adhesives...Glue Lines, Glue Dots (mini and pop up) and Xyrons...and white cardstock. I go through so much of that stuff. Have you tried using paint on your LOs? It'd be something new AND you get to shop

I'm never the voice of reason, I'm an enabler!


 
peenut_23
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What about stitching and stitching templates?

I'm an enabler too!


 
momma paparazzi
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  • peenut_23 Said:
What about stitching and stitching templates?

I'm an enabler too!


People on here are so good at enabling!! I need to break down and start sewing on my LO's. That is one of the things I have yet to try.


 
afilatreau
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In response to momma paparazzi

I agree with the stitching! Stitching is so fun!


 
scrappycath
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I say just start creating with the stash you have! Have some fun! Be creative. And then.... you'll see something on here that you just gotta have! Never know what it might be.

It so easy to collect supplies! It's harder to part with them!!

Good luck!


 
ScrapbookMomKY
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I love my Basic Grey Rub-On Roller!


 
Love 2 Learn
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In response to ScrapbookMomKY

I would get a nice large cutting mat and maybe a good tool kit.


 
Smashley
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In response to Love 2 Learn

I would say the Xyron X sticker maker and an anywhere hole punch/eyelet setter, like the Big Bite. I use my Xyrons all the time and I'm dreaming of a Big Bite! Other than that I'd say use what you have first, and that can justify more shopping!


 
boysmom
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what about things like smooch or pens to color in your stamps?


 
Here Kitty
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  • bcblondie Said:
Yea maybe. But buying is fun! lol.

What techniques do you suggest?


Well what sort of embellishments or items do you like? Personally I like to make my own instead of buying them pre-made if I can. Using the items you have you can make all sorts of stuff



 
Mama2Thomas
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How about some distressing tools or alcohol ink? Totally agreeing with trying new techniques. Lately I've been *trying* (but not quite successful yet) to branch out and use other art mediums like wire, glass, metals, acrylics, beads, fabric, etc on my layouts. There is a really good book called "Tantalizing Textures" that shows you how to branch out and use something other than the traditional paper elements.


 
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I love flowers and bling!
Donna


 
bcblondie
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Wow. Ok. Sorry guys! I didn't realize I wasn't subscribed to my own thread! Forgive me. I'm new. haha.
Ok some GREAT idea's here. A) stitching. PERFECT since I just scored a whole box full of yarn off freecycle!! (plus some embossing powder and stamps and other cool stuff. hee hee)I will definately be stitching.

Xyron... What's that? lol. I will be googling that.

Making my own embellishments = awesome! I like sparkly things What kinda stuff do you make?

Using fabric = awesome since I also sew


 
Here Kitty
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  • bcblondie Said:

Making my own embellishments = awesome! I like sparkly things What kinda stuff do you make?




Anything I want! Just a few examples of what I'm talking about...
On this card, I made a "glassy" looking ornament by stamping it, coloring it in and putting Glossy Accents over the top.

Flourishes "All That Glitters"
By Here Kitty

On this card, I used a snowflake die cut and embellished it with pearls/gems and made a "snow globe"

Dec Card Contest *Snow Globe*
By Here Kitty

On this card I made the dress.

Best Wishes *M/J 09 SNA*
By Here Kitty

This card has lots of techniques...I stamped the butterflies, glittered them and cut them out. I made the background paper and sentiment tag, layered the ribbon, etc.

Monochromatic Color challenge
By Here Kitty

There are tons of things you can do


 
bcblondie
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Those are awesome. Was the dress a stamp or did you just draw it and cut it out?

I really like the way teh ornaments turned out. That's something I need. Chalk or something, to colour stuff in. I tried using Liquid Glass (from CTMH) on stamp ink and it kinda bled...


 
Crankylady
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In response to bcblondie

chocolate


 
speppers1
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  • Crankylady Said:
chocolate





oh yeah!!


 
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