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Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: Quick Snippers™

Reported by Lisa Fulmer

If you’re a traveling crafter with a penchant for pinked and scalloped edges, this handy gadget is for you.
Quick Snippers™ is a 6-in-1 set of little scissors – one with a straight edge, plus 5 different border trims (from bottom up): corkscrew, lightening bolt, zig zag, victorian, and scallop.
You just lift up on the snipper you want, like a pocket knife. You rest your thumb on the purple knob of the top blade and press the bottom blade up with your fingers. The actual snipping action is light and smooth – no tension or sticking. The tool is fairly heavy though, weighing in at about a pound, which could be painful for your wrist if you have any carpal tunnel tendencies. I found it was easiest to use with the bottom of the casing resting on the table.

The blades are sharp enough for light- to medium-weight card stock, but they only cut about an inch at a time. It’s pretty easy to line up where you left off and continue cutting though, and you can easily flip the scissors over to cut the border going the opposite direction (rather than having to flip your paper over).
The variety of border designs is very nice. Personally, I still prefer the ergonomics of using my rotary trimmer and swapping out the fancy blades as needed. But if space was an issue, either in my tote or at my workspace, I can see the value of bringing along this tool instead. It works well for cropping small pictures and adding decorative edges to tags and ATCs.

Pros:
  • Small size – only 1.5” x 5”
  • Nice variety of border designs
  • Sharp blades
  • Convenient for traveling
  • Fair price of $19.95
Cons:
  • Heavy and a bit awkward to hold
  • Only cuts one inch at a time…definitely a “snipper”

Have you used the Quick Snippers yet? What do you think? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Quick Snippersare available from Amazon.com.

GIVEAWAY!
Want to win this great product? Our friends at Limiri, LLC. are giving away a pair of Quick Snippers to one lucky reader. To win, just leave a comment on this blog answering any or all of these questions, we love to hear your opinions!

What scissors to you travel with now? What project would you use these Quick Snippers on?

You have until Monday, February 21st at 6pm CST to comment.

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81 Responses to Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: Quick Snippers™

  1. Sandra February 17, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    I currently carry my Tim Holtz Tonic scissors, and my EK Success Cutterbees
    thanks for the review.
    Sandra ltb

  2. Cristina February 17, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    I never travel with my scrapbooking stuff but these look so handy!

  3. Viji Siddharth February 17, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    These look cool!Thanks for the review and giving us a chance to win one!

  4. JMNech February 17, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    I typically travel with my big scissors to class and retreats. If travel includes flying, I pack my scissors, and take along a flossing container to use the cutter in-flight.

    I would take the Quick Snippers to class and/or retreats to be able to use the different cutting edges for art quilts.

    Thanks for the review ~ very helpful. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Carole RB February 17, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    I travel with my small paper cisors they’re from Fiskars.

    I would love to have thoses snippers they seems to be so cool and don’t take roome, great!

  6. StampinCathy February 17, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    OMGosh! I just love love love those snippers. I would make cards and embellishments with these handy dandy snippers. Thanks for a chance.

  7. Melinda Orr - Metal- Glass - Clay February 17, 2011 at 9:00 am #

    Cool tool!…I do lot’s of shows and these would be great to make my earring cards…Just snip one side for a little extra zing! Thanks for sharing

  8. Lauretta February 17, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    I don’t use particular scissors, I have to buy them,.. But… these are fantastic and useful… Thanks for the chance to win!! I think I will cut with them every kind of paper for a loto af special cards!
    Lauretta
    laura-odd [at] libero [dot] it

  9. rlynnbaker February 17, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    I dont travel with any scissors but these would change that. so cool.

  10. Patchi February 17, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    A crafter’s swiss army knife would be a great addition to my tool belt! I have two scissors I use regularly: Cutterbees for paper and Wescott for adhesive.

  11. Amalia February 17, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    I use small ek success scissors. I think these would be great to take to crops in stead of border punches which can be heavy if you take more than one.

  12. Christa from Chloe Rose February 17, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    I currently use a mini pair of scissors but these would be nice to have the option of having a variety of patterns for my papercrafting. I would use these when I travel to the beach for doing papercrafts: tags, collages, etc.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win these!

  13. Kathy February 17, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    I have EK Success Cutterbees and Creative Memories (blue handled – very sharp). I would love to win these though!

  14. bhelenj February 17, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    I travel with my Tim Holtz scissors and my Fisker scissors. I would use this for making cards.

  15. Linda February 17, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    I take Tim’s scissors, reg length scissors, a tiny pair and the cutter bee small scissors. I would love to have this for when you want that extra cut edge when at a crop.

  16. Jingle February 17, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    These are so fun! I just grab my cutterbees when I travel!

  17. Barbara February 17, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    I travel with just a small pair of embroidery scissors now. It looks like a swiss army knife for sure.

