Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday Favorites

This is a little different. I think I mentioned the other day when working with rickrack that I had Fray Check on my shopping list. Well, I bought it and used it once, which is all it took for it to jump to the top of my "favorites" list. I haven't used this stuff in 10 years or better but in just a few minutes time I remembered why I loved it so and why I'll use it again and again.

While rickrack is a great embellishment for cards and scrapbook pages, the ends fray. For that reason, I was tucking the ends behind my card front to hide the edges, which was creating bulk that I didn't particularly care for. Some ribbons fray, too, even when cut diagonally. With a little Fray Check on those edges, however, you can cut them clean, and they'll never fray. Better yet, it dries clear so you don't know it's there .

I picked my Fray Check up in the sewing department at Wal-Mart the other night, and while I didn't pay any attention to what it cost, I am venturing to guess it was in the $3.50 to 4.50 range - well worth it in my book. With that, I'll create another post and show you the rest of my card!


Kariberry said...

Your cards are beautiful as always! Thanks for the Fray Check tip. I'm gonna check into it. Have a wonderful weekend!

Julee from Verve said...

What a great tip! I'm headed to Wal-Mart later today and will definitely look for this stuff.