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CHA Winter 2012: Spellbinders

Reported by Sarah Moore, Founding Editor

When Spellbinders has a new release, everybody stands at attention.  This season’s release does not disappoint. It’s innovative and simple to use!

The new “Cut, Fold, Tuck Dies” are lovely, and create beautiful results!

Like the other dies they are embossable.

Just fold and tuck and voila!

Check out these amazing designs!

Even prettier in foils!

And double sided embossable folders!

Just flip over to emboss a different design!  Two designs in each folder!

And amazing samples in this booth!

Check out the website to see more new designs by Becky Fleck, Julianna Hudgins, Donna Salazar, Samantha Walker, and Nina Brackett.

What do you think of the new Cut, Fold, Tuck dies?  Will you be adding these to your collection?

CHA Winter 2012: Westcott Scissor Mouse

Reported by Sarah Moore, Founding Editor

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I must admit, I was concerned when I saw this new product from Westcott. I love their trimmers and scissors, but I have used “quick cut” tools like this before with great disappointment. Usually they catch on the paper, don’t cut straight, or only work with a cutting mat. This tool, on the other hand, does NOT disappoint.

The Scissor Mouse is the size of a computer mouse. It’s easy to handle and comes in 5 colors.

Cutting paper is a breeze with the Scissor Mouse! You do not need a cutting mat. The paper is grabbed by a little tab under the tool that cuts the paper.

The front of the tool has a measuring guide that is very accurate. Just line your measurement up with the edge of the paper and push straight. You can cut narrow strips with ease!

Use the Scissor Mouse to cut any lightweight papers. This would be a perfect tool for the Quiller who needs to cut multiple narrow strips. Or great for making paper beads.

What do you think?  Would this be a tool you’d like to add to your craft arsenal?

CHA Winter 2012 | Martha Stewart Crafts for EK Success

Reported by Sarah Moore, Founding Editor

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We know you love EK Success’ Martha Stewart Line.  I’m happy to report they have a new line of products coming out.  MSLO celebrity Alex Peruzzi showed us around…

Introducing, Martha Stewart Crafter’s Clay and silicone molds…

This is an air dry clay that is very lightweight and versatile. It’s extremely soft and smooth.  You can mold it, sculpt with it, paint it, or even add glitter to it. The end result is an embellishment you can use on papercrafts, jewelry, or home decor items.

Using the white base clay, add a little bit of color to make the shade you seek.  A color chart comes with the clay.

Press the clay into the silicone mold with the sculpting tools…

Pop it out of the mold.  It’s a soft clay that really holds its shape.  I handled this clay before it dried and it remained flexible but didn’t pick up my fingerprints.

Glue the embellishment in place when it is dry…

Best of all are these floral kits. They include step-by-step instructions on how to create these amazing flowers…

These look real!

So what do you think of Crafter’s Clay? What would you create?