Monday, February 13, 2012

New to Scrapbooking and Papercrafting!

Hello everyone!

Just wanted to share with case you didn't know...that one of the fun things I love to do on youtube is share what I learn with new comers. 

I get tons of emails regarding questions on all kinds of things having to do with scrapbooking, crafting, supplies, tools and stuff! So, I have for almost 2 years now hosted "Newbie Segments" on my Youtube channel. I have those videos in a playlist called "Tutorials, Tips and Newbie Segments"! Which you can find here!

So, I've decided to start sharing those videos here on my 
blog.....I've shared some tuts but I think there may be 
bloggers that are also new and this is just another place that they can come and learn somethings they may not have known! I feel it's my duty to help others and pass down things I've learned. 
When I first started it was hard gathering info...
for some reason not many were willing to answer my questions and it made me feel bad. I don't want anyone to feel like I felt! So, if you're new and have questions, 
I'll share what I know with all of you!! That's what we should do right? Help each other!? so, there is no stupid question! 
Now, having said that, I never have claimed to 
know everything there is about paper crafting.....but 
I will pass on what I learn with you!

Hope to help in any way I can!  
Enjoy the video and have a blessed day!

I'll have these newbie posts labeled under "Newbie Segments" so it's easier to find ok:)

In this video I share about die cutting, mainly, how to put your cutting plates and dies together to run them through you BigShot. Although there are many different die cutting machines, 
this one is the most universal and cuts a whole lot of stuff like, fabric, cardboard, thick cardstock and things, but you can also use other brand name dies in this machine like from Cuttlebug and Spellbinders. But there is a way to set all you need together before cutting your shapes out! Anyhow, I explain more on the video! Enjoy!

If you have any questions please leave a comment below with your contact info, or check back for my reply!

Also, if your looking for a die cutting machine... like the Big Shot or Cuttlebug, or supplies for them, I can custom order what you need, my prices are always below retail!! You can email me at

See ya later people! xoxo Jules :)


  1. Hey Jules ~ Happy Valentine's Day! This is a great tutorial for newbies and I learned a thing or two myself! I'm now on the hunt for that long platform for those long strip dies. I've been using my Sidekick for those dies, and its ok, but now that I saw that platform, I gotta find it! And I didn't know CB made those long embossing folders either! Love that birdcage one! Of to do some on-line shopping! Have a great day! xoxo, Linda

  2. Hey Jules, so i have a question even though i am not so new at this but new enough.

    When you create tags how do you keep them from warping when using certain glues or paints or inks? I am still having issues with this. If you could answer me that would be awesome. No one has given me a good responce. My Fun Scraps

    1. Hello Lina! Thanks for the message! SO...I have found in making tags that there is no sure way to not have them warp..if they are wet, weather painted, modge podged, glimmer misted...there's a chance they will warp...I have heard Tim Holtz say though that he has luck with his tags "not warping" with using a certain brand "glue" medium. I have to find the name. I have prepped my tags in the past and keep it under something heavy to flatten it, then continue to alter it and it helps. I also have manipulated it after heat drying it so it flattens as it cools and sometimes that helps to reduce the warping. I think what I would like to do is gather several different mediums and do a product review type video...just give me time to gather what I need. What exactly do you do with them? What do you use? Please email me at and we can chat further if you like!! :) Thanks! Jules

    2. :) thanks for this Jules! Can't wait to see what you find. I have been trying things from letting them sit under piles of books to ironing and well books are ok so so on the result but ironing is just ikky! wrong settings to burning on occation. I was a bit RRR so I figured I would ask?! I think it is awesome that you are willing to help with some research. I am going to as well. Just need to get somethings together to this week and try. :)


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