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Betsy Veldman
I'm a wife, a scrapbooker and SAHM to three super kids.
Interests: stamping, reading, scrapbooking, sewing, being a mom, quilting, papercrafting
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Hi there! I used a metallic brush pen, the brand name is X-Pro...sorry I dont have more info on it, I honestly cant remember where I got it and couldnt find it online with a quick Google search. Thinking I might have picked it up at Hobby Lobby.
Hi Susan - make sure you are inserting the clear lids the right way. They have a bit of a lip on them that is meant to rest on the top of the tube. If you try to push them into the tube lip side first you will have trouble - I know this because I did it the first time I tried to assemble one! I hope this helps!
Are you referring to the tubes? They are here: https://www.papertreyink.com/kits/kraft-window-tubes-4-tubes/
Oh good, I was hoping you would see this! I added your link to my post, Birgit - thank you! :-)
If you got an email confirmation with an order number you should be good to go, but if youre in doubt dont hesitate to contact customer service and they can help you out! Thanks for being so patient! Sent from my iPhone
Hi Louanne! I always diecut first and then stamp. I find it helpful to place my diecut on a contrasting background. Make sure the little window cut-outs have all been poked out and then use those window openings as a reference point for lining up the stamp. I hope that helps!
Thank you, Susan! As for the pdf, there should be a link - either in your order confirmation email, or if you log onto your Papertrey account you should see a "download" section. If you don't find your download in one of those places, then yes, please contact customer service and they'll make sure you're taken care of! support@papertreyink.zendesk.com
Hi Sandy - The doors on the gate are open dies, which helps tremendously with the "scratching" you often get on the backside of diecuts. Also, I love using Papertrey's Linen Cardstock, the texture also helps to hide any scratching and the backside of the dies looks nearly as nice as the front. I hope that helps!
Haha! Yes, thanks, Merry! I knew that wasn't right as I was writing up my post, but I was drawing a blank. :-)
Cindy - WOW! This turned out so beautiful! I love the colors you used, it's perfect.
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Hi Lootsee - I would recommend taking a look at the pdf download that you should have received when you purchased the kit. The last few pages are stamping guides for the bouquets. It might help to actually print them out to act as a guide to help you position things. I always diecut first and stamp second. Another idea would be to diecut the pre-printed bouquets that were included in the patterned papers in the kits. If you’re using a MISTI, just place the pre-printed diecut in your MISTI as you would a regular diecut and then position your stamp over the top, lining it up with the preprinted flowers. Close the cover of the MISTI to pick up the stamp and then replace the pre-printed diecut with your blank diecut that you want to stamp on. Repeat for each step of the bouquet. When I was working on my projects I stamped several bouquets at one time - just do each step for all of the bouquets while you have that particular stamp set up in your MISTI, then move on to the next step and repeat it for as many bouquets as you want to stamp. It makes it go pretty quickly! I hope that helps!
Hi Linda - I use a bottle of liquid Scrappy Glue, which has a fairly fine tip. I just put small dots on the back, making sure to catch the tops and bottoms of the letters, or anything else that might catch on things if not adhered.
Hi Jenny - I know the pre-order period has ended, but your best bet would be to contact customer service to see if they’ll be putting any extra kits together. You can reach them by email atsupport@papertreyink.zendesk.com
Diana - some watercolor papers are definitely easier to stamp on than others. I’ve been using the Master’s Touch watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby. I have to say, it’s not great paper if you’re actually going to try and paint something on it. lol. It doesn’t stand up great to water and tends to pill when worked, but I really like it for most of what I do, which is mostly backgrounds that are just lightly brushed over. It’s also pretty easy to stamp on. Some watercolor papers almost seem to have a coating on them that sort of “resists” stamping ink. This does not. I do use my MISTI to get multiple impressions until the image is as solid as I want it. It might also depend what ink you’re using. I like to use Pallette Hybrid because it gives nice coverage and it’s also waterproof so I can watercolor over top of it if I want and it won’t bleed. I hope that helps some!
Hi Katie - the pieces were cut using a die, which is a metal piece with raised edges. You will need a manual die cutting machine such as a Big Shot, Vagabond, or Cuttlebug to use them. When you run them through the machine along with some paper or cardstock, the raised edges cut out the shape. A Cricut is an electronic cutting machine that uses digital technology to cut out shapes, where as the manual machines I mentioned above use physical dies. Papertrey Ink carries tons of different dies in all sorts of shapes and sizes to make all kinds of things, and many of them coordinate with our stamps. I hope that helps!
Hi Bev - Ive been using Masters Touch watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby Sent from my iPhone
Hi Jill - Ive been using Masters Touch watercolor paper, which is from Hobby Lobby -- per Kay Millers suggestion!
Hi Tiffany- it looks like the pre-order is still up on the site. If you are able to add it to your cart and check out, you should be good to go. Please note that this is a pre-order and kits will ship in 4-6 weeks.https://www.papertreyink.com/index.php?p=dont_forget_towrite Sent from my iPhone
Hi Bonnie - there should be a link to the download for the Don’t Forget to Write kit in your order confirmation. They were having an issue with some of the orders that were placed within the first while of the kit going live and some did not get the link. If your confirmation email does not have the link, email customer service and they will send it to you ASAP. Customer service can be reached atsupport@papertreyink.zendesk.com Enjoy! Betsy