Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2014 - Barn
I was recently down in the states this weekend and I picked up some things from Hobby Lobby (much cheaper than here!). I got a Friskars Paper Trimmer – the Scrapbooking Rotary one. None of the employees seemed to know which paper trimmer would be the best so I just got the most expensive one from Friskars as I remember reading other brides using it. I got a sample of my invitations and Save-The-Date Cards printed today and decided I would use it.
I got my invitations printed on 100lb cardstock. When I went to use my Friskars, I found I had to repeatedly go back and forth with the cutter to finally get the paper cut. On top of this, the edges sometimes had ripped and frayed edges! Am I doing something wrong, or do I need new blades already? This is crazy.. 🙁
Post # 3
There are many complaints on scrapbooking boards about these cutters. I use a classic guillotine cutter I bought about 12 years ago from an office supply store for about $40, and it’s never let me down. I actually bought it to cut vinyl tile for a floor redo (worked great).
make sure the blade is very clean for each cut, dust builds up quick. Or if you can, return it. Sorry I’m not much help.
Post # 4
you probably need a new blade. fiskars blades get dull really quickly.
Post # 5
I bought one and took it back about 10 minutes after opening it. It never worked for me. We ended up cutting everything by hand. Much happier with the results. A tip for cutting shapes with scissors is to move the paper, not the scissors.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre
@TattooedChick23: I’ve been using my exacto knife and ruler for the past few years. I found that my craft cutter really hasn’t worked too well.