Why Did I Buy This? Paper Trimmer

Each week I host a Facebook Live called “Why Did I Buy This?” The idea is to highlight a product and show different techniques you can do with it. It’s a great way to be inspired and see which products you’d like to use up in your craft collection!

Episode 26 featured a MUST have tool, the Paper Trimmer! This tool is how you’ll get straight edge cuts and scores in your paper.

I wanted to showcase a project technique I learned at my very first workshop, nearly 18 years ago. This is called a “bag-a-lope.” The idea is to take an envelope, and score it, and fold it into a bag. To see how I achieved it, be sure to catch the replay of Episode 26 of “Why Did I Buy This?”

It’s amazing how a plain envelope can be transformed into a little gift bag. I took a Stampin’ Spritzer with Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Refill in it, mixed with water, to give the orange texture. Then I stamped over the envelope with Memento ink to add the bat images.

This is a great way to package up little Halloween treats to pass along to my friends’ kiddos.

Of course, you can use any size of envelope and it’ll give you a different size bag! Have you tried this technique before?

Orders over $60 (before shipping and tax) using the host code 96GBVCBV will receive the new Snowflake embellishments (over a $10 value!), the September “Pop-Up” class, as well as an entry into a draw for the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss (aka “The Big Boss 😉)

Shop my new online store at www.lynsay.stampinup.net or click on any of the links in the project descriptions to be transferred to my store.

September offers the BEST DEAL EVER!

Get the demonstrator starter kit for only $135 and receive $165 of products (and there’s no shipping or GST charged)! During the month of September also receive: 

  • enough pre-cut cardstock pieces to make 16 cards ($16 value)
  • a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels ($6.75 value)
  • the So Much Love stamp set ($27 value)
  • and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set! ($23 value)

That’s $273 of product for only $135! WOW!!

What will you put in your starter kit?

  • The NEWLY released Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (regular price $163 – you pay $135)?
  • Bundles that are already at a 10% savings?
  • Your wish list from the Holiday Catalogue?

The choice is yours! Message me for more information or you can go directly to my website to join now: https://lynsay.stampinup.net/join_now

Product List
Paper Trimmer





Halloween Magic Dies



Black Glitter Paper



Metallic Mesh Ribbon



Gold Library Clips


Gold Library Clips



Stampin' Spritzer