Fiskars New Amplify Shears Collection Giveaway!

As an avid card maker, there’s nothing that urks me more than working with finicky, dull scissors on my projects. It’s like trying to slice an apple with a butterknife – the entire process is exhausting, messy, and never quite yields the desired result. Luckily it’s also completely preventable by choosing the proper utensil.

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It comes as no surprise at how mesmerized I was this morning when I found two gigantic boxes of the new Fiskars Amplify Shears™ collection laying on my desk. Was this some sort of mistake or did the craft fairy visit last night?! I learned that Fiskars had sent several gifts from their new collection to Stampington’s Art Department as a thoughtful gesture for us to try them out.

Scissors 5 001

I didn’t delay for one moment to take them on a test drive. Each snip felt like I was melting through butter on a perfectly smooth path to creative freedom. As I cut, contoured, and maneuvered my way toward scissor heaven, I was overjoyed at how easy it was to cut through a variety of mediums and materials.

Fiskars Fabric CollectionFiskars Mixed-Media Collection

To thank our loyal blog readers, we’re extending a special Fiskars giveaway in hopes to inspire crafty cutting bliss. One lucky winner will take home the Mixed-Media Collection and the other winner will snatch up the Fabric Collection. (Each collection comes with three different specially designed shears.)

To enter:

If you’re an artist and want nothing more than to add these amazing new cutters to your craft corner:

1)      Share this blog post via Facebook

2)      Comment below with an innovative project idea you’d like to create with your scissors.

3)      Add which set fits you best (fabric or mixed-media shears.)

 Deadline to enter: Thursday, Sept. 5th

*Winners will be contacted via e-mail

If you’re stumped on dreaming up a project using Fiskars scissors, check out our lovely guest blogger’s bright bookmark DIY idea using her Amplify Mixed Media Shears:

 

Emma Jeffrey’s Colorful Bookmark DIY:

“The new Amplify Mixed Media Shears by Fiskars are the perfect tool for tackling thicker materials, allowing you to incorporate them into all your creative projects.”

- Emma Jeffreys, Fiskars Featured Artist

Cutting plywood
To make these colorful, decorative bookmarks, cut a sheet of birch plywood into 6” x 1.5” strips. Though I love the look of unfinished wood, I wanted to add a pop of color so I picked some summery neon washi tapes to add layered stripes along the edges.

Twisting wire

To create the wire words, print out ‘love’ and ‘books’ in your favorite cursive text and use it as a guide to twist a cut length of 20 gauge silver wire into shape. Secure the wire to the back of the bookmark with a piece of washi tape to hold it in place.

Baker's twine
To finish, punch a hole in the top of the bookmarks with a handpunch and create a tassel made from colorful baker’s twine through the hole.

Finished bookmarks

Now you can save your spot in style and add even more incentive to open the pages of your favorite story or Stampington magazine with these cute and quirky bookmarks!

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Posted: Thursday, August 8th, 2013 @ 1:47 pm
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106 Responses to “Fiskars New Amplify Shears Collection Giveaway!”

  1. Carla Hundley says:

    I’ve heard about these
    and would love to win
    the mixed-media shears!
    I’d like to make up a
    haunted house for
    Halloween using wire
    and chipboard and
    ribbon and more….
    Carla from Utah

  2. Anne_D says:

    I’ve read about these scissors, and they look wonderful! Please include me in the giveaway, I could really use the mixed-media shears for altered art of all sorts.

  3. Tina Walker says:

    Oh My Gosh! These look FABBO! I could seriously use a pair of the Mixed Media ones! They look like they would cut thru anything. I’d love to use them with acrylic and alcohol ink to create some fun and funky wall art decor pieces! Thanks for the Chance!

  4. Lisa Martin says:

    I do all card making and paper crafts. I would love mixed media. I sew now and then so either pair would be a great find. I love Fiskars brand they seem to understand our needs as a crafter. Thank you for the opportunity to get a free pair of nice scissors.

  5. Tina Walker says:

    Shared on FB too! ;) Fingers and toes crossed!

