Reported by Mary Chong
I just picked up a new item: The Tim Holtz Design Ruler, $7.99 CDN at Scrapalicious.
The features include:
- Grid design
- Metal edge for cutting
- Over sized numbers
- Center measuring guide
- Straight edge for drawing lines
- Perfectly spaced holes to pierce for hand stitching or adding brads to cards or scrapbook pages
About those holes I mentioned, there is a row of holes that runs the length of the ruler, aligned with the unit measurements and the grid. Now, you can use your paper piercer and get a
The thing I love about Tim Holtz’s products is that even though they are completely user friendly as soon as you open the package, on his blog, he has videos showing how to use his products. I have to say that I had a head smacking moment after watching the ruler video because I didn’t notice the center measuring guide. I just figured it was a ruler, and how hard could that be? The lesson here is that as simple as it seems, watch the
But wait! This article is subtitled “AKA my NEW Paper Trimmer”? That’s right! I must admit that I’ve used this ruler for a few days now and I find that I’m not using my paper trimmer anymore. My usual method would be to use my large paper trimmer to cut my 12” x 12” paper and my small guillotine trimmer for when I’m creating a mat or when I want a more accurate, smaller cut. It wasn’t intentional. It just happened that as I was working, I discovered that I was crafting at a faster pace and I never moved off of this ruler. This is not to say that I’ll be getting rid of my other trimmers, but if I were packing for a crop, I think I might get away without bringing a traditional trimmer.
Here’s my first layout created with this ruler. I used the metal edge to make my cuts and the hole feature to line up and space the perfect rows of holes. I also used the grid feature to line up my stickers and rub-ons so that they are straight.
-Possibility of a shorter life due to the ruler being plastic
-Metal edge is only on one side
-Would love for it to be longer than 12 inches. Possibly 13 or 14.
All in all, I love it and for the price, it is an awesome tool to have. Do you have this dandy little ruler? If so, please share your opinion with us!