CHA Sponsor: Westcott and a Giveaway!

When you think of innovation in crafting, think of Westcott.  For over 140 years, Westcott has been selling rulers and cutting tools into offices and schools around the world.

Following this success in scissors and rulers, Westcott extended to other precision office tools such as trimmers, pencil sharpeners, and other school and office tools, etc.  Westcott is the first company to offer the finest Titanium cutting tools on the market at an unbelievable value for such great technology.

We chatted with Westcott’s VP of Marketing, David Farnworth at CHA and he told explained to us about the design process, and how user feedback is utilized to improve upon existing products.

Every day the gurus at Westcott are coming up with new product ideas and launching some of the most innovative products in the market.  30% of the products in the Westcott brand did not even exist three years ago!

We really love the look of the sleek new (coming soon!) “trimair” paper trimmer.  It looks like it’s floating!  It’s ergonomic design will allow for the user to glide the blade with ease, very little pressure will be required, and you can use it while comfortably seated. In the finished product, the blade will just pop out with the push of a button so you won’t have to fuss with it when you change blades.  We can’t wait to get our hands on the finished design for testing, but meanwhile, we love knowing that Westcott is so determined to make sure their final product is up to snuff.

 Even the standard Guillotine Trimmer is getting an overhaul!  We loved the unique curved blade on this new Guillotine.  
Makes sense to me!
Of course all Your favorite Westcott products are now available in you favorite fashion colors!
Westcott also worked with Designer Marisa Pawelko to create the unique “Scissor Holster”!  We love this simple carrier.  The Scissor Holsters come in two sizes and several colors and can be strapped to a belt or apron… after embellishing of course!

Westcott’s award-winning products can be found in nearly every fine retailer in the U.S. and Canada.

And the BEST part… just leave a comment on this post letting us know what YOU think the perfect trimmer needs, and be entered to win one of THREE $100 value Prize packages from Westcott!   We will select 3 random winners on 8/15


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202 Responses to CHA Sponsor: Westcott and a Giveaway!

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    Sarah August 3, 2010 at 7:13 am #

    fun giveaway! the perfect trimmer needs to be super precise and easy to use

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    Megs August 3, 2010 at 7:22 am #

    Clear measurements & easy to line up. Economical blades (& well stocked in stores) are a plus too πŸ™‚ Thanks for this contest!

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    Karen's Cards n Stamps August 3, 2010 at 8:02 am #

    The perfect trimmer needs to cut CLEAN nothing worse than frayed edges!!!

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    Vicki W August 3, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    I’d love for it to be able to cut through fabric but Sarah’s comment is really the most important feature.

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    craftymom205 August 3, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    The perfect trimmer needs to be easy to use with interchangeable blades that are easy to change. The blades need to be ready available in stores.

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    Carrie August 3, 2010 at 8:14 am #

    The perfect trimmer needs to have clean cuts and easy measurements. It’s not fun having crooked, frayed paper!

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    smahrty August 3, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    wow, love the look of the trimair! and the scissor holsters are super cute too.

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    Jackie August 3, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    Clean, precise cuts, easy to change blades, measurements down to 1/16″ that don’t rub off of the base and are easy to read, the ability to cut 12″ x 12″ paper (even if it’s a swing out ruler), and a couple of inch measurements on the right side of the blade to cut small pieces. And non-skid feet.

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    Anonymous August 3, 2010 at 8:37 am #

    I think the perfect trimmer needs less confusing rulers. I suck at using those things! =)

    – Lauren (

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    Kalyber August 3, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    The perfect trimmer needs to cut cleanly, transport easily, have a readable ruler (especially around 4.24″ and 5.5″) and be affordable.

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    debb August 3, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    Wow- great giveaway and super post! The perfect trimmer most of all needs accuracy! I have bought many trimmers and am still struggling to find an accurate one! I also would like to see to cutting line very clearly!

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    Kelly Massman August 3, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    The perfect trimmer needs to be precise and then stay that way–don’t want to keep replacing because it loses it’s ability to cut straight!!

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    Sarah August 3, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    Sharp bladers that can cut through a variety of paper!

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    Amy is SewBlonde August 3, 2010 at 9:14 am #

    The perfect trimmer never needs to have replacement blades. Self-sharpening, please! Amy in TN

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    Angie DiMeglio August 3, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    Wow, love the new cutter — can’t wait to try it!!!

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    Anonymous August 3, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    fun pink!!! a trimmer needs a smooth glide that allows cutting to be effortless and made to reassure that that the paper will not move on it’s owm.

    sue πŸ™‚

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    Ruby August 3, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    I have a centering “paper-thin” ruler that has the 1/4″ measurements labeled on it and I use it all the time. So often I place it under the trimmer to find the exact measurement I need. On several occassions I have sliced through the ruler because I forgot to remove it. Maybe the measurements could be added to the measurement strip on the trimmer’s plate in 3 places (top, middle and bottom).

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    Melanie August 3, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    I would say a laser light or line to show exactly where you are cutting, easy to change blades, rulers EVERYWHERE! Non sliding surface or a what to ‘lock down’ your paper you are cutting so no slippage occurs.

