I don’t have cardstock – can I just use regular printer paper?
Maybe. If you are making a simple card, which has two pieces glued together to form a front and a back, it should be OK. If you need to score lines onto the paper, regular printer paper will tear much more easily, so use less pressure. The paper won’t hold up as long either, so if you’re creating a pop-up card which will be opened many times or has several moving pieces, it’s best to get a heavier paper. For example, the Minecraft Creeper Pop-Up Card would be OK on printer paper, but the more intricate Magical Unicorn Pop-Up Card should really use cardstock.
I don’t actually need special glue, do I? The kids’ school glue will work just fine… right?
It will work in a pinch, yes, but you will most likely have waves in your paper due to it being too wet. You’ll also have to hold the paper together much longer than other types of glue. When I finally got proper glue, I was surprised at just how much better Aleene’s Tacky Glue and Art Glitter Glue were!
I slightly prefer Art Glitter Glue because the application tip is finer. (No, it doesn’t have glitter in it. It’s just the name of the brand.)
Can you change the text on a design to “xxxx” for me?
Probably! Just send an email to emily@minorDIY.com and I’ll do my best.
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