My previous blog I discussed the basics.
Now I want to give you an insight into some of the crafting terms.
I have tried to generate a bit of a list of the most common or frequently used terms.
Feel free to comment and add your own if I have missed any.
- Adhesives – the glue that hold your projects together. These are glue dots, dimensionals (which are foam pads to give ‘height and dimension’), Tombo (wet glue), snail and fast fuse. Snail and fast fuse are double sided tape . They come in a palm sized roller. Just perfect.
- DSP – Designer Paper Series. This is matching patterned paper.
- Accents/Embellishments – Really anything you add to a project, from ribbon and buttons to flowers and gems.
- Card stock – Previously mentioned in my first blog, it’s simply card (although it’s actually not simple at all).
- Washi tape – patterned tape.
- Heat embossing – this is where you use a heat tool (a little bit like a hair dryer) to heat embossing powder. It gives a lovely effect.
- Textured impression embossing – this is where you use an embossing folder, run through a Big Shot (explained a little later on), which ‘impresses’ patterns to the card stock.
- Bone folder – used to make sharp creases.
- Scoring – makes indents in the card to assist with folding.
- Burnish – using a bone folder to sharpen the folds you have scored.
On occasions you will here someone mention ‘case-ing’ a project. This is Stampin’ Up! language which refers to Copy And Share Everything. So it’s ok to copy what someone else has done. If you feel bad about it you could always tell them where the idea came from.
To make the more detailed, more professional project you will probably need to purchase some of the following items.
- The BigShot – A beautiful creation that will allow you to cut shapes and use embossing folders to emboss designs onto your cardstock.
- Dies – (Framelits and Thinlits) These are the perfect addition to any crafters collection. These cleverly crafted metal ‘shapes’ allow you to cut out labels, circles, flowers, leaves (the list is endless) with precision.
- Punches – Another ‘must have’ in my crafting kit. The clever design of these means they can be stored flat or standing up. They have labels on the end so you can se at a glance which one you need. They also cut out shapes with little effort. I just love them.
- Clear blocks – You really do need these if you are going to use the clear mount or photopolymer stamps as they are not already mounted. The clear blocks come in 9 different sizes, but these 9 are the only sizes you will ever need.
- Stampin’ Trimmer – Obviously a trimmer that cuts your card and paper; however this also scores your card and paper too. This is a great design. You cut your card stock to the size you need then score it in half for your instant card base. All with one tool.
- Simply Scored – This really as simple as you can get. It scores your card and paper.
- Stampin’ Scrub – This is also a great design. The Stampin’ Scrub cleans your stamps of ink without you getting ink all over your hands (although I still manage it somehow). It has a ‘wet’ side and a ‘dry’ side. The ‘wet’ side isn’t soaking wet. It is sprayed with the Stampin’ mist which has cleaning solution in it. (It reminds me of a Rose perfume!). Once you have rubbed you stamp here you then rub it in the ‘dry’ side and you are ready to use that stamp again.
This just about concludes the basics and extra products available, although there are many more products I could discuss but I’m sure you all just want to get crafting now.
Don’t forget, the link (shop with me) at the top of my Blog will head you straight to the store so you can purchase all of those lovely items.
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