In addition to New Toy Tuesday, I have a few housekeeping items to mention. But let’s do the fun part first:
One of the things that attracted me to the Pazzles over other electronic cutters on the market was the availability of accessories that allow it to do more than just cut. Of course, I told myself I didn’t need those extras right away, and that I’d wait awhile to get them. It should come as a surprise to no one that that plan didn’t work out.
I ended up with a little extra craft money after Christmas, and it didn’t take me long at all to decide on the best way to spend it.
I got the embossing tool, the pen tool, and the piercing tool.
Of the three, I’m most excited about the embossing tool. I used it yesterday to re-work the design I’d made for pillow-box gift card holders. Now, instead of perforating the fold lines, I can use the embossing tool to score them, which gives the final result a much cleaner look. Don’t you agree?
The pen tool is also a nifty little gadget. It will hold almost any pen or pencil, so that the machine can “draw” any design. Can you say “perfect use for Spicas”?
Finally, the piercing tool is used for, you guessed it, poking holes! This will allow me to add stitching on cards and layouts in a fraction of the time, and I don’t have to buy a sewing machine (yet)!
I also got the mat that’s required for use with the embossing and piercing tools, and a stamp making kit. That’s right, now I can cut out my own rubber patterns to make stamps. I can’t wait to try it.
Look forward to a lot of fun projects using all of these in the near future.
And now for the housekeeping:
– I’m still looking to get 50 followers, and I’m still offering a giveaway when I do. Remember, the winner gets their choice of Spicas, Copics, Glitter Ritz, or candy. Who wouldn’t want one of those? Follow, Follow, Follow!
– Last week I wrote a review of various spray mists for the Crop Spot. Read it here, and remember I post over there every week. Usually on Wednesdays, but sometimes Thursdays when I’m lazy. Tomorrow’s post will be coloring faces and hair with Copics. You don’t want to miss it.
– Today I posted a quick embellishment tutorial on the Card Cupids Blog. While you’re over there, tell us what you think of the brand new site!
– I’ll be teaching a card class at Memories Live On on February 6. We’ll be using Glitter Ritz and Copics to create 5 awesome cards. More details on that tomorrow.