Giveaway: 2 Pairs of Fiskars Duck Edition Scissors and 2 Books and a Fun Shower Curtain Project

Craftside has paired up with Fiskars for this awesome giveaway that features two pairs of their NEW Duck Edition Scissors and copies of the books Pinterest Perfect! Creative prompts & pin-worthy projects inspired by the artistic community of Pinterest and The Bookbinding Handbook.
Pinterest perfect fiskars duck scissors
Well, I am a BIG fan of cutting tape up, whether it be Duck tape, Washi Tape, or really any kind of tape. Since it now comes in so many pretty prints, it is as collectible as fabric and paper in my book!
One of my favorite ways to use Duck tape is on BIG scale projects like decorating shower curtains. Duck tape is like painting with a 2 inch wide paintbrush and a shower curtain make great canvas.
Duck tape shower curtain color square artI was inspired to make my Duck tape square art collage by this page in Pinterest Perfect! that features a project by Amanda Write called Pixel Painting.Amanda lives in Cary, North Carolina, in a funny little A-frame house with her husband, two dogs, and an

outrageous number of houseplants.She runs her shop, Wit & Whistle, from her studio in their basement. Wit &  Whistle offers witty greeting cards and whistle-worthy paper and home goods—all designed and illustrated by her. Visit her at www.witandwhistle.com and on Pinterest @witandwhistle
Amanda says, “I never limit myself to one creative outlet, and this helps keep my creative juices flowing. I have a background in fine art, and I love painting and sketching just for fun. I also dream up DIY projects, decorate my home, play in the garden, hone my photography skills, and experiment with new recipes.
In short, I try to squeeze a little creativity into every aspect of my life. I’m happiest when I’m making things!”
 
As Amanda described about Pixel Paintings: “These watercolor pixel paintings are a bit time consuming, but the simple task of painting each square a different color is almost Zenlike. The painting process is a great way to hone your color-mixing skills, and the finished piece makes a wonderful personalized gift.”
Duck tape shower curtain collage
This project was so fun and relaxing especially since cutting Duck tape with Duck Edition Scissors is positively dreamy with no aggravation and having to stop and clean the sticky residue off the scissors constantly.
I simply laid the clear shower curtain on the floor and cut squares of Duck tape and popped them down in a pleasing random-ish way. The juxtaposition of the fun prints is as pleasing as with the quilting process and the fabrics playing off of each other.
Fiskars duck scissors 100 ribbon embellishments
More about the books:
Pinterest-perfect-book
-Beautifully designed to emulate the clean, elegant aesthetics of Pinterest that users recognize and love, Pinterest Perfect! features the artwork, projects, and inspirational designs of talented artists and crafters, each of whom enjoys a sizable fan base in the digital space and elsewhere.
-Filled with step-by-step projects, tutorials, art tips, and crafting techniques on everything from drawing, painting, and illustration to mixed media, typography, and papercrafts, each featured artist shares her unique art style with readers in an interactive and engaging format.and

Bookbinding handbook
The Bookbinding Handbook shows readers how to make their own books with detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and full-color illustrations. There are chapters dealing with simple folded books, pamphlet stitches, more complex multi-section bindings, and containers, all of which can be combined to create your own personalized journals, notebooks, albums, and portfolios. There are gallery sections included for inspiration, with examples of work by practicing book artists, binders, and students, which show ways in which the projects described throughout the book can be developed.
The first half of this book deals with getting started, making your own decorative papers, basic techniques, and an introduction to different types of book forms, while the remaining sections are given over to specific projects. The projects involve many new structures and techniques, while at the same time utilizing and building upon skills acquired in the earlier chapters
This book is intended as a springboard for ideas and creative development. If you need extra information on bookbinding books, and where to buy materials, there is a list of suppliers and useful addresses at the back of the book, and a selected bibliography for further reading.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11259715625401977909 wickedcrochetlady

    Paper

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03034515044214111184 Risa F

    Paper (paint samples, old books, etc)!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03169950007685653722 Karen Wilson

    Love the shower curtain project! I like to make paper crafts so cut a lot of paper!

  • http://marylouh.livejournal.com/ marylouh

    I love to cut up paper for my greeting cards. I'm going to need a new shower curtain soon – this found like a fun and unique project. I can always use more Fiskars scissors. I have a purple-handled pair that I guard with my life. Hands off the scissors!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14545892542527830927 Cindyzs (cindy zemble stewart/freespiritczs)

    any kind of paper or paper like product, fabric, pretty much anything i can cut with scissors or a knife!! 🙂
    (i cant like any pages for 30 days … i am in fb jail for liking to many things, people or pages 🙁 … sorry, but as soon as i am out of jail with them. i will be following you on fb! would love to win this great package! 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11911757272254661498 Soane

    I prefer cutting fabrics, but any type of paper is fun !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15585080942487966750 superstitches

    Fabric is number one with me and paper is a close second.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02430253096883535148 Sewbig

    Fabric for my projects and paper for crafts made with my grandchildren are my favorite things to cut.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15140311222968009478 rrjane011749

    Fabric & paper!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18203232462451384011 amchart

    It's a tie … paper & fabric.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18149786942532493325 Bree

    I love cutting fabric!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01720355718576772620 Sandy In Montana

    I love cutting up all types of fabric's and papers for crafts and sewing.

