Wednesday, March 5, 2008

ScissorLOVE!


I never knew what it meant to love a pair of scissors before! Oh, I thought I loved my Craft and Rubber, and my Snips...but I realize now that was just youth and inexperience. This past week I found the real deal: these Fiskars!(sorry, I can't remember now exactly what they called them (Under $10 in the sewing section, I used a coupon for even less!) at Hobby Lobby!Edited to add: These are the really big ones, not little "snip"-sized) I used to think my snips were GREAT for ribbon, until the last few weeks, ugh! Completely unacceptable now, dull from cutting so much paper. I could get them sharpened, but Donna convinced me to get something I would use only for cutting my ribbon! I'm so glad she enabled me, this was the such a great purchase! If you have a Cropodile, remember that giddy feeling you had when yo foudn it would set an eyelet like going through warm butter, and you ran around your house finding other things to make holey?! (If you don't have one, you NEED one! if only for the rush! ;)) Well, you'll want to CUT everything in sight with a pair of these!! But don't, save them for your ribbons! And a second tip from Donna, tie a little ribbon around the handle, to help you find it and remind you these are your RIBBON SCISSORS! Gosh, this simple thing is just making my crafting life so much better already! Thanks again, Donna, waving!!


My purse tutorial is almost done, but my eyes are crossing and I HAVE got to go to bed, so I made this quick post(yes, making this post was quicker than finishing up my mostly complete tutorial, can you believe??)

Munchy #3*: My next release has no animals!**

Go ahead and post again for another blog candy entry! :)

*did nobody get Munchy #2??If you did, you didn't say anything about it! Check again, I added a little more to the hint
* hey, you didn't take me for a one trick pony, did ya?? I've got some other things up my sleeve...Don't worry, they'll be back! ;)

46 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a neato idea, my snips are getting a lot less snippy, so I totally need to do this. Your scissors look like the ones my mom always had when we were kids, she is a quilter/sewer. We used to get in big trouble for touching them. Thanks to you and Donna for the tip!!! Can't wait for your new releases, I have some money set aside, just incase I don't win!!

Lee said...

WHAT?????? ****gasp**** "sputter" AAACCCKKK!! No animals??? LOL....Drama Queen Act finished!! ;) Now I'm reallllly curious!! I have looked back thru posts and can't seem to "get" the hints yet......but I'll keep tryin'!!

Now.......that tip for scissors just for ribbon?! I'll definitely have to pick up a pair and maybe, just maybe, putting a ribbon around the handle will keep my kids from using them on any conceivable item!! LOL But I doubt it!!

Shannon said...

I'm back to read munchy #3. I'll be back for #4 tomorrow.

Kim said...

Urgh....I kept looking for hints and can't find any! I will search more...lol...I kinda thought it was bunnies, but you said no animals! What a great idea for the snips! WIll have to remember this. Can't wait to see your new images! lol

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

I know, It has small flowers!!

Susan said...

I'm not 'in tune' yet enough to find the clues, Melanie. But I like your ribbon scissors idea. I'm with you, Lee, about hoping the family will 'respect' the scissors in my craft room. Only instead of my grown up and gone away from home kids, it's my DH who may possibly use my craft scissors for cutting things they should never cut. I must admit he hasn't cut WIRE with my craft scissors for a few years....I kinda sorta made a point about wire and my good scissors. Must have been memorable, I hope.

Donna said...

lol - you're too funny; glad it doesn't take much to prove my friendship, I was happy to enable you & help spread the scissor love. I learned the tip when I started sewing, NEVER use your good scissors for paper - it instantly ruins them! Keep them dedicated to ribbon/fabric only

Stampin-MAMI said...

ok ill bite does it have anything to do with 4th of july.......you did say it was revolutionary... so may be somewhere along the lines of flags, sparklies, or something in that line....

lol hope i win...

catt871 said...

What a great idea!!! I have 4 or 5 pairs of scissors and none of them get me that excited!! I will have to go find me some!!!! :) Can't wait for the new releases!!!!

maiahs_momma said...

I found some great scissors too by Fiskars, they are different than yours though. I LOVE them, they have a handle like pliers but they are rubber gripped and don't hurt your thumb. Thanks for another chance at some blog candy, and I can't wait for your tutorial but I don't want you to be cross eyed.

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
c_levy@auracom.com

Pegg S said...

Good tip-I will look for these. I have 3 scissors now and none work well for ribbon! It's like black ink - you need a variety to meet different needs.

Heather said...

Definitely need to try the scissors. Thanks for the tip!

Alyssa said...

Your comment about the cropadile made me LOL! I just used one at a SU! party last weekend and was amazed! Looking forward to seeing those flowers! :)

JenMarie said...

So glad to see this post today, I've been having problems with my scissors not cutting ribbon as neatly as before.....I think I'll get some ribbon scissors too! TFS!
ACK---NO ANIMALS?????

Terri E. said...

No animals!! WHAT??? I have come to love all of the cute little creatures you have made for us. I am sure the new things will be great, but I hope the animals are not gone for good.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

stampin_melissa said...

I have my snips for paper, my craft & rubber for stamps, but never thought to have a pair just for ribbon! Love it tip to tie ribbon on the handle to remind you!

Cindy said...

I use my huge fiskars scissors for ribbon as well... I've never found the paper snips to work well on ribbon even when they were brand new.

Julie Masse said...

