Nov 1 2011

November Monthly Challenge: Calling All Tool Lovers!

Happy 11-1-11…seriously can’t believe it is already November!!! I won’t scare you with a countdown to Christmas!!!

The Monthly Challenge this month is all about sharing your favorite TOOLS!!! The Inspiration Team has been thinking, thinking, thinking and have come up with their favorites…perfect for Christmas gift ideas!! There I go again, mentioning the ‘C’ word!!! But, it will be here before we know it, so shop early!!!

First up this month is Tammy Tutterow with her favorite tool…the Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Tiny Attacher

Here are some gorgeous projects from our very own Tammy Tutorial…

and, a close up…

a favorite way to attach sentiments…


and, of course, in the making of gorgeous ribbon flowers…

Speaking of tutorials…here is Tammy’s tutorial on extending the reach of your Tiny Attacher…

Tiny Attacher long reach stapling

I was chatting with some of the gals on the Studio Calico message board recently about the fabulous Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz.  A few mentioned that they wished it had a longer reach.  I shared that I use it opened up for areas that are beyond its reach.  I tried to explain how to do it, but it is really just easier to show so I snapped a few quick images.


Swing the bottom handle to the left just like you would to open the stapler to fill it.


Swing the black arm with the flattening plate down and to the right.


Return the first handle back in place.


Place the item to be stapled on a foam or soft surface.  Because the Tiny Attacher won’t set flat, you may need to work at the edge of your table as shown.


Press the top of the Tiny Attacher to eject the staple into your project.


Flip the project over and flatten the staple prongs.


When flattened, the staple will look just like it would if it had been flattened in the Tiny Attacher.


Easy peasy!


Thank you Tammy for starting off the month with a BANG!!!

And…last but certainly not least, here is the winner of October’s Monthly Challenge random drawing…

Congratulations DIANA!!!! We stinkin’ LOVE  every detail on your project…perfection!!! Please email your information to to claim your $50 in Emporium Dollars!!!  Thank you so much for playing along!!!

Now, run along peeps and play along this month…share your favorite tools for a chance to win $50 in Emporium Dollars to spend in the store! Just add a link to your submission below (your link does not have to be to a blog, it can also be to your SCS gallery…use code IEMC08 or other gallery online!!!)…and, remember, you can enter as many times as you want…so create away!!! Contest begins on November1, 2011  and ends on November 30th at midnight…the winner will be randomly chosen and announced on December 1, 2011.


8 comments on “November Monthly Challenge: Calling All Tool Lovers!

    for chosing my name as well as for the wonderful inspiration your team gives me each month!! i love this one in particular.. i too am in love with my tiny attacher!!!

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  3. Great tip Tammy!! I don’t know how I ever lived without my tiny attatcher…I’ve been stapling everything in sight since I got one…with this new found knowledge I can staple even more!! :)

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