Happy Monday, friends! Remember I asked you for paper trimmer recommendations last week? Well, after reading your comments and doing a lot of research, I found the perfect tool. 🙂 Want to find out which paper cutter I’m talking about? Make sure to watch the video below and read my blog post for a quick summary.

Lots of crafty people have been recommending the Tonic Guillotine 12 Inch Paper Cutter ( EH | TNC | SSS | AMZUS )! I decided to contact Tonic and let them know I would love to try out the tool and post a review to share my thoughts. They were happy to send me the machine in return for a demo video. So, a big shout out and thank you goes out to Tonic Studios for their generosity and kindness. 🙂 That being said, keep in mind this review is 100% honest. I would never ever share products on my blog that I don’t like!

The trimmer I’m talking about is the Tonic Guillotine 12 Inch. Many card makers have been using it for years (including my card making muse Kristina Werner – she’s the reason I got into card making 8 years ago, lol!). The detachable measuring bar makes it easy to cut paper up to 12 inch/31 cm. This makes this paper cutter perfect for all paper crafters out there including scrapbookers and of course… CARD MAKERS!

I covered a lot of information in my video, so here’s a quick summary to refer to whenever you’re in doubt. 🙂

  • At first this trimmer seemed big and heavy to me! However, it’s not. You can store the measuring bar and even the Kushgrip comfort handle under the base. This makes the tool compact, portable and lightweight.
  • Say goodbye to fuzzy edges! The Guillotine machine gives you a clean, crisp and fine cut every single time.
  • The blade is self-sharpening so there’s no need to switch blades. That way you actually save money over the months and years!
  • Remember to press down the safety guard/finger guards when cutting. That way you can hold the paper in place easily.
  • The half inch markings and measuring bar on the top, middle and bottom of the trimmer make it fast and easy to cut paper to your desired size.

That’s it for now! Thanks for watching my video. I’ll be back soon with new card making videos. Next Saturday, actually! See you then. Xo

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Hi! I’m here today to introduce my new blog design. The past two months, you may have noticed some small design changes here and there.

BLOG DESIGN

I worked closely with the sweet Julie Mogford on a fresh new design. She’s been so patient with me to create a logo that I simply adore. We took our time together to pick out design elements I loved and Julie just worked her magic from there! Here’s a bullet list of the different elements we used.

I cannot thank Julie enough for her hard work! Make sure to check out her recently released shop of digital goodies by clicking HERE.

NEW CATEGORIES

In my sidebar on the right, you’ll see a dropdown menu “Categories”. Here, you can search for cards easily and quickly! You can search for blog posts or cards by brand, technique, video series, and more! I’ll probably be adding more categories in the future so stay tuned. Please note that I haven’t been able to categorize each blog post yet since this is very time-consuming.

COMING UP

I’ll be back to sharing new cards and videos soon. Just taking lots of time to relax and refresh. I’m looking forward to the stamp companies’ Fall and Winter 2017/2018 Releases. It’s going to be fun! I sold some products on my Destash page to earn some extra money to spend on new crafty releases.

Which release are you looking forward to the most? So far I’ve only seen Lawn Fawn’s Fall and Winter 2017 Release. My favorite set is Beary Happy Holidays. That ice skating polar bear brings a smile to my face! 🙂 By the way, I’m looking for a new paper trimmer. Do you have any recommendations? I currently have the Fiskars Surecut but I have to replace the blades way too often lately.

So, what do you think of my new blog design? 🙂 I’m so happy with it and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. Big thanks again to the sweet Julie and of course to you – my sweet blog followers. Catch you later! Big hugs!

 

 

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Hi! Just popping in quickly to let you know I finished my exams. Yay! I’m so excited to kick off my Summer Break until September 18. I’m planning on doing lots of fun things. Especially making a bunch of cards and videos this week!

You know I love a good sale. Well, I have some good news for you! Ellen Hutson just sent out their monthly newsletter and guess what? There’s a new coupon code to save some money.

Simply using coupon code summerfun to save 15% on everything. This sale ends June 17th, 2017 at 11:59pm PDT. Start shopping now by clicking HERE.

Now is a good time to purchase cute goodies like the Puffer For You set from Hero Arts! Pssstttt… I’ll be using this set in an upcoming video. That’s why I’m sharing it. 😉


Oh, don’t forget to use my coupon code to save 10% on Spellbinders goodies. Simply use the code LAURA10. Start shopping now by clicking HERE.

Here are some goodies that I’ll be using in upcoming posts and videos for Spellbinders.


Before I go, I wanted to let you know that there’s a new stamp company in town called Heffy Doodle. It’s coming to Kickstarter on July 3rd (my dad’s birthday, btw!). Be sure to visit their website and sign up to their newsletter to hear more.

Alright! That’s it for now! Have fun shopping and I’ll be back in the upcoming days with a new card and video. See you soon! Xo

 

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