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About Die Cutting Machines

Why should I invest in a Die Cutting system? It’s easy to create customized page titles, letters, and shapes, right in the comfort of your own home. Plus, many die-cutting machines are portable, so you can bring them along to crops, too! Cut as many die-cuts as you wish—no more running out of a letter halfway through your project. It saves you money in the long run, too. ... continue reading

About Prima Art Ingedients & Art Extravagance Products

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Chipboard - Compatibilty Chart

0.6mm Chipboard sheets are also compatible with the Cricut Expression.... continue reading

Copic Marker Tutorials

Click on the link below to see a Copic Tutorial courtesy of Tobi Crawford / Scorpal . COPIC MARKER TUTORIAL 1 Click on the link below to watch some great video demonstrations on using Copic Markers created by the very talented Suzanne Dean. COPIC MARKER VIDEO TUTORIALS HOW TO REFILL YOUR COPIC MARKERS... continue reading

Copic Markers info, Colours & Stamping Tips

ABOUT COPIC MARKERS Copic Markers are the original line of high quality illustrating tools, used for decades by professionals around the world. They are preferred for Architectural design, product rendering, and other forms of Industrial design. They are also popular among the hobby industry for use with models, ceramics and similar projects. We are proud to bring you the highest quality, longest lasting, most versatile markers available anywhere. With over 300 colors, replaceable nibs and ink refills, you will never need to go any further than right here for all your marker needs. Why choose COPIC? • Refillable ink and replaceable nibs • 334 colors • Guaranteed to not dry out for three ye... continue reading

Cutting with Detailed Dies

This is an excellent tutorial courtesy of Splitcoast Stampers on cutting with detailed dies Click HERE to view & watch the video... continue reading

Cuttlebug Die Cutting Tips & Cutting Sandwiches

Cuttlebug - Cutting Other Brands Of Dies Click HERE to download the PDF How to Use a Quickutz Dies in a Cuttlebug Machines At the end of the day what they all do, one way or another, is squeeze the dies and... continue reading

Die Cutting Tips & Tricks for Intricate Dies

Do you struggle when die cutting with intricate dies? Emma Lou from Heartfelt Creations shares some valuable Tips & Tricks in this video that are sure to be helpful. ... continue reading

How To Use Perfect Pearls

Create dazzling pearlescent effects with Perfect Pearls. Perfect Pearls are pearlescent pigment powders specially developed with a built-in resin. Easily add shimmering highlights to all your projects becasue there are no extra binders to purchase or mix! Works best on dark papers. Brush on dry or simply add water to produce luminous paints and glazes. Mix with watercolours, inks, acrylic paints, embossing powders, clay and other mediums for radiant results. Embellish your favourite stamped images using Perfect Pearls with Perfect Medium. For pearlescent fabrics combine Perfect Pearls with Percect Fabric Medium. Dust Perfect Pearls over images stamped with Perfect Medium, doodled with Perfect Pens or mix with Perfect Fabric Medium for striking results on multiple surfaces. • Acid free, non-toxic • Built-in binder • Versatile powders for all types of craft projects USE PERFECT PEARLS DRY 1. Apply Perfect Medium to stamp, and stamp onto paper. U... continue reading

Justrite Stamp Project Ideas

Click image to download fabulous project ideas using Justrite stamps... continue reading

Magnolia Stamps - Tricks & Tips

MAGNOLIA STAMPS The Magnolia images come mounted on EZMount. Remove the white paper backing and press to an acrylic mount. For the large images you can use a Cuttlebug "B" plate as a mount. Nestabilities (Spellbinder dies) or the Extra Giga (green) punches make perfect background shapes. The Tilda and Edwin sitting images can sit on the rim pe... continue reading

Martha Stewart Continuous Edge/ Corner Punches

New from Martha Stewart Crafts -- Continuous Edge/Corner Punches Two punches used together to create a continuous die-cut look. Use them together or separately to add versatility. Your edges need to be 3.25", 5", 6.75", 8.5", 10.25" or 12" (keep adding 1.75" for larger sizes)... continue reading