Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Tuesday Tip/Technique

Hello friends

Tuesday Tip/Technique!
Today I thought I would talk about the Spellbinders® Tool n’ One.
I know many of you may already have this nifty little device but recently
at the Make It Show in Farnborough I was surprised that many did not realise
all the little extra uses it has.

First off it is a portable tool, mine fits perfectly in my little craft bag.
It has multiple uses but the favourite has to be that it removes paper pieces from your dies! 
Saves hours and hours.
It can also be used as a piercing/pokey tool.
Within the pack is the Tool n'One and a little spatula.
The brush end is to remove the paper pieces from your dies - I've found the most effective way 
is to brush on the reverse side of the die, fairy firmly.
There are an occasional stubborn pieces left in the die - but the pokey tool end
is perfect for this. 

Also, I've discovered that the brush is brilliant for removing any wispy bits
of card from my die cuts - sometimes when you die cut there are tiny 'threads' 
and it sweeps these away perfectly.
 At both ends of the tool it is possible to pull down a section - this enables to you to 
remove/reinsert the brush/pokey tool.
To reinsert - ensure the little 'ball' (marked with the lowest arrow) aligns with one of the 
round indentations in the attachment. 
 Within the main body there is a compartment where you can store your spatula tool,
just unscrew and two storage slots inside are revealed.
 The spatula tool is great for easing out your die cuts, saves using your finger nail!
Also I've been known to use it as glue spreader and it cleans up perfectly.
It is worth mentioning that more attachments are going to be available for the 
Tool n'One which are going to be super handy!
The Tool n'One is available on the website here.

Take care friends.


Kitty Davies said...

Hi Christine.
Thank you I have this handy little tool, it is brilliant. Take care Kitty.

Bea said...

hi Christine - didn't relise just how versatile this tool is - it is certainly on my wish list. :)

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Love mine, I have lots of intricate dies and it certainly saves lots of time.
Chris xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Great little tool Christine but mine fell apart, I was really upset about it

Wendy L said...

I do not have one of these but my friend does. xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I don't have one but you let me have a look at yours at Farnborough. I am looking forward to seeing what the new additions are : ) Have a good day. Take care x

lydia jordan said...

|Morning Christine,
I do have one of these tools which was a present, I'm afraid I'm very disappointed with it as all of the bristles have fallen out.Perhaps I have just been unlucky.

PharmacyMichele said...

I love my Tool n One, I often forget to use it though. Wouldn't have thought of using the spatula as a glue spreader-great tip.


marg said...

Good Morning Christine
I will look forward to the additions to this tool and thanks for tip re spreader ..I use my finger at present! lol
Take care
Love Marg

Maggie C said...

Hello. Use the tool all the time and it is really brilliant. Also use the spreader for picking up small amounts of glitter and putting it in the right place. xxMargaretxx

nattyboots said...

Seeing this little tool in so much detail it looks interesting Christine .
MY wish list gets longer .
Elaine H X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I also have this very handy tool, my first one lost all its bristles, I contacted the makers and sent them a piccie and they replaced it for me, but it is so very, very useful. I'm interested to see what attachments are going to be available for it !!
Any news on the new die-cutting machine yet ??
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Christine,

This is a very handy tool to have, quite versatile.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

hazel young said...

Exciting to hear it will develop in the future Christine, thanks for the tips and heads up xx hazel

Janice said...

I love my tool, mainly use it for intricate dies using the brush and the pokey tool. I haven't used the spatula that much but can see it coming in handy for spreading glue....thank you for that extra tip!
Janice x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
It was interesting to see the comments on this tool. Perhaps the lady who was disappointed as the bristles fell out should do the same as the one who got it replaced. Not to sure how the bit works to take the cut out if the die, unless I read that hit wrong.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Christine
I have one of these tools and it is brilliant. It was recommended to me by Jo Austin (tonic demonstrator) last year and it has proved one of the most useful tools in my craft room. If anyone has not yet got one, get one you will not be sorry.
Take care

ros hodgkins said...

Hi, I have a tool and one, wouldn't be without mine, but ditched the sponge that is sold separately. X Ros

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine, have the tool and find it useful, thanks for the extra tips on using the spatula. Anne x

Sandra said...

Thank you for the hints and tips on the tool n one!
I have been sitting on the fence for a while, but having read your write up I might just have to pop over and buy one!
My only doubt is that I can be somewhat of a messy crafter an I think I would forget to open the tool up and stow the handy little attachments away safely!
But I could learn, I am impressed by the brush and find it very tedious poking out every little bit of card, I am off to your website to gave a look!

Carole Z said...

I have one, very handy! Hugs Carole Z X

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