  6. Carrie says:

    The mixed media shears would be great for cutting transparency sheets and maybe even chipboard for some faux leaded “glass” boxes I’m trying to plan out and create!

  7. Jane Carney says:

    With Christmas right around the corner I was wanting to make Christmas stockings for the new grand-daughter that was just born (Olivia) and another grand-daughter (Astrid) that is on her way. A new pair of fabric shears would be a big help. Thank you for the chance.

  8. Yolanda Brown says:

    These scissors will need a holster. I could use the mixed media shears to cut embroidery screens that I am using in my mixed media suburbia series and sill cut scrapbook paper. A dream for sure. Finally one pair of scissors for uninterrupted creative activity. I am looking forward to winning and using. I’ve shared the blog post via FB. Thank you for the opportunity.

  9. Melissa Kennedy says:

    Shared on FB; I could work wonders with those mixed media shears; I’ve been looking for something that will cut through the covers of some old books I want to modify. Thanks for the chance!

  10. Joanne Hughes says:

    I NEED the mixed media shears desperately! I only do off the page stuff and need a good quality, reliable tool for all my work. Also the older I get the less strength I have in my hands so these are the perfect tools for everything from cutting through heavy cardstock for journal covers to trimming the bakers twine and delicate ribbons.

  11. Mixed media shears would be awesome to have. I’m a doll maker and use scissors for cutting paper patterns and material. Of course, regular scissors dull faster. Thank you.

  12. ren says:

    I really really need the mixed media shears. I bought a pair of heavy duty shears at the hardware and they really don’t work well. I need the wirecutter, transparency option badly. Sharing on FB. Thanks!!

  13. Gail says:

    Although I am primarily a fabric person, I would love the mixed media shears. I’m all set with good sewing scissors, but I don’t have any good craft scissors. I wouldn’t hesitate to start the art journal/ idea sketchbook I want to keep if I knew I could cut anything easily, especially chipboard and plastic for masks for spraying/misting color!

  14. Renee Gaillardetz says:

    Wow thank you for this giveaway. I would love either pair of these. I have been planning a new star quilt to do this fall. And I have so many mixed media projects started and planned. New art journals. And a paper mâché house for my deck of Soul Cards.

  15. Jen says:

    Wow, that is one amazing pair of scissors…I could run out of time listing all of the uses they would be great for.

    Jen

  16. Irma P. says:

    I really need new scissors, because mine are so dull they fray ribbon when cutting. I do lots of mixed media and scrap booking, mini albums, jewelry making, so the mixed media shears would be awesome to have.
    Thanks for the chance!

  17. Kathy Chang says:

    wow, these shears are exactly what I need for all my projects. I am working on a mixed media project that includes fabric, playing cards, paint, buttons, ribbon, etc. Thank you so much!

  18. debbie says:

    I would love to take the mixed media scissors for a ride thru my studio. I’m not sure what I would do first, collage with my father in law’s old watch parts, wire up some beach glass from Lake Michigan or cut out some veneer to stamp on…gosh, life is hard sometimes. :)

  19. Lynn Brown says:

    I am a teacher of Special Needs students – we love to get very creative with textures and many different mediums, Absolutly the mixed media shears would be fabulous for preparations…

  20. Ann Bradford says:

    I would love to have the mixed media shears to use in my latest projects… metal wire crosses on mixed media canvases. Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Rosanna says:

    I am kind of new to the mixed media world but would LOVE a great pair of scissors I can use on all my mixed media ephemera! I would create a beautiful collage! Great giveaway! Thanks!

  22. Rose C. says:

    I am gathering supplies to start making top hats – steampunk-style top hats. I would prefer the fabric type of Fiskars. Thank you for the opportunity!

  23. Deborah K says:

    Shared! Mixed media for me. I love free hand cutting projects, from bookmarks to wall art. These would be perfect. I am overdue for making a new mixed media art piece for my wall.

  24. Charlotte says:

    I would love to own the fabric set, wanna know why???? Because I sadly am down to only 1 pair of fabric shears because I keep grabbing scissors to cut other things! You know, oh, it’s just a bit of paper(or a pattern) or it’s just Mod Podge that got on the scissors-then you wonder why they won’t cut fabric anymore. I like to have several pairs of fabric scissors so 1 could be at the serger, 1 at the sewing machine and 1 with the cutting board. These sound fabulous!

