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Along with the punches I reviewed in in my last article, I received the Fringe Scissors (another tool that was on my wish list!). The Fringe Scissors have been on my list as a tool I thought needed a space in my craft room for a few months now. I had a few uses in mind for these scissors, and couldn’t wait to start cutting up some paper!
Little did I realize though that the blades were still coated with a little bit of oil. That possibly could have been a step or caution on the directions, but now you know I don’t really read those very much. Although your scissors might not have the same issue, I would recommend cutting some scratch paper before diving in to remove any excess oil.
Once that was out of the way I happily cut strips of cardstock to make grass. After the three strips were secured I added in a few Easter eggs to complete the look. If I had to manually cut each of those strips by hand it would have taken so much time. This was very quick as a few short passes got the results I wanted in a fifth of the time, since there are five blades that cut at once.
In addition to paper, I wanted to test how well the Fringe Scissors would work on ribbon. I didn’t have high hopes, and wasn’t surprised when they didn’t cut all the way through the ribbon or have a clean cut. These scissors are meant to cut paper, but I actually liked the frayed ends as they reminded me of a winter scarf. Using that scarf idea I created a quick and easy wintery birthday card.
One of the things that I didn’t realize about these scissors is that you can’t cut long strips. With a normal pair of scissors, or even pinking shears, you can choke up on the handle and continue cutting in a long straight line. With the Fringe Scissors you can only cut on the first pass, or in essence the length of the blade which is about two and a half inches. Trying to cut longer strips result in pieces becoming crushed.
Overall I was really pleased with how well the scissors felt in my hands, and how easy it was to use them. The Fringe Scissors retail for $12.99 and can also be purchased at Michaels or online at Martha Stewart Crafts.
- Scissors have comfort-grip handles that make cutting a smooth process
- 5 blades get your fringe cut in a hurry!
- I would love to see the Fringe Scissors come in other sizes for more cutting options
- You can only cut the length of the blade with the scissors, not long strips
The kind folks at EK Success Brands will be giving one lucky winner their very own Martha Stewart Around The Page Punches and Fringe Scissors. To enter, just leave a comment on one of the Vendor Spotlight: Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page or Fringe Scissors. Answer any one of these questions in the Comments Section right below this article on our website.
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