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On the Cutting Edge of Paper Design

On the Cutting Edge
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K&Company papers are full of beautiful designs. Trim along the border of a printed flower or sweeping swirl to add a sculpted edge to your page. Layer your trimmed piece over the corner or a side of plainer paper to add drama to your page.



Adding Dimension to Paper Flowers Petals

Adding Dimension to Paper
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Give the paper flowers in the K&Company Paper Posies Pad realistic personality by layering smaller flowers atop larger ones. Attach each layer with adhesive foam dots or connect by pushing a brad through the flower centers. For even more visual interest, gently pull each paper petal between your index finger and thumbnail to cause a slight, natural-looking curl.



Paper Flower Extras

Paper Flower Extras
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You can use the slender paper stems included in the pad, or, for something sturdier, use florist wire, pipe cleaners, plant stakes or even chopsticks! Also, some flower designs include a die cut that resembles fringe. Trim and roll a bit of this to create center stigmas for your flowers.



Double-sided Desktop Style

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The K&Company Amy Butler Tool Caddy can be turned inside out so that the pockets can be on the inside or the outside.



From Flat to Fabulous

 

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Our rub ons are created with a white base layer so that the designs still show even on darker papers. For extra “oomph,” add sparkle to K&Company rub ons by topping the letter “i” or ending a swirl with one of our adhesive rhinestones.

Album Cover Inserts

Album Cover Inserts
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Besides a photo, you can slide other 2-D items into the frame on our album covers. Create a paper tile with K&Company stickers that coordinate with your theme or journal a mini introduction to your scrapbook.



Beyond the Page

Beyond the Page
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Each Grand Adhesions® sticker is a tiny work of art. Consider showing off these mini masterpieces outside of the album by turning them into magnificent magnets or photo frame accents.



Stamps to Match

 

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Did you know that you can find clear stamps designs that match K&Company’s designer collections? Look for your favorite K&Company styles in stamps from Inkadinkadoo.

More than a Photo Mat

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Mat pads are the quick & easy way to mat your standard 4x6 photos, but you can also use them to conveniently mat 5x7 cards, too. Since they’re also printed on both sides, each mat can be folded into a 3.5x5 mini card as well.



Turn Brads into Beads

Using standard jewelry-making tools, the metal arms on the back of our fabric-covered brads can be looped for use with jump rings and links. Simply bend and curl each arm back under itself.

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Removing the Post from a Post-bound Album

 

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On a flat surface, open the front cover of your album. Unfold the skinny flap to expose post heads. Unscrew posts with a flathead screwdriver. If you don’t have a flat-head screwdriver on hand, you can always use an ordinary penny to unscrew the male portion from the female portion of the post.

Spinning Post?

Spinning Post
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There are two parts to each post in your post-bound scrapbook album: a male side and a female side. To keep the female side from spinning round as you’re unscrewing the male portion, simply use a piece of tape to secure the female side of the post to the album. Remove the tape when you’ve reassembled your post-bound album.



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