Westcott Challenge Giveaway

Will you be the lucky winner that wins 
this fantastic giveaway by Westcott?  

A few years ago, I was given some of their scissors with which to work, and I fell in love with them.  Their cutting tools are THE best tools I have ever used. 

Westcott scissors are known for their ability to cut through sticky materials without getting that sticky build up on the blades.  They live up to that promise.  They also cut fabric really well.  They are my go-to cutting tools and I know they will be yours too.

Westcott is giving away the Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools that you see in this photo.  To win, click on the link at the end of this post.

The challenge this month was to create something with Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools, The Duct Brand® Decorator Tape Rolls, and Velcro USA® Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners.

Duct Tape Evening Bag
by Carol Heppner

So, I decided to create an evening bag made from the black Duct Brand® Decorator Tape Roll and use the Pink and Gold Duct Brand® Decorator Tape Rolls as accents on the purse.  I wanted to create a project that was functional and no one would believe was made with Duct Brand® Decorator Tape.  

Yes, that’s right, the outside of the evening bag is made from Duct Tape.

One Bag - Different Looks! 

Under all that Duct Brand® Decorator Tape is a Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Gluten Free box.  Yes, this formal evening bag is also “green”.  The box served as the base on which I built my evening bag.

I also applied a thin coat of Ranger Industries Black Alcohol Ink over the tape. The ink dulled the shine of the tape and increased that leather look.

Cutting the tape was made super easy by using the Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools.  While the tape wouldn’t stick to the scissors, it loved sticking to my fingers!

I used the Velcro USA® Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners for the evening bag’s closure and for the tape embellishments for the evening bag.  

I used the Velcro USA® Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners for the evening bag’s closure and for the tape embellishments for the evening bag.  

When I show my evening bag to friends and tell them it’s made from Duct Brand® Decorator Tape they focus on the pink and gold flowers.  They are a bit shocked when I tell them it’s the entire evening bag.

Make sure to visit other blogs in this hop to see all the great projects they designed using Westcott's tools with Duct Tape and Velcro. Leave a comment on the Westcott Blog for your chance to win. 
(USA only)

For an extra chance,  visit Westcott’s Facebook page and leave a comment about the blog hop and you may win Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools 
(USA only).  

Also, please take some time and visit the charity auction  associated with the Westcott Hop. 

NEW Tutorial on sale - get your copy now before prices increase!
Carol's Chronicles
8 pages, published 23 SEP 2011
This paper-arts tutorial, Polyester Fiberfill 101 by Carol Heppner, is a great guide to show you how to use Polyester Fiberfill to apply pigment ink to your paper-arts projects. Yes, the same material that is used in stuffing pillows is a wonderful tool to apply ink. In this tutorial, you will learn the tricks that will allow you to color all sizes of paper with ease. Take plain white paper and turn it into your own, customized background …

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