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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 Stephanie! I just used the embossing pad kit with the die and adjusted my sandwich, of course. I just did some wet-on-wet watercoloring over the embossed hearts, and then used the embossed lines as a guide for adding some shading and pen details. I hope that helps!
I saw them in the Papertrey gallery! So cute - this kit was perfect for that idea! Thanks so much for sharing!
Hi Regina - I don't have any sort of access to order info or the ordering system. You'll have to contact Papertrey's customer service at
Hi Lisa - Sorry to say, the Tinsel & Tags kit was released 4 years ago and is no longer available. I do a holiday kit every year. This year's is available for pre-order here: Last year's kit is also still available and you can find that one here:
Hi Sandra! You don't have to have an instagram account to view my video on Instagram. Just click on the link and it will take you to my feed where you'll be able to see the video. You just won't be able to comment or "like" there if you don't have an account. Hope that helps!
HI Stephanie! Thank you for your always kind comments! You can find my instagram page here: or you can always click on the little Instagram icon (the little camera) in the upper right corner of the header at the top of my blog. Enjoy!! :-)
Net - I did not re-use my excess powder. It's very fine and would be pretty difficult to get back into the package, although if you put them in something different than the small ziplock bags they come in you might be able to do it. I just tried not to use too much excess - a little of these goes a long way! There's just a small amount in each packet, but I can't imagine how long it would take to use up a color completely when using this way with stamping.
Karen - I have been heat setting my images before I brush off the excess powder. You probably wouldn't have to, but I find I get better coverage with the powders if I heat set them. Waiting a bit for the glue to dry completely would probably have the same effect, but I'm impatient, so I bring out the heat gun. :-)
Steph - thank you so much for all of your kind words - you're always such an encouragement!! :-)
Colleen - the Salt Air: Flora dies are open, with the exception of the taller, more delicate grass, and the chunkier coral as those both has interior cut-outs, therefore the die must be solid. As for the Fauna set, they are all open dies. I hope that answers your question!
Hi Kimberly! Yes, the Xyron coats the whole back with a layer or adhesive -- it makes it like a sticker.
I did a short video here:
I'm not familiar enough with Pearl Ex powders to comment on them. I don't believe the glue pad is harmful to your stamps, but I do clean my stamps when I'm finished stamping with it.
You don't have to have an instagram account to view the video. Just click the link and it will take you to my profile where you can view the video. You can not like or comment on the video without an account, but you can definitely view it!
If you use a glue pad it shouldn’t rub off once you give it a good rub-over (I just used a paper towel). I did find that I got more vibrant colors (better adhesion) if I heated the stamped image with a heat gun before rubbing off the excess powder. I think it just helps to set the glue and provide maximum coverage. Once dry, mine does not seem to be giving off at all. These are similar to perfect pearls, but the powders I used do not have a binding agent, I believe perfect pearls do, but I haven’t experimented enough with the perfect pearls to comment on ways they might be different.