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Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium

April 7, 2014

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  I’m a mixed media artist, and I often use photo transfers in my work. I was excited to put “Mod Podge Photo Transfer medium” to the test. The first thing I noticed is that this medium is white in the bottle and dries white as well. My preferred products for mixed media photo transfer […]

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Glu6: The Glue That Saves The Planet

March 13, 2014

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I’m putting Glu6 “The Glue that Saves the Planet” to the test. While Glu6 doesn’t have enough super powers to actually save the planet, it is an extremely effective non-toxic eco friendly glue. It’s made from recycled Styrofoam, and will be pushing several non-eco friendly glues right out the door of my studio. Zap! Bam! […]

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DCWV Adhesive Fabric Stack

March 11, 2014

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When I shared my favorite new items from CHA this past January, the DCWV Adhesive Fabric Stack was hands-down one of the products that I was most excited about. It’s time to dig in and see how it works! Now, this product is still so new that DCWV doesn’t have very much on it’s site […]

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Overview of Metals Foils, Flakes and Leafing

March 6, 2014

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Today I’ve got an informational post for you. I’m going to answer three questions today- what are metal foils, metal flakes, and metal leafing? And how do I use them? And with what adhesives? Now the first thing I’m going to do is to ask you to watch this video I made you. It’s about […]

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Whipped Spackle Texture Medium from Design Memory Craft

February 27, 2014

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I love how art products are making their way into the crafting world. One such products are embossing pastes and gels (see my linked post about that here.) And lucky for us, companies like Faber Castell are actually improving them! Such is the case with Whipped Spackle Texture Medium from Design Memory Craft. On the […]

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CHA Show 2014 Product Update: Gelatos Double Scoops!

February 10, 2014

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Remember how I shared some of the new/and or improved products of CHA show? Well, this is the first one I’ve gotten in my hot little hands- Gelatos Double Scoops! Look at ALL THE YUMMY COLORS. Yes, even the metallics have been “super sized.” Compared to the original version (bottom one) you can see that […]

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Jenny’s Picks from #CHAshow: Spellbinders Tool-in-One

January 23, 2014

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As I mentioned earlier, I often have folks ask me what my CHA show favorites are. Sometimes it’s a wowzer new machine like the Brother Scan-N-Cut, but sometimes its a simple thing that makes life easier. Enter the new Spellbinder Tool-In-One. This cute little gizmo features a rolling brush and a little tool kit to […]

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Brother Scan N Cut, Part 2: Stamped Images

January 2, 2014

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After the initial Brother Scan N Cut review went live, I got a LOT of questions on the YouTube video. The most prevelant question was how well it cut stamped images. Well, that’s exactly what I’m sharing with you today.   For this, video was really the only way to go! Now let’s take a […]

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Video Review – Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks Review and Refresher

December 27, 2013

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Hey there crafters!  Today I wanted to re-energize your creative brains with Alcohol Inks by Tim Holtz and Ranger Ink.  Alcohol Inks are one of my all-time favorite products by Ranger and seeing as how we haven’t reviewed them here at Craft Test Dummies, I wanted to give a quick run down of what they […]

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Beacon Glitter-It!

December 23, 2013

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Apparently I really have a thing for glitter. Seeing as how my first post on Craft Test Dummies was the Cosmo Cricket Glitter Sheets and I’m back today with a review of Beacon’s Glitter-It!, I think its safe to say that I’m beginning to be a pro at all things sparkle. The Glitter-It! product aims […]

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Brother Scan N Cut: Part 1, Paper Scanning and Cutting

December 18, 2013

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Last Spring I was a guest on Scrapbook Soup and I got an eyeful of a new digital die cutting machine- one with an integrated scanner- the Brother Scan N Cut! I was literally salivating with the possibilities! I couldn’t even hold my horses to see if they would send me a review copy- I […]

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Comparison of Adhesive Tapes

December 17, 2013

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You should know by now that the options for adhesive are almost limitless- wet adhesives, try adhesives, solvent-based, epoxy, water-based, runners, sticks, and of course TAPES. Today I’m going to give you an overview of adhesive tapes that have a release backing, are tissue-thin, and can be ripped with your hands- no scissors necessary. So […]

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Martha Stewart Heavy-Duty Paper Trimmer

December 11, 2013

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Paper cutters/trimmers are one of the most important tool a crafter can have. And depending on what kind of paper you are using- and what size you need cut trim it to- there are LOTS of options. For those of us who routinely work with card or cover stock, you KNOW you need a heavier-duty […]

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Cosmo Cricket Glitter Sheets

December 9, 2013

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‘Tis the season where a little overdose of sparkle and glittery goodness is socially acceptable and today’s product review makes it more than easy to get your glitter on. I was sent the Cosmo Cricket Glitter Sheets to review and I’m thrilled to be here today to share the good, the bad, and the bling-y […]

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Candy Box Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers

November 21, 2013

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Yesterday I shared with you my impressions of the Gift Box Punch Board- so today we’ll focus on the Candy Box Punch Board! Here’s how they are described on the website: With the release of the award-winning Envelope Punch Board, We R Memory Keepers have helped crafters make the outside of a package count just […]

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Letraset Metallic Twin Markers

