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mele1455
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What do you use to hold and position tiny paper pieces to glue onto a page, card, etc? Pieces are so small, making it impossible for my fingers to hold and position.

For example: tiny, tiny holly leaves and really tiny holly berries


 
yellowstar
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tweezers?


 
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  • mele1455 Said:
What do you use to hold and position tiny paper pieces to glue onto a page, card, etc? Pieces are so small, making it impossible for my fingers to hold and position.

For example: tiny, tiny holly leaves and really tiny holly berries




I love paper piecing! It is something I do a lot! I use the Cutterbee Tweezers. They are spring loaded so it holds the piece for you while you glue it & position it. I tried to post them here but did not see them. They are black & yellow like the scissors.
I would make sure you get spring loaded tweezers. They don't really have a spring. You could get another brand of tweezers that you have to squeeze to get them to open.



Edited by anda11 on 01-17-11 01:34 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I like tweezers but I've stared using the Silhouette Pick Me Up tool for itty bitty pieces. It has a sticky end that I use to pick up the little pieces and place. The pointy end comes out and I use that to hold the glued piece down so I can lift the pick me up tool without taking the glued piece back up with it. I hope that makes sense. lol I wasn't sure I'd like it but I've used it so much since I got it!
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I use tweezers.


 
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I second the Cutterbee Tweezers--so easy to use! I have one of the QK pick-me-up tools from when they first came out about 4 years ago; it was ok, but I'll stick with the Cutterbee Tweezers. The QK tool was very handy for picking little things up off of the floor when I dropped something while heavily pregnant...coulnd't bend over to the side very easily!!!


 
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I just wet my finger (i.e. lick) and pick up and place. Sounds gross, but it is such a teeny tiny amount and it is always available.


 
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  • LeeLo on 01-17-11 07:19 AM
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I have some reverse action tweezers from Close To My Heart that I use for all the tiny things. I don't remember for sure but I think they came with the eyelet setting tool.


 
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I use Making Memories tweezers. I just had to do this last night to place my Imaginisce gems to heat set with the I-rock. For tiny paper pieces I COULD use the Quickutz tool I bought from Archiver's. I keep forgetting I even have it!
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I use a tweezer that I bought at Hobby Lobby- it has an extremely pointy/sharp tip-should be registered as a weapon!! And I also use my paper piercer to hold little cuts down as I apply the glue. Those items all set in my spinning tool caddy next to me at the table.


 
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  • ChansGram Said:
I use a tweezer that I bought at Hobby Lobby- it has an extremely pointy/sharp tip-should be registered as a weapon!! And I also use my paper piercer to hold little cuts down as I apply the glue. Those items all set in my spinning tool caddy next to me at the table.




Is it the black and yellow one? I bought one from there a while back and yes, it could be used as a weapon. At a weekend long scrap several weeks ago - the only injury I received was from that thing. I have to remember to put the cover back on when done.

So that's my answer, the black and yellow reverse tweezers from HL.


 
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No, mine is an off brand one, but it is in the scrapbook section, I think it is over by the quilling stuff.


 
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hey i use a small pair of needle nose tweesers to work with little paersd try it woreks pretty well for me


 
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I also use tweezers, or a very fine pair of needlenose pliers from the beading section.


 
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Just regular cheap tweezers from the health and beauty department.


 
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I have the tweezers that stay closed until you squeeze them and the QuickStik. Love the quickstik


 
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I use tweezers most of the time for paper pieces. For rhinestones, I use a wooden skewer with a blob of tacky stuff. I don't know the real name, but it looks like plastercine. It works really well.


 
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This! I love this!
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Yeah, I don't say this often, but I pretty much HAVE to have that quickstik!


 
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  • LilacGal Said:
I like tweezers but I've stared using the Silhouette Pick Me Up tool for itty bitty pieces. It has a sticky end that I use to pick up the little pieces and place. The pointy end comes out and I use that to hold the glued piece down so I can lift the pick me up tool without taking the glued piece back up with it. I hope that makes sense. lol I wasn't sure I'd like it but I've used it so much since I got it!



THIS LOVE THIS TOOL! :-) Sorry for shouting, but it really is awesome. I got one back when QuicKutz first had it out, it's missing in my crop tote now and I'm missing it so much!


 
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