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Old 11-10-2008, 04:49 PM
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Wink Sharpening your punches

Hi Yall,
I just saw a video where a Stampin Up demonstrator wa showing how to sharpen your punches. She did not use foil she used a soda can! Yep, she cut off the top and botton and cut the can open and punched her punches through the can then used wax paper to lubricate the punches and they worked like new!! How is that for recycling something?
Just thought that was interesting to share. She also used dental floss to remove something that she had layered and that worked pretty good also. Not with glue but with tape and I think glue dots.
Learn something new every day!!
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:53 PM
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Great tip! Thanks.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:05 AM
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Thank you for these Audreyrose. I use dental floss for "sewing" handmade books, it's very strong and you can colour it with an inkpad if need be.

Thanks again!
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:50 AM
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use dental floss for "sewing" handmade books, it's very strong and you can colour it with an inkpad if need be
and you get a free container of it every time you get your teeth cleaned. Great idea Marion, thanks for sharing to you and AudreyRose.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:28 AM
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Speaking of the dentist....ask your hygeniest for some floss threaders. They are used when you have a fixed bridge in your month. They'll give you a package of two or three of them. They are great for threading ribbon through holes you punched in your cards or pulling ribbon through buttons on a card. There are endless possibilities from the dentist.

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Old 11-11-2008, 12:09 PM
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A floss threader is a great tool!!!
I agree Claudia. They are wonderful for getting a wide pieceof ribbon through smaller areas. I use them all the time!
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:11 PM
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Thanks for the tips, Audreyrose! I'm going to dig a soda can out of the recycling bin and try to sharpen my punches tonight!
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:14 PM
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Thanks for the tips, Audreyrose! I'm going to dig a soda can out of the recycling bin and try to sharpen my punches tonight!
Don't forget to wash that piece of aluminum before you punch it or you may end up with icky mold growing inside your punch from the leftover sugar syrup on the inside of the can.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:41 PM
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Thanks Jenna, I forgot to mention that. So glad you caught it!
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:52 AM
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What terrific tips! I'm going to have to ask my dentist's office for the floss threaders. DH and I don't drink soda pop, but one of us can make the sacrifice just so we can get a can to sharpen punches!
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