November 13, 2013

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I love a metallic or shimmery marker-and with the holidays coming up, what project couldn’t use a bit of sparkle and shine? So today I’m going to review the Letraset Metallic Twin Markers! Here’s how they are described by Amazon.com: Metallic Markers handle and perform like watercolor paints, only in the convenience of a twin-tipped […]

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Product Highlight: Burlap Paper and the Adhesive Cork Stack from DCWV

November 5, 2013

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I love adding different textures into my paper and mixed-media craft projects. So when I got these amazing Cork Paper Stacks and Burlap Paper Stacks from DCVW, I was really interested in figuring out all the ways I could incorporate them into my crafts!  Let’s take a closer look. These stacks are 6X6, and the […]

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Stamp And Punch from Martha Stewart Crafts by EKSuccess

October 28, 2013

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Today’s review is kind of a lark. I had purchased these punches MONTHS ago at a discount store, and in true Jenny fashion squirreled them away and mostly forgot about them. It’s amazing how a few hours of studio cleaning can remind you of the things you own- (!!) so I dusted them off, broke […]

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Memento Luxe Mixed Media Stamp Pads

October 23, 2013

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If you are a stamper, you know that the right stamp pad for the job is pretty much essential. You use the wrong stamp pad- well, your project might not turn out or stand the test of time. It’s in this spirit that I dive into another stamp pad review- this time, the Memento Luxe […]

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Fiskars Intricate Shape Punches

October 16, 2013

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It’s no secret that I love a good paper punch. It’s so much easier to reach for a punch and get what you want punched out quickly, rather than having to fuss with a die and a cutter and a “sandwich” or a setting. And it’s also no secret that Fiskars makes some mighty fine […]

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WorldWin Papers ColorMates- 65lb Coverstock

October 15, 2013

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What is cover stock? What is card stock? What is the difference between card stock and cover stock? Well, lovies, these are the questions I was asking when I visited the WorldWin Papers booth at CHA last January. Side note: I’m always looking for paper. As a crafter and a card-maker, the right paper makes […]

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Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Video Review

October 10, 2013

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Hello Crafters! As you know Craft Test Dummies was at this last CHA in Las Vegas when Tim Holtz debuted his new Distress glitter with Ranger Ink.   Here’s how it’s described on the Ranger Ink website: Distress Glitter complements the nostalgic palette of other Distress products with its unique glitter type to mimic the look of vintage mica. […]

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KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square

October 9, 2013

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In papercrafting, there are crafters and then there are CRAFTERS. You know, perfectionists. Every line must be straight and perfect. Well, CRAFTERS, I’ve got the tool for you- the KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square.   Here’s how it’s described on the website: The Get-It-StraightTM Laser Square is the only tool you need to quickly and easily laser […]

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Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Durable Gloss Finish

October 1, 2013

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Just when you think that Martha Stewart Crafts and Plaid can’t come up with anything new….well, they DO. Now there is Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Durable Gloss Finish! Here’s how it’s described on the website: Martha Stewart Crafts® Durable Decoupage Gloss Finish can be used on any surface such as glass, fabric, paper, metal and […]

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Westcott ZigZagz Interchangeable Blade Scissors

September 24, 2013

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Ever want a whole bunch of fancy edge scissors, but don’t want to store them all? Meet the genius of Westcott ZigZagz Interchangeable Blade Scissors! With two bases and six sets of blades, you get lots of options and easy storage! Here’s how they are described: Zigzags interchangeable blade scissors add a decorative edge to […]

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Review of Kaleidacolor Rainbow Dye Ink Pads by ImagineCrafts

September 12, 2013

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Sometimes you have that perfect stamp and you think, “That really needs more than one color.” Or perhaps you’d like to create a whole background in a variety of colors. Lucky for us, there is  a PERFECT inkpad for that- the Kaleidacolor Rainbow Dye Ink Pads by ImagineCrafts. Here’s how they are described on the […]

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Piccolo Instant UV Curing Resin from GlobeCraft

September 6, 2013

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Resins are very big right now in jewelry-making and mixed media, but most are 2-part epoxies that take hours to dry. What if you could get the same, non-yellowing jewelry grade effect in about 3 minutes? With Piccolo Instant UV Resin, you can. Here’s how it’s described on the website: Piccolo Instant UV Resin cures […]

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Mod Podge Mod Melts Review

September 5, 2013

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Cathie and Steve, designers over at Plaid (the makers of Mod Podge), have come up with a new product called Mod Melts. Here is what Cathie has to say about the new product: With our new sea glass and milk glass Mod Melt Sticks and Molds you can now make your own scrapbooking, mixed media […]

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“Leftover” Cards using MOD PODGE SPARKLE

August 30, 2013

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  I love to use up EVERY LITTLE BIT of crafty stuff from my testing- and that means using up extra die cuts, random rhinestones, and even the paper that I spray mist/paint on! Watch this video to see how I transform the “dirty paper” into fabulous background paper using Mod Podge Sparkle! Happy Holiday […]

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3D Foam Adhesive Shapes from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

August 22, 2013

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I ran across a bunch of great things at the Summer 2013 Create-N-Connect #CHAshow… and these little gems are one of them. Literally stopping me in my tracks, 3D Foam Adhesive Shapes from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L are a great blend of form and function in a convenient package. These foam sheets have adhesive on […]

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