Okay..I'm an admitted Tool Junkie....and for distressing I have a Handheld Scraper & some Precision Files.... but this Tool is the Bomb!!! It came with a small piece of cardboard, so of course I distressed that immediately, then 1 piece of cardstock, then 2 at a time. But I wanted to see how many pieces of textured cardstock it could distress at one time, so I cut 10 small scraps of textured cardstock, and it did a FANTASTIC JOB ON ALL FOUR SIDES IN LESS THAN 1 MINUTE!!!! Can you imagine how long it would take to distress 10 or 20 or 50 small pieces of paper by hand?
As for those who say it's a little loud to operate, it sounds like a hand mixer on high---doesn't bother me a bit.
It's lightweight enough to hold in one hand and distress paper with the other, but it also has four sturdy rubber feet which makes it easy to place on a flat surface and it won't slide around. (I even tried it on an "interior" edge of cardstock).
Last, (but certainly one of my favorite features)...it has a handy Dust Compartment on the bottom, so you won't have "Paper Dust" EVERYWHERE!!
Make distressing EASY on your fingers & nails....buy the cute & powerful Zutter Distrezz-it-All...it's worth the price!!!!!!!!
The power cord is plenty long (4ft.- 4"), but wouldn't it be cool if some day, they came out with a Battery-operated version?
I've used this little gadget on every layout since I got it last week. I wasn't sure how much I actually needed it, but once it arrived and I'd distressed everything in sight, I can honestly say I wish I'd ordered it sooner. It is my new favorite tool. The one before that was my crop-o-dial, and the one before that was my isotonic scissors, so I do not award "favorite tool" status lightly. A tool has to be really good for me to take the time to review it. This one is really good.
Used in this layout: Winter Cold
This tool is very cool! I love distressing cardstock and it takes soooo long to distress each side with my little distresser and this tool, WOW, you slide your paper through and viola!! it's distressed! You can slide it in two different ways, one way for a little distressing and another for a more rugged look! It's a must have if you are a die-hard distresser like me. It is a bit noisey, but it's fast!!
Used in this layout: Granny Bugs
My daughter has one and we have had a lot of fun with the Zutter this past year. I did her anniversary card by hand and really decided at that time it was a definite need. Especially, when I could get it on SALE!!!!!
It is fast and you can do multiple sheets at the same time and a lot faster. I ordered this as my Christmas present to me. Waiting for the holidays to be over to play with mine. Several friends are gathering at my house to crop and they haven't seen a Zutter. It will really get a work out then.
I pulled the Zutter - Distrezz It All out of the box and used it immediately upon receiving it. My first project was a small scrap book where I distressed the chipboard cover and about 20 pages of scrapbook paper. I gave it as a gift and my friend liked it. The Distrezz It All worked consistently regardless of the thickness of the paper. It does create a pile of fine dust but the trade off of not distressing by hand makes it work it!
I love to make cards and mini-albums using papers and card stock with distressed edges -- and this little machine achieves the look with EASE!! Whether I want a lightly frayed edge or a REALLY roughed-up edge, the Distrezz It All attains it in SECONDS!!
All I can say is...the designer of this little marvel is GENIUS in my (BEAUTIFULLY edged) book!!
I've used both the Tim Holtz and Heidi Swapp distressing tools, and let me tell you the Zutter Distrezz-it-All blows both of them away. I've only used my Tim Holtz one on a few layouts and it's already dull and ripping the paper (where I don't want it to rip). Mind you, that I am generally a huge fan of Tim Holtz products and use a lot of his other products A LOT. I hesitated buying the Zutter because of the cost. it IS pricey. But once I got it, I can honestly say it is worth getting if you like to do distressing on your layouts. This tool is AWESOME! I absolutely love it and love the look it gives on my layouts. The only thing is it is LOUD. The room I work in has no carpeting, and I don't know if that just amplifies it more, but it sounds like I'm using power tools in there. lol! Definitely not something you want to be using when you're scrapping at night when other people are trying to sleep. I wish the cord was just a little longer. I have to use an extension cord for it to reach my scrap table which is really not that far from the outlet. And although the paper dust catcher does contain most of the mess, some of it will end up on your table too. No biggie, though. I like to go against the blade for a really distressed look, so that's probably why I get a lot of dust. lol!
I just purchased this tool and I absolutely love it! I jsut recently got into distressing my pages and was frustrated at how long it took me to achieve the look I wanted.
This is so easy and you can run several pages through at once. I like that you can run paper through with the blade to get a light distressing and against the blade for some major distressing. It also is not as messy as it has a dust collector.
It's a tad loud but I'll take the noise to make it easier to distress!
This tool is Fabulous! I've been using it since the day I received it. If something ever happened to it I'd order another one in a heartbeat. I used to skip distressing edges because of the time it took to do by hand- Not any more- I distress everything. It even did a good job on thin paper, like typing paper.
As far as the noise goes- well because it does not stay on I did not find it a problem at all.
I had a chance to use this tool on a few of my layouts this weekend. Although it is quite loud... it does an excellent and FAST job!
I love that by pulling the cardstock or paper through different directions you get a rougher or lighter distressed look.!!
I feel like a handyman working w/ wood out in his 'shop'... Only, I'm a woman, with a bright pink tool...working w/ my scrappy creations!!! LOL
Used in this layout: Best of 2009
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