Tips and Tricks: What To Do When . . .

How many times have you put card layers together with SNAIL and gone “oops!” because they aren’t straight?  Or assemble a box and the sides don’t line up right, but you used Sticky Strip which doesn’t encourage “do-overs?”  Do you just shrug and say “Oh, well,” or toss the project and start over?

Well here is a tip for you.  Get out your Heat Tool and heat up the layers you want to take apart.  And voila!  You can carefully pull the pieces apart while the Sticky Strip is warm.  Be patient, and if they won’t separate without tearing, use a little more heat.  Heat Tool cropped

This has saved a number of projects in my studio, I hope it will help you save some as well. 

If you don’t have a Heat Tool(100005) yet, maybe you should put it on your Wish List!  CLICK HERE for more information.  Then you can not only fix some boo-boos, but you can start doing some awesome embossing techniques as well.

If you would rather just order it yourself, CLICK HERE.

Better go get your fingers inky!  Happy Stamping,

Sage Kimble

 Nurturing Creativity, One Stamp at a Time!

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6 Responses to Tips and Tricks: What To Do When . . .

  1. Jan November 17, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    Great tip Sage – thank you.

  2. Sage Kimble November 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    Thanks. I hope you find it helpful.

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  3. Babe O'Mara November 18, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    THANK YOU so much for that great tip!!! It never dawned on me to use the heating tool. This will save much agro on my part.


  4. Sage Kimble November 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    I assure you it has kept me from tearing my hair out many times! I learned it from my upline, Mary Sue Osborn, and before that I was afraid to use SNAIL and Sticky Strip.

    Sage Kimble
    Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator

    If your fingers arent inky yet, what are you waiting for?

  5. Allison Keller February 15, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Thank you for the awesome tip, Sage! You have some” Dreamy” cards! Just gorgeous!

  6. Mary (aka Muffin's Mama) March 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    Sage, I bookmarked this back in November, and I have been using it a LOT. It works great. You’ve saved me galllons of UN-DU. TFS!

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