  25. Judy says:

    wow Yes I could use a pair of the new shears..I make dolls, cards, paint, sew, all kinds of crafts plus the grandkids love my art room we have such fun making pretty projects and great memories….they look very interesting and new adventures…

  26. Judy says:

    Thanks for the chance to win…

  27. Lee-Anne says:

    I would love the mixed media shears as I would use them for all types of mixed media projects. Thanks for the chance to win!

  28. Sonya Magness says:

    I am new to the art field so would like to start off on the right foot by having the best tool available. It sounds like the mixed media shears would be perfect for my very first class in scrap booking. Thank you for this chance. Good luck to all the ladies out there!

  29. Johanne says:

    I make cards so could definitely use the mixed media scissors (enough of those cheapo dollar store ones.) I already have a great pair of Fiskars for my ribbons and string, but still need good all-purpose set. Thanks so much!

  30. Sally penning says:

    Would love the mixed media set!

  31. Jennifer Reynard says:

    Wow, a pair of scissors that cuts like butter! Who wouldn’t want a pair!!! Would love to win the mixed media shears and work on an Autumn themed banner with leaves made out of cork and such! Shall share on Facebook with my crafting buddies! :)

  32. Who doesn’t love scissors? Of course I would love and will need both but I’ll pick the mixed media. I am always ruining regular scissors trying to cut heavier items so this will be perfect. I recently bought hill tribe fabric in Vietnam and Laos and they are quite thick with all the layers. I am going to make jewelry and will need good scissors to cut through all the layers. Or or would the fabric scissors be better for this? Told you I would need both! A great contest! Thanks

  33. Karen Schroeder says:

    Fantastic projects! I’d love to win the mixed-media shears! Thanks for the chance!

  34. Sanna says:

    oh, I would love to win the mixed media shears…cuts magnets and vinyl..how cool is that!! would be perfect for cool minibook projects :). thanks for the chance!

  35. I would love to have the mixed media scissors!!! I would love to be able to cut chipboard in several shapes and my idea is to create a banner for my daughter’s room!!!!
    Thanks!!!xx

  36. Ok, shared on facebook, this is where we were waiting on for a long time. When I dont win , I sure gonna buy them both. I need the fabric scissors to cut my cheesecloth and other thin fabric and the mixed media to cut layers of paint. I would make embellishment from painted surfaces, and that is hard to cut!
    When i have to make a choice for now: the mixed media!

  37. Ann J says:

    I see chipboard creations in my future!!!! These scissors would be so handy to have to cut thick chipboard. Would love to win the mixed media shears.

  38. Lynn Martin says:

    The mixed media shears would be perfect for the mixed media/hybrid scrapbook I want to do for my husband to commemorate our recent anniversary trip!

  39. Carolyn Bickford says:

    Mix-media, but both would be nice. Thank you for the offer. I want to have a homemade Christmas including a chipboard gingerbread house that I can put out every year. Make ornaments and try to make stockings. I’m worried that mine would look like something out Dr. Seuss, but there’s nothing wrong with that.

    Thank you again and good luck to all!
    Carolyn

  40. Mary says:

    I’ve had my eye on these awesome shears. Would love making my own chipboard embellishments with these – I can see they would be capable of cutting intricate shapes out of chipboard which you could not do with regular scissors. I love to make books using chipboard and these look like just the ticket to creating one of a kind chipboard embellishments to add to the book.

  41. Teresa Mahieu says:

    I have so many uses for the mixed media scissors. I am a Cub Scout leader and want to make willow branch wreaths for Christmas gifts with the boys this year. I need scissors that can cut threw anything quickly.

  42. These scissors sound like a MUST for my craft room creativity!! I’ve been wanting to experiment with a couple of discarded lampshades and these scissors would be perfect for getting some exact cuts, etc. Thanks for the chance to win a pair!

