|Today's Trivia Question|
and safety, what is the most efficient adhesive for scrapbooks and photos?
A. Rubber Cement
B. Glue Sticks
C. Tape Runners
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|Quote of the Day|
|"The trouble with talking too fast is you may
say something you haven't thought of yet."
- Ann Landers
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Did you know it? |
C. Tape Runners
Rubber cement has
been around forever, but it is messy, hard to use, and not considered to be
archival safe. Glue sticks are inexpensive and readily available. But the glue
dries out, gets brittle, and may not be acid free. Tape runners are easy,
usually refillable, and adhere well. Always check that they are acid free.
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Craft-e-Corner on the Move|
Staying Busy Throughout the Summer
Thanks to you and
all of our loyal customers, we outgrew our building! This last winter, digital
and die cut machines, cartridges and design cards begged for stretching room.
Human elbows bumped while we managed computers and phones. It was a problem we
loved having, but it needed to be addressed.
So, late in the
spring, Craft-e-Corner moved to larger quarters. We're still a family business
based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but the new building makes it easier for us to
ship orders faster...locally or across the globe. Our expanded warehouse has
aisles of deep shelves storing inventory, and there's still room to grow.
And now, the
office staff is able to spread out. Whether we're researching new products,
answering your questions, processing orders, or transforming simple cardstock
to elegant designs - the extra space makes us better able to serve our
customers. And that's good, too.
We're the same
company, committed to offering you a broad array of quality merchandise, but
it's nice to have more space in the daily operations. We owe it all to you.
Did you know? |
July is National Cell
Phone Courtesy Month
In the 1870s, the
first telephones came on the scene. It was a 100 year march to get to the
mobile state. Remember those shoebox sized phones of the 1970s?
By 2009, it was
estimated that there were over 4 billion mobile phones in use or an average of
2 out of 3 people on the planet owning a cell phone. (And, according to Sprint,
2 out of 3 cell phone owners use their cell phone as a flashlight!) If that
many of us are moving around with a phone in our pocket, a little courtesy is
probably a good thing.
Know someone that needs to know these courtesy tips? Make them a card and let them know. Use the My World Cricut Cartridge for a great cell phone image.
Show people you care. When you're with others, turn the cell off
or keep it brief.
Avoid Cell Yell - the microphone is sensitive.
Keep your phone on vibrate whenever possible.
Don't test your multi-tasking skills when you drive.
Road Trip Game Project|
Keep Your Children Entertained on Road Trips!
Design by: Shirlene Jordan
Date: 2010-03-17 16:32:22
Skill level: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour
strips of raven vinyl to create a 3 x 3 grid on fronts of both tins.
2. Cut Vacation.
Using Summer Vacation cartridge and burnt umber vinyl, cut two 1 ¾"
<FamVaca>. Trim off Family. Use transfer tape to place Vacation
on tins as shown.
3. Cut Road
Trip. Using raven vinyl, cut two 1" <RoadTrip>.
highway sign. Using peacock blue vinyl, cut two 1" <Sign2>.
5. Cut jeep.
Using billiard vinyl, cut two ¾" <Jeep>.
trailer. Using gray vinyl, cut two ¾" <Trailer>. Repeat cut using
ruby red vinyl.
7. Cut taxi.
Using yellow vinyl, cut two ¾" <Taxi>.
second sign. Using ruby red vinyl, cut two 1" <Sign1>.
9. Cut gas
pump. Using ice blue vinyl, cut two 1 ¼" <GasPump>. Repeat cut using
peacock blue vinyl.
plane. Using lime green vinyl, cut two 1" <Plane>.
11. Cut car.
Using ruby red vinyl, cut two ¾" <Car1>.
12. Place one
of each image on tins in grid as shown. Use transfer tape to place images as
desired. Images should be placed randomly.
arrows. Using raven vinyl, cut sisteen 1 ¼" <Arrow1>. Adhere magnet
to back of each arrow. Store inside tins.
What You Will Need
- Cricut Expression Personal Electronic Cutter with Plantin SchoolBook and Accent Essentials cartridges
- Cricut Summer Vacation cartridge
- Cricut Cuttables Vinyl, Raven
- Cricut Cuttables Vinyl, Ruby Red
- Cricut Cuttables Vinyl, Ice Blue
- Cricut Cuttables Vinyl, Peacock Blue
- Cricut Cuttables Vinyl, Yellow
- Cricut Cuttables Vinyl, Lime Green
- Cricut Cuttables Vinyl, Gray
- 2 Flat
tin boxes, 5" x 7"
- 16 Small
- Adhesive (Try the Slice Spray Adhesive)
|Crafting Tip of the Day |
Do's and Don'ts When Preserving Photos
photos is one of the main reasons we scrapbook, but there are some steps to
consider. If you cover photos with plastic sleeves, use uncoated polyester, Mylar,
polypropylene or polyethylene. Never use vinyl. When you find a long forgotten photo
album, it's probably best to just leave it...don't take it apart for an updated
re-do. Any notes, even the placement of the pictures - are documentation of
history, like a diary. But if the album pages had the old magnetic sticking
surface, do those photos a favor and get them out of there! The reaction of
that sticky residue with your photo will eventually deteriorate it. Small photo
corners are a simple alternative to keep the pictures in place.