UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Ding Cheshire, North West & Surrounding Areas Email: Phone: 07944 374442

Wednesday, 16 July 2014


Sorry about the pictures, they looked perfectly in focus when I was looking through the viewfinder! 

I was playing with Swallowtail yesterday. I hate "fussy cutting" so haven't used this stamp in ages, but I recently invested in a rather expensive piece of kit that scans in my stamped image and cuts it out! I love it!

Any one who's followed me for a while, knows I use my trusty Craft Robo for titles on my scrapbook layouts. After 7 years of heavy use, the robo is still going strong, but has needed a new mat and blade for a while. I've also wanted something that would cut up to 12" x 12", so I can make nice patterned layers for my scrapbook pages. So when Brother brought their new craft machine out, I had to have it! I've managed to talk myself out of it for 7 months, but caved a couple of weeks ago. Yes it's a lot of money, for what lovely hubby refers to as a pair of scissors, but I think it's worth every penny.

Having this new tool in my craft room has brought a new lease of life to stamps I don't use as I need to cut the image out. I stamped and used my "toy" to cut the Swallowtail image out. I used Ovals Collection Framelits dies to cut the oval frame, and Hardwood background stamp in the new Mossy Meadow ink made my background.

This shot is just to show you the dimension, with the Diemsionals popped in various places to give some lift to the butterfly coming out of the frame. It also happens to show you how fab my new tool is, look at that cutting around the stamped image. The sentiment is from Label Something and punched with the Hexagon  punch.

That's it for today, thanks for stopping by. Happy Crafting!


  1. Ok that is cool! Still think it's expensive but beautiful work!

    1. Thanks xx. The SnC is certainly an investment, and some serious crafting needs doing to make it worth the purchase!


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