The ProCision trimmer really is amazing. It is heavy duty, but does not sacrifice precision and fine cutting…
That blade? That blade cuts like butter. Even through many layers.
I have the Procision Trimmer sitting on my side desk and use it on every card. But I still have my ol’ favorite SureCut Trimmer right in the thick of things on my workspace. It is smaller and good for quick cuts while I am in crafting action…
I still love that wire guide. It is perfect for cutting out strips of already-stamped greetings. I know people have said the wire has frayed on them, but I have several of these trimmers and use them daily and it has never happened to me. (Fiskars has great customer service, btw!)
I know many people like guillotine-style trimmers. However, with kids around (and the fact that I am clumsy), I don’t feel comfortable with them.
So there you have it – the tale of two great trimmers.
* I was not asked to do this post by Fiskars. I did it because I finally found trimmers I love and wanted to share my discoveries. I get asked about trimmers quite often. *
And since I like to share, how about giving one of the big bad momma paper trimmers to a lucky winner? Just leave a comment here by Saturday at 11:59pmEST for your chance to win a Fiskars ProCision Paper Trimmer! Good luck.
I am here today with a card for one of my favorite people in the world – the wonderful, happy, kind, generous, encouraging, talented and so very awesome Julie Ebersole. (Several of us are blog hopping in her honor, so be sure to keep reading.)
And since Julie is so awesome, I knew just what to create…
I have a fun deal for my readers! Studio Calico is offering TWO free Studio Calico exclusive 6×6 paper pads to anyone who signs up for a card kit subscription. Just go HERE to join the card kit waiting list by 1/31/13 midnight EST. (You will need to sign in (or create a new user account) in order to join the list. While supplies last. Not valid on previous purchases. Free paper pads will be shipped right away for free. The first kit you will receive is March as February will sell out quickly.)
You can find the current kit HERE – it is a good one! (That exclusive stamp set looks awesome. Love the “let’s stay connected” and the script “hello” so very much!)
Their design team always creates incredible samples! I enjoy kits – they make creating so much easier…
By the way, you know those great Shadow Inks? Well the new ones are now available in cubes. Definitely worth getting. And then when you fall in love with a few of the colors, you can get the full ink pad.
And! Remember – Monday is the start of Clean and Simple Card Making 2. This is gonna be incredible – the guests rocked it. You can join any time and you will have lifetime access. 30 or so videos? Yes, please!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I love making valentines for the kiddos in my life. Simon Says Stamp has released some incredible heart-and-love-themed goodies that are perfect for this holiday, but great for all year round, too. They are must-haves!
I used lots of the SSS heart stamps, along with the matching dies. I also cut 1” off the edge of the notecard so that the hearts hang off the edge and show a stamped piece peeking from the inside…
This card design could be changed up to have stars or other shapes.
Next I have a flower card made again with the heart stamps and dies. This one takes a bit of explaining…
I first cut a white panel and die cut one heart from it. I then die cut another heart directly across from it before filling in the space between to form a flower. I also used the heart to cut a leave and a craft knife to cut the flower stem.
Here is a peek at a few of the products I used. Love them all so much. Those heart stamps and dies are must-haves because they can be used all year long for card making or scrapbooking. (You can see all the new goodies HERE.)
Thank you for stopping by. Next, be sure to hop over to my awesomely wonderful friend Kelly Purkey. (And remember you can always stop by SSS if you need other links.)
How about a giveaway!? Leave a comment for your chance to win a Simon Goodie Bag! (Knowing Heidi from SSS – it will be a good one!) Giveaway closes 1/31 at 9:00amPST. Good luck.
Hi there! Today’s video shares a faux detailed letterpress technique. I haven’t done this technique in awhile, but it is definitely a favorite of mine. [All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails …