Posts Tagged ‘Fiskars’

Wedding Invites

This is my latest BIG project.  They were fun to make and something I’ve never done before.

 

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless noted: Colors are Colonial White, Chocolate, Sunset, Olive, and Barn Red Cardstock and Inks; Stamp sets are Amore, Cherished Flourishes, and Tender Tags.  Fiskars border punch.

CTMH Pair-A-Phrase Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pair-a-Phrase Blog Hop.  This is a special double stamp set by Close to My Heart.  To view the details on this special, go HERE.  The blog makes a circle.  If this is your first stop, just continue until you make your way back here.  If you have already started, you should be coming from Casandra’s blog.

Here’s my card:

Supplies used: CTMH Pair-a-Phrase stamp set, CTMH Black ink, CTMH Mischief Level 2 Paper Pack, Fiskars border punch, CTMH Opaques – Mocha, and CTMH Markers (Parchment, Brown Bag, Chocolate, and Olive).  I used a December 2008 CardMap.

There is such a great variety of images and sentiments with this set!  Here’s a pic of the entire double set:
Helen’s blog is your next stop!

For a complete list of participants, go HERE.

CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop – Relay Race

This month we are doing something a little different for our hop.  We are doing a relay race.  For this one you will need to go to Nikka’s Blog to start.  There will be an explanation there of how it works.

Continue from here….

Here is Vicki’s beautiful card that I worked from:

I chose to take the colors from her card along with the butterflies and incorporate those into my layout:

Supplies used: Close to My Heart (CTMH) Miracle Paper Pack,  CTMH Color-Ready Kraft Borders, Making Memories Photo Decor chipboard, CTMH Colonial White Cardstock, Cricut Cherry Limeade cartridge, CTMH Opaque Pearl Adhesive Gems, CTMH Cotton Candy ink, CTMH Beautiful Butterflies stamp set, and Fiskars border punch.

Now move on to Kristie’s Blog!

Makin’ a Splash Layout

Supplies used: KI Memories Surprise Collection paper, Making Memories chipboard flower, Fiskars border punch, Provo Craft alpha rubons, and K&Company adhesive chipboard.

This was my layout from the March Challenge at Scrap Our Stash that I forgot to post.  The  challenge was “Spring Cleaning” – meaning dig something out from your stash, dust it off, and use it!  I pulled out all the stops with this layout.  Everything I used is old, old, old and I literally had to dust off my border punch!  I used a sketch from My Little Sketch Book.  I just love sketches!  I’ve found some great sites lately and plan to use them more.  They make scrapbooking so quick and easy!

Fiskars Rotary Cutter

From time to time I will be giving a review of different products.  This is my personal opinion based on my experience.

I am going to start with the Fiskars Rotary Cutter.  This was one of my very first cutters.  It is an investment because it does not come cheap but I bought mine at Michael’s with a 40% coupon.  Although I do not use it on a regular basis for my scrapbooking I do not want to give it up.  This cutter works great for chipboard, felt, and multiple papers.  I use it for girl scouts projects, to cut chipboard strips and squares, and for large projects when a lot of cutting is required.  It gives a clean cut but you need to be sure to line up the paper with the measurements and not flush with the top or bottom.  You can purchase a variety of decorative blades which are easy to switch and can be stored in compartments built into the cutter.  I have had problems with the blade compartments staying closed (maybe because I store it upright under my desk) therefore I am unable to use these compartments to hold extra blades.  The cutter is large (but not heavy) and takes up a lot of space if you plan to use it day to day.  It has a rotary blade which has proven to be long-lasting.  There is a cutting mat that will also need to be replaced over time but can be rotated four different ways so this also is long-lasting.

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