    Hugs XX
    Barbara

  18. Diane S. February 17, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    These look fun!!-I use my cutterbees all the time but would love to try these!

  19. Robyn February 17, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    Tim Holtz Tonic and Judikins tiny scissors for the tight stuff

  20. Liz February 17, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    I carry two very small pairs of snips, one with a curved tip and one with a straight tip, for small fussy cutting and a slightlu larger pair of fiskars. I would probably carry the Quick Snippers with me to card class to make my card a little different if I wanted to.

  21. creative patti February 17, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Cool little gadget! I would use it on my quick small 2x2w cards, which I love making! Right now I trsvel with some small kids scissors from Wescott. TFS!
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com

  22. Julia February 17, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    I’m new to the scrapbook community. I didn’t know there were so many websites and so many products available. It’s overwhelming and I would love to use the quick snippers as a starter. I’m complete lost with my Cricut Machine and I’m so thankful for sites like these!

  23. Melissa February 17, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    I have Paper Snips by SU!, and a rotary blade. This looks like a cool tool!

  24. Lacey February 17, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    A swiss army knife for scrapbookers! This would be great on cards and tags! since they are smaller projects! Interesting invention!

  25. Anita February 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    What a fun tool!

  26. Danielle February 17, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    this are neat looking! i think i would use this for small “pieces” on my pages! thanks for the chance

  27. Tambo February 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    I love these scissors! I currently take my fiskars scissors. I love the idea that these are compacted into one item & usually take one bag filled with items to make cards, when traveling to my in-laws.

  28. chuy February 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    I carry my fiskars for fabric and titanium for other stuff, I had a chance to use these at the craft social last month, these are so handy, you no longer will lose your individual scissors, all in one, can’t go wrong with this item, I would love to win, what would I make? lots and lots of greeting cards, and cut out the papers for my polymer clay frames to use in the picture area. great idea

  29. Scrapycandy February 17, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    How sweet! Useful for my cards..but can I take it on a plane in my purse?

  30. barbl February 17, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    I would love to try them for myself. Hope I win.

  31. wilcoxdesigns February 17, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    I only travel with Tim Holtz Tonic scissors. What fun to have different cutting edges available.

  32. ZuqandZoe February 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    I would totally use this to make gift tags. LOVE that it’s an all-in-one for my small space.

  33. T.R February 17, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    I don’t have scissors to travel with so these would be awesome! They would be great for card making.

  34. Bonafyde February 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    I roll with Fiscars Precision Tip Scissors and Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors. That being said I d love me a deco edge and my tool totes is purple so I would LOVE to add this Snipper to my collection!

  35. Stacy February 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    I don’t travel with scissors but with something as handy as these, I just might have to start!

  36. Janette February 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    I don’t travel with scissors =). These look awesome though!

  37. Melody February 17, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    I love little gems like these that can easily fit into a pocket and be used in many different applications!

  38. Laney February 17, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Those look awesome. To answer your question, my Tim Holtz Tonic scissors and my EK Success Cutterbees

  39. {Chloe} Arielle February 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    How cool is this product?! I currently travel with my cutter bee scissors, but these would be so much better. I’d use them for scrapbook LOs and card-making 🙂

  40. Monique February 17, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    How brilliant is this gadget? I always have a swiss army knife on my keychain with scissors on it but this is the bomb. What an innovative idea and I really love it.

  41. Donna February 17, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    I usually travel with a straight edge scissors but this one would be really cool! I could see using this for borders on cards or boxes.

  42. Wende February 17, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    These would be perfect to fit in my purse. Love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  43. Shaaron February 17, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    Oh my goodness these are so clever and very handy. I would use them to make my cards. Love that they don’t take any room at all in my craft bag. I would love these so much and show them off whenever possible.

  44. Toni February 17, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    These look interesting. A lot easier to carry than taking all my scissors with me when camping.

  45. Iris February 17, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    I travel with my little Fiskars
    scissors but these Quick Snippers would be handy to toss into my crafty tote bag. Iris

  46. debbie February 17, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    i travel with my big paper scissors and tim holtz scissors but i would certainly love this little set. i would use it for my card making. thanks for the chance.

  47. SeaSmurf57 February 17, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    I often find it hard to decide what tools to travel with when going to crop classes etc. that doesn’t take up too much room. I love the idea of Quick Snippers they are small and compact.

    Thanks for the review:)

  48. Yvonne Norman February 17, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    How cute and cool is this crafty gadget?? I love my edge scissors! I still have all of them and still use them! I would love to have these cuties!
    Thanks for the chance!

  49. janine February 17, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    Goodness….I have an old (really old) pair of scissors that belonged to my Grandmother. They have to be from at least the 1940s and are still perfect for cutting ribbon. I have a couple of the other scissors already mentioned, with the Tim Holtz scissors being my favorite. I’ve never heard of these Quick Snippers but they look pretty nifty!! Anything that resembles a Swiss Army Knife is already a winner in my book—and I like the idea of using them for ATC’s!!

