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Old 01-08-2015, 10:42 AM   #1
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Default PHOTO SLEEVE FUSE TOOL

Has anyone seen or tried the new Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool? I got an email from A Cherry on Top about it and pre-ordered right away. I hardly ever order anything before I've read extensively about it. It seems like it would be nifty to use with my Project Life projects. Please reassure me about my order. It isn't available for shipment until February.
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:46 AM   #2
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I saw the sneak peeks and went out and did a little googling and discovered a video from Walnut Hollow about how to use their Hotmarks tool to do the same thing: HERE. I also found an instructable on doing it with a woodburning tool, which was just slightly different: HERE.

Since I have a Walnut Hollow creative something multi-tool, I am going to give that a try to see if it works. I am also going to try my battery-operated heat setting tool (for heat-set rhinestones) to see how that works - I'm thinking it would be nice to not have to deal with a cord.

If it weren't that I already have these tools that I *think* might work, I'd be all over ordering one of the Fuse tools - and I don't do the Project Life thing. I just have had a number of things that would have worked really well with cut-down page protectors, but I didn't like sewing them, wasn't happy with how they looked with double-sided tape, and my old seal-a-meal only worked if I wanted to melt lines that went the complete length or width of the page protector.
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When I need to modify a page protector, I sew it on the machine but next time I will try my Hotmarks tool. I think a wood burner would be too hot and would dissolve the plastic rather than fuse it. I'll let you know.
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I saw a video with this tool, and it does look very interesting. My question is whether or not you can use it only with (their) special page protectors. I hesitate to try my hot-fix crystal tool, because I think it will just melt a hole in the protector or melt it so badly that it will be a "hot mess" (pun intended) . I might give it a try on a page protector that I've already cut up.
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I saw a video with this tool, and it does look very interesting. My question is whether or not you can use it only with (their) special page protectors. I hesitate to try my hot-fix crystal tool, because I think it will just melt a hole in the protector or melt it so badly that it will be a "hot mess" (pun intended) . I might give it a try on a page protector that I've already cut up.
Jeanette - I think I have finally managed to carve myself out a little time for play in the crafting cave tonight. I have both a Hot Marks tool and a hot fix crystal tool (ok, I have two of those - one battery operated) and I am going to try this with all of them and report back. For page protectors, I have some cheap ones from the office supply store, and some of the Paper Studio brand from Hobby Lobby. I'm also going to try a low-temp glue gun with no glue and see how that works. I'm not sure if the tip of the glue gun will get hot enough.

It's not that I have a problem with buying the tool; I just have so much other stuff that might work. For this year, I am really trying to cut down on the recreational shopping - no more heading into the craft store or onto the internet with the attitude of "I'm buying something - anything! - or else!".
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Has anyone played or tried this with a different tool? I got out my old "imaginisce i- roc tool" you know the one that you could use for your bling rhinestones... etc Either my batteries are not strong or what ever, it did not seal my page protectors. I am using the cheapie page protectors too from Wal-farts. I wonder, if my soldering gun with the fine tip on the end would work or would melt the page protector. Going to have to pull my soldering gun out and give it a try. Anyone else out there trying anything. I also have one of those $4.00 ceapie ones that were hanging on the end of a asile "heat and seal battery thingies too". going to see if I tossed that while ago or hunt that down to. Would love to hear what others are trying before they dive into this "fuse tool" like I'm thinking about too. Thanks.
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I tried it with my purple cow tool - the one that was made for wax. It takes some practice and a good ruler helps; (i used the perfect ruler) one that won't slip around on the protector.

Thanks to the OP - I now have another way to make pockets
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I did a video using my Hot Fix tool a few weeks ago. It worked really well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSqn...ijuJJLaYEGzc7A
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This is interesting! Thanks for the great video too! Love your nails!!!
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This is interesting! Thanks for the great video too! Love your nails!!!

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