Let’s talk about scissors. I don’t know about you but I have my very favorite, must have, scissors. I was upset yesterday when my girls used them to cut sticky food with. Yup… they gunked them up so bad that I couldn’t use them. I cracked open my unDu and removed the goo but they were so dull they wouldn’t cut paper anymore. Now I am on the hunt for a replacement pair. I can’t seem to find them anywhere…. at least not yet.
I have several pairs of scissors. I use them for different jobs. My first pair I ever bought were Honey Bees by Cutter Bees. These have a great Teflon coating and work great for cutting through sticky glue dots, double sided tape other such sticky supplies.
When it comes to cutting any type of fabric I have my straight blade and my pinking shears. They work the best for fabric and felt. I find any of my other scissors aren’t sharp enough and snag. Fiskars makes great scissors for cutting through felt and fabric.
I like to work with wire, metal, acrylic and plastic. I have some strong Titanium scissors. They are extremely durable and strong. They seem to cut through anything and remain sharp.
Now… my favorite pair are spring loaded. I adore them because they are extremely comfortable and my hand doesn’t cramp or get sore when I plan on doing either a lot of pages or a lot of fine detailed cutting. They are always sharp and have a fine tip for detailed cutting. Alas…. they are wrecked. *SIGH* My Tim Holtz, Tonic, Spring Loaded, Fine Tip Scissors are sad too.
Quick Tip#1: If you are finding that your scissors are sticky just use a little dab of unDu and it will disappear.
Quick Tip#2: If you find that your scissors aren’t cutting like they did when you first bought them you can cut a sheet of aluminum foil or you can get them sharpened professionally.
Quick Tip #3: If your scissors are getting sticky but not because of goo or glue, you can cut through waxed paper too!! ** this tip was from Ginni. I have just given her a ballot for the draw. Thanks for the tip!**
I would like you to use some decorative scissors on your next layout or card. You can email me at: email@example.com and please put Scrapdango Blog Challenge in the subject line.
Remember that this month I am offering a cute set of Maya Road Stamps!