There are two tips; one for fusing the pages together to make pockets (any size YOU want!) and the other tip for for cutting. I haven't use the cutting tip yet.
A few things:
- It's best to have a surface such as a big cardboard piece (I used a piece from a Home Depot moving box, so it doesn't have to be anything fancy) on which to put your page protector.
- Be careful! The tip gets hot! Obviously, but um, don't ask me why I'm warning you about it. It's not like I tried to touch it or anything...(psst....I did.)
- Press firmly as your roll it down the page protector to insure that it fuses well and won't be easy to be undone.
- Keep in mind that what you fuse on the front of your page protector, you will also fuse on the back. Plan your layouts accordingly. I made sure I knew how I wanted to layout my photos, papers and embellishments I wanted on both the front and back before I started to fuse.
I used the fuse on the right page protector. I fused a couple of the 2x2 squares diagonally, down the middle. I wanted to add some dimension to it so I glued down some gold chipboard triangles and dropped some sequins and little stars in the bottom right 2x2 pockets to fall where it may. Then I fused the pocket shut.
Here's the back of the page I fused. The paper I used was double-sided and I liked the back so I decided to use it. I just added a couple of clear stickers and an 'XO' wood veneer.
I mostly used Amy Tangerin's Rise & Shine Collection for these layouts.
I can't wait to use this tool on more projects. Imagine the possibilities! For now, I am looking forward to trying with some of these:
- 12x12 pages for odd shapes and sizes
- old family photos, from my childhood AND those odd sized photos from the 70's and 80's!
- Shaker pockets!
What ideas do you have for The Fuse?