The Fiskars Fuse is a machine that didn’t win my love at first glance.
Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t DISLIKE it. But I didn’t LOVE it either.
I did like that I could cut AND letter press.
I liked the big, sturdy, heavy machine with it’s large handle and smooth cranking motion.
I did like that it has built in storage and that the machine, unfolded, has a large work surface.
And I especially liked that it folds up and stows away so that I can use my valuable worktable space for other projects.
What I DIDN’T like so much was the artwork that I got with the machine.
I know, most folks like it, quite a lot actually, but I didn’t.
Marcy and I got it out one day and played with the images that came with the machine. We did some experimenting and it was fun but something just didn’t click with me. I didn’t DISLIKE any part of it but I didn’t LOVE it either.
So I packed up the machine and it sat on a shelf here in the studio for a couple of months.
And then I got this expansion pack.
You all know how I love to make little gifts for friends even if I’m just sharing left over pieces and parts from the studio like in this post: Studio De-Stash Gift Tags and Favors.
And so then I DID LOVE the Fiskars Fuse!
Don’t you also love that Kiwi Journal paper from Bo Bunny?
I am going to have SO MUCH FUN with these boxes. I think I’m going to use up some of my scrapbook paper stash and start sending jewelry from my etsy shop out in these. Cool, huh?
I LOVE that I can make a gift box and a tag with one large die. I also have the expansion pack that will allow me to do some letter pressing too.
Oh! And I haven’t forgotten my girlfriends. Check back tomorrow and I’ll show you some fun things I did with the boxes.
If you want to learn more about the Fiskars Fuse and see an in depth review then I would recommend this post on Craft Test Dummies: Craft Product Review: Fuse Creativity System by Fiskars.
Disclosure: Product provided for my use. All opinions are honest and my own.