Monday, September 3, 2012

Money-Saving Monday #4

Happy Monday!  Welcome to the Labor Day edition of Money-Saving Monday.  Today is more of a tip, but if it's done, it may save you having to redo your project several times, thus, absolutely saving you money in the long run!

When heat embossing, I have found that it's SUPER helpful to gently rub the paper that's about to be stamped, with a dryer sheet first.  Then stamp and pour on embossing powder as usual.  When you tap off the excess embossing powder, the dryer sheet's anti-static properties will keep any excess powder granules from clinging to your paper where they're not supposed to.  Once you heat, you will have a nice clean image, with no "strays."  An added bonus...your craft space will smell great!

If you have any money-saving tips or tricks you would like to share, please email me using my contact page. Your tip and blog may be featured on a future edition of Money-Saving Monday!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E


Merry said...

Wonderful idea. I have one of those little bags filled with some sort of powder.

Jessica Buffa said...

Fantastic Tip Amy. And I am all for my crafty space smelling so fresh and clean.
Jessica S

Life and Knits said...

Thanks for this info! I'm going to give it a try. I ALWAYS end up with heat embossed strays.



I need to get me some dryer sheets!! I have been avoiding heat embossing for this exact reason!! Thanks for the tip!! Hope you had a great long weekend!! (Finally have internet back)