Monday, November 10, 2008

New uses for Fiskars tools




When I first trained as an EMT ( 25 years ago) they said that many times when treating injuries "Use what you have". When scrapbooking, we can do that also. I have found 2 fiskars tools that have uses that you might not think about. It is a little late this year for the first one. You can use your Fiskars fingertip craft knife to carve pumpkins. a group of us had a pumpkin carving. party and discovered that the tool would cut right through.


The second is the leave it to weaver border punch. It is made to accomadate 3/8 inch ribbon. I learned that if you cut a 1 inch strip and go down one side- then turn it ove and go down it again, you can use 5/8 ribbon. It is so easy, because you can still use the marking and line up the paper.

11 comments:

MaryNSC said...

WOW What a g reat Idea.. THANK U!!!!

Cicero's Wife said...

love the ideas! Thanks for sharing! and thanks for your comment on my card in the gallery of the fiskateers site!!!

Have a GREAT time in NASHVILLE...I SOOO would love to go to multiple frinedzy's next time around!!!

doverdi said...

Great ideas Maxine! TFS!
Diane #1329

Charity said...

I never would have thought of using the craft knife for the pumpkin. Great idea's.

Pinky said...

How fun! I have done that with the ribbon because I like wide ribbon! Never thought of the craft knife! LOL

Tona said...

Thanks for the tips Maxine!

Michelle McGee said...

Clever ideas!

Den and Jen said...

I used my exacto knife on my pumpkins too! It sliced through like butter.

Great idea for the thicker ribbon and the Leave it to Weaver punch!

CherrieScraps said...

clever tips Maxine - see ya Saturday!!

Cat said...

Great ideas!

Mardi said...

Awesome tips!!!