Questions?

Hello!

A sweet gal named Cindy emailed me the other day asking if I ever do question and answer posts. Honestly, I don’t believe I have! So I thought I would give it a try.

If you have any questions for me about the wonderful world of card making, leave them in the comments below and I will answer as many as I can here in a future post.

Thanks!

79 CommentsGeneral

  1. kimberly jones

    Do design principles from scrapbooking apply to cardmaking as well? I’d like to mass produce some cards – can you give us a set of template sizes for the base, 1st layer and possible even 2nd layer. Thank you! You rock!

  2. What’s the best WHITE ink to get good clear white stamped images on black and kraft papers?

  3. Synthia

    I enjoy making matching pattern envelopes w/custom cards and give as gift sets. Is there a special adhesive I can use to add on the envelope flap for a ‘lick and seal’ feature so the recipient of the gift can use and seal later?

    • Holly

      I was at archivers last week and they had a demo one how to make envelopes. They had a lick and seal goop that dries and later you can use it like a regular envelope! I haven’t gotten any yet, but it was only about 6 dollars and I bet it lasts a long time! Good luck!

  4. I like to make my own envelopes but some paper weight is too light, some too heavy. What paper do you use for your envelopes?

  5. Vicki

    I have been using watercolor paper and coloring with Inktense pencils – which are fabulous!!! But, my paper curls. I heat it on the backside and it somewhat goes back to straight. But when I adhere it to a card front, it curls (is misshapen) and my double-sided tape – ATG gun – does not hold it down. It makes me want to NOT use watercolor paper anymore. Help!

  6. SSS has a type of inktense pencils called ‘block selection set’. I’ve read the description but I still don’t get how these are different from regular inktense pencil sets. Any ideas?

  7. Barbara Burgdorff

    Your Perfect Pearls Demo:
    Thanks for your inspiration, encouragement and unselfish spirit as you share your talent with us! Please share who makes the background stamp you used with the four rows of thick leaves and vines in the middle of that demo? I have attacked the internet with a vengeance for three weeks and cannot find it.

  8. SharonP

    Jennifer this is awesome you are so wonderful at sharing your knowledge its actually quite hard to think of a question you haven’t covered and I have bought many products based on your recommendations. My question is around stamps, specifically alot of the ones you use from SSS. I am sure they are good quality but I don’t think it says they are photopolmer( sp) is there a different way of caring for, cleaning them, storing them and actually even stamping with them. In your opinion do they have the same life expectancy as the photpolymer? Thanks so much for doing this!

  9. Mubeena

    What can I do if my inks bead up on clear stamps? I’ve tried to wash them and used a stamp cleaner.

  10. Edie

    How do you store larger clear stamps?

  11. Angela Daly

    How do you manage your time with your family since you work from home? Do you have a schedule for every day? maybe a sitter to give you the space for your awesome work? I will like to hear some tips about this subject, thanks

  12. Isabel Rivera

    Hello, thanks for this chance to share doubts:
    .- I agree with Vicki about watercolour paper and Inktense pencils. Paper is never back to be straight…
    .- Maybe it is because I am new or because I am Spanish but I don´t understand the difference between ´pigment ink´and ´dye ink´. What is it about?
    .- Do you normally refill the ink pads or do you buy new ones? What do you suggest?

    Thanks!

  13. Becky C.

    I cannot get a smooth surface with my Glossy Accents on a large area (larger than a thumbnail, say), but you seen to do it fine with the tip of the bottle. I’ve tried tapping it from the reverse side. I’d also like to use it with chipboard pieces, and you can’t tap those. I just seem to be Glossy Accent challenged. Please help!

  14. KimC

    Thanks so much for answering questions. My question is about dies – what makes relatively simple shaped dies so much more expensive than extremely detailed dies? For example Memory Box Arabian or Catillion frames are $30 and the more detailed MB Cherish Border is $13.

  15. becky smith

    Jennifer thanks for all the questions to be asked. Can’t wait to read all the answers because all are questions I would have asked. I love when you list your favorites.Most of my purchases are from your suggestions. Only one question, when will you show us your new craft room?? waiting for the video.

  16. SandiL

    Hi Jennifer, thanks for giving us a chance to ask questions! I have a die related question… I own a cuttle bug and don’t really want to invest in a new die cutting machine but i was wondering if you can use any of Tim Holtz Sizzix dies with a cuttle bug and want sandwich you should use if it’s possible?

  17. Twine question? How do keep twine bows from twisting and looking droopy when you tie them?

  18. Deena M.

    Hi Jennifer,

    You mentioned making your own enamel dots in one of the classes using Ranger enamel ink. Have you found anything that works for making the colored enamel dots? Thank You!

  19. Carmen S

    Memory Box alphabet

    Hello Jennifer,
    I purchase the Memory box parker Alphabet mainly because you consider to be your favorite.
    My question is – should I break them apart of keep them together?
    How will I store them if I separate them?

    Thanks for the advice

  20. Have you tried the Inktense Metalics? I’m wondering if they are as nice as the regular Inktense, and would love to see a comparison.

  21. Marianna

    Hello Jennifer.
    I want to ask you, where/how do you store/organize the finished cards.
    Thank you!

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