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Topic: crayola cutter- a stenciler's dream??  (Read 3331 times)
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« on: December 03, 2006 07:39:16 PM »

Has anyone seen the new crayola cutter?

http://www.crayola.com/canwehelp/products/cutter/index.cfm?mt=feat_cutter

I can't help but imagine how much it could help with cutting stencils! In fact, it looks like a dream come true!

The only problem i can see is that the website mentions that it just perferates the paper. Even so, I really want to try it!! (I only hope it can live up to the anticipation)
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2006 09:05:29 PM »

what do you mean by "perferating" the paper?
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2006 10:12:32 PM »

I've been seeing the ads for those, too, and wondering are they as good as they look.  If it only perforates the paper, then would you have the little nubbies sticking out on the stencil?  Has anyone out there bought one?  I would love to hear about it!
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2006 10:51:30 PM »

ok, so I realize now that I spelled it wrong, but "perforating" would mean that it does not totally cut clean lines, but cuts it in dashes. I guess the best example is notebooks that have perforated pages so that they are easy to tear out.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2006 06:58:45 PM »

OOOH. That would be useful..

and if the holes that were being punched were close enough and small enough, it would barely leave a mark, right?

I think i'll wait for someone to buy it and test it out before I ask for one.. heh..
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2006 06:26:06 PM »

im going to ask for this for christmas, and ill be sure to let you know if i actually get it, and how it works!

ps, first post. hello, im adam.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2007 07:10:14 AM »

hey adam

did anyone try this yet? i'd love to know if it's worth it

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2007 10:40:39 AM »

I also saw this and I was worried by the nubbie sticking out I would love to know if anyone purchased one and there likes/dislikes of it.
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2007 04:37:04 PM »

According to Amazon it's hard for children to use but crafters seem to like it. It's only $20 so next time I see it I may pick it up. If it doesn't work it'll be going back.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2007 02:09:34 PM »

I was really excited when I saw it and so bought it, but I do not recommend it. It doesn't work very well. They give you some things to cut out and that paper is kind of thick, but not like card stock thick. I use freezer paper when I stencil and it doesn't work very well for that because you have to be able to "punch" out whatever you perforated and freezer paper is too thin and, well, papery.

Anyway, if you use thicker paper, it'll probably be easier, but I still had problems with card stock tearing as I tried to punch it out, but I'm always muddling things up! So, in my opinion, it's not really worth it for stenciling, but I guess it might be different for everyone?

Oh, and about the point of the pen: it stays inside the pen until you press the button to make it move in and out really quickly. It doesn't stick outside the pen.
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