  43. Forgot to add … mixed media would be my first choice, but will be giving a set of the fabric scissors to my sisters for the upcoming holidays!

  44. Barbie says:

    Wow the possibilities would be ENDLESS with those scissors! My mind is racing with wonderful ideas.

  45. carol cook says:

    the mixed media would be great for making all the mixed media decorations for celebrations!! i love making paper crowns , banners, paper mache ballons! the ideas are limitless!

  46. Sheri says:

    It is so hard to choose and ultimately I’m sure I will own both — as my husband says (you) can never have too many knives, I believe crafters can never have too many pairs of cutting tools. The mixed media would probably be my first choice as it would be the most versatile for many different projects. My daughter and I have been crafting together since she was very small and using mostly repurposed items, but these scissors would make a difference in creating many projects. The newest project we are tackling is redecorating her bedroom and creating an inspiration wall using repurposed items.

  47. RMarijaR says:

    Mixed media shears would be a great addition to my arsenal of tools!! I spread out my stuff and then randomly begin pulling out various scraps and embellishments. There’s no telling where my creative Muse decides to take me!

  48. deborah345 says:

    Oh I would love to have the mixed media scissors. I cannot wait to give these a try in cutting heavy cardstock or cardboard. Love how you used them on the plywood. I have some in my stash that hasn’t been touched yet.

  49. Saranne says:

    I would love the mix media set. I have so many WIP’s that they could be used on. I like using metal on some of my projects.

  50. Linda Beckert says:

    I love to make books and card with 3-D effects using alternative materials, cutting them is always a problem. I would love to win these shears and put them to work!

  51. Barbara Hernandez says:

    I love Fiskars scissors. Since I could use both craft and fabric scissors, either pair would make me so happy. These look wonderful.

  52. crafty girl says:

    mixed media for me — would love to use with vinyl for wall decals.

  53. Becky Green says:

    I’ve seen these in some e-mails I’ve gotten recently…!!!!!!! THESE FISKARS SCISSORS LOOK GREAT!!!!!! I would be HAPPY with EITHER SET of shears!!! The mixed media set, I would DEFINATELY SHARE with my hubby, & let him enjoy the win! He makes a lot of Vintage looking leather works, AND the fabric set would be happily used by me alone— I would be making our daughter some clothing that she needs for college!(Her first year!) THANKS FOR SHARING your SURPRISE with your readers!!!!!!!!! :) WOULD LOOOOOOOOOOOVE TO WIN!!!!!!!:)

  54. Clare Godleski says:

    These shears would be awesome for creating collage projects since many of the things I would like to attach are thick to cut. I am teaching a collage class and it would be awesome to have the Mixed Media shear collection to share with my students!

  55. kathyS says:

    Endless possibility in the mixed media arena. Also useful to me for cutting thin, baked polymer clay sheets into detailed shapes.

  56. Jeannie says:

    Talk about timely! Last night I threw my scissors down in disgust last night when they chewed rather than cut some card stock. I could use either pair, but the mixed media would be a fantastic start. I am helping my niece decorate a nursery for her first babe and my first great niece/nephew. Good scissors would make the project so much less frustrating.

  57. Marilyn says:

    OMG! I would absolutely LOVE the Fiskars Amplify Shears. I’ve tried cutting balsa & birchwood plywood but I just ended up with a disaster. Dear hubby doesn’t let me near his power equipment… I collect antique thimbles, I want to make wooden dividers to put into pretty cigar boxes to keep my little antiques orderly. :-)

  58. Christi says:

    I have been making all kinds of dimensional projects lately and the mixed media shears would be PERFECT for me! I have been cutting everything; wire, cardboard, bookboard, wood – and I have been using my husbands cutters – I would adore my own! I want to cut some laminate tile samples & these would rock that project. I have heard nothing but good things about these scissors & thank you for sharing you r goodies with us :)

  59. Sandra Cook says:

    I would love the fabric set. My old Fiskers scissors are getting very dull and the spring won’t keep them closed any more. I have been wanting a new pair to work on my Old fashioned Santas with paper mâché heads and fur trimmed suits. Thanks for a chance to win!

