Sunday, August 23, 2015

How to make paper clips without dies.

Here are a few of my designs. I couldn't find any paper clip dies except in the Stamping Up catalog, but a bit pricey for me. So I just thought on how I could make my own. I had the ribbon slide punch and I just gave it a try. As you can see they turned out pretty good.

I tried different shapes and sizes. On most of them, I used 2 glued together 80lb. cardstock shapes.

On the black ones I used black glitter embossing powder and heat set. Then I added a layer of UTEE.

On the plain ones I just used one layer of UTEE. They are fun to make. You have to do a little measuring, but well worth the result. Blessings, Renate