As an avid papercrafter, I love adding decorative details to my tags, cards, and scrapbook pages. To whit, I have a BUCKET o’ fancy-edged scissors. But what do you do when you want to go to a crop, or takes some supplies on a trip? Well, usually I just leave mine at home. However, Quick Snippers are about to change all that!
To get to the point, Quick Snippers are the Swiss Army Knife of fancy scissors! It holds 6 pairs of scissors in one compact tool that measures XX wide by XX long and is XX deep. Because the snips are metal, it’s kinda hefty, too- and each scissors has a cutting path of XX inches.
So here are the patterns you’ll get with your Quick Snippers:
I don’t know about your, but besides the straight edge, my “go-to” patterns are often scallop, Victorian, and zig-zag. And here they are!Â So we know that this a great idea and handy and all, but the question really is- “Do they work?” Well, you know me…it wouldn’t be a CraftTestDummies review without some kind of swatching!
I tried to think of as many different things I would actually cut at a crop or while travel-journalling- and since I didn’t think it was feasible to use ALL of the scissors, I chose one at random and used it for all. (In this instance, the scallop.) Here’s how my swatch test turned out:
Now, on a number of them I found there to be some tearing. Here’s the deal: because the cutting area is so short, there is a nice, definitive cut until you reach the last 3/16 of an inch. You really need to give it a good squeeze to finish the cut. This was the case for a number of the scissors. Again, the “handle” portion is really small, so expect to put a little muscle into it- especially for thicker cardstocks or vellum.
For xerox-weight paper, vellum, and photos, it really worked nicely. On the thinner stuff, such as the tissue, there was a bit of “drag” and tearing at the tip. This was also the case for the vinyl. BUT-one piece of advice: make sure the scissors are opened the whole way- you should feel a little “click”Â to indicate that they are in place- before you use them. You get much better results if the scissors are “locked” in place before you start cutting. (Don’t ask how I figured this out!)
However, DO check out this little video I made demo-ing the Quick Snippers:
So, as I said, these aren’t your “best” scissors- but they are OH-so-handy to have when you are on the go! And at $29.99 for 6 scissors- it’s not cheap, but fairly reasonable for the convenience factor!
So…now for the fun part…. I have a Quick Snippers to give away! You’ll have a few chances to win. You will get one “entry” for each of the following:
- Leave a comment here telling me where you would take your Quick Snippers.
- Be my friend on my Facebook Page. Already one? Just leave a separate comment telling me you are.
- Put my “Fan of Craft Test Dummies” badge on your blog, then leave me a separate comment. (Again, if it’s already there, just leave me a comment telling me so and leave your URL so I can come and visit YOUR blog!
Three chances to enter! Whoo! Now, because these suckers are HEAVY, I’m only going to ship this within the contiguous US. I’ll draw a name on Friday, November 12th around noon EST. Thanks for understanding!
Okay, already- comment away!
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