  60. Stacy T. says:

    I would LOVE the Mixed-Media Collection shears to work my shadow box assemblages. The shears would be perfect for the assortment of materials I use in my work… ephemera, ribbon, and found objects.

  61. rita timmons says:

    these look awesome! The mixed-media ones have my name on them…would be great to have some good scissors that cut everything.

  62. Mary Beth I says:

    I like the mixed media ones – I would love to use these for wall art projects

  63. Denice Metz says:

    These look awesome I would like to have the mixed media ones I do lots of mixed media projects working on Halloween right now Thanks

  64. I love the looks of these new Fiskars! I would definitely love to have the Mixed Media ones. They would be great for cutting chipboard etc. I would use them for making everything from ATCs to cardboard houses. I hope I win!!

  65. Suzze Tiernan says:

    I would love to have some new shears to cut out all the things I am smashing. My book is a diary of my year in reading. It includes a book quote/picture on every page along with what book I am reading on the day I post in it! I’d love the mixed-media shears! Thanks!

  66. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    I want to make a few mixed media books on a theme to give as inspiration and gifts to a group of friends w/ similar interests…books w/ assorted papers, fabrics, ephermera, and more.

  67. Debbie Kaste says:

    I would LOVE to win the mixed media scissors as when I’m working on a project, whatever scissor that is within my reach is used. (Then I wonder later on why they don’t cut as well as they did when I first bought them…lol!) It would be wonderful to have a scissor that could take the abuse I give it:0 Thanks so much for the chance!

  68. Sue O. says:

    This giveaway is too cool- thanks!!! Would love to have the mixed media shears as I’ll be working on some shadow boxes and other goodies!

  69. JEAN MOORE says:

    I do love my scissors for mixed media. I would like to use them to create a Treasure Box of many interesting found objects. Papers, fabrics of meaning, gems and jewels, plus doo-dads galore!

  70. Carol b says:

    Both sets look great. I saw that the mixed media cuts chipboard. These would come in handy for the fab little houses that I want to create for Christmas.
    Carol b

  71. CindyK says:

    These scissors sound awesome! There’s nothing like having a nice pair of sharp scissors when working on a project. Although I would have lots of ideas for using these cool scissors, I am in love with this bookmark and would definitely be using them for this project. So, the mixed media scissors would be the one’s for me!

  72. I would definitely love to use the mixed media set to create frameable portrait pages with folded paper on each side. Mitering the corners is a project that requires precise scissors. Fiskars are thee best! Thanks

  73. Lisa M says:

    I’ve been looking for a scissors that would cut chipboard without warping. Could these be the scissors of my dreams?

  74. Inger says:

    I would love to win the mixed-media shears! I have an upcoming event I want to do a heavy layered card for with a lot of different materials, heavy cardstock, leather, metal sheets… Thanks for the opportunity!

  75. Pat says:

    I would love to add the Mixed Media collection to my scissors stash. I would use them to cut the aluminum I age and alter from discarded kitchen products. I bet they would cut thru the metal like butter!

  76. Kari says:

    WELL…I was thinking, upcycled cuff bracelets, using recycled leather & or recycled tin . Mixed Media scissors <3 Thanks in advance for this opportunity in winning such a useful tool!!

  77. Rose Couey says:

    My bags full of material scraps are yelling at me to use them. So my vision is to make a wall hanging mixed media quilt with them. Starting with 3 panels across and later adding more attached to the bottom. The Fiskars fabric scissors are perfect for cutting the pieces but the mixed media scissors are perfect for arranging the pieces since they will be glued instead of sewed. So I could use either one. Can’t wait to get started. Thanks for being my muse!

  78. Mary Wetmore says:

    I make recyclables into books using everything I can from our bins and sometimes I just can’t manage getting them cut to the right size. The mixed media scissors would be a wonderful boon to my creative process. If they also cut thin gauge metal I will be haunting the stores until I find them!

  79. Carol b says:

    I am sewing again and the fabric collection scissors would certainly help with the knit materials that I want to use to make scarves.
    Carol b

  80. Tisa at Seattle Retro says:

    Mixed Media shears would be perfect for my first banner project to promote our neighborhood Vintage Market in Sept.! Finally a tool to cut cardboard or veneers….thank you!

