Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WOYWW #251--What a mess...

Happy WOYWW Everyone! That is short for “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday”, the brilliant blog hop initiated by our lovely hostess,Julia at The Stamping Ground….and you can see all the deets there.

/sigh….Great plans for my weekend craft time.  I had gotten the Sizzix Butterfly Pop and Cuts insert months ago, then found out I needed (well, not really, but you all know me by now…) the Pop and Cuts base tray, which came with the circle label insert.  So they have been sitting on my “new items to play with” pile since the end of summer. And this weekend I was going to just run amok (amok amok amok…, oh, sorry; voice in head) with playing with those dies.

1. Sizzix doesn't sell the butterfly insert anymore. The instructions I could find where for the circle. Not the same.  2.  As my town is still in the ice age of technology, I couldn't connect to you tube to find any instructions/videos on how to get it to do its thing… did get the circle one to work though…3.  Got to the point where I didn't want to keep wasting paper (paper!…note, I’m using recycled file folders from work…free…really???) to keep at it.  At this point I couldn't even come up with ideas for the circle one (my mind really wants that butterfly) and my iced tea just wasn't cutting it either….

 So, I gave up; this is what is still sitting there.  At work I did finally get a video, and turns out the one front right is correct, but you need a backing piece that’s not a full card, which you’d use for the circle…and yes, Sizzix sells one with pretty scalloped edges just for this 3D style.  Yup, it’s on order…

So, there it is…now go stop by Julia’s and hop around the world to other great desks! Happy Crafting everyone.


  1. Gah! What a nightmare Kim...I hate it when this kind of thing happens to scupper my craft playtime! Using file folders is a great idea..going to go on a scavenge now! Cx #21

  2. Argh. Good for you Kim, that it didn't all end up in the bin...or through a window! That said, the butterfly is really pretty, no doubt it will be a stunner when you've applied your magic touch to it.

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  4. Love repurposing file folders! Hope when your order arrives you will have a better playtime. Diane #89

  5. You just keep running amok! LOL Happy WOYWW... Love your desk full of craftyness. I find I use file folders for a lot of things lately.
    See you next week.
    Kimmer #91... last , but not least AGAIN.. LOL

  6. Amok Amok! Just keep running like a headless chicken and maybe you will tidy everything whilst you are there! It looks like it could be a good card when you finally finish it!

  7. I ran amok in a fabric store today in Salisbury!! Oh boy, did I have fun. That's the sort of shopping I adore...clothes and shoes, bleurgh..not me at all!! The butterfly be great as and when you finish it...keep going, kiddo and enjoy the crafty ride :-)
    LLJ 27 xxx


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