For the past few months, those of us who create projects for Fiskars to use as promotional content have had to be tight lipped about something really cool. I couldn't even share it with my real-life friends. When they came over to my house, I had to hide this new tool Fiskars sent me. The actual hiding part wasn't difficult. I just had to stick it in my craft room and tip a few piles of materials from other projects I hadn't put away yet over on top of it. The not telling part was the difficult part! If you haven't seen it yet, it has been revealed so I can finally share some of the things I have been working on. First, here is a short video that shows the Fiskars Fuse and how to use it.
I have never owned a diecutting machine before and I had it out of the box and using it in literally 10 minutes. I went through a brief step-by-step how-to-use-it/how-easy-was-it-to-use survey that they sent me using a variety of materials from regular cardstock to heavy chipboard.
The next time I got the Fuse out, I made this. A tutorial for making this thank-you card can be found on the Fiskars website.
A view of the dimension of some of the pieces on the front of the card.
I also made this birthday banner by combining the letterpressing/diecutting with some fabric.
And I used the Fuse to "letterpress" (it really just stamped) and diecut some fabric to make a scrapbook layout embellishment .
I'll share more of the things I've created using the Fuse here in the future. If you'd like to see more now, Fiskars has a gallery on their website of some of the projects we've made. You can see it by clicking here.