Here comes the bride — and the groom, the bridesmaids, and the groomsmen – plan ahead, practice a little, and then enjoy bring... Read more »
Choose flowers you really love for romantic and beautiful wedding centerpieces you’ll always remember. Read more »
When you’re filling out your wish-list of wedding gifts, don’t forget to include supplies for the garden shed. With the right... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear2™ Pruner, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear techno... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear®2 Titanium Hedge Shears, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented g... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear2™ Lopper, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented-pending tec... Read more »
Making your own wedding invites and thank you cards is a delightful task when you a few versatile tools and simple techniques... Read more »
Adding a small photo charm to a bride’s bouquet is a touching way for a bride to remember someone special on her wedding day. Read more »
Create a beautiful setting for your post-wedding brunch. Using these Fiskars tools will make the project even easier. Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of crafting and mixed media tasks, our Amplify® Mixed Media Shears sense blade separation and force th... Read more »
Our unique Tag Maker with Built-in Eyelet Setter features an innovative design that makes it easy to create tags perfect for gi... Read more »
Choose our low-maintenance Photo Bypass Paper Trimmer to trim large quantities of photos with speed and precision. An easy-to-u... Read more »
Window treatments can turn a room from drab to fab, but if you’re on a budget sometimes hand-me-down curtains will have to do,... Read more »
Crop tops are making a comeback, but with a new shape, a longer length and a swinging silhouette. Stay ahead of the trends by... Read more »
If you’re not ready to fully embrace the trend for bold 70’s prints in your clothing, why not reflect it with a gloriously lou... 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 »
Perfect for tight, precise cuts, our Amplify® Mixed Media Shears sense blade separation and force the blades back together to c... Read more »
Our Classic Stick Rotary Cutter with a 45 mm blade is ideal for crisp, controlled cuts on a wide variety of materials. A symmet... Read more »
Make clean up time a fun game for the kids! It becomes really easy for toddlers and preschoolers to match their toys to their... Read more »
Funny Face Magnet Gift Wrap is simple to make and quite literally gives each gift magnetic personality. Read more »
“Painting” with tissue paper is not only fun but beautiful! 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 »
Introduced to the world as a quality fabric scissors, the Original Orange-Handled Scissors redefined the standard for cutting p... Read more »
1. How long have you been crafting?
I have literally been crafting since since I had enough dexterity to hold a pair of scissors in my hand and make them work! Most of my childhood memories are centered around crafting with my mother and grandmothers and making special pieces for my school's art shows.
2. Why did you start crafting?
I started crafting as a child because it was a way of life for my family and I was exposed to it day in and day out. As I got older and left home, I felt that familiar pull toward a more creative life and dove back in as a way to occupy that innate desire.
3. How long have you been on the Fiskars design team?
I was asked to join the team in May 2011.
4. What are your favorite craft activities?
My favorite craft activities involve mixing the two worlds of papercrafting and textiles bringing them together in perfect harmony. I love making things beautifully handmade, especially flower embellishments from repurposed, upcycled materials. I love working with saturated colors and textured fabrics the most!
5. How do you define your crafting style/aesthetic?
My style is fresh and comfortable, polished and not forced, and very technique-driven with a strong focus on layering products. It often exhibits using tools and products in unexpected ways and almost always has hand-stitched details. I think my style follows design principles and is very linear in nature, without looking too overly graphic. So what do you call that? Homespun, polished up a bit? Sounds good.
6. What is your favorite time of day to craft?
I absolutely love to craft when everyone else has settled in for the night. That's when I feel like i can take a deep breath, slowly exhale and let the creativity come in.
7. What motivates/inspires you?
I'm highly motivated by a challenge because I like to see just how far I can push myself creatively. And, I'm deeply inspired by color, words and music. A good quote and thought-provoking music lyrics really resonate with me.
8. If you could only have one Fiskars® tool, what would it be and why?
Wow! That's a hard question. I think I would chose the Cuts+More Scissors. I'm a big fan of anything that has multiple uses and this tool is like a pocketknife on steroids! I love that I can literally use it for crafting, gardening and in the kitchen......eliminating the need for multiple tools. And, it's dishwasher safe! BONUS!
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