  81. Barbara says:

    I would love to win the mixed media pair! I love to used heavy cardboard and these would be perfect to use!!!

  82. Gorgeous scissors! I would love the pair for mixed media! Finding a good pair of scissors is a difficult task. Of course, then you have to keep them from wandering off! I would love to create some wonderful projects for Halloween with these scissors. The Razor Edge for fabric would be wonderful for cutting ribbon, cheese cloth, burlap, and canvas. Some many wonderful possibilities. Thank you!

  83. Sandra B says:

    The fabric shears would be so very helpful in taking a beautiful large antique grain sack I just purchased into 2 lovely decorative pillows.

  84. Lisa says:

    Awesome! Always looking for a great pair of scissors!!
    I would use theme to create hang tags for my bags in my little shop .. love the idea you have here with the twisted wire!!

  85. Kathy h says:

    They look like great scissors but where are the left-handed versions?

  86. Paula Foltz says:

    Very nice scissors. I have been looking for scissors that I can use in my mixed media crafting. I want to make a shadow box with my husband’s GrandFather’s items . I want it to be really special because GrandPap was that special person. the mixed media scissors are the ones I would like to win. Thanks for entering me in your drawing!

  87. Theresa Merkling says:

    I love making altered projects – bet those mixed media scissors would really make short work with book covers and other stuff for my creative endeavors.

  88. Ann says:

    I love having specific scissors for different supplies, and these would be a great addition to my collection.

  89. Jessica S. says:

    I would love to get the mixed-media shears. I want to recycle soda cans to add a shiny or brushed metal texture to my mixed-media art pieces. I like to repurpose items in my art and these new shears would definitely come in handy for cutting all the tidbits and treasures into the right shape.

  90. Lisa says:

    Definitely the fabric shears! I’ve been wanting to do a project with my dad’s old silk ties and this could be just the thing. I’ve already made a quilt with some of them, but now I’m thinking of doing a memory box or some sort where I could put in his navy wings and other doo-dads I’ve gathered (cuff links, old jewelry, etc.)

  91. michele says:

    I love the idea of using the perfect tool for a job, and my husband has taught me to buy only the absolute best quality tools, as they are likely to be a good investment that will last a long time. The Amplify Mixed Media Shears look to be just the ticket!
    I have been wanting to use balsa wood or a similar wood material to create a small, rustic cabin (3-D) to sit on the mantle in our mountain house. Painful joints have kept me from completing projects that require much cutting of heavy or thick materials. These shears look like they are engineered for exactly this kind of project.

  92. Libbi says:

    I would sooooo love to win the mixed media pair! I would add more to my canvases :)

  93. Debbie D says:

    I would love to win a set of the mixed media… although fabric is another love :)
    I am getting into making my own journals and book binding and I think these would be the greatest addition… I saw them on a commercial or some kind of show on TV and drooled!
    Debbie

  94. Nancy T says:

    To win the Mixed Media shears would make life compete (for a while, anyway. ‘Til the next great tool appears.) Tried and tried to purchase the 6″ ‘ers. everywhere ..they are out of stock. I am wanting them for my next project….tooling metal abstractedly, then cutting shapes at random to incorporate into mixed media works.
    I hope. I hope, I hope.

  95. gold says:

    as a new sewer I dont have a lot in the way of supplies. the fabric shears would be great to help me create clothes

  96. Jennipher McCabe says:

    I would love a pair of the multi-task shears! We are starting youth fiber arts classes in a few weeks and you never know what the kids will find to cut up! Since I am left-handed do these also come as lefties?

  97. Teresa Wong says:

    The Fiskars Razor Sharp fabric scissors are just what I need for my scissors collection. I plan to upholster – complete from scratch – a tufted bench back and cushion for a small bench in my bedroom. I’ve never made a tufted cushion before, but with great DIY advice from YouTube (what could go wrong there?) and the coolest new Fiskars in my hands, I am sure I can manage it!

