tools

New Tools

Dear Fellow Crafters,

     After years of trying to make the correct sizes for matte cards and fed up with rising costs of pre-made folded cardstock, I finally broke down and bought a scoreboard. As usual, I researched the different ones out in the marketplace: ScorePal, Martha Stewarts’s Scoring Board, Crafters Companion Ultimate Tool.

     I first saw the Crafters Companion ScoreBoard while TV channel surfing and ultimately watched the demonstration on HSN. It all seemed so easy! But the cost seemed a tad too high. I searched my favorite on-line stores and “brick and mortar” and ultimately ordered and have since received Martha Stewart’s Scoring Board.

     What I like:     not overly big in size, 1/8” channels, stylus and envelope maker storage, crisp, clean lines, tutorial videos and finally price.

     What I didn’t like:  hardly anything so far!

‘Til next time,

~Sallie

     

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To die for

To die cut

Dear Fellow Crafters,

In continuation from last week:

I also researched and yes, bought some new dies and folders. I always try to look for products that will help in ongoing projects so here are new die cut pics:

     Tattered Lace Large Numbers

     Crafters Companion Die sire edgeables:  Just for you, Thank you so much, Happy Anniversary

     Sizzix wine stem name label rose (thinlit die)

‘Til next week,

~Sallie

New Websites to visit

New web sites

Dear Fellow Crafters,

     This month I have been busy gathering ideas for new cards and came across a few web sites you should check out.

     Cardmakingandpapercraftcom (UK’s site)

     Craftstash.co.uk  (Craft Stash)

     Diycandy.com (Coloring pages, crafts, holiday)

     Craftgossip.com  (Craft diy and handmade items)

‘Til next time,

~Sallie

 

 

 

Adventures in Card-Making · New Websites to visit

New Web Sites

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Like many crafters, I get a lot of my ideas for projects and cards from magazines, Pinterest and Facebook. Here are some of the ones I found over the summer. Most bloggers have sites with newsletters and of course many “brick and mortar” stores do also.

Sallie

http://www.cardmakermagazine.com

http://www.crafterscompamion.com

http://www.modpodgerocksblog.com/craft-tutorials

http://www.vampstampnews.com

http://www.cardmakingand papercraft.com