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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Santa petal cone favor and the new SU! trimmer

How cute is that Santa face? It's so much fun making people and animals and other things with punches. This Santa uses these punches:  largest scallop circle punch (beard), bird builder (mustache), cupcake builder (eyes and nose), and the oval scallop (face and hat rim).
The ball on Santa's hat is from the Itty Bitty Punch pack, and Santa's body is made using the Petal Cone Die for the Big Shot (two petal cones). Finally, the sentiment is from Tags til Christmas, and it's punched out with the scallop square punch. This was a project at my American Ink Rewards event Sunday. I saw one of these on Pinterest by SU! demo Kay Sha, and then saw my blogging buddy Debbie Henderson with one on her blog. There are slight variations among the three. My Santa was filled with kisses!

Now for the Stampin' Up! Trimmer features and why you NEED one:
  • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4" (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements.
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts.
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch.
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.

  • A full 12" cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them.
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles.
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport.
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.

  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring.
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.

  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards.
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.
You may order the Stampin' Trimmer anytime through my Online Store here or by emailing me at It's Item 126889 and costs $29.95.

Today, I'm grateful for having the opportunity to vote. :-)


MiamiKel said...

Squeal!! This is darling!!! What a fun and festive card ... Love the sparkly paper for his hat !

Krafting Karen said...

Love the petal cone die Santa. I'm going to have to case it. Like the new trimmer. Do you have the code for replacement blades? I couldn't find them on the demo site. Thanks