About 6 years ago, my friend Sara bought these scissors and raved about them. I was not so sure because I have always had a hard time finding scissors because I am left handed. But, I took a chance and bought these and could not have been happier about a scrap purchase.
These scissors are great. The holes are padded and ambidextrous which is really important when you live in a right-handed world. The blades are SHARP and the tip is really pointed. It also comes with a blade cover - which I recommend using if you don't want to poke yourself.
To date, this has been the best scrap purchase I have ever made. It's been over 6 years and I am still on my first pair - which have not ever needed to be sharpened. I now have a couple of pairs of these - the original pair for my scrap room, a second pair for cropping on the go and a pair for use elsewhere in the house. I could not recommend these more!!
I was wrong! I (meaning my daughter) lost my Cutter Bee scissors a couple of months ago and I decided I could live without them. I haven't had much time to scrap lately, so i thought my decision was a good one. Then tonight I had to cut out a dozen quarter page size outlines of Christopher Columbus' ship for a third grade project (my daughter's - not mine). Intricate waves at the bottom of the ships, furled sails and ship flags - beautiful representatives of the Santa Maria. And nearly impossible to cut out with my big clunky scissors or her little scissors. It took an hour and looks like I did them with a hacksaw! Finished the project, put her to bed and went right to scrapbook.com to order a new pair. Can't wait to get them and this time I will lock them up! Great product every crafter should have at their fingertips.
I am relatively new to scrapbooking. That being said, I have been using gigantic Fiskars scissors for all my cutting including small precise cutting. I was taking a class at a convention and the teacher said to me, "Oh, no, that will never work!" and asked the class if anyone had small scissors to let me borrow. Well a nice lady in the room let me use her Cutter Bee scissors and immediatley after the class I ran to AC Moore and bought a pair! I didn't realize what a difference they make. They are super sharp and super precise. I can do things with these scissors I thought I couldn't ever do. They make it all possible! Definetly a must-have in every scrapper's arsenal!
These are the only scissors I will use. I have a pair in every color that they offer. These scissors are super sharp. They cut through paper like butter. The tips are also very sharp, which makes it easy for precision cutting. Also, sometimes when I am too lazy to grab my paper piercer, I use the ends to make holes in my paper for brads. These scissors come with a cover for them, so they will not open while you are transporting them and also so that you don't hurt yourself, because like I said even the ends are really sharp. You won't be disappointed if you get a pair of these. They are really worth it!
Cutter Bees? I have two pairs of Cutter Bees. You know how it goes, if one is good two are better. My friend kept telling me I needed a pair of Cutter Bees. She told me at least once a week for about 4 months until...I broke down and bought a pair. Well, I love them. Yes, they are precise and stay sharp, but they also double as a paper piercer. Yipee! I have used them with some intricate clipart and they do an awesome job. For example, I was cutting out the wings of a hawk and I didn't want to 'foul' it up so to speak and the feathers were easy to snip and the precision result was superb!