23.8.07

Paper, Rock, Scissors

Actually, the title of this post is a bit misleading. There is no rock included in this post, just paper and scissors - and a blade. I just thought that paper, rock, scissors sounded a bit...catchier. Anyhow - I've been doing loads of papercutting lately, and relying pretty heavily on these three tools, so I thought I'd talk a bit about them. First off is the blade - I broke down and got the Martha Stewart Crafts blade, because it's rubberized and has a kind of ergonomic shape - a lot easier on the hands. Also, it has it's own pretty brown storage box. Next up are these little scissors that I use for really fine cutting. They are super sharp, and are shaped like a tweezer. I love these - they are so handy.

Finally, my scissors - another fine Martha Stewart product. These are really nice and sharp, and also came in a very pretty brown box. Now, back to the cutting at hand....

4 comments:

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

But can I still call it an X-acto if I were to get one? Mine is so covered in masking tape (just like my daddy's) that I created my own padding, but then over time the edges get sticky with that masking tape crud...Martha's lookn' good round 'bout now.

Paige said...

any suggestion on where to get the superfine tweezer-y scissors? I am of to martha.com to look at the others...Thanks!

Trudi said...

Hey Paige - I got mine at the paper place in Toronto. Not sure where you are in the world, but I had a quick look online, and found them on quite a few UK sites - http://www.olneycraftsupplies.co.uk/acatalog/Scissors.html
Cheers,
Trudi

sherrieg said...

I went to Michael's in Saint John over the weekend, and drooled over the Martha display. It is indeed a very clever handle on the x-acto knife... maybe next time I'm there I'll just have to cave... even though mine is in fine shape!