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  • Review: EK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Corner Punch - 1 Inch Rounder

    I don't recommend this product

    Not like a regular corner rounder (12 August 2010)

    I bought this hoping to get a little bit different roundness on the corner of my pictures (different radius than my regular corner rounder). Unfortunately, I can't get it to work on the corner of a picture or even the corner of thin paper. It works best if you are trying to cut out a little "photo corner", where all sides of the punch are cutting through paper.

    It's hard to explain, but most corner rounders only cut on the edge where the curve is. This is more of a "cut out a shape" kind of punch, that cuts all the way around the 90-degree angle and the curve. So if your paper / picture doesn't go beyond the 90-degree angle part, there isn't enough tension on the curve part for the punch to actually cut. It just smushes the corner of your picture through the hole without actually cutting on the curve.

    The confusing part is that there are dotted lines on the back of the punch to help you line up the edges of your picture/paper, and ridges on the inside of the punch, so it appears that it is supposed to work like a corner rounder.

    That said, it is POSSIBLE that I got an older version of the product? The picture here doesn't look exactly like the one I have. Anyway, I'll only be using mine to make photo corners, not to round the edges of pictures / paper.



  • Review: Memories & Treasures - EZ Cutter - Templates - Tags 1 , CLEARANCE

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    I recommend this product

    No bulky or expensive punches! (20 May 2009)

    Sometimes I really want to add a tag to a layout, but it is hard to get the shape right doing it freehand, and I don't always want to use a die-cutter of some kind. These templates are small and easy to keep in my bag for those times. There are several sizes and shapes so I can place it over my paper, adjust if needed for the pattern on the paper, trace, and cut! It just isn't worth using Sizzix or Cricut to do such a simple thing. I'll use these forever.



  • Review: Memories & Treasures - EZ Cutter - Templates - Tags 2, CLEARANCE

    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product

    Exactly what I was looking for! (20 May 2009)

    Sometimes I really want to add a tag to a layout, but it is hard to get the shape right doing it freehand, and I don't always want to use a die-cutter of some kind. These templates are small and easy to keep in my bag for those times. There are several sizes and shapes so I can place it over my paper, adjust if needed for the pattern on the paper, trace, and cut! It just isn't worth using Sizzix or Cricut to do such a simple thing. I'll use these forever.



  • Review: 3L Scrapbook Adhesives - E-Z Squares - Permanent Adhesive Tabs

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    I recommend this product

    Almost wish they weren't quite so permanent! (25 February 2008)

    I love these because they are easy to use. They are sort of like photo splits, but without the backing on each individual square. SO EASY! Just one in each corner of a picture holds it down VERY well. In fact, once it is stuck down you can't move it without tearing the paper underneath, so you have to be careful.

    But I ran out and had to go back to using the skinny stripe version instead of the square tabs, and I am always fussing with how many little lines I want vs. how many come out. That is what I do with other adhesives, too, that are a bunch of little strips or dots rather than one standard size. I'll save those other ones for the times when I truly need small adhesive, like on die-cuts. For most things, I prefer "one square and I'm done!" It really does save time and thought.

    The E-Z Squares are truly easy to use and I'm so glad they are back in stock today so I can stock up!



  • Review: Signo - White Uni-ball Impact Pen

    I recommend this product

    The BEST white pen! (01 February 2008)

    Don't buy any other white pen - most of them cost more and won't work as well. Plus, you have to shake up paint pens...

    I was writing on a layout with this pen this weekend and one of the other croppers asked me, "what is that? how did you do that?" It just writes so nice and naturally, like almost any other pen.

    It is a roller-ball, though, so sometimes if you are pressing too hard the ink gets pushed to each side of your line and you feel the need to go over it again to fill in the middle. This can happen with any of the gel pens, too. The solution is to just write gently - it will still show up nice and white, won't fade like other white markers as they dry. And if you do want to go over something to make it stand out a little more, the ink adheres well - doesn't get messy like some pens can when you do this.

    A great product - I will happily give away all my other white pens purchased before sb.com told me about this one!



  • Review: Cropperware - Page in Progress Box - Stop the Crop Flop, CLEARANCE

    I recommend this product

    Best Christmas gift I bought (01 February 2008)

    I bought this as a gift for a scrapper who takes forever to finish a page because she is so meticulous. She also doesn't get much time to scrap, so I thought if anyone would benefit from being able to keep everything in place until next time, SHE would. Well, we all love her box. It was the hit of the last crop weekend! The magnets are so strong they definitely hold on through multiple layers and it is great to be able to try things out this way.

    My only personal reservations about this product (the reasons I give it 4 stars instead of 5) are: 1) I wish the lid had a secure closure so it would stay on well (even if it stuck to the magnets!), and 2) I wish you could do a layout (i.e., 2 pages) instead of just 1 page at a time. I guess I'll have to get 2 boxes for that... but I might think about the BG Precision Mat kit first.