Can you give me any advice on using PVA? How do I avoid getting into a mess? A solution we love is to decant a bit into a dedicated dispenser – one with a superfine tip is ideal. Squeeze small dots and lines, as you glue little bits down, and get into fine corners, such as when quilling. Precision Tip Applicator Bottle, £4.99 from Sir Stampalot.
My crimping tool is gathering dust, how can I use it more? One fun idea is to try making textured embellishments. Punch, die cut or fussy cut shapes, then get crimping – first in one direction then rotate, to crimp the other way, for a plaid effect. It’s even more effective if you gently rub it over an ink pad.
Do you have any last-minute Christmas ideas for gift tags? Die cut lots of circles from plain card – any colour will add to the fun feel. Then cut more from white card, the same size. Now trim the white circles across the middle in a wiggly line, and you’ll have two pieces that look like custard dribbles. Layer each onto a coloured circle to create a Christmas pud, and finish with a fussy-cut or stamped holly motif.