Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Let's Talk Tuesday: 3 Tools You Should Dust Off

Recently, I've been looking at my ever growing stash of scrapbooking supplies and realized that I have more than just useable supplies (i.e. paper, embellishments, and adhesive). I also found a few tools that I don't want to get rid of but that I haven't used recently either. 
I decided that I would use all three of these tools with the July Paper Camellia kit and add-on. 
The first tool I dusted off was my decorative scissors. Most of my decorative scissors have been slowly weeded from my stash but I can't part with these big old scallop scissors from Provo Craft. They make the most perfect scallops (not to big and not too small). I haven't found a border punch that will make scallops like these scissors will.
I used these scissors to create the scalloped border along the bottom of the layout. These borders ground the layout.
 (This layout is created with the Paper Camellia July Main Kit)
The second tool I dusted of was my Paper Crimper

I love this tool! You can created your own corrugated papers without spending the extra money to buy them premade.
Down the center of this layout is a piece of patterned paper I use the paper crimper on. It added just a little bit of texture and interest to the background.

(This layout was created using the Paper Camellia July Main Kit Add-on.)
The last tool I dusted off was my Coluzzle, also made by Provo Craft. I used to have a whole bunch of these templates but just like my decorative scissors the templates have gradually disappeared from my stash. The only template I still have is the ones to cut circles.
I used the circle cutters to cut lots of different sized circles. I then cut them in half and used them to create the wonky scallopy borders on both sides of this layout.
 (This layout was created using both of the Paper Camellia July Main Kit and Add-on.)
Are there any tools you haven't used in your stash? Are they the same ones that I dusted off?


  1. I really like what you shared - great tools, all of which I held onto when I destashed this last summer. Thank you for the info and ideas you shared here!! Thanks for the insight!!

    1. Thank you Taunya! I'm glad you kept your tools :)

  2. I couldn't ever get the hang of the Coluzzle. What a great post!

    1. Oh Jen, LOL. It took me a while but I love my coluzzle.