Technique Tuesday 3-3-09

Let me introduce you to a fun friend of my that most people forget about.  I have to admit I forget about him all the time to.  Then I saw a post on a blog that reminded me of this great friend and tool.  His name is Mr. Crimper and he really does a wonderful job.  He is so easy to use and can sometimes add just the right touch to a project.  All you do is put the paper in squeeze the handle and turn the knob.  If you want just the center then put the paper part way through and only turn a few turns then release.  It’s that easy.  If you would like to try out this fun tool just give me a call and we can set up a workshop for you and your friends 435-245-5321.

I picked these two cards because I love how they used the crimper to crimp just a part of the card. 

happiness-butterfiles-cardThis card was created by my awesome up-line Janice Barlow.  We made it at Brandi’s Meeting.  I think it’s fun how we crimped just a part of the bottom when it ties into the slit not punch.  If you want an easy way to line up the butterflies be sure to try the Stamp-a-ma-jig®.

Products Used:
111564 Flight of the Butterfly $31.95
111372 Kiwi Kiss 5/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $9.95
101618 Crimper $19.95
104388 Slit Punch $5.95
106958 Cutter Kit $16.95
111644 Heard from the Heart $22.95

Colors- Apricote Appeal, Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

honey-crimped-cardThis card was created by my new Leadership friend “B” Schreiber from Oregon.  I really love how she crimped in the middle of the paper to add just that extra touch.  I saw a card where they used this same set and crimped the beehive after stamping it.  It was very effective and cute.   I was created by Melanine Williams in our group.

Products Used:

101618 Crimper $19.95
113228 Just Buzzin’ By $27.95
109070 Whisper White Taffeta $6.95
104832 Black Gingham $7.50

Colors- Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa

big-shot-basketAnother fun way to use the crimper is to crimp a sheet and then cut it up to use as filling in a basket or box.  You can use a paper cutter or I just bought a really cheep paper shredder from Walmart.  You want the kind that just does long cuts and now double cutting.  Then I just crumple them all up before I put them in the basket so that the go every which way.  I love this quick and easy technique.

Products Used:

Stamp Set- Hostess set- Retired
101618 Crimper $19.95
111365 Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon $6.95
109067 Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon $6.95
112041 Bella Rose DSP $9.95
109043 Scallop Circle Punch $15.95
113439 Big Shot Machine $99.95
113478 Extended Cutting Pads $19.95
113483 Stampin’ Up!® Pennant Die $39.95
102264 Coluzzle Cutting System $19.95 (availible while supplies last)

Colors- Pink Pirouette, Ridding Hood Red

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