Wednesday, 31 August 2016

NBUS #7 - Using my Fuseable papers at last!

Hello, hello! Well we have returned from holiday and are getting back into the swing of things before school starts up again - the holidays have gone remarkably quickly. The Colouring Challenge ended at the start of August, but another of my favourite challenges, Darnell's NBUS [Never Before Used Schtuff] started on 27th and I finally got round to having a play with some of my NBUS. It's amazing what you can amass quite quickly!

My sister asked me if I could make a wedding card for her to give to a couple who are getting married soon. I decided now would be a great time to crack out my as yet unused Fuseable Papers. This is plastic paper that you can use with your Fuse tool for scrapbooking and card making.

I really loved it - it does melt and bond beautifully. I started by making a shaker pocket with a cheap plastic folder around the image I'd previously coloured as part of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I cut out some hearts from the paper and fused them onto the front. You do need to make sure you have a piece of paper in between the pocket sides when doing this otherwise the pocket will also Fuse together :). I then filled it with Sparkling Coral shaker selection from Lucy's Cards (it's now discontinued). I sealed it up and then got on with sealing it onto the Fuseable paper.

I took three sizes of squares, bigger than my shaker pocket and simply melted the plastic through the layers as you can tell by the photograph. It works well through two layers. The back layer I fused through the green spotty paper. It feels very secure.

I stuck the panel onto my card base with some strong double sided tape.

Below is a list of materials I used to make this card. Please note I DO NOT USE affiliate links :) 

I am so thrilled I finally used this, so thank you Darnell as it's got me using my Fuse again as I hadn't had it out for a while. I'm mulling over some other ideas for using this paper and have been looking for some standalone dies like butterflies and hearts as I think they would work brilliantly on the front of shakerpockets.

I hope you'll feel inspired to have a go at giving your NBUS some love - don't let it sit all alone on the shelf and link it up below:


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so sweet!

Aileen Ryan said...

Great card , love the little merpeople and something I have never heard of .fusable paper, you might need to do a video on this here product so we can get a better idea of what it is.

Lisa Tilson said...

I hadn't heard of fusable paper before you mentioned it, interesting product. Maybe I am missing something but I am not sure what it does that normal paper adhered in layers can't do? What am I missing? It's a really cute card, I remember that lovely little watercolour scene with the mermaids, and the shaker pocket is so pretty! Still have the fuse tool on my list *sigh* xx

Anonymous said...

I wrote a comment but i think it got deleted somewhow lol so let's start again.

Fusable paper is a great thing I didn't know that it existed!

I look forward to see what else you get out of your drawers! ;)

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I just love this :0)) hugs Pops x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love my Fuse tool, but I've not even heard of Fuseable papers, Ruth! So thank YOU for the information and inspiration! And thank you for lovely shoutout and entry in my NBUS Challenge #7!! Hugs, Darnell

Karen Hasheck said...

I saw ​your card linked at the ​NBUS​ challenge and just had to come see it in more detail. Awesome card! I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Lovely! I should use me Fuse tool as well, it's still in it's plastic clam shell.....

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