Hi! I started out with a Fiskars paper trimmer, but recently purchased the Making Memories 12 x 12 trimmer. It is a bit cumbersome to take to crops, so I will take my Fiskars one instead. The MM trimmer is great since there are measurements on the surface and is self-sharpening (no replacement blades). I also broke down and bought a Stampin Up circle cutter ~ which is exactly the same thing as the Ek Success one in the products mentioned.
I think that you already have what you need with the one you have. I have the one you have, plus the friskars and the Ek Success Cutter Bee Circle scissonr and I regret I bought the last one, really I dont like it!!! And you need a good pair of scissors I love my friskars and the cuttlebee:
Thank you both for your replies. I really appreciate it. I already had my eye on the Making Memories because it folds up for storage. I appreciate the validation. And since Michael's just sent out a 50% off coupon to its mailing list, how can I refuse! I am new, but I am enthusiastic.
I have been a scrapbooker for 13 years and I myself don't like the big bulky trimmers just because of the space they take up and the bulk. I really love the portable Fiskar trimmer the one that has all the different measurements on them . I got mine from Stampin Up but I know Michaels has the same kind. I have had every trimmer out there and this one totally rocks for pages and cards and photo matts.
I started out with the little Fiskars 12 inch one and used it for about 6 years and then it started not cutting straight. So, my DH got me the Fiskars rotary trimmer and I've been using that since 2004. I love that trimmer and all of it's deco blades.
Went to my Michaels with a 50% coupon yesterday and they didn't have the MM, I'm so disappointed. . Even went to JoAnn and they didn't have it either.
THAT is what I am worried about,,,,
I know Joann will order any item for you,,,,but I don't believe Joann carries the MM,,,,I am not certain if Michael's will order an item for you, although I know they CARRY the MM,,,just know they run OUT alot because it's a popular item,,,also, even if they order it, by the time they get it in, will your coupon even be VALID,,,,of course, you'll probably have another coupon,,,maybe,,,,but it MIGHT be 40% instead of 50%,,,
I have 2 within driving distance,,,,,If I have to I'll go to both of them,,,,,
hopefully they'll have one,,,I'm also considering calling first,,,,,
Edited by holly1965 on 03-31-09 08:56 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
yes I did, Dot, thankyou LOL,,,,,and my car got completely TOTALLED tonight, so Lord only knows if I'll be ABLE to go shopping this weekend,,,,,I need to buy a new car But I'm surely going to try after FINALLY getting a 50% coupon!!!!!
Sorry to hear abount your car Holly. Joannes does carry the MM trimmer its on their site so if they can't order it for you then you can always order it from their online store and find a free shipping code and a 40% coupon (just google joanns Coupons and they will come up). I want to say I have had 5 trimmers and I finally got the MM one and I love it. It cuts so nicely, now i have to figure out what to do with my extra's.
When I was first scrapbooking I used a small Fiskars trimmer that I got at walmart. I now have a large guilotuine(sp?) type cutter by xacto. It was fairly expensive but so worth it... it's so much easier to use, and faster. The measurements are easy to figure out. I love it and couldn't live without it! Never use my small trimmer anymore.