Wednesday, November 19, 2008

12 Days/Posts of Christmas - Day 2

Note: This is the second post for today.

You'll notice the change in the title of this post! Well, Grant was reading my blog and didn't like that I called it 12 "days" since I'm not posting 12 consecutive days so he suggested I change it to 12 "posts" of Christmas. Is this a compromise - may as well start now before we get married!?

Anyways, for Day/Post 2 I am going to talk about the importance of getting a good paper cutter. I say "good" because I have to admit that when I first started paper crafting I was pretty cheap so I have tried several different brands/types of paper cutters before finding one that I really liked - which happens to honestly be the Stampin' Up one.

Many of the other paper cutters I have tried did not actually cut straight because the track for the blade was not designed well so the blade could actually wobble as you cut. The SU paper cutter has a unique design to provide straight and precise cuts and it actually works!

For $30.95, the SU paper cutter has many great features including:

  • 12" cutting length

  • Measures widths up to 15-1/2"

  • 2 cutting blades

  • Swing-out arm for easy measuring

  • Aluminum surface marked with accurate measurements

  • This paper cutter is very popular because it is light weight, small enough to store
    easily and yet large enough to cut papers for 12" x 12" scrapbook pages. The swing-out arm is so handy for getting exact cuts on large pieces of card stock.

    You can also purchase replacement blades for the cutter at 2 for $7.25. There is also a combination pack of one cutting blade and one scoring blade for $7.25 available. (For those who are unsure, a scoring blade is used in the same manner as the cutting blade but it is used to score paper where you want to fold it so that the fold is placed exactly where you want it and straight. This is especially useful for cardmakers to create the centre fold of their card base). For another option to the scoring blade stay tuned for information about the Scor-Pal on a later post!


    Beverly said...

    I totally agree! Thanks for sharing... Just stopping by for a visit to see what you have been up to!

    Grant B. said...

    Good compromise...