Wednesday Tips and Tricks: Rhinestones

We love bing! There are so many choices when it comes to bling.  Do you buy it with adhesive or without? Do you like in strips or individual? Choices, choices!

Today Sabrina and I are going to share a few tips and techniques when working with rhinestones.

Sabrina at Honor Roll.

Sabrina made these cute kids Valentines using the Rockstar stamp set from Pink By Design.

Rhinestone tip: If you use a lot of bling on your projects or have a project to make in bulk it can be cheaper to purchase rhinestones in the kid’s craft aisle and apply them with a liquid glue (like Gem Tac) than to buy the self adhesive scrapbook kind.

Elizabeth at 217 CreationsI made this lovely square card using Trendy Alpha stamp set from Pink By Design.

Rhinestone tip: To make for easy and accurate rhinestone placement, I like to use the Quick Kutz QuickStik.  It has a small wedge bottom to “cut” through rhinestone adhesive.  To make those rhinestones look perfect, use the reverse end with a light adhesive to place in the perfect location.

 Remember  our theme this week is HEARTS! So make sure you are linking up those projects that have hearts.  They can be any kind of heart and any theme.  The heats can stamped, cut, embossed or printed- you name it.  Cards Layouts, Favors, and Off the Page projects are welcome.  You do not have to use Pink By Design to join in but we would love if you did! Our prize this week is a special treat: Joyful Tags from the November 2012 Stamp Of The Month.  So post your projects by Saturday February2, 2013 at 11:59pm CST.


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