...open The Global Sugar Art Petal Dust

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kjskid Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:10am
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I got little bottles of Global Sugar Art petal dust, but I can't open them! I thought maybe a can opener -- the kind that pries things open, but after a bit of exertion, it still didn't work, and I'm afraid if I try harder, it will fly open when it finally does. HELP! icon_cry.gif

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sadsmile Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:29am
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Yeah I hate those little lids! If you aren't careful you will wind up with quite a mess!

Someone suggested to purchase the little bead holder containers from the craft section that have screw on lids and put the dust in those.

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tiggy2 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:36am
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I use a church key to open them then put them in little jars with screw on lids.

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nannie Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:01am
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amen those things are a nightmare to open

I have used a can opener, and slowly pry it off without actually pushing in (hope that makes sense)

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grandmom Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 10:15am
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I bought just a couple of that brand, not knowing about those cursed little tops. I just won't buy that brand anymore. Not all of the GSA products come in the little devils, but I'm not risking it!

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playingwithsugar Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 11:19am
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I use a church key to open them then put them in little jars with screw on lids.



I just had to jack this for a second. I had to laugh at what you said, Tiggy2. At my grandson's wedding two weeks ago, we were in the kitchen at the hall, looking for a can opener to prep some of the food, and I spotted a church key in the drawer. I said, "Oh, look, a church key!" and nobody around me knew what I was talking about.

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grandmom Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:19pm
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I smiled when I read that term. I had not heard it in a long time either.

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JenniferMI Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:49pm
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A bottle opener works.

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playingwithsugar Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:56pm
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Originally Posted by sadsmile

Yeah I hate those little lids! If you aren't careful you will wind up with quite a mess!

Someone suggested to purchase the little bead holder containers from the craft section that have screw on lids and put the dust in those.




I want to add that you can find those small screw-top jars, inexpensively, in what's left of the craft section of Wal-Mart. They have them with the beads, but you have to look at the bottom of the display to find them.

Theresa

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tiggy2 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:19pm
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I guess I was showing my age when I said that icon_smile.gif

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playingwithsugar Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:20pm
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I guess I was showing my age when I said that icon_smile.gif




So did I, when I admitted that I knew what you were talking about. icon_lol.gif

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Jan14grands Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:28pm
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I struggled opening mine and then the stuff flew everywhere - what a mess. I'll look for those jars at walmart. Been ages since I've heard the term church-key too!!

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suzie1962 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:13pm
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alright, I'll bite!! What's a church key?

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tiggy2 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:32pm
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Old fashioned bottle opener used to open beer bottles.

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YorkieMaMa Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:50pm
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Yes, I just got mine last week and thought I might have a defective container. I had my husband try it and he managed but with difficulty. I didn't think about putting the dust into another container, but the next time I use it, I will.

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chelleb1974 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 5:38pm
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Originally Posted by tiggy2

I guess I was showing my age when I said that icon_smile.gif



So did I, when I admitted that I knew what you were talking about. icon_lol.gif

Theresa icon_smile.gif




If it makes you feel better, I knew what you were talking about and I'm only 35 icon_biggrin.gif

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marmalade1687 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 5:38pm
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Old fashioned bottle opener used to open beer bottles.




LOL! I was going to say that one of these works really well, but I didn't realize there was another name for it! icon_biggrin.gif

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chelleb1974 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 5:57pm
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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

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Originally Posted by sadsmile

Yeah I hate those little lids! If you aren't careful you will wind up with quite a mess!

Someone suggested to purchase the little bead holder containers from the craft section that have screw on lids and put the dust in those.



I want to add that you can find those small screw-top jars, inexpensively, in what's left of the craft section of Wal-Mart. They have them with the beads, but you have to look at the bottom of the display to find them.

Theresa




I bought those too! I haven't had the time to put the dusts into them yet, but can't wait to do it. Hmmmmmmmm, maybe that can be today's project, lol. The jars come in a 24 pack for $7 I think. I bought 2, and might go buy a 3rd so I have extras, lol. and I HATE the new Walmart layouts! blech!!!!!

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MrsNancyB1 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 11:20pm
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Thanks for starting this thread OP. I just bought 5 jars of petal dust from GSA, and had no idea that they were so difficult to open. I'll have to get my tools ready when my shipment arrives. icon_razz.gif

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kjskid Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 3:01pm
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Originally Posted by tiggy2

I guess I was showing my age when I said that icon_smile.gif



So did I, when I admitted that I knew what you were talking about. icon_lol.gif

Theresa icon_smile.gif



If it makes you feel better, I knew what you were talking about and I'm only 35 icon_biggrin.gif




I'm only 33! I was going to say I used a church key, but I didn't know if anyone would know what I was talking about!

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luddroth Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 3:23pm
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The first time I bought petal dust, there was an opener shown in the on-line store, I think. It looks a lot like a church key, but fits the little lids better. It's the only way I can get the darn things open. They're not so easy to close again, either!

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