Thanks for visiting my blog. I began journaling about my daily life when I was eleven. Over the years, this has grown to become a way for me to share my thoughts rather than my daily life. I’m pretty open with sharing all the beautiful chaos of life with six children. I have to remind myself to extend grace to myself each and every day! It is my hope that my writings will help others to learn to extend grace to themselves too. After all, if it weren’t for the Grace of God, life would just be messy. I’m so glad that life can instead be a Beautiful Mess and is covered by His Beautiful Grace.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Cardstock Lesson 101

   I learned a HUGE lesson today about cardstocks.  I've used Close to My Heart cardstocks for nearly 4 years now with the occasional Bazzill or BoBunny DoubleDot thrown in.  I needed LOTS of black cardstock for a craft project at VBS this week and bought....big gasp.....cheap cardstock from a local craft store.  It was a nightmare!  Not only wasn't it as thick as I like, it shreads when trying to remove it from the Cricut mat.  I had to cut 60 pages to make a frame for 30 stained glass type pictures and spent forever on it because I had to be soooo careful removing the cardstock frames from the mats.  I finally figured out that I could turn the mat over and remove the mat from the paper rather than the paper from the mat.  It helped but the brand new mats that I purchased today are ruined.  I definately learned my lesson the hard way.  I knew our cardstock was amazing but it is incidents like this that make me really appreciate the great quality of all Close to My Heart products.

1 comment:

  1. If you clean the cricut mat with baby wipes, it will be sticky again.