Yup, she's right!! Fabric scissors for ribbon, paper snips for paper - no crossover - that's the key! :)

Lastel said...

I love the idea of having scissors just for cutting ribbon , and Fiskars does have great scissors , don't they !

Anonymous said...

I love your animals but it will be fun to see something new. I still don't have any ideas.
~ jess k

Patty W said...

Nothing like a good pair of scissors and Fiskars ROCK !

Anonymous said...

I just read your interview and I thought it was great! I have really enjoyed getting to know you through the blogging world. If you are ever at Gina's store please share. I live 2 blocks away and I would love to meet you.

Anyway, I do have a pretty basic question... How do you do it all? I'm a stay at home mom with a 3 year old and 1 year old. How do you find so much time to stamps, create, clean house, do laundry, run to target, ect??? I'm dying to have more stamping and me time worked into my day :)

Thanks,
~ jess k

Wendi K said...

Neat purse card. I have scissors for everything, ones for paper, rubbah, and ribbbon.

Thanks for a chance to win YOU ROCK!

Newstampinaddict said...

New scissors? Like I need to spend more money... Thanks for the tip though!

Linda from Georgia said...

Didn't understand Mom going beserk when we made paper dolls (dating me) with her CUTTING scissors UNTIL my 40+ girls ruined my favorite ribbon-cutting Fiskars. Who cuts craft wire with scissors!!! I'm going to use my coupon to buy more and try your ribbon trick. I am ALSO going to hide the new pair.

Erin K said...

Now I think you should design a "trick pony" ;)

What's a munchy? I'm obviously missing something cool. :(

Starqueen said...

What a great tip! Thanks to you and Donna for that one! I'm confused about Munchie #2. Does it involve a magician???

Whimsey said...

NO animals??? I can't wait!!!

caren said...

How fun, now I need another pair of scissor. I was getting frustrated with how poorly my other scissors were cutting my ribbon! I think I will try these.

Littlekel90 said...

I love your deal on the scissors. I have a little tiny pair of Singer scissors I use just for ribbon too. Great idea with the ribbon tied to them (if nothing else for when company comes to stamp). I am not sure I am getting the *munchie* hints either, but I will keep trying!

Angel W said...

I LOVE the tip to add a knot of ribbon on your ribbon shears. My ribbon/fabric scissors have in large print in sharpie "FABRIC ONLY" on them so nobody uses them for paper or God forbid.... HAIR!

Darlene said...

How could such a simple "scissors for ribbon only" never occur to me. I hate it when I try to cut ribbon and the scissors are chose are lame. Off to get some scissors just for that purpose! Thanks for sharing that idea! Darlene

Bee said...

Now I have to say the "no animals" (which I pretty much gathered yesterday from the interview) came as a big surprise to me, but now I am even more curious and intrigued about those stamps! ;-P

(PS: I have a beautiful pair of blue fiskars (they're in my banner picture) and they cut ribbon very well, my cutter bee (that I love for details with paper) are a disaster for ribbon.
Personally I think that a ribbon not well cut can really ruin a card...

Tejal said...

No animals?

i need my java ..
no animals..
i'm mumbling..
Will come back for more hints..

No animals? seriously?

Courtney Waters said...

I became a Fiskateer about a year ago and once you join, they send you the same pair of awesome scisssors with your member number engraved on them absolutely FREE! I was so surprised when I got them and just love them.

Carolyn King said...

i know! (giggle!)

Beth said...

Great idea wtih the ribbon on the "ribbon scissors". I think I'm needing a new pair of sewing scissors, so I'll be at Hobby Lobby real soon.

Kathy said...

Isn't Donna the bestest? :-) My snips are also horrible when it comes to cutting ribbon these day and I'd get a pair of scissors like this if I hadn't gotten some Cutterbees to cut ribbon with :-)

Linsey said...

You know I have to have these scissors now too, right? If Melanie has it, I must have it! Don't be afraid, I'm too far away from you for a restraining order, lol! Now, I'm starting to think you're gonna give us a big, beautiful set of flowers and swirls, or something. I mean 20 stamps, no animals. Maybe accessories to go with all our hippy's and hoppy's...wagon, wheelbarrow, bike, car??? Hmmm, more munchies please! :)

Anonymous said...

here I am posting again. I cant wait to see what you come up with - something 'motherly b/c of mothers day...4rth of jul. Whatever its is, I ll be waiting and watching

Barbara from CT

charlene.herter said...

I was just at Michael's this past weekend looking for a pair of scissors for ribbon cutting. I went to the sewing section and could not decide on the $30.00 kind or something cheaper. Now I will know exactly what kind to buy! Thanks a bunch. I have no clue what your new stamps will look like but will visit everyday until I do.

Anonymous said...

I have a Fiskars scissor too. It´s just smaller and with a black handel. I´v been using it for a long time, and it´s still cut paper and ribbon like a dream.
/Tina F.

Jayne said...

I guess that my HomeEc teacher was right. She said to never cut paper with your fabric scissors. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Erika M. said...

What! No animals - nooooooo!!!!

jeannen2 said...

I just read that there should be special scissors for ribbon too! I hope to pick up a pair in the a.m.! I thought I just needed a special pair for my paper! Yep, got that too! Jeanne

Lori J said...

I really love my Fiscar scissors also. I have some for just sewing and I need another pair for crafting. :0)