You might have heard about the Fuse already as it has been on the market for already quite a while, at least in the US. Though I am not doing Project Life, I bought one, for pocket letters, that I do not have to buy pocket pages, but also for shaker cards.Haven’t used it so far for the latter…will come…
Today, I will show you two projects where I used it. But first things first…starting and having a great result doesn’t work with the Fuse. At least not for me. After testing and practising I finally managed being successful: by using a marker I marked auxiliary points on the page protector, where I wanted to fuse.
Then, I put some cardboard into the page protector and cut the openings (slightly below/next to the auxiliary points) by using a scalpell. I think cutting before fusing is easier and leads to better results.
And at the end, I fused. I get the best results when I have a card board as underground, turn the metal guiding plate backside up, and move the Fuse very slowly. I removed the marker by using ethanol and a cotton ball.
Let’s get to the projects I have done with the Fuse so far…
I still had the wrapping of my shared advent calendar (kind of similar to Secret Santa, where each of 24 girls prepare each the package for 1 day 24 times) 2014 on my desk. It would have been a waste to throw them away but it took too much space by keeping them in whole…thus, I created a pocket page for them. On the front, I used parts of each days wrapping, and on the back I have photos of the content.
My 2nd project was a pocket letter advent calendar for Scrapkat who organizes the shared advent calendar again this year.