Fun With The Fuse!!


One of the greatest things about being a part of the Fiskars Design Team is that we often get a sneak peek at  the new products they are bringing to market.    It's pretty exciting, but it can be REALLY difficult keeping these secrets until the reveal.  Especially when they're as exciting as what Fiskars revealed this week...  The Fuse Creativity System.

The Fuse is an all-in-one die-cutter/embosser/letter-pressing machine.  AND you can do all these things with just one pass through!   Here's a quick little video showing what it can do.

What excites me the most about the Fuse is that it's very heavy-duty.  The dies are steel and will cut through felt, suede, chipboard, even balsa wood.

I also found that you can cut through several layers of papers at a time too!    I used the Fuse to cut out these little books.


With great ease  I was able to punch through 14 pages of text-weight paper, 2 pages of cardstock, and a layer of washi tape with one pass through the machine.  

It was so simple, I was able to create 32 of these little books in only an hour!!



I have yet to really dive into the embossing and letterpress capabilities, but once I do, I'll share those with you as well.

There is SO much potential with the Fuse and I can hardly wait to explore more.

If you pay a visit to the Fiskateer blog, you'll be able to see a lot of projects with this tremendous machine.


Emma said...

Laurie these are beautiful!! Do the little books have a folded edge? How did you do that?

Laurie Cinotto said...

Thanks, Emma! They do have a folded edge. I folded the books first, then centered them on top of the die with the spine on the left.

Next, I shifted the book to the right so the spine fell within the metal edges of the die, not outside of it. That way it cuts 3 sides of the book, but the spine stays intact.

After I removed the book, I opened it up and stapled the spine.

I hope that makes sense.

Emma said...

Clever! I actually have this die so I might have to try your little books out myself. They are gorgeous. I particularly love the papers you used for the covers.