My favorite crafting tool.

I do not consider myself an avid crafter, but I do love to create handmade gifts, labels, tags, and cards.  A couple of years ago, I was on a mission to find an adhesive strong enough to apply strips of ribbon to several Christmas Cards.  I wanted the cards to look like a Christmas present (with the card being the "wrapping paper," decorated by my kids).  I needed the ribbon to lay flat, so that I could attach a little gift tag right in the cross section.  Nothing worked- glue or tape.  The glue seeped through...didn't hold the ribbon flat, or in place...was a sticky mess.  The tape...too wide or thick...didn't even stick to the ribbon.  While discussing this with an employee at Michaels, she recommended the Xyron Creative Station 
And that is when I discovered the the crafting tool that I could not live without.  
It worked perfectly for the ribbon and I used it for all of the gift tags for the center of each card.  No need to mess with tape or glue!  I have used it for many, many projects and it has been really helpful for homework assignments too.  Here is a little example of lunch-box notes that I turned into stickers, using the handy, dandy sticker maker.


  1. Those gift tags are adorable! Sounds like the perfect crafting tool.

    Yes, I love all old music and my husband is constantly calling me a grandma. I think I was born in the wrong era. So funny that you're the same way. Have a great weekend!


  2. Torrie - what a great site!!!!! I've been wanting to blog for a long time - will you show me how.....

    I also want to buy some planter boxes, do you sell them???

    Thank you so much for sharing!!

    Christy Cave

  3. Christy-

    Thank you!! Yes, I will definitely show you and I would love to read your [future] blog. I'm so happy that you found me here. As for the planter boxes, we haven't sold any yet since this is Ryan's first time making them, but I bet he'd like the idea:). Maybe you'll see him tonight(?)!

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