Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Another Unusual Item in my Craftroom

Raise your hand if you use baby powder for paper crafts.

I vividly remember the day I learned that you can use baby powder on a sticker to remove the stickiness.  Why would you do that?  Well, it allows you to control where a sticker will or won't stick.  I wanted this Happy Birthday sticker to stick to the red paper strip, but not to the card I'd be wrapping the strip around.

After I stuck the sticker to the red paper, I sprinkled baby powder on the back of it to remove the stickiness from the exposed parts.  That allowed me to create a closure for this card that the recipient will remove.

4 comments:

  1. I have heard this trick...but haven't had to use it yet! I loveeeeeeeeeeee that card!!! So fun! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  2. Yep, gotta a little bottle of powder for just this purpose. The first time I learned of it, I thought it was weird but over the years, this trick has come in handy.

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  3. I do love this trick and with a little one, I always have baby powder handy. Or mayb it's just that I like to be in control, lol. Super cute project. Love the design of this.

    Wanted to say thanks, too, Cindy, for your nice words about my projects on the CC blog. You're the best!

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  4. How fun! I've used this trick before but not as much as I should. I don't usually think of pop-dotting until I've already stuck my item down! Cute card!

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