Exciting New Tool!
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Hi Members. As most of you know our industry's biggest trade show, CHA Winter, just introduced thousands of new products to the papercrafting world. Today I want to share with you a new product that makes picking up and placing tiny jewels, sequins, buttons and even paper die cuts a breeze. The new product is called Embellie Gellie. The little pink box contains a waxy gellie that's not sticky. Simply mold a pearl-sized ball between your fingers and place it on the end of the skewer that comes in the kit. Now you can use your stick to pick up small embellishments and transfer them to your project.
Here's a tip that will make it even easier. If your jewel or embellishment is not self-adhesive, apply a tiny amount of glue (we recommend Tombow Mono Multi glue) to your project then wait 10 to 15 seconds for the glue to dry a little. That will make the glue tackier (less wet) so when you place the gem on the glue, it will hold the gem as you easily pull the Embellie Gellie tool away.
And speaking of embellishments, we just got in the brand new Tiny Twinkles from Taylored Expressions. Each kit includes over 400 rhinestones in various sizes (mostly tiny!) and 12 colors. The packaging is very clever and user-friendly -- the clear cover rotates around the bottom exposing one wedge compartment at a time.
Here's sample card I made using the new Embellie Gellie tool and the Tiny Twinkles. Both stamps are from Impression Obsession.
By the way, an older tool that we still stock works great for this task too. It's the QuickStik from Lifestyle Crafts.
The QuickStik has a tip filled with a green tacky substance that picks up small embellishments easily.
Another tool that's coming soon is the Fineline Bottle. The kit includes two empty bottles ready to be filled with a variety of media. I plan to fill one with Tombow Mono Multi and one with Glossy Accents. These empty applicator bottles feature a stainless steel dispensing tip for precise application of liquid media and the unique Cap/Wire system that is non-clogging and air-tight.
I am always trying to bring you tools and products that make our papercrafting hobby easier and more fun. Please stop in and see all these new products soon!
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