Welcome to the Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop!
If you are thinking a “Fiskawhat?”, you should know that Fiskateers (www.fiskateers.com) is an online community of craftiness (paper crafts, sewing, gardening, etc.) all based around our love and appreciation of Fiskars (think orange-handled scissors to start).There is a blog, gallery, and message board led by four lovely Lead Fiskateers who along with the other Fiskateers are fabulous at getting creativity flowing via chats, challenges, on-line crops, and interviews with other crafty celebrities. After hopping with us today (see complete list of hop stops below), if you would like to join in the inspiration of Fiskateers, or would like to learn more, you can hop over to Fiskateers at http://www.fiskateers.com/join .
We’ll be hopping all weekend , March 24th and 25th to welcome spring!
The blog hop officially ends on Sunday March 25th at 11pm CST.
Some Fiskateers are offering sur-prizes (like ME)…check directions carefully to participate.
Now...to start the show...
I've been pushing my Fiskars tools a bit, and used shrink plastic to create my own 3-D embellishments. No 3D glasses needed to check out these cards.
Using shrink plastic sheets (think Shrinky Dinks from when we were little--yes, they still make them!), I punched out clouds and scalloped circles with my Fiskars squeeze punches. I also cut some rectangular strips to use as rays for the sun. For the "berry sweet card" I stamped the berries from the Fiskars Simple Stick "Fresh Fruit" repositionable rubber stamp set and then hand-cut around the image. I inked and colored the shapes before shrinking with my heat gun (this is when the super-power of heat vision would come in handy).
Mini-cards are great with little gifts for friends and co-workers...
a small gift seems so much BIGGER when the card is mini!
They go well with chocolate!
For this last card, I cut 6 strips of double-sided paper (1/2" by 3 1/2"). I curved each strip into a loop and glued the two ends together. Then, I attached each loop to a scalloped circle. It is best to place the loops opposite each other as you go along--makes spacing easier.When all of the loops are attached, flip it over and attach another scalloped circle to this side. A shrinky "happy birthday" embellishment is set in the center and I've got one more mini-card to accompany some chocolate!
Now, for an added bonus...my blog has a special guest. It's PattyB #2262! She is my Fiskateer friend and I sure hope we get to meet one day!
I made this Spring Fling Shadowbox with Lost and Found papers from My Mind's Eye. Fiskars tools used include the large and XL Round and Round squeeze punch, the All a Flutter Butterfly squeeze punch, and paper trimmer. I glue dotted the butterflies to the glass to give them some dimension. ~Patty
Thanks Patty! You can show off your creations on my blog anytime!
NOW, for a sur-PRIZE!
Leave me a comment telling me your favorite color (mine is purple!) and you will be entered to win some happy happy mail, including some Fiskars goodies! You have until Sunday, 11pm CST to enter. And I'll announce the winner on Tuesday.
Your next stop is ...
Jennifer Ashley #6361 www.asecretvintage.blogspot.com
Thanks for stopping...I mean hopping by!
(aka Kellystar, Fiskateer #6446)
(aka Kellystar, Fiskateer #6446)
If you get lost along the way, here is a complete list of all our Fiskateer Spring Hop stops!
Kelly 6446 (and PattyB 2262) www.kellystarsallthingscrafty.blogspot.com
Jennifer Ashley 6361 www.asecretvintage.blogspot.com
Judy 5798 www.bepresentbereal.blogspot.com
Tracy M 6773 www.fiskarscraft.typepad.com
Tara 4402 www.osirisandloki.blogspot.com
Jean 7358 www.pagesintime.blogspot.com
Debby 2852 www.debbysdares.blogspot.com
Maya 351 www.mayadahan.blogspot.com
Tami 804 www.tamibayer.com
Michelle 7586 www.scrapbookingsos.blogspot.com
Divinity 6688 www.scrap-n-patch.blogspot.com
Cindy 4113 www.cindyderosier.com
Tifany 5942 www.inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com
Sue 6150 www.sueinct.blogspot.com
Ladydoc Karen 2858 www.karenscorneroftheweb.blogspot.com
Stephenie 3 www.mycraftyadventures.com
Courtney 8459 (and Shelley 8356) www.youwillwontyou.blogspot.com
Betsy 2572 www.aimhappy.blogspot.com
Tracie 8436 www.tinymightstales.blogspot.com
Groovy Deb 2644 www.ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com
Pamela 8040 www.cottagebelow.com
Donna 6036 www.scissorsstampsandscrapbooks.blogspot.com
Lizzie 5926 www.ohsnaplizzie.blogspot.com
Marianne 6701 www.number1aunt.blogspot.com
Emily 7021 http://emily.kincke.com/fiskateer-spring-blog-hop-giveaway/ (this website is very secure because it is owner maintained, you can read the certificate then simply click continue/allow to head on over to my post)