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If you love stenciling, this tool is going to be a must-have and this will be the last stenciling tool you will ever need. The quality of this tool is superb and Lisa Horton Crafts has designed it with care for all stencilers. Not only can you use your stencils with this tool, but it is also perfect for scoring and inking as well.
Contents: This Ulti-Mate2 Multi Tool system has the following components included:
The black, felt-like storage bag features a pocket in the front for storing stencils, dies, and other products (sold separately) that you may use with the tool. This bag also has two heavy-duty snaps on the front to keep your tools from falling out.
With all these amazing features, when you love stenciling and other crafting techniques, what is keeping you from purchasing this amazing product? You will fall in love with this product and it will earn a permanent place on your crafting station. You will learn how to use this product for many more different techniques as you get used to creating with it. This is an extremely valuable tool that will help you create smoothly and effortlessly in no time at all.
Number of Pieces: 9 (including the small metal pieces).
I usually don't write a bad review and this is the first on Scrapbook.com. I am not happy with my purchase. For the amount of money I paid (on sale), I feel the quality is poor. I have not even used the front of it with the stencil portion. I tried out the score board. The grooves for scoring are not lined up with the ruler across the top so you have to move the cardstock one way or the other. Plus, the grooves don't go up the side to the ruler so you can't see where to start scoring. You have to move the paper down and then run the risk of scoring crooked. I haven't figured out the secret, as yet. Also, when I do score with the tool provided, the score is not straight! The groves look straight, but the score line is wiggly. I changed it to the larger ball without any luck. When I fold my card, it's always off one way or the other. I have not used the stenciling part as I am working on another project that doesn't require it. I hope it earns the three stars I gave this.
I have never needed to return something to Scrapbook.com, but was thinking of returning this so I was surprised when I read the return policy. It seems that because I opened it and tried it, it cannot be returned. How in the world would I know if it was sub-par unless I opened it and tried it?! I was hoping by having the scoreboard on the same tool, I could eliminate the need for another scoreboard, however that is not the case.
I will update this or write another review if the stencil portion proves just as useless.
I agree that the scoreboard is a little strange but I have watched Lisa demo it and each line is 1/8" and she suggests marking with a permanent marker by going down the line with black. It has something to do with the way they do things in the UK. This product was made specifically for those of us in the USA that love her stencils. She is not allowed to sell the original Ulti-mate in the USA because it conflicts with the MISTI patent. It is a stamping platform but also has the pegs for her stencils. Her peg system is amazing for her stencils as the holes sit on the pegs and hold them in place. Her stencils have numerous pieces so you get a very detailed finished product. This product also included the die to be able to convert many other companies stencils to use in her system.
Very disappointed that the lines for scoring to don’t match with ruler measurements properly. An 8 1/2 paper measure slightly shorter than 8 1/2. When try to score in half it is off approximately 1/8 inch. Extremely disappointed with scrapbook.com return policy. How would I have guessed before opening and using that measurements are off.
This is a wonderful tool and I am using it with success. The 2-sided mat is great! The stencil pegs are really special and make stenciling so easy. BUT.... regrettably, there is a manufacturing / design flaw on the score board side because the groove lines / measurements are off by at least 1/16" of an inch. Using the printed tick marks as a guide, I was having trouble getting the edges of my folded cards to align and really thought it was me making a mistake. For a long time I've wanted a smaller scoreboard to replace my Martha Stewart, 12"x12" scoreboard, but I couldn't justify the cost of buying something I already have, and that works perfectly every time. (It's just so much larger than generally needed for card making.) Using a ruler and then Martha's guides to check against Lisa Horton's guides, it became obvious that my user error wasn't the case. So, I still have to rely on good old Martha to score a 5.5" x 8.5" sheet in order to create an exact half-fold at 4-1/4". On the other hand, the die that came with this tool bundle is BRILLIANT, and it was the deciding factor for me in making the purchase. Overall, I would recommend this tool set to anyone providing they already have a perfect scoring board.
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