The edge distresser is a disk with a razor blade inside it. Scraping it along the edge of your paper gives you a variety of looks, depending on the pressure you apply, the angle you scrape it at, and even whether you're altering dry or wet paper. There are lots of ways to distress paper, and this little tool just adds another dimension to your products. And for the price, it just can't be beat!
This little tool is so light and easy to use. You simply rub it back and forth along the edge of your paper and you are left with a nice, distressed edge to ink or leave as-is. It is much safer to use than the edge of your scissors, and won't take up much room in your crop bag.
Used in this layout: It's a Girl! (2 page LO)
I edge distressed every single one of my 3-peice -wedding invitations and they turned out beautiful!!! Yes, it is just razor blade protected with a peice of plastic to run along side the edge of your cardstock,,, but for 99 CENTS, thank you for doing the work Heidi! :)
Used in this card: Blue Christmas Gift TAG/CARD
I have the Making Memories distresser too but this one is much better the circular design makes it easy to use. I found that I had more control using it. Also, if you go over an area a couple of times it distresses paper without ripping the paper.
I love this little guy sooo much! I think I have used it on every page since I bought it. It is so easy to use, and it creates the perfect distressed look to any paper project you are working on. The price is great too! :)
Used in this layout: go Johnny go
Before I found this I was using my scissors to distress the edges of my paper. I probably ruined 3 pairs of scissors this way, the lose their sharpness. This little tool is awesome. Small, cute and a lifesaver!!
Used in this layout: God's Gifts
The circular shape makes it easy to hold and you can't go wrong with pink! The distressing is subtle and not too much. It is a cheap way to add a little age to your page! Looks great on heritage pages!
Used in this layout: Family is Everything
I love love love love this thing!!! It's so simple to use and safe for the munchkins as well! It has really stood it's ground as I've been using this on EVERYTHING! And it's pink!
Used in this card: Pretty in Pink
I recently bought this and love it! It's so cheap and easy to use-just drag it along the edge of the paper and you're done! Gives it a distressed look very quickly.
Used in this layout: Just Monkeying Around
This is the neatest little tool, With it, you can distress edges in varying degrees from just a little to a lot. I am amazed at how easy it is to use!
Used in this layout: Lena
For the price I think this is an excellent little tool. I use it in conjunction with sandpaper or the Basic Grey precision file set. It takes patience and time, but it works! Works better on cardstock than thinner paper. You can get it to work on lighter weight paper you just have to do smaller sections at a time.
Used in this layout: Jasper Just an average day
I do like just how "rough" this makes the edges of cardstock, but I wish it was easier to grip while "roughing" the edges.. I find I end up creasing my paper because it's all so much to handle at once! But it is neat!
Used in this layout: Love
I have never tried distressing so I didn't want to buy anything too expensive. This is just the right price. It isn't expensive at all and it does the job although you will probably have to run it over the page severall times to get the right look. However, I can't complain too much for the $1 it cost. It is definitely a good starter tool for people wanting to experiment with distressing, like me. I actually inked the page before I distressed it and really liked the final product.
Used in this layout: Jenn & Phil's 2007 Holiday Party
maybe I haven't got the idea of this tool. No instructions were given with it except to just run the "knife" over the page to distress the edge of the paper. Well all I have managed to do is tear the edge! I have taken it to friends and none of them can do it either! Works a bit better on card but doesn't give the effect I thought! So very disappointed - but at 99c or something, I guess I shouldn't have expected miracles!!
I love this little distresser. I had previously purchased the MM distressor which was fine but did not do the job I had wanted it to. My mom had picked up the HS one and I was hooked. It gave me a great edge the first time I ran it across a page. I did find that if you use it too forcefully or if I don't hold my paper right that it can tear a little bit, but that just added to the distressed look for me so it wasn't a big deal. And, for the price - you can't beat it!
I love this little distresser. Like all of heidi swapp products the quality is fantastic. The tool fits easily into your hand and runs along the edge of your page with little hassle. If you apply too much pressure, it will make like tears in your page, but I did this on purpose for a layout and it turned out wonderfully. This is a must have if you like to make cards. The distressed look will add dimension to any of your projects, and it's pink. How can you go wrong?
This little tool is the handiest thing! The little slice cut out for the paper to fit into makes it a breeze to swipe it up and down the edges. The gunky paper doesn't clog it up either. That means no more rips or tears from a slip of the distresser! Might I also add this means no more sliced fingers from a pair of scissors? The distresser is small and compact as well and fits perfectly into the smallest craft idea envelopes. A definite must for any toolkit!
This is a great edge distresser for beginners who are trying to distress the edges of their papers. Like previous reviewers said, if using thinner paper you do need to work on smaller sections of paper in order to prevent extreme tears that aren't intended. I haven't used it on any other material other than paper, but I think that's all it's intended for. I love it! Works beautifully on cardstock! It's only $1, you can't lose!
I love this little distresser! First, it's cute as can be - in a lovely shad of pink. Second, it fits in my hand perfectly! Third - it does a fabulous job of distressing paper and chipboard edges. I would highly recommend this to anyone!
Much easier and much more precise than using scissors! You can't go wrong with this tool! It is quick and easy and makes your paper look like you did a lot of work to it! For 99 cents, you can't do better!
I bought this tool because of the price and now I know why it is only $1. It works well for cardstock, but you have to run it back and forth to get the distressed looked. It's good for what you pay for it, but it is a little bit more work to get the distressing than I thought it would be and you can't use it on regular paper.
It was cheap so I bought it. I tried to use it a couple times and found it just plan annoying to use because I kept tearing and wrinkling up my paper. I don't even use it anymore and stick to my little pieces of sandpaper.