Monday, November 21, 2011

My New Toy - Mini Paper Shredder

Hello Bloggers!

I'm back again. I am so excited to share with you my new toy. I first saw this hand powered mini paper shredder at Lin Handmade greeting card.  I knew I got to have one and I finally bought it.   I absolutely love it! I don't know why I didn't order it sooner.  I would have saved  lots of money on quilling strips.  I guessed it cost to learn. I highly recommended if you are enjoying quilling.  It cut about 1/8 inch strips which are perfect for quilling.

Now I can have any color of quilling strips I want.  Think of the $$$ that I will be saving from cutting my own quilling strips and that means more new toys for me, yay!

  I tried cutting different types of paper and double sides pattern papers were the best.

Here are a few snowflakes that I had made using the strips that I cut from my new toy.

I love the ridge  (is that the correct word for it) from the blade.  It added  nice texture to the snowflakes.  These snowflakes were made from 65 lb. card stock.  When the card stock ran through the shredder, it got softened and that made it easier to roll the strips.

I bought this mini paper shredder from here.  The price was reasonable and  it offered  free shipping.  Check it out if you had been cutting your own quilling strips.  This little thing could save you lots of times and no the company didn't pay me anything for this little promotion.

Thank you for looking!  Wishing everyone who celebrate Thanksgiving a Very Happy one!

Until next time!



Gaby said...

I love your snowflakes.
You are right, the ridge really makes them look even better.

Have a great week!

chillin with Quillin said...

lovely snowflakes, I also cut my own strips using a shredder, mine is very small and usually used for credit cards and small papers,so I have to cut the sheet of paper into 4 to fit in the shredder, how big is the one you use?

Ann said...

what a cool new toy. I thought that maybe you had used a paper crimper on your strips. How cool that the shredder does that.

Hussena said...

i love the snowflakes you have made they look so lovely with the ridged texture...i have been wanting a paper shredder too and i think this one is a good deal ..thank you so much for sharing the link:)

SUGANTHI said...

Lovely snowflakes and yes the shedder does give even sized strips. Enjoy your new toy, I will think about it . I cut my strips by hand.

eva said...

Congratulations on your new toy!
Snowflakes are beautiful

Monica said...

I love the ridged look just as you do, it gives a lot of texture. What a great buy! Congrats and happy quilling to an exceptionally talented lady.
xxx Monica

ter@waaoms said...

wow, how did you do that??

And funny, I never heard the word Quill til today, and I heard it in two places!!!!

Rae said...

Your snowflakes are beautiful. Glad you are enjoying such a nice toy! What is up for Black Friday bargains, huh? lol

JustNeedling said...

Love your snowflakes! It is so good you got your shredder. Yay! no more buying Quill papers.

Whimcees said...


Beautiful snowflakes! I am happy for you that your new shredder makes it so much easier for you and saves time!

I wanted to send you a Happy Thanksgiving wish and that you have a good weekend!


Barbara Diane

Mary said...

What a cute new toy and what a time saver for you to! Love your snowflakes Helen...Happy Thanksgiving too!

Leanne said...

So many beautiful creations since my last visit here. Hope to have you back here soon. All the best with your craft shows.

ashley w said...

You are so creative! You should try using this awesome paper shredder to continue your creative work!

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