Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Saturday at the fundraiser Scrappin' for the Shuffle (The Shuffle is our local cancer walk at our very scenic Bay Point Park in Red Wing, Minnesota.)a lady name Ave showed me her neat homemade tool for picking up tiny punches or jewels or flowers for embellishing your paper crafts.

So here is a tiny tutorial on how you can make your own.

You will need some poster tak, or the blue tak-it that is used for sticking a poster to a bedroom wall without nails and an old, non-working ink pen.

Fashion a small blob of poster tak into a tear drop shape and press it onto the pointed end of your ink pen.
Give it a try on picking up some punched out cardstock or paper pieces. They are near impossible to pick up if you don't happen to have fingernails, or if you have extremely dry hands. With this homemade tool it's a breeze, plus you can put it down exactly where you want it! Plus you made it yourself and saved yourself some money.

If you notice the end losing it's shape, just roll it inbetween your fingers and give it a new point.

It won't air dry and stays tacky, for use after use after use!! Isn't that just the bomb?!!
Thank you Ave!!!! It was the best trick ever! Fits in any of your hand carry totes for fast and easy access!

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