    Take Care …. Sandy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01720355718576772620 Sandy In Montana

    I love cutting up all types of fabric and paper for different craft projects.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05137992199189609256 Kelly Sas

    I love cutting fabric.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15644872489255489664 Katherine Villalon

    old Magazines …. they make cool bowls :)……. oh and old t-shirts onto new ones

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16333805263986474974 Susan Falkler

    Great giveaway. Cute shower curtain.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04360427187311520300 Cindy Dahlgren

    My favorite things to cut up are fabric and any kind of paper. Love this giveaway! cdahlgren at live dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07529779892881731079 ibjpski

    Paper!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13518858062969978457 Webster

    I like to cut up people with jokes. No. seriously, paper.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12764283562060724602 Charity

    I love to cut up old fabrics and linens

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14768849311390150310 Tabitha Keener
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14132428422750950280 Janie

    Fabric is my favorite thing to cut up. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08034687692790013835 Ina Good

    I love cutting up fabric for art tags sewing etc and paper for cardmaking and mixed media Iam a scissors junkie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16461324624839077832 Stephanie

    I love the shower curtain. I cut a lot of paper and use a lot of tapes. Love nonstick scissors. Duck tape patterns are o cute. Love to use them.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04895396362853401648 Pat Hodges

    I love to cut any type of fabric

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00177810215098280482 luluvision

    I love cutting up fabric, especially clothing because that means I'm upcycling and I feel so creative when I upcycle! I also like cutting up paper!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16684803716364811959 NYKnitter

    Definitely paper!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054733785104776337 Char

    Who can pick just one?!? I love fabric AND paper (& colored pens)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01633621111274495078 petoskystone

    Fabric & felt are my favorite cut-ables.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12531858197558285730 Karen Delaney

    I like to cut fabric for sewing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12929089724568985739 nkjohnston

    Love to cut up magazine pictures for collage.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15000650146465390095 pupton

    I like to cut paper. I hadn't thought about cutting duct tape! Nice shower curtain!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08167370676544548045 april dawn

    Fabric

  • Piper P

    Old jeans!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02406913548182475881 dotsrainbow

    I love to use scissors and blades to cut paper, fabric, tapes..anything that will inspire my creative juices. This shower curtain looks like it is fun to make!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17833118526614194902 Melody Strahan

    I like to cut paper, fabrics of all kinds, tapes, leaves and twigs, wire, whatever strikes my fancy on any given day really. If it lends itself to the project I'm working on it is subject to cutting! lol

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18070964207942272535 Charity Chamberlain

    I love to cut t-shirts/jeans, fussy cut things for scrapbooking or card making, fabric for sewing, and cut hair (been in the beauty industry since I was 12 so cutting hair is like arts & crafts in a way 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02177850372440073129 Betty Chen

    So many wonderful ideas! Thanks.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06646924159184966231 lulu moonwood murakami

    I love cutting up! I draw with shapes in fabric AND paper!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12402441523209933933 Tina Sheppard

    I love to cut up all sorts of things from paper to fabric to plastics to strings and yarn. I love to cut it all so that I can put it back together again in a different way.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14027039395902818180 Purl2562

    Yarn or ribbon!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18204517569238742145 cherio1

    I like fussy cutting materials and papers for card making projects.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06398669482590803897 barbara macaskill

    My favorite thing to cut up is paper!! LOVE to fussy cut the most! LOVELOVELOVE the green handled scissors!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09136222564933396828 Melody

    I like to cut up paper. I want to really get into art journaling.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13890415403136246834 Jonee

    I love papercutting but also fabrics. What a fabulous giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08175780917400149556 Barbara Moore

    Fabric first. Paper second.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04244151695658136725 Mary Mac

    Love to cut up solid card stock.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16625514249141386180 Shaiha

    I tend to cut up ribbons and silk for my jewelry projects. I also enjoy cutting metal.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17335846319504922089 Shelley

    I cut out painted images for cards, etc. Also tissue paper for canvas mixed media projects and many other items.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12061667427187580125 Karl Wieser

    I like to cut up magazines, for collages.

  • Anonymous

    I love to cut up old encyclopedias and biology textbooks.

  • Anonymous

    I love to cut up old encyclopedias and biology text books.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04741439586715173323 Connie Befus

    I love to cut up old encyclopedias and biology text books.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12158999896597456785 lesleyana

    i love cutting out magazine articles and crafting projects for my notebooks.

    also love cutting up pretty scrapbook papers to use as design and decor in other projects.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10406231162421386698 Mary Alvarez

    I'd love to learn more about book binding!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10406231162421386698 Mary Alvarez

    I like to cut paper, fabric, and ribbon!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16531869253593548589 dawn keenan

    I love cutting out newspaper words and making things with them.

  • Helen King

    Paper and the plastic wrap off soda bottles to save the animals.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09452318439545510837 kimmysue

    I love cutting up paper, especially magazines or junk mail.