I have some questions. They're all things I've been wondering for a long time. I'm hoping you, my Trusty Readers, can help.
Question 1: What are the little punch-out things on the sides of grungeboard, chipboard or stickers called? Are they chads, like the Florida ballots? I hate them. It seems like no matter how carefully I snip, sand or clip, they never quite go away. I need to know the name of these things I hate so much.
Questions 2: How do you ink the insides of letters, numbers or shapes without getting ink on the front? I like to use the side of an inkpad to sweep ink onto edges, which works great for exterior angles but not at all for interior angles. I've tried sponge daubers, q-tips and felt pens, but there are major limitations to all.
Question 3: When you make a product list (for a submission or other important reason), do you credit the broad owner or the specific line? For example, are the stickers pictured below properly credited to Fiskars or to Cloud 9? Would I have credited them differently in 2007 when they were made vs. now when Cloud 9 is owned by Colorbok and not Fiskars?
Question 4: What is the generic term for self-adhesive rhinestone shapes that are connected together by a clear backing? Prima calls theirs "Say it in Studs" but what is the generic term?
Question 5: Is there a way to find out what specific chipboard shapes are supposed to be? For example, the link to BasicGrey's chipboard shapes from the Obscure line tells me that the shapes are modern and masculine, but not what the shapes actually are. Look at the picture below. Is the lower left a cassette tape? If so, why does it look like a shark took a bite out of it? And what's that thing on the right? Is it a bird? A one-winged airplane? I've tilted my head every direction and can't make sense of it.
If you know the answer(s) to any of my questions, PLEASE let me know in the comment section! I will be forever grateful.