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Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: Quick Snippers Scissors (3 of 3)

Reported by Taylor Usry

I recently had the chance to review a very innovative new product, the Quick Snippers. They debuted at CHA in 2010 (the creators, Miriam and Lisa, both live in the Chicago area) but this was the first time I’d had a chance to hold them and check them out.  They retail for $19.95 and are available at the company website.  You can also check them out on their Facebook page. Today I’ll show you some of the quick and easy things they can do.

The Quick Snippers came in a really pretty silver bag, that complemented the purple and silver product – I love things that match! And I’ll admit, I was surprised at the size of them. I guess I had in mind that they would be Swiss Army knife-sized, but they are much bigger. They have a good weight to them, and the scissors are comparable to Cutter Bee scissors in actual blade length. The pictures really don’t do the size justice! They are 1″ across (so, the purple area you see pictured that says Quick Snippers is 1″) and 1 1/2″ tall (as pictured below).

The tool is designed to take the place of all those decorative edged scissors crowding your craft area. I happen to have one of those wooden stands that holds them – talk about a clunky space taker! I’ve tried storing them all in a bin, but then I have to root around for the right pair. The Quick Snippers make life so much easier! There are six different scissors in here:

  • Victorian
  • Zig Zag
  • Lightening Bolt
  • Scallop
  • Corkscrew
  • Straight 

You can see the sample edges from this picture, found on the Quick Snippers website.

Each pair of scissors pulls out easily using the rounded purple pull tab. They also all feature a very nice comfort cushion for your thumb to rest on – great extra touch! No one likes sore fingers after cutting, and I have thrown out more than a few pairs of scissors because the weren’t comfortable. My hands are average-size, I guess, so I could pretty easily hold the scissors while I cut. But for someone with smaller hands, that might be an issue.

First I tested out the scissors on Stampin’ Up colored card stock. I thought that would be a good representation of how they would do for all heavy weight card stocks. It’s important to remember, as the website also reminds you, that when you care cutting with decorative edge scissors, you should make your cut, align your spot (the last place you cut) and then make your next cut. My least favorite scissors were the straight edge ones, but I think that is mostly because I cannot cut a straight line to save my life. They all cut through the card stock with minimal problems. Occasionally I had some tearing of the edge – that seemed to happen when I went too fast.

I used the Lightning Bolt scissors to cut out a free hand Christmas tree – I think I’m going to use this on some holiday cards for next year!

I also tried out the scissors on regular designer paper (company unknown). Just like on the card stock, if I attempted to cut too fast, the paper would bend or tear. Once I slowed down a bit everything worked fine.

You can see in the picture above that I lined up the scallops before beginning the next cut. Also, happily, it is absolutely possible to use these scissors to cut rounded shapes out!

I don’t have any fabric or felt in the house (a shopping trip is definitely in order – that is a problem that must be fixed!) but I did try out the scissors on some craft foam. It cut through the product so well! Just pretend it is in a straight line, though – more operator error!

Overall, I really liked the Quick Snippers! They are great for someone like me, who always has a shortage of storage space. They’ll definitely help keep me organized. And I think they’ll increase my use of decorative edge scissors, because now they’ll be right here at my fingertips, instead of stored away. The Quick Snippers fit right in my desk drawer.

Here is a quick product summary:

Pros:

  • All your decorative edge scissors in one place
  • Easy to use
  • Great for small storage places

Cons:

  • Might be hard for people with small hands to use (but they were fine for me)
  • They only have 5 decorative edges, and one straight one – I need them to make a Version 2!
  • There is a slight learning curve with these – you have to take the cutting slowly and remember to align your scissors each time
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!

Have you ever tried the Quick Snippers?  What did you think? Do you think this is a product that you would purchase? Why or why not?

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

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40 Responses to Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: Quick Snippers Scissors (3 of 3)

  1. Lauretta February 18, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    I think they are very handly and nice!!
    Lauretta
    laura-odd [at] libero [dot] it

  2. Haute Goat Reclaimed Cashmere February 18, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    Oh, that looks like something every crafter could use in his/her toolbox! Think of the space that would be saved by not having 6 different pairs of scissors!

    What a great idea.
    hautegoat [at] gmail com

  3. Annette A. February 18, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    I have never tried and seen them, but would love to. This looks like a great product and very convenient and easy to store. That is very important. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome new product.

  4. Anita February 18, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    What fun!

  5. rilojane February 18, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    I just don’t see myself rummaging through my purse/bag/suitcase thinking, “If only I had a Swiss Army knife of little decorative scissors.”
    And with their shorter blades, I wouldn’t replace my other scissors in my workroom just to save a little space.
    It’s a clever product, but just not for me. Maybe for the casual crafter?

  6. Sue in CT February 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    They sure look handy. I don’t travel with anything but straight scissors. I don’t even have fancy scissors any longer, I gave them away because I just didn’t have the room. This would solve the problem.

    susanslomski at yahoo dot com

  7. Digital Misfit February 18, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    I have never tried Quick Snippers, but I would definitely love to!
    I think it is great having all of the blade options in one place. It would be a space saver for sure.
    heidig@gmail.com

  8. wilcoxdesigns February 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

    I love the idea of having all those blades available in my travel art kit.

