A paper trimmer and scorer is a basic tool one should invest in for any type of paper crafting. Make sure that you choose wisely so you don’t end up buying a new one each time.
- I recommend a good size trimmer that fits both A4 and 12×12 card stock. Mine has an extendable arm on the side for cutting or scoring bigger card stock
- Your trimmer should have a cutting blade (for cutting) and a scorer (for making a neat crease line or fold)
- Get to know your trimmer. Make use of the grid lines and measurements. They are there to help you. Find out where your 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 measurements are because you will be using these measurements a lot
- Take care of your cutting blade by using it in both directions when you cut. This will prolong the life of your blade. If you cut downwards the first time, make sure that your next cut goes up. The trick is to leave the cutting blade where you cut last so that you know which direction you need to go next. If you keep on cutting in one direction only, your blade will get dull faster
- Make sure that replacement blades are available for your paper trimmer
It’s also a good idea to have a flat surface to work on. Look for a cutting mat that covers your workspace. Choose one that has a self-healing surface, meaning you can cut things on it. A flat surface helps especially when stamping.
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If you need more information about Stampin’ Up!’s paper trimmer and scorer, let me know, I’m happy to help.