  50. Sharon February 17, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    how cute like the swiss army knife

  51. Elaine February 17, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    This tool sounds like a really great addition. They would be so easy to carry and compact. So nice to have at my craft table for quick decorations and trimming.

    Elaine

  52. Joanne February 17, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    OMG This is just what I need, I have a mini bag packed permanently with things I might need, just in case, for wherever I go crafting and this little tool is perfect!

  53. dwilson94 February 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    They look very handy for any crafting emergency. Travel Note: You’ll need to put them in your checked-in luggage at the airport or they won;t get past security.

  54. Jan Castle February 17, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    I travel with my Tim Holtz scissors and my CutterBee scissors. As I love to make cards as well as teach techniques, this could be a good addition to my ‘packed and ready to go kit’!
    Jan

  55. Rebecca Ednie February 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    I travel with sharp small scissors and another small pair just for adhesive. I tend to use punches for fancy edges but this could be the perfect travel alternative!

  56. Nana Jo February 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    I carry my cutter bees but they only cut a straight line. lol
    These would be fun to use for borders and i love borders.

    mmlmn @polarcomm.com

  57. luv2stamp2001 February 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    What neat clippers/nippers. I would love to win a pair of these. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Edie

  58. Michelle (mla1111) February 17, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    I currently use tonic scissors & an EK success cutterbee pair 🙂 these look fabulous!!

  59. SuZeQ February 17, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    I have several pairs of scissors that I use right now … I’d love to try these out!

  60. Wendy February 17, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    An interesting little gadget!! I’d give it a try!!

  61. Laura {aka scrapaddict} February 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

    I carry my cutter bee scissors and the Martha Stewart fringe scissors. This would be a nice tool to travel with and use on my cards!

  62. Deena February 18, 2011 at 12:55 am #

    As I travel nearly every week, these scissors would be a godsend. I currently use Fiskars, but oh these would be so much more handy. I do cards and they would be perfect! I don’t need them any bigger! Would I love to try these out and carry them with me eveywhere.

  63. sunnie05 February 18, 2011 at 1:18 am #

    I would love to use these on my tag making,cards, and flower making. Snipping the ends of different petal shapes or cutting the spiral circles for flowers ….. These would save so much space in my tool bag.

  64. Lori February 18, 2011 at 2:44 am #

    I wish I was cool enough to travel with scissors. When I bring decorative scissors out and about, I usually just have my Fiskars.
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

  65. rush8888 February 18, 2011 at 2:48 am #

    i just carry straight-edged scissor if i were to go out using a fiskars knock-off. i have enough trouble using the full-sized decorative scissors, so i wonder if this will be any easier. does smaller snips equal more control? i am willing to give these a try.

  66. Anonymous February 18, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    I never remember to carry my fancy scissors for classes etc these look great Sandy

    Rustydoc1@yahoo.com

  67. Sue in CT February 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    I travel with my Fiskars scissors.

    susanslomski at yahoo dot com

  68. carpediem February 18, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    I use my tim h. tonic scissors for papercrafting! laura j

  69. Karen February 18, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    Those look awesome, they would be great for travel or when you just need a small cut!!!
    Happy Crafting!!!
    Karen dkolopez@msn.com

  70. Stacie February 18, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    Very informative review, thank you. I never travel with my scrapbooking supplies, but if I had a pair of these, I might have to start!

  71. Aznewmom February 18, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    Fun tool. Thanks for a chance to win one!

  72. ParkNSlide February 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    I tried these out at CHA. Very handy and compact—if I didn’t already have a lot of these edgers, I’d invest in these.

  73. Jan Castle February 18, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    Well now, I recognize that paper, and I see that it cut just fine! Soooo, it DOES depend on the weight and type of paper you are cutting/snipping. I would like to try them for myself!

  74. craftlicious February 18, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    this is really cool must have for any crafter

  75. Norma February 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    What a great tool to have and so handy too. Anyone would be thrilled to one these. Norma

  76. Tamara February 18, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    I usually take my cutter bees and a rotary cutter to crops, but I could see adding these to my bag.

  77. Lindsey February 18, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    I’m an at-home crafter mostly, so I don’t generally travel with scissors. These look like they could be handy!

  78. Mare February 19, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    I don’t travel very often. I would use these for my paper craft/card projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

  79. Chok Keun February 20, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    I travel with my EK Sucess honeybee. Oh.. the quick snippers will be great for card making for sure!

  80. Linh C. February 21, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    I like my Fiskar’s full size scissors and my cutter bee for detail work.

  81. howo34 February 22, 2011 at 2:48 am #

    oh, these look so cool!!