Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tool Video #25 - Stapler

Over the years I've noticed that there's always some new and different medium introduced into scrapbooking.  It keeps things fresh and trendy.  Some things have been around forever, like ribbon.  And there's lace, washi tape, fabric, plastic, felt, and it seems like metal has been around forever in one form or another.  (When was the last time you used eyelets?)  I loved the photo clips, ribbon slides, and still love brads.  I've used staples to hold ribbon onto a page, to make a design and to attach other embellishments to a layout.  Do I use a stapler a lot?  Honestly, no.  But if you want to add staples to your pages, this one is nice, and it uses mini staples--much cuter than regular old office supply staples.  Take a look.

That brings to an end our series of tool videos.  I hope that you learned some things and that using good tools for your projects makes your crafting and scrapbooking life a little faster, simpler and easier. 

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Happy Scrapping!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tool Video #24 - Score Board

I know it's football season, but that's not the kind of score board we're talking about here.  This is one of those tools that you don't know you need until you really need it.  This score board makes it so easy to get perfect fold lines on all your projects.  If you make your own card bases, you will love how easily you can get that fold line in just the right place and perfectly straight.  If you make the cute Yo-Yos like the ones on this layout. the fanfold crease lines are quick and easy with a score board.  Take a look at the video.  Do you already have a score board?  How do you use yours?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tool Video #23 - Piercing and Embossing Tool Kit

This piercing tool is not just for poking holes in things.  I mean, yes, that's what it is for and it does that job very nicely.  But the other end of the tool is for dry embossing.  I also use the embossing end to score a quick line for folding using the cutting track on my trimmer.  And when I can't find my tweezers (have you SEEN my scrapping space??) I use the piercing tool to pick up rhinestones and other self-adhesive embellishments to easily place them on my project.  The little mat will keep you from punching holes where you don't want them.  Do you use this tool for something else?