Friday, March 22, 2019

Paper Trimmer Review

   Welcome to March's product review. Today, I going to review the paper trimmer. A lot of people have a love-hate relationship with this topic because there are so many on the market that don't cut straight.

   Let's first start off saying that I use to own the EK Success Rotary Paper Trimmer. I loved it because it was affordable and easy to use. However, I had to replace it about once a year since I kept wearing out the cutting arm.

   After getting tired of  "disposable" trimmer I bought myself the Cutterpillar Pro V3, which I have owned for about 5 years, However, since I bought this they have upgraded it to a plastic construction which I still hear great things about it. 

   I love the built-in light. Unlike other trimmers, you need to really hold down the paper when cutting to ensure no movement.

   As you can see the grid wore off on mine but I don't mind since the ruler along the top is the way to get the accurate cuts. 

   Also, this has a great storage drawer. 
   The pros of this are that it is long lasting and cuts great. The cons are the cost so if you are a light crafter you might want to go with a Fiskars cutter. Also, this takes up a lot of workspace.  

Monday, March 18, 2019

March SID Reveal

   Welcome to this month's Stick It Down card reveal, be sure to head over to SID to see the whole sketch reveal and all the wonderful inspiration from the other design team members.  The card I will be sharing is a card that I made for my brother's birthday in May. Now, I hope I remember where I stored it until then. 
   Here is my take on it, I followed the sketch loosely as you can see but still kept the bones. 
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics and The Paper Studio), pattern paper (My Mind's Eye), sequins (Spiegel Mom Scraps), stamp (Simon Says Stamp), manual dies (Crafter's Companion, Spellbinders, and Heidi Swapp), ephemera (Fancy Pants Designs), tools (MISTI, Spellbinders, and Minc), foil (Heidi Swapp), ink (Memento)

   Here is a little closer look at all the foiled goodness. 

   Play along with this month's sketches for a chance to win the prize from our March sponsor Allie's Scrap Shop!