Did you know that Christmas trees are harvested several months before they even make it to the tree lot around Thanksgiving ti... Read more »
Are you thinking about the holidays and getting a living tree for Christmas? Read more »
Whether it’s chopping, kindling or splitting firewood for a campfire, there are times when an axe comes in handy. Ask yourself... Read more »
The Fiskars® aluminum shrub rake features a slim head with uniquely tapered tines that are perfect for reaching into tight spac... Read more »
Our Eco Bin Composter features an easy-to-assemble, easy-to-use design that can simplify and speed the composting process. It i... Read more »
Our HardShell® Kangaroo® Gardening Container is perfect for all your outdoor cleanup needs — whether you’re gathering yard and... Read more »
Teresa Collins is a top craft celebrity who has been featured numerous times on My Craft Channel, HSN, QVC and DIY network, wel... 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 »
Looking to give a second life to some old clothing. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Read more »
By creating a few simple tags, you won’t be caught at the fabric store not knowing what fabrics or yardage you have in your st... Read more »
A brocade drawstring pouch can be a beautiful and luxurious accessory or gift. Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of sewing and quilting tasks, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Serrated Fabric Shears sense blade separation an... 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 a wide range of crafting and mixed media tasks, our Amplify® Mixed Media Shears sense blade separation and force th... Read more »
The holidays are a popular time to stop and thank teachers and all of the wonderful staff at school for all they do. Read more »
Encourage children to help make gifts this holiday season with these kid-friendly projects. 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 »
Transform a basic jacket into something personal and unique. Read more »
Create a simple reusable calendar to plan all of your back to school activities. Read more »
Creating a miniature collage with your Fiskars® Duck® Edition Scissors is a great way to use up any last bits of Duck Tape® yo... 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 »
Designed for all-purpose cutting through a range of craft materials that incorporate glue, tape and other sticky adhesives, our... Read more »
Designed for tight, precise cuts through a range of craft materials that incorporate glue, tape and other sticky adhesives, our... Read more »
The holidays are a popular time to stop and thank teachers and all of the wonderful staff at school for all they do.
These albums are such an amazing way to record your family’s history. No matter what system you are using, you’ll need to be prepared to take on this major yearlong project. Taking a little bit of extra time to set yourself up for success will really pay off!
First, you’ll want to put together your toolbox. What punches do you find yourself grabbing every time you craft? What shapes do you think you’ll use again and again? Designate a special box or basket for your favorite tools. We suggest the following basics:
• Your favorite Fiskars trimmer
• A corner rounder
• 2-3 basic squeeze punches
• Fiskars scissors
• 1-2 border punches
• A journaling pen
Next, you’ll want to decide on a few basics for your project. You may find that with a long-term project such as this, you want a consistent style throughout. My go-to? Rounded corners! All of my photos and journaling squares have rounded corners. Other ideas –
• Choose which neutral color you’ll use throughout the album – kraft, white, or ivory are all good choices.
• Print a yearlong calendar to tuck inside the front of your album, or to hang near your craft supplies. This will make it easier to keep up with which week you’re working on.
• Stash a stack of post-it notes in your toolbox – you’ll find them handy for jotting down notes about photos that you need to print, or events that you want to include
The most challenging part of this type of project can be remembering to make notes throughout your day! Create a special notebook to carry with you – jot down events, funny conversations, song lyrics, or quotes that catch your attention. It helps to also stash a poly-envelope in your bag to hold receipts, ticket stubs, business cards, and other ephemera that you collect throughout your day. You can also buy large poly envelopes at your local office supply store that can be attached to your fridge or a bulletin board – handy for collecting bits of paper throughout the week!
The key to staying with a project like this is actually really simple – JUST HAVE FUN!