Monday, January 31

Classic Chick

Hello reader! I visited the Hobby Lobby store in town, armed with my 40% discount coupon. I already knew what particular item I was going to use it with - the Fiskars Premium Cut-Line Trimmer.

Yeah, I know... this is my Nth paper trimmer. I don't even know how many trimmers I have bought during the past 5 years. However you have to listen to this one. This trimmer has had rave reviews. But I have to see it to believe it. And when I saw the larger workspace (6.25 on the left of the blade and 1.5 on the right), the visible wire cut-line indicator and the self-levelling swing-arm ruler that goes up to 15 inches, I knew it was time to let go of my old Fiskars trimmer. I also like the fact that this trimmer doesn't have cutting bars like my old one. That means the only thing I have to replace is the blade. As far as cutting tools are concerned (scissors and paper cutters), I have always been loyal to Fiskars. I have tried other paper cutters and I always go back to Fiskars. And did I mention I paid less than $18 for my new cutter? Yey for me!
And while I was in Hobby Lobby, I chanced upon the Cuttlebug Persia A2 embossing and die combo on clearance. I've always liked this set but everytime I see it in the store, I always put it down. I'm glad I waited because I only paid $6.83 instead of $18.99.
So here's my latest card, using my latest purchases:

The embossed center is actually the packaging of my Cuttlebug Persia, which I cut to size. And the scalloped border is a Verve stamp set packaging. I was feeling green tonight.

Materials used:
  • cardstock/dp: The Paper Company, Recollections, product packaging
  • image/sentiment: The Paper Company Studio
  • ink: Tsukineko
  • tools: Cuttlebug Persia, Spellbinders, Big Shot, heat gun
  • embellishments: rhinestone stickers
  • adhesive: Scotch, mounting tape
  • misc.:  American Crafts embossing powder
Before I go, I just want to let you know that my designing for Creative Vision, maker of Creative Clear Stamps, officially starts tomorrow, February 1st. They'll be featuring my projects in their blog every Thursday. If you have time, please visit the Creative Vision Blog and follow us for some creative play and inspiration. And to start off with DT5, we will be having our first blog hop this coming Saturday, February 5th. I hope you can join us.
'Til next blog!