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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Fiskars Fuse Letterpress......

Following on from yesterdays post, I was anxious to try using the letterpress feature of the fuse, and decided to make a set of notecards. I used distress inks in different colours to make a set of cards - I letterpressed directly onto the card fronts, so they are single layer, easy to mail and simple to make...



Then I made a box to put them in, the envelopes measured 5", so I cut a square of cardstock to 7" and scored at 1" down each side, and snipped a flap at each corner. Apply tape to these corners, then fold into a box. Repeat this for the top of the box......


They fitted perfectly.....


Then I had fun decorating the top of the box


I like giving these sets of cards to friends as hostess gifts - they seem to be appreciated as much as a box of after eight mints!



Then I made another set, this time using the letterpress and the die, then attached the scalloped ovals to plain white cards.  I used the same colours and this time I dug out some sentiment stamps and stamped a sentiment in the same colour as the letterpress on each card, so the recipient will have a nice little stash of cards for every occasion.......



No box for this one, but it made a nice little bundle when the cards and envelopes were ties together with ribbon, raffia and a little paper rose.....


What the photos don't show of course are the gorgeously embossed look of the inked cards, take it from me, it looks classy! The other thing that was noticeable after using the machine for a hour, was how effortless it is to crank the sandwich of plates and papers through the machine, much much less effort is needed than the cuttlebug and big shot (which are the only manual die cutters I have used on a regular basis)

I have run out of time to do the random generator thingy for the giveaways, I'll sort it out later and let you know tomorrow when I will have more inky letterpressing to share with you - see you then x

24 comments:

  1. I love these cards Enfys!!!!
    They look so soft and pretty.
    Looks like you have a wonderful machine there.

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  2. I am SO impressed with the looks of the letterpress from the Fuse. Alas, I don't have the budget to purchase one, but sure seem to do a great job.

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  3. These are so cute and what a great gift idea. Great Job...

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  4. What a lovely card set to gift someone. They are colorful, elegant, really easy and quick to do and best of all, they are fun to make as well. Who doesn't love that.

    =)

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  5. I said yesterday that I had serious gadget envy.... it's reached critical levels now! The cards are gorgeous, stylish and elegant and you've made them look really easy.

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  6. Enfys..is there any way you can do a video showing the letter press in action...your cards are sooooo gorgeous and I'm lending very hard "need this now" but would like to see someone actually using it

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  7. Oh what lovely sets of notecards. Your choice of colours is so pretty - what a lovely gift idea.

    Toni xx

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  8. love all your letterpress notecards...welcome to the Happy Fuse Owners Club...hugs kath xxx

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  9. I love your cards, love the look! I see what you like the Letterpress features of the Fuse. You've done a great job, thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!

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  10. What a great gift idea or handy to keep for yourself. Love the colourways, brightening up another dull day. Hazel x

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  11. very nice set of cards.. I made a set similar last evening, they make nice gifts.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  12. These are so beautifully and what a great gift idea. hugs, Helena

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  13. What lovely cards. Would love to purchase the newest machine by Fiskars but maybe in the future.

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  14. I'm impressed. Your cards are gorgeous. What a wonderful hostess gift idea.

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  15. "they seem to be appreciated as much as a box of after eight mints!"
    And a lot less calorific! They're lovely, and I'm sure the recipients will love them.
    Like others, I'd love a Fuse but the budget won't stretch that far!

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  16. These are beautiful cards as well as the lovely box ! I'm sure they will be much appreciated !
    Anna N.

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  17. Those look amazing! What a nice hostess or thank you gift these will be. BethAnn M.

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  18. Those look amazing! What a nice hostess or thank you gift these will be. BethAnn M.

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  19. Checked out the price of one of these and they're less than I expected. Love all these cards Enfys, what a gorgeous gift for a lucky someone. Pat x

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  20. These look gorgeous. What a lovely gift

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  21. Fabulous gift card box!! Such a wonderful thing to be able to grab one of these wonderful cards when needed!!

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  22. Very elegant cards. Love them all.

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  23. Wow, these are gorgeous Enfys. Such lovely cards and so professional and elegant looking.
    Mags
    x

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  24. Beautiful cards En! I'm loving the fuse. Why have you run out of time for the random generator thingy? Do they only give you a period of time and then start charging for it? Ah well, just like so many other things. I agree with the person who asked for a video of how to use it? I'd love it just for the letter press. Big hugs, Jess

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x