I received a package in the mail on Monday – from Fiskars. It was certainly a surprise as I wasn’t expecting anything from them at all. The only requirement was that when I did a project/s with them I was to post on the Fiskars Craft blog….. gee I don’t mind that!
The brand new lever punches!
Balloon and Heart corner punches.
I was so excited to receive them that I used the right away and sent the email back off to Lyn at Fiskars craft blog for them to post up the results. See the original post here.
If you don’t like going from blog to blog – or just want to look at the cards…. here they are:
above I used the Heart corner punch – well in the corners. then pulled sideways on the white finger tabs and took out the paper guide then used the punch to punch out a double boarder for the bottom of the picture. And also punched out the decorative ends of the banner at the bottom. Oh just in case you need it. The font for the Alice in wonderland quote I used is available here. I used the top one.
With the left over confetti I used it on this card:
I also finally used my new white embossing powder from Stampin’ Up. sometimes it takes me a while to use new stuff at present. Leaf stamp used is from Rose’s Studio.
Then there is the balloon punch…. My hubby mentioned it looked like a bomb so I went with it….
I also used the may flower squeeze punch from Fiskars as the bomb sparkle.
And because of my recent upset with my iPod I decided to buy another Fiskars tool:
(retail therapy is good you see)
$20 at Warehouse stationery. (also part of my $20 a week spending money I’ve decided to allocate to myself) So not breaking the bank.
I’ve been waiting for the Fiskars 1/4″ circle punch for about 1.5 yrs! I kept asking but retailers here kept saying they never heard of Fiskars bringing out one. So I’ve been waiting patently and buying $7 ones from the cheap shops and breaking them one by one. as they really don’t go through chipboard. Fiskars are so much more superior sometimes! I have used my 1/8″ punch in the same design for a lot of things and it is awesome. This one is so going to be used well.
And I received from Trina (a good friend and my Stampin’ up rep.) a wonderful birthday pressie:
a hand made box of chocolates and a trade aid wooden block stamp! Awesome!
Its about 5″ square! Large enough for great card backgrounds.
I also received in the post on Wednesday, from the ladies at Scrapbook Heaven, my prize I won when I did the Maya Road chipboard album class a couple of weeks back. This is what I got….
Its in the shape of a cupcake (sorry the photo isn’t that clear).
And inside are a few chipboard shapes as well.
Now to think up what to use it for…..
I keep adding to this post during the week and it seams that it IS my week!
Just got dropped off to me (Thurs) a bag of goodies! Thanks Angela.
paper napkins, paper samples, fibers, various embellies…. great stuff.
Well that’s all for now. Must go and pay attention to the kids.