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Scrapbooking scissors are one of those essential scrapbooking tools must haves. Yet, not all scissors are the same.
Before you spend money on scissors and discover that you're disappointed with them, read about these three features that you want to make sure that your scrapbooking scissors have.
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Growing up, did your mother have pinking shears? They were large scissors that could cut a zigzag pattern in fabric to keep it from fraying. Similar to Pinking shears, decorative edge scrapbooking scissors come in large and small patterns.
You can choose from zigzag, postage stamp edge, waves, and more! These scissors are sometimes referred to as paper shaper edges.
Look for scissors that are designed for both left-handed and right-handed cutting and have two pattern designs. Invest in good quality scissors that are durable. When you're not using the scissors, store them with the blades closed.
There are organizers that come with several pairs of decorative edge scrapbooking scissors. If you plan on doing a lot of scrapbooking and you're really interested in having a wide variety of choices, then this might be a good investment. If you feel that decorative edge scissors will enhance your scrapbook pages, but that they are just one of the many options available, then just purchase one or two pair.
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For intricate cutting, learn why craft scissors are a must.
Invest in a good quality set of scissors designed for working on craft projects. These scissors are small and come with soft grip handles. Because scrapbooking can be messy from the glue and such, look for scrapbook scissors that have a nonstick coating on the blades. It is so much easier to clean the nonstick coating than to try to tackle dried on glitter or glue.
Craft scissors have a fine tip designed for accurate detail cutting, such as cutting around a leaf or a silhouette. Thus, the blades are super sharp and need to be kept in the protective cap when not in use. You also want to make sure that the scissors are kept out of a child's reach.
There are different types of craft scissors available. You might find it beneficial to purchase a pair that have large handles. Large handles will accommodate most or all of your fingers making it easier to cut items, especially card stock.
Understand what to look for when choosing regular scissors.
Because there will be many times when you will want to cut a straight edge, every scrapper needs a decent pair of regular scissors for scrapbooking. Choose scissors that have stainless steel blades and cut all the way to the tip. There is nothing worse than starting to cut and as you get toward the end, you rip your paper because the tip of the scissors weren't designed to cut.
Your scissors should have large enough handles to comfortably fit your thumb and at least two of your fingers. If you purchase bent scissors, this will help you be able to keep your materials flat and provide for better cutting.
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