Monday, April 14, 2008

Challenge #11: Tool-tally Cool

I love tools.
Crafty tools that is.
Paper Crimpers, Cropadile, Sizzix...I love them all.
When I see a new gadget, I just love seeing what it can do.
Of course it may only be useful to me about 3 times, but I still feel like I have to have it.

So bust out those tools!
And actually use them.
This week's challenge is to use 2 or more tools on your page, card or project.
So pull out that Basic Grey notch maker thingy, grab your cuttlebug and finally use that Heidi Swapp mini iron....and make something fabulous!

Be sure to post the links to your tool-tally cool projects in the comment section and thanks for joining in the fun!

Our Current Queen - Jenifer's

I used the Making Memories Tag Maker-I think that I have had this for 3-4 years now? At least for a while, and I actually had to take it out of the package and read the directions. I do a Title page for my albums so this worked for that, I made sure that I used lots of those silver rings since I now had them out of the package.

Cricut and HS mini Iron:
I was dreading this layout like I dread seeing the in-laws...{deep sigh}
I HAVE to have all these fabulous tools and go to great lenghts to get them but when it comes to using them I can't be bothered. I've had my cricut and 5 cartridges now for 2+ years and have used it a total of 3 times {GASP!} the horror i know! Now moving on to the iron...would it be bad if i said i have had this for about 2 years as well and NEVER used it? The only thing i have done with this cute little thing is plug it in..until now...i finally ironed out some ribbon and it is now back in my medium size tool drawer. ;)

For this one I used my Sizzix to cut out the flowers from Chatterbox pattern paper and used my Cropadile to set those eyelets but I realized that I broke my Cropadile so they are a little wonky.
Has anyone else broke the little piece on the Cropadile that holds the eyelet?
I also used my Bind It All to make my kraft cardstock look like the red paper from Creative Cafe.


karen akaliz said...

oooh, simone...i never thought of doing that with the bind-it-all! clever gal, you!!!

chelemom said...

Love these girls! You have to check out my SHOE using the Cricut.....Greta...that means you girlie! I know that Cricut has been collecting dust.... : )

Lisa said...

I dusted off my Sizzix Sidekick and now I remember why I don't use it, these little letters are hard to handle and get glued to the page! I also used my new Crop A Dile Big Bite and my fiskars squeeze corner rounder punch.

Tracy said...

Saw this challenge posted at SIS and this LO that I completed last night fits the bill! I used my Cuttlebug, Crop-a-dile, metal wire straightener & pliers, stapler, paper edge distresser, craft knife and paper piercer. I also dove into the copper embellishment stash I've been hoarding for nearly 3 years! Thanks for offering this challenge :)

(hopefully this link will work!)

Blueyecicle said...

Mine is the Butterly LO I got out my sewing machine and cropadile.

mica said...

Used Sizzix for the title letters, used a stapler and the eyelet setter (to place a flat top eyelet) on journalling box. Wanted to use the mini craft sewing machine. But after trying many times and wasting papers and thread, I still couldn't make it work right... Anyway, here is mine.

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