Q: How can I order a McGill Inc. product catalog?
A: You can download our catalog from this website. Please click here or go to the “Catalog” link from the homepage.
Q: If I am a retail owner how can I sell McGill product?
A: The McGill website offers retail pricing. If you are Dealer or Store Owner, please contact our Customer Service department. You will be asked to supply your resale certificate and a credit card to place your order.
Q: Do you accept credit cards or other pay options?
A: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Q: What is your shipping policy?
A: All orders are F.O.B. Jacksonville, FL, unless otherwise stated prior to shipment. Freight charges will be added to your order.
Q: How can I track my package?
A: When an order has been shipped, a tracking number will be provided on the confirmation of your order. Go to http://www.fedex.com/us/track/ to track your shipment's status and location.
Q: How quickly will my order ship out?
A: Our standard lead time is 3-5 business days
Q: My order has shipped but I still can't track it. How can I find out where it is?
A: Tracking information may not be available for the first 24 to 48 hours after you receive your shipping confirmation email. If 48 hours have passed and you're still unable to track your order, please call Customer Service at (904)-482-0091.
Q: What is your Returns Policy?
A: At McGill, we stand behind the quality of our products. If not satisfied, you may return an item purchased from our website with a return authorization number given when you call us and inform us of the reason for its return.
Q: What type of warranty do you have?
A: There is a 90 day warranty on all McGill items.
PAPER BLOSSOM FACTS
Q: How long does it take to make a Paper Blossoms flower?
A: Depending on the type of flower, it generally takes about 15-20 minutes to construct a Paper Blossoms flower including punch time. The time varies based on which flower is being made, how many petals are needed and how much shading or additional embellishments are added.
Q: What is the best type of paper to use for Paper Blossoms flowers?
A: Molding and shaping your Paper Blossoms petals is easiest when using a lighter weight 65 lb. cardstock. Heavier weight 80lb. cardstock takes a little more pressure for shaping and bending and makes a very firm flower. 80lb. cardstock works best for flowers with larger petal shapes.
Q: What kind of glue is best for assembling Paper Blossoms flowers?
A: Best results come from a clear, quick setting paper crafting glue that allows you to set your petals in place, keeping them upright and in position while assembling the flower. The glue should also provide a strong bond after drying. There are several fast drying paper crafting glues on the market including but not limited to Fabri-Tac™ from Beacon Adhesives, a fast grabbing, quick drying, permanent glue; Helmar®450 Quick Dry Adhesive; and Zip Dry™ from Beacon Adhesives (will work but dries faster than Fabri-Tac™). Generally speaking, most solvent based, fast drying glues work best.
Q: Why do I need the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit?
A: The Paper Blossoms Tool Kit provides all the tools needed to shape petals and construct flowers efficiently. It includes 3 stylus tools with 6 different sized round stylus balls that mold paper shapes into petals and add thin veining details to shapes, as well. Each stylus tip is identified with a millimeter size making it easier to choose just the right size.
The straight Reverse Tweezers included in the Kit holds petals and leaves comfortably as they are shaped and assembled into the flower.
Q: How do I hold the stylus?
A: Hold the stylus as you would hold a pencil. Press the stylus ball into the center of the paper shape and move the ball in an expanding circular motion over the entire surface to prepare the paper. For the Cupping technique, hold the stylus at a 90° angle to the punched shape. Press the stylus down in the center of the shape while rotating in a small circular motion until the paper cups up around the tool.
Q: Why do I need the Paper Blossoms Craft Molding Mat?
A: The McGill Craft Molding Mat has been specially designed to provide just the right amount of cushion to mold punched shapes easily and effectively to get the results you want. Other foam mats may be too hard or too soft. The Paper Blossoms Craft Molding Mat offers a resilient, durable, and non-skid material that keeps projects in place while you're applying paper shaping techniques. The all-purpose surface can also be used for Dry Embossing and Perforating crafts, but should NOT be used with any techniques that use heat.
Q: How much pressure should I use?
A: Use medium pressure on the paper shapes to start. Depending on the paper-weight used, pressure should be adjusted to adequately break down the paper fibers to shape petals. Paper shapes should curl up around the stylus tool with the proper amount of pressure. Too light and the shape stays flat. Too much and the paper will tear. With practice you'll find the right amount of pressure that is right for you.
Q: How do I add inks for shading flower petals? How do I add color details?
A: An easy method for applying ink is to use a small stamping ink pad directly on the edges of the paper shapes or use a sponge or ink applicator. Dye inks, pigments and chalk inks can also be applied for a soft look. Ink can be added to the edges of petals before or after they've been shaped. Ink can also be added to the petals after the flower has been assembled. Edging petals with colored inks will add dimension and color contrast to your flowers and leaves.
Q: What other kind of embellishments can I add to my flowers?
A: Use your unique creativity when making Paper Blossoms. Just as in nature, no two flowers are alike. Create your own special floral designs that are uniquely yours using some of these decorating techniques:
Q: Are there any other tools that will make Paper Blossoms flower making easier?
Yes. For the assembly of the flower, it's best to use a non-stick, Surface Savers when gluing the petals and leaves together. The Surface Savers mats keep your work surface clean and dry. Simply add a small pool of glue to the Surface Saver and dip the tips of the petals and leaves into it to assemble the flowers. As the pool of glue dries, add more over it until the flower is complete. When the glue on the Surface Saver dries, it can be peeled off allowing the Craft Sheet to be used over and over again. All Surface Saver products can withstand up to 500 degree heat, so glue guns or embossing heat tools are OK to use.
PRODUCT USE AND CARE
Q: Paper Punch Care
A: Keeping your paper punch edges sharp is key to creating punch-out shapes that are neat and clean. Here are some easy techniques to keep your punches working at their best and operating smoothly:
Q: I can't find your products in my local craft stores, where can I buy them?
A: McGill supports independent and chain craft and scrapbook stores; if your local craft or scrapbook store doesn't carry the McGill products, tell them that you want to see us on their shelves!
Q: Can I use McGill products and patterns to make items for resale?
A: Yes, you may use our products and patterns to make projects to sell in limited quantities as stated under our Angel Policy. Any mass production using of any of our product or projects that is intended for sale will require a written permission to be granted from Advantus Corp.
All Advantus (including the following brands: Tim Holtz idea-ology™, Cosmo Cricket®, Storage Studios®, McGill and Sulyn® designs are copyrighted by Advantus Corp. and are protected under United States and international copyright law, which means they cannot be copied without Advantus' permission. Advantus' Angel Policy grants limited permission (a license) to purchasers of Advantus' products to create hand-made artwork for sale. Advantus' does not limit the types of hand-made creations that may be sold under this policy, within reasonable standards of good taste. The terms and conditions of this "Angel Policy" are outlined below:
Q: I want to submit my project using McGill products to a publication. Is that OK and do I need permission?
A: No need for permission. Send it in and GOOD LUCK!
Q: I want to have my project showcased on the McGill Website. How do I do that?
A: Advantus is always excited to see what our talented crafters create with McGill products and would like to share your project with others. Please submit your projects to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to share it, post it and pin it.
Q: How do I request a donation of products for a party, event, grand opening, or charity?
A: As you can imagine, we receive hundreds of requests for donations and we do our best to accommodate them. While we cannot possibly fulfill every request, please know that your submission will be reviewed and carefully considered.