  98. s delgado says:

    Mixed Media Shears:

    i think i’d like to tuck them into my back pocket for uses all over my home & studio.

    my next project involves a stack of chipboard & canvas.

  99. Rochelle says:

    I just took a mixed media canvas class where we glued paper, ribbon, tissue paper, etc. to canvas and then painted it. Wouldn’t it be cool to now cut that canvas up with the mixed media scissors and make small art from the big textured art!

  100. Blanca Martinez says:

    Hi, thank you for the opportunity. Mixed media shears.
    I used to be a frustrated artist until I stopped working for a job that I had just for a pay check, to help my husband with the bills, my right hand is tired from all those hard working years, now that I’m free to do what I love, I’m always looking for tools that it would make my work easy on my hands. The projects for this scissors wil be to decorate and embellish cardboard boxes and wooden boxes with different kinds of decorative papers, ephemera, printed cardstock, ribbon and other great findings!

  101. Jennipher McCabe says:

    Holy Smokes! The multi-craft scissors look AWESOME! I just opened a craft/sewing recycle studio for kids and have been looking for decent,durable scissors for them to use but they all wear out so fast! Help me Fiskar Co.!

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  103. Rachel says:

    I would like the mixed media shears. I want to try something new and make some of the art journaling i have seen on your postings.

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As an avid card maker, there’s nothing that urks me more than working with finicky, dull scissors on my projects. It’s like trying to slice an apple with a butterknife – the entire process is exhausting, messy, and never quite yields the desired result. Luckily it’s also completely preventable by choosing the proper utensil.

Fiskars Web

It comes as no surprise at how mesmerized I was this morning when I found two gigantic boxes of the new Fiskars Amplify Shears™ collection laying on my desk. Was this some sort of mistake or did the craft fairy visit last night?! I learned that Fiskars had sent several gifts from their new collection to Stampington’s Art Department as a thoughtful gesture for us to try them out.

Scissors 5 001

I didn’t delay for one moment to take them on a test drive. Each snip felt like I was melting through butter on a perfectly smooth path to creative freedom. As I cut, contoured, and maneuvered my way toward scissor heaven, I was overjoyed at how easy it was to cut through a variety of mediums and materials.

Fiskars Fabric CollectionFiskars Mixed-Media Collection

To thank our loyal blog readers, we’re extending a special Fiskars giveaway in hopes to inspire crafty cutting bliss. One lucky winner will take home the Mixed-Media Collection and the other winner will snatch up the Fabric Collection. (Each collection comes with three different specially designed shears.)

To enter:

If you’re an artist and want nothing more than to add these amazing new cutters to your craft corner:

1)      Share this blog post via Facebook

2)      Comment below with an innovative project idea you’d like to create with your scissors.

3)      Add which set fits you best (fabric or mixed-media shears.)

 Deadline to enter: Thursday, Sept. 5th

*Winners will be contacted via e-mail

If you’re stumped on dreaming up a project using Fiskars scissors, check out our lovely guest blogger’s bright bookmark DIY idea using her Amplify Mixed Media Shears:

 

Emma Jeffrey’s Colorful Bookmark DIY:

“The new Amplify Mixed Media Shears by Fiskars are the perfect tool for tackling thicker materials, allowing you to incorporate them into all your creative projects.”

- Emma Jeffreys, Fiskars Featured Artist

Cutting plywood
To make these colorful, decorative bookmarks, cut a sheet of birch plywood into 6” x 1.5” strips. Though I love the look of unfinished wood, I wanted to add a pop of color so I picked some summery neon washi tapes to add layered stripes along the edges.

Twisting wire

To create the wire words, print out ‘love’ and ‘books’ in your favorite cursive text and use it as a guide to twist a cut length of 20 gauge silver wire into shape. Secure the wire to the back of the bookmark with a piece of washi tape to hold it in place.

Baker's twine
To finish, punch a hole in the top of the bookmarks with a handpunch and create a tassel made from colorful baker’s twine through the hole.

Finished bookmarks

Now you can save your spot in style and add even more incentive to open the pages of your favorite story or Stampington magazine with these cute and quirky bookmarks!

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