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June 21st, 2007, 05:07 PM
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I'm just wondering what product was your biggest waste of money? There is so much out there, I could spend my whole savings on scrapbooking supplies, so I want to avoid the obvious silly purchases. Thanks
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June 21st, 2007, 06:01 PM
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Cheap paper. I am a total paper snob and can't stand to scrapbook with the Michaels type paper.
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June 21st, 2007, 07:09 PM
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Hands down it was this Fiskars cutting system. I threw it out just recently, but it was one of my 1st purchases. The blade unit was in the shape of a circle, then your purchased templates (they orange and plastic). I could never ever get the thing to work right. You were suppose to be able to just run this circular blade type thing around the template and you'd have this wonderful clean cut heart or star or whatever it was you were cutting. But for me the paper just tore every single time. When I went to my 1st crop I was talking to some of the girls about it, and anyone that had purchased it hated it too...glad to know it wasn't just me.
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June 22nd, 2007, 03:31 AM
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Cheap paper. I am a total paper snob and can't stand to scrapbook with the Michaels type paper.[/b]
Where do you buy your paper?
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June 22nd, 2007, 05:23 AM
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Where do you buy your paper?[/b]
I get monthly Club Scrap kits and I go to a scrapbook store sometimes that only carries higher end paper.
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June 22nd, 2007, 08:32 AM
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Hands down it was this Fiskars cutting system. I threw it out just recently, but it was one of my 1st purchases. The blade unit was in the shape of a circle, then your purchased templates (they orange and plastic). I could never ever get the thing to work right. You were suppose to be able to just run this circular blade type thing around the template and you'd have this wonderful clean cut heart or star or whatever it was you were cutting. But for me the paper just tore every single time. When I went to my 1st crop I was talking to some of the girls about it, and anyone that had purchased it hated it too...glad to know it wasn't just me.[/b]

I am glad I did not buy that last night. The only reason I didn't was because they didn't have the shape template. Thank you!
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June 22nd, 2007, 10:33 AM
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Hands down it was this Fiskars cutting system. I threw it out just recently, but it was one of my 1st purchases. The blade unit was in the shape of a circle, then your purchased templates (they orange and plastic). I could never ever get the thing to work right. You were suppose to be able to just run this circular blade type thing around the template and you'd have this wonderful clean cut heart or star or whatever it was you were cutting. But for me the paper just tore every single time. When I went to my 1st crop I was talking to some of the girls about it, and anyone that had purchased it hated it too...glad to know it wasn't just me.[/b]
I actually almost bought this, but realized it just wasn't goof-proof enough for me. I just wanted to cut circles, so I bought a little circle cutter. Who knew that scrapbooking required so many tools!
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June 22nd, 2007, 01:12 PM
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I also have the Friskars cutting system and HATE it...I cant get it to work..so that is probley my biggest waste of money!!!
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Hands down it was this Fiskars cutting system. I threw it out just recently, but it was one of my 1st purchases. The blade unit was in the shape of a circle, then your purchased templates (they orange and plastic). I could never ever get the thing to work right. You were suppose to be able to just run this circular blade type thing around the template and you'd have this wonderful clean cut heart or star or whatever it was you were cutting. But for me the paper just tore every single time. When I went to my 1st crop I was talking to some of the girls about it, and anyone that had purchased it hated it too...glad to know it wasn't just me.[/b]
I hear people say this a lot about the fiskars cutting tool but I don't get it. I use it and LOVE it! I have never had my paper rip unless I used it on the wrong side of the template or if I set the blade down backwards. If you use it correctly it shouldn't tear.
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