Friday, October 17, 2014

Cool Tools Vol. 2 + Giveaway

CoolTools 2014 Cover Cool Tools Link Up!

The latest PRINT special issue from Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine is now available! Cool Tools Vol. 2 is such a great issue! Incredibly creative ways to use the tools that you have sitting in your crafty space right now! Just look at the cover! Who still has a paper crimper hidden in a box? Be honest. :) That EAT wall hanging would be perfect in anyone's kitchen!

This is one of my projects in the issue. I love the flower on this card. I used a set of dies from Sizzix and Susan Tierney-Cockburn, called Sunflower. Her line of dies is gorgeous! It creates all sorts of flowers, but look at how realistic! Combine the dies with her Garden Tool Kit and you will be able to create works of floral art! The Garden Tool Kit is essential for people who die cut. All the tools help add heaps of dimension and interest with ease!

And while we are talking about publications, I want to encourage you to submit. Yes, you! Right now Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine has a call out for stamped projects. The PRINT special issue will be called Stamp & Ink. They are looking for amazing stamped projects. Projects with techniques. Awesome techniques! Check out what they are looking for here--Stamp & Ink pub call
Give it a try. So many of you make beautiful cards and I would love to see them in print! Try it, you never know what will catch the editors' eyes!
If you need more information about getting pubbed check out this post here--Publication Tips

And now the giveaway! I have an issue to give away to one lucky commenter! Simple leave a comment on this post about one tool in your stash that you don't use enough. I will draw one name from all the comments. You have until Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 10 pm CST.

thanks for stopping by!




theCook said...

Beautiful card!
Clearly the tools I have and don't use enough are my punches... They never seem fit for what I want to make and I go to my digital cutter, even if it's much longer to prepare and use!

Marcie Sharp said...

Love that pretty sunflower! I'm the same as the above comment; I do not use my punches nearly enough. They're dusty!

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

What a gorgeous Autumn card! Love the flower. The one tool I don't use enough, you said one, uh.... Well, I'd definitely have to say my stencils. I've collected some beautiful stencils and forget to use them every time! I guess I need to store them closer to my work table! lol Thanks for sharing. Love ya' Patricia B

Sue Kosec said...

Ooooh my goodness ... what beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing. The card is awesome.

Hmmmmm - I am thinking I don't use my dies often enough. I see them, I have to have them, I buy them ... and then they park themselves. MUST rectify that!


Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful sunflower. Your card is awesome!

Parker said...

This magazine sounds like something every paper crafter needs--including me. I can hardly wait to see the mag from cover to cover. Thanks for the offer.

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Pretty card! Well, I do think it's my paper crimper that I don't use enough of.

Carol said...

Lovely card! I definitely don't use my Cricut as much as I should!

Carol B

Janet said...

oh I am in love with this card Kimberly :) I have never heard of this garden tool kit, but when I took a look can see why it would be necessary. I think the tool I don't use enough is my Cricut.

Lucy said...

This is a gorgeous card-that flower does look real!
I don't use my Big Kick & dies enough.

Suzze said...

I really need to use my die cutter more often!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful! My least used tool is my cricut... I tend to use my hand die cut tool more than ever now.

Iris said...

I have a paper crimper that I almost never use. Guess I need to dust it off and put it to work.
isoscia at aol dot com

Rebecca Ednie said...

I hardly use my electronic die cutter. Most expensive tool I own too. Shame on me.

Peggy Fitzmaurice said...

I have a drawer of lonely tools, waiting to be rediscovered. There are crimpers, a ribbon iron, colored pencils, brads, eyelets, flocking, colors of embossing powder, twinkling H2O, acrylic paints, envelope templates, etc. Needless to say, my stash is numerous!