Thursday, January 17, 2013

This one is for Beth A. and a Cuttlebug tip

Hi
I think I might just have to change the name of my blog to The Sporadic Cardmaker/Blogger.  I just don't seem to be able to get in the swing of it anymore in a timely manner.
However, this post is because I want to mention a wonderful blog that I follow.  Beth is a lovely lady and does great work.  She also has tutorials that are so helpful and so easy to follow.  It would be nice if you could drop in on her and leave some love http://craftsbybeth.blogspot.com/
Today I also tried a simple method of flattening my Cuttlebug plate that was badly warped.
 Start oven at 325 degrees.
 Wrap plate in one layer of tin foil.
 Place on flat cookie sheet and lay another heavy one on top (the heavier the better).  Allow to "bake" for 30 minutes.  I used my pizza stone for the upper weight.  Also I am told you should have lots of ventilation as plastic may give off toxic fumes.  I just opened my kitchen door.
  Remove from oven with oven mitts or pot holders.  It will be VERY hot.  Let cool and voila, there is a flat plate.
As usual I took this from one of the other bloggers and did not write it down.  If you were the person I "stole" this idea from please let me know and I will give you credit.
I had wanted to share a card but if I wait on that to happen it may be awhile so I decided to just post this for now.
Have a Blessed day.
Myrna

10 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Myrna I dont have a cuttlebug but thank you for sharing the tip about the plate..I thought the only way was to get a new one
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Betty Benton said...

Wonderful tip, Myrna! I have a few plates that need to flattened! Thanks for sharing, as I had never heard this!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

What great info. I will have to try for my cuttle ug plates and my other em Ossining machine. Thanks so much!

kathi17 said...

I'll head over to Beth's blog!

Remember, don't worry about making cards just to update your blog, it's supposed to be fun and relaxing, not a lot of work! :-)

That's a great tip about the Cuttlebug plates. I don't have one, but I see from the comments that you've already helped some people.

Sheree said...

Well... arent you just so fabulous!! I am so glad it worked out! I will have to find something heavy though and that could be a challenge!
I visited the blog you mentioned and she does have wonderful tuts!
Hugz,
Sheree

Gail said...

Nice to 'see' you!
I'm going to check out Beth!

Jackie said...

Hi Myrna, good to see you. You are not the only one who has been awol, me too!
Thanks for the recipe :o)
Jackie xx

Beth said...

What's for dinner Myrna!! Thank you for the tip!

Juliet A said...

I visited your friends blog, but I don't leave comments if there is word verification. She has some lovely cards, though.

Christine Thamotheram said...

I would love you to visit my blog and tell me what you think.
I visited Beth's blog and her work is awesome. I could not find a way to follow her though.
http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.comChris