Imagine being able to pick fresh lemons, limes and oranges right from your patio! Read more »
Cutting overgrown grasses by more than an inch or two at a time can create unhealthy brown and bald spots in your lawn – or ev... Read more »
Kids are eager gardeners. They love to experiment with colorful flowers, have an adventurous sense of design, and getting dirt... Read more »
Our Shear Ease® Grass Shears include a patented mechanism that prevents the blades from jamming or sticking when you’re trimmin... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear® Hedge Shears, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear techno... Read more »
Our Easy-Pour Watering Can offers both capacity and control. The 2.6-gallon volume holds a generous amount of water that is eas... Read more »
Put your crafting skills to work and create a beautiful and unique fascinator that reflects your personal style. Read more »
“Painting” with tissue paper is not only fun but beautiful! Read more »
Mosaic tile frames are a beautiful way to display photos. Read more »
Designed for long, easy cuts down strips of Duck® Tape, our Duck® Edition Scissors feature a non-stick blade coating that preve... Read more »
Add distinctive style to craft projects of all kinds with a Squeeze Punch that makes every embellishment up to 2X easier to pun... Read more »
Designed for tight, precise cuts through Duck® Tape, our Duck® Edition Detail Scissors feature a non-stick blade coating that p... Read more »
A colorful, roomy bag is just the thing you need to carry all your belongings for a day at the beach. Read more »
Keep the kids busy on a road trip with their own art bag full of inspiration and the essentials. Read more »
This easy pillowcase dress looks adorable with pretty fabrics. Plus, it is super simple to put together, even if you have not... Read more »
Only our Stitcher Scissors provide precision and control that meet the needs of the most demanding sewers and quilters. Micro-T... Read more »
Our Seamstress Scissors are the perfect all-purpose scissors for anyone who cuts fabric frequently. The smooth action of these... Read more »
Choose our Dressmaker Shears for long, smooth cuts through multiple layers of medium to heavy fabrics. Extra-long blades maximi... Read more »
Looking for a sure cure for bored kids - make sparkly sea creatures! Read more »
Open-ended activities like this Busy Book can keep kids occupied in the back seat of a car AND spark fun family conversations! Read more »
It doesn’t take much to turn an everyday snack into something a little extra special. It is great to see how quickly you can a... Read more »
Our Preschool Training Scissors features a special training lever that opens the blades after each cut, helping children learn... Read more »
Children love our Designer Non-stick Blunt-tip Kids Scissors for the colorful handle patterns that make cutting fun and the non... Read more »
Our Designer Non-stick Student Scissors are larger than our Kids Scissors but smaller than adult scissors, perfect for those ol... Read more »
The beautiful mood lighting of lanterns at outdoor gatherings is fabulous, so why not craft up a set to use this summer. Read more »
Treat your children to their own special tent hideaway, then stand back and watch as the fun and adventures begin! Read more »
Make a thoughtful gift for someone this summer! Read more »
The StaySharp™ Max Reel Mower combines patent-pending technology with superior ergonomics to deliver best-in-class cutting perf... Read more »
Great for beginners, the unique design of this tool makes cutting perfect shapes from fabric a breeze — since you’re not managi... Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of sewing and quilting tasks, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears sense blade separation and force t... Read more »
On a recent family shopping trip, my husband decided to treat us to dinner. My son and I love Chipotle Mexican Grill, so this is what where we chose to eat. Because this would be my husband's first time eating there, and because we eat out very infrequently, being a memory keeper, of course I scanned the materials on the counter and the table for things to take home as mementos of our trip. As we finished up our meal and it was obvious we would be taking some of our food home with us, I requested a to-go box. When I was handed an embossed aluminum container, I knew I had my memento!
Fiskars has long offered many scissor options that can be used to incorporate fabric items and punches for incorporating thinner paper-based items, but the addition of the Fuse Creativity System(R) to the product line has really broadened the options of crafters! I could have cut the embossed emblem from the container using scissors, but it would have been more tedious and getting smooth cuts would have been tricky. A punch would not have cut through the aluminum. The Fuse does cut through it, cuts quickly and smoothly, and gave me many shape options. I chose to keep it small and used the Petunia Mini Design Set.
In previous installments of Documenting My Life, I mentioned that, during weeks which space allows, I am including an item that is a favorite in the family. For week 14, I used the Tag Medium Design Set to cut a section from a box of crackers that I enjoy eating as a snack.
The Fuse will also cut bulkier pieces of cardboard, such as corrugated cardboard. For the base of this embellishment, I used the box from a set of glass serving dishes I recently got. After die cutting it, I separated the layers of the material to reveal the corrugated material between the paper layers.
The Fuse will quickly and effortlessly cut many other heavier-weight or dense materials. Some that come to mind are leather, roof flashing, felt, and thin sheets of wood, so keep an open mind about the possibilities when collecting memorabilia for your own memory-keeping projects.
Here are the first two pages of my finished layout for this month:
Here's a close-up of page one and two:
Here are the second two pages of my layout:
Here's a close-up of page one and two:
Thank you to Ruby Rock-It for providing many of the awesome products used to create these layouts, including the die cut camera and "Time to Party" banner on the Prom filler card, the "Little Moments" tag, and the pennant banner and die cut arrow on the "Share" panel.
Pocketed photo album pages, decorative papers, stamping ink, preprinted journaling cards (optional), adhesive, pen and/or printer for journaling.