I've been scrapping for several years now. Up until last week, I'd just had the regular run of the mill scissors. My dog chewed up the handle on the last pair. I had heard good things about this little pair, and I am now wishing I bought these years ago. They cut through most anything with ease. I really like that they cut through thick ribbon, without fraying the edges. If you are a beginner or an old timer, who doesn't have these. I would highly recommend them.