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    Stephanie August 3, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    It needs to cut cleaning, accurately and STRAIGHT most of all!

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    Tanya T August 3, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    Sweet! I was just contemplating replacing my trimmer (an older CM one) with a new precision one…couldn’t decide which was better…This one sounds perfect! Will definitely keep Westcott on the list. Thanks for the review!

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    Vidette August 3, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    A trimmer needs to give straight cuts and an indicator of exactly where it is going to cut.

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    Diane O. August 3, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    Clean cuts, measurements that don’t wear off, precise, maybe a self sharpening or long wear blade. The ability to cut thick items like grunge paper, grunge board, chip board and thinner mat boards would be great too!

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    PinkPug,INK. August 3, 2010 at 10:46 am #

    A good trimmer needs to cut well! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Finja August 3, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    it must be easy to handle and to store and must have a lostliving blade…. Hugs Finja

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    paradise45 August 3, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    The perfect trimmer need to be accurate, make clean cuts, portable enough to travel, not too pricey, and be easy to use and change the blades.

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    Nancy Lynn August 3, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    For me, the perfect trimmer needs to cut straight and clean. It would also be nice if it cuts through thick items and fabric. That would be the ultimate cutter in my world.

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    Carla August 3, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    the perfect trimmer needs to have a rotary blade, a metal track that doesn’t bend and easy to see measurements.

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    Debbie August 3, 2010 at 10:58 am #

    I need a trimmer that cuts clean (no frayed edges) and measurements that go to 12″. I also want blades that are easy to purchase (and not over expensive please) As well I want to be able to see EXACTLY where the blade is going otherwise I cut too little or too much.
    Thank you for this contest…awesome!

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    Shemaine Smith August 3, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    A sharp blade that stays sharp and gives clean cuts and not frayed edges. A bonus would be one that could handle chipboard too!

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    Denise Jonas aka Aunt2Jaymz August 3, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    All I want in a good paper trimmer is precision, able to fit 12″x12″ paper, easy change blades, and easy to find replacement blades/cutting strip (if there is one). I LOVE the pink! LOL

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    Just us three August 3, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    for me accurate cuts all the time..affordable blades!

    thank you for the contest!!!!

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    Cheryl August 3, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    The perfect trimmer would cut straight!! None of mine do that and it gets so annoying. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Cheryl Sims

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    sandyh50 August 3, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    Thanks for the chance! I perfect trimmer needs to have easy to read markings and cut accurately and easily. The blades need to be economically priced and easily accessible.

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    Angelica August 3, 2010 at 11:06 am #

    My perfect trimmer has quality parts that include precise blades that can be easily replaced and the ability to cut multiple sheets at once! Non skid feet are a great must-have feature as well!

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    Lacey August 3, 2010 at 11:16 am #

    I have YET to find the perfect trimmer! But definitely one that the blade doesn’t dull in a week. That frustrates me! These look fabulous! I’ve been in the market for a new trimmer for 3 years now. I’m having no luck.

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    Marlo Balmanno August 3, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    Easy to read and along lasting blade are my top needs. A large work area to do those wide pages.

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    Sonja August 3, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    The perfect paper cutter needs to be precise in measurement and cutting. Having a blade that remains sharp indefinitely would be a nice feature to have also. It should also be easy to use and store.

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    Lori Allred August 3, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    Cuts STRAIGHT!! Most cutters after some use stop cutting straight. I’d love a sharp blade that stays sharp and gives clean cuts and not frayed edges. However the blades should be economical and easy to find at stores. I’d love the trimmer to be light-weight but would sacrifice weight for precision.

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    wilcoxdesigns August 3, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    Cut clean and be left-hander friendly

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    S. Ferguson August 3, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    Needs to be sharp and stay sharp for a long time!

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    Anonymous August 3, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    The perfect trimmer needs to be perfectly accurate…it would be a dream come true! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    Grandma Shelley

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    Alexandra Woloszyk August 3, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    The perfect trimmer need to cut easily, straight, and be portable. Is that so much to ask for? πŸ˜‰

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    Donna August 3, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    The perfect trimmer has to be easy to use and make precise cuts. It would also be helpful to be able to have replacement blades readily available. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Colleen August 3, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    The members of my Yahoo group were just discussing trimmers last week. One of the biggest concerns is accuracy – another is portability for crops. People love trimmers that have a “catch” function so the paper doesn’t shift while trimming.

    I personally love interchangeable blades on rotary trimmers so you can get different edges to your papers but if I could get a guillotine that was accurate for a 12×12 paper and portable with a readily available replacement blade I would give that up in a second.

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    msfreida August 3, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    WOW…what a generous giveaway! Thank you for a chance to win! My idea of the perfect cutter would be one that can cut straight EVERY TIME…also one that can cut tiny slivers without balking! :)gr

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    Squelly August 3, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    Honestly the biggest thing is cutting straight…you can eyeball sizes and things but if it cuts crooked then your picture is toast…so frustrating!! Thanks for the chance, great post!

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