A fun little “trick” from Virginia Nebel!

A fun little “trick” from Virginia Nebel!

March greetings! It’s Virginia here to share with you a little "trick" I use, along with my dimensional adhesive, to pop up sticker die cuts on my layouts and cards.  I like the look of popped up stickers but I don’t like the effect of the sticker caving in spots where I don’t have dimensional adhesive behind the sticker.  My solution is to use twine and place them in the sticky areas not covered by the foam dots.  This not only unsticks the sticker but gives it even dimension, a win-win! 

The example I show is the pretty cursive word.  It would take a lot of little tiny pop up foam dots and swirling in a little twine behind the letters is easy and fast!  






Hope this inspires you to pop up your stickers more often! Have a crafty day!

~  Virginia



  1. Gisele March 10, 2015 at 10:18 am

    What a great idea, and I love to pop things up and have loads of twine!! Thank you so much for the great tip !!
    And would not need to many foam squares either, a win win!!

  2. Lynn Gauthier March 10, 2015 at 10:19 am

    What an awesome tip and the word looks great. Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!

  3. Kathleen Spaeth March 10, 2015 at 10:33 am

    You are ingenious! I am going to try this on my card’s sentiments too.

  4. Kim March 10, 2015 at 10:47 am

    THANK YOU!!! this will be much easier than trimming those foams down!

  5. Kathy P March 10, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Great tip—-one I never thought of, and so easy to do! Thank you for sharing! And twine much cheaper than foam dots!

  6. Sue Alg March 10, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Great idea. Thank you!

  7. barbara macaskill March 10, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

  8. A nna Cook March 10, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    What a handy idea……ingenious! Look forward to trying it.

  9. Amber M. March 10, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Love this “trick” – thank you for sharing!!

  10. Nina Oelke March 10, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    What an awesome idea! I love it and I know I will use it. My pop ups were always caving too. Now I know what to do and I do have lots of twine. YAY Thanks for sharing this tip 🙂

  11. Karen Lingel March 10, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    OMG, thanks for this great tip! Heaven knows I am not going to use all my 8 million yards of twine for bows on cards…

  12. Kim Thomas March 10, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    That’s an awesome idea! Thank you for sharing. Take care, Kim 🙂

  13. Stacy P March 10, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Awesome idea – thanks for sharing!!

  14. Brenda March 10, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    What a fabulous idea – thanks for the tip!!

  15. Barb in AK March 11, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Such a simple solution! Why didn’t I think of it? Thank you so much for that tip. I would have never thought of it!

  16. Lynne G March 11, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    This was definitely an “aha” moment for me. Awesome idea!!!!!

  17. Claudine Laforce March 12, 2015 at 8:29 am

    What a great idea! This has always stumped me. Now I have the solution!

  18. Tanya Wilson March 12, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Cool idea!! Thanks for the trick!

  19. TracyM #6773 March 13, 2015 at 7:48 am

    THANK YOU Virginia!!!
    THIS is a COOL & CLEVER trick that I will definitely be using 🙂

  20. Jen March 13, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Viginia – just had to say that after creting this layout in your class in Markham I came home and added 5 B&W photos ofmy maternal grandmother along with a hidden tag with journalling and I am so so pleased with how it turned out! Scrapbooking heritage photos is not something I am good at, but I am so excited to have some precious photos of my grandma in my album now!
    Thanks for the added tip about the twine!

  21. Dawn Skene March 13, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  22. carolrea@sympatico.ca March 14, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Fantastic idea, who would have thought thanks for sharing will be trying that asap!

  23. Dorina D March 16, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Love this idea,. So clever and it works so well. Great idea and can’t wait to try tit

  24. Ann in PA March 16, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Great tip!! Thanks.

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