Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Focus on Tools

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Joanne Cantrell. I hail from a tiny town in the middle of the United States.

This month’s theme is TOOLS.  Stampin’ Up!© has so many great tools to choose from, I really had a hard time deciding.  In the end, I decided to highlight the one tool that most of you use every day!


This poor little guy is often used and abused and always taken advantage of!  But, with a little love and TLC (tender loving care!), it can be the greatest weapon in your Stampin’ Up!© tool arsenal!

Let’s see what Stampin’ Up!© had to say about it during it’s debut in 2012.

Now that you know what we are dealing with… a simple, basic cutting tool that is a go-to tool for all occasions.  Whoopdey-do!

But wait… there’s more!

Lets test this puppy to it’s limit!  What can this trimmer do?

It can do layers…

It can do pleats…

It can do fun folds…

Oh boy, can it do fun folds…

What?  Oh, just another fun fold!!!  Can you tell I like the fun folds?


I will say this was my first try at a Twist & Pop card.  I used the a video tutorial by Rajni to come up with this card.  It’s a big larger than your normal card, so it will need a special envelope and additional postage if you are mailing.

Oh yeah, it can do boxes too!

The projects you can do with the Stampin’ Up!© are only limited by your imagination!

(All these projects used the Bubble Over Stamp Set, which will be sticking around in the nne catalog, and Bubble & Fizz Designer Series Paper, which is only available as supplies last).  The Bee card also uses Dragonfly Dreams.

And, don’t forget that TLC I mentioned early.  Frenchie Martin has an excellent video about how to care for your Trimmer…  be sure to check it out!

I hope the projects you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting (your name). Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don’t want to miss any!”

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Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂  Joanne


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