5 Card Making Tips Using Household Items

5 card making tips using household items. Wendy Cranford luvinstampin.com #crafting #craftytips #cardmakingtips #create

Today I have 5 card making tips that will hopefully make your card making easier, and a little less messy.

The best part is you can find 4 of these 5 card making tip ideas right in your house, or with a quick run to the local grocery store.

Card Making Tip 1)  Using glitter or embossing powder?  I don’t know about you, but when I use all that stuff it gets everywhere.  I do a quick clean up using a Dry Sweeping Refills.  They are fairly inexpensive and they grab on to loose glitter and embossing powder like a dog grabs a bone.  I am not playing with you people, these things work great.

Card Making Tip 2)  How cheap is a coffee filter?  One coffee filter is probably 1 penny!  When I do heat embossing I pour my embossing powder over the top of a project and place a coffee filter under the embossing powder and it catches my excess powder.  Then I pour the excess powder back into the embossing container.  So simple and quick and I’ve avoided a big mess.

Card Making Tip 3)  Do you know who invented Press N’ Seal?  I do!  I really do!  It was Jennifer McGuire’s husband.  How crazy is that!?  You know I love her work.  She’s incredible.  Well apparently her hubby is a genius, because he came up with the amazing Press N’ Seal.  The great thing about Press N’ Seal for crafting is that you can place things how you want them.  Pick them up with the Press N’ Seal and replace them in the arrangement and area you want them.  It is FABULOUS.

Card Making Tip 4)  If you follow my blog, or Facebook or Instagram you know I love mason jars.  Well, how perfect is it that one of my crafty tips is to use a mason jar for your Simply Shammy.  YAY!   You get a small mason jar.  Poke a few holes in the top with a paper piercing tool and store your shammy in there.  It won’t dry out and it won’t stink if you store it this way.  I promise.  I’ve stored mine this way for several years now.

Card Making Tip 5)  I absolutely love InterDesign containers.  You can get them at the container store or on Amazon.  I have the link below.  But this one in particular is one of my favorites.  It fits 6″ x 6″ paper PERFECTLY!  I love it.  I have created divides by cutting scrap pieces of chipboard at 6 3/4″ x 6 1/2″.

Here is a quick video sharing the ideas I have for you.

Supplies you can find on Amazon:

Dry Swiffer Refills – https://amzn.to/2OrguPS

Mason Jars – https://amzn.to/2xpB0sQ

Press N’ Seal – https://amzn.to/2OAGAja

InterDesign 6 x 6 Container – https://amzn.to/2xgjiIS

System Containers for Embossing Powder – https://amzn.to/2peqile

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