  9. Jan Castle February 18, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    Looks like a handy tool to carry in your ‘Go To Craft’ case!
    Jan

  10. baglady February 18, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    Genius Idea! Makes me think….why didn’t I think of that! I would love to be entered in your give away.

  11. stampladyri February 18, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    I don’t own a pair – but I love the fact that you really have several selections in one product and is not a storage issue. Thanks for the opportunity to win! 🙂

  12. Jules February 18, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    These are the coolest thing ever. I would keep them on me all the time and not just for crafting so I could show them off to my friends.

  13. Pennywort February 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    I have not tried the Quick Snippers. I think those are very cool and handy tool that does not take much space. I would love to give them a try.

    juliatf [at] hotmail [dot] com

  14. Viji Siddharth February 18, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    extremely handy for travel! would love to win one!

  15. craftlicious February 18, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    this is really cool, must have for any crafter

  16. Tamara February 18, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    I like the idea of saving space in my craft room, but I am worried about the size of them. I think i would need to try them out before buying this tool.

  17. Lindsey February 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    I never think to use my deco scissors… but I might if they were all-in-one like these are!

  18. Catherine Kraft February 18, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    I haven’t seen these around to try but would love to. They look like they’d not only be great to take to classes, etc…..but I’m always needing a pair of scissors when I’m out and this size would be great for my small purse. Thanks for the chance to win a pair.

  19. debbie February 18, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    OH MY GOSH, i could so use these on my cards and elements. thanks for the chance.

  20. judy February 18, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    I have never used the Quick Snippers.
    I love scissors and they look very
    useful for the paper crafter. Thanks
    for a chance to win.

  21. SuZeQ February 18, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    Never saw them. Never heard of them. Never tried them. But oh boy … I’d sure love to!

  22. Laura {aka scrapaddict} February 19, 2011 at 2:12 am #

    I don’t own them, but they look so cool! I love any new cool tool!!

  23. rush February 19, 2011 at 3:08 am #

    i am not sure if i would buy these for the price mentioned. i would like to use a 50% off coupon rather than take a chance on a product that i have never tried before.

  24. colorsgalore February 19, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    What a nifty idea! Love the fact that it saves space and is certainly much safer carrying around with it’s blades safely tucked in!

  25. Shirley Fread February 19, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    I have never tried the quick snippers but sure would like to! I think they would be great for doing my cards and any other scrapbooking I wish to do. I like the fact that they are all-in 0ne.

  26. Kimba's Kreations February 19, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    I do not own these but it looks like a great tool. I could use them in my card and scrapbooking. Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Carole RB February 19, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    No I never used them but I would buy them. I’m beginning to participate to crops so this is usefult and doesn’t take room.

  28. Kathy Billings February 19, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    I have not tried them but would really love to. I think they would be an awesome addition to my craft room. Yes this is a product that I would purchase and will if I don’t win it because it will be so useful and take up much less space….it will be much easier to store than having a box of scissors to sort through every time I want a pair.

  29. Mary February 19, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    I have never tried them but they look fun and would be a great space saver since I have so many decorative scissors that take up a lot of space.

  30. broadwaydiva February 19, 2011 at 11:40 pm #

    I would get these to save save in my craft tote!

  31. Crafty Guam Girl February 20, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    I hve never tried them. Come to think of it, never heard of it! LOL! But, from what you’ve showed, it looks like something I will NEED!! I like that you have one tool that cuts 6 different ways. For a crafter that is moving into a smaller space, tools that does not require a lot of space is a must-have!
    Thank you for this chance!

    🙂
    Buffie
    (buffie dot stanley at yahoo dot com)

  32. Ms. Knitsalot February 20, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    I have never tried these but they look like they are an excellent tool to have around for crafting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Chok Keun February 20, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

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  34. Chok Keun February 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    Have you ever tried the Quick Snippers? What did you think? Do you think this is a product that you would purchase? Why or why not

    No, Ive not tried the Quick Snippers and I’m impressed by the review. And this is something that I would definitely consider buying as I find it so cool, yet compact & handy to carry along.

  35. Penny February 20, 2011 at 11:52 pm #

    I have never tried the quick snippers, in fact never heard of them until now… Greatest thing is the idea to get rid of the many pair of decorative edge scissos I have. I would love to win.. thanks so much.

  36. Scrappy Rat February 21, 2011 at 1:51 am #

    You know, I’d seen these in ads and thought they looked cool, but then thought, well, they probably don’t work very well with so many different functions, but reading these reviews have heartened me. They acturally sound like they work! I love it!

  37. becs February 21, 2011 at 3:31 am #

    I LOVE that product. I would most definitely use them and buy more!
    Hope i get a chance toi get some free!
    -Becs

  38. Tami Weil February 21, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    These look very cool. I’d love to have a set in my tool box.

  39. Anonymous February 21, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    wow!!! i am such a gadget addict. would love to own the snippers scissors.

    bluelime@cox.net

  40. Linh C. February 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    I’ve never heard of the Quick Snippers. I like the fact that they take up less space.