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Handy Bling Tip

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The Pearl and Rhinestone adhesive jewels (p140 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue) are quickly moving up my list of most-used items. They're now right up there with Stampin' Dimensionals! They just seem to finish off so many projects beautifully, and who doesn't love a bit of bling?

Both the rhinestone and pearl packs have two strands of joined bling pieces, which is a very clever idea. Lining up a row of bling can be a bit daunting (not to mention time consuming!) so these strands of joined pearls or joined rhinestones are the perfect solution.

I love putting them under a sentiment or curve them to highlight a particular feature on a scrap page.

Stamp set: Extreme Elements.
Colours: Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red.
Cardstock: Confetti Cream

I used to try and pull them off with my fingers, but after using these for a while now I have a much better method!


Use a paper piercing tool to gently lift the adhesive and jewel. Position it where you want and press down with a finger on top. Slide the paper piercer out. This prevents the glue dot from being left behind when you lift the bling AND it is a lot less fiddly than using fingers or nails! Use this technique for the individual jewels or the joined strand.

We are in the first week of school holidays, and already it's been eventful. I now have a 7 year old with a broken toe, right where it joins her foot, so the poor thing is hobbling around and we're busily re-evaluating our planned holiday activities! Some nice quiet craft activities could be the go for this week.

Hope you have a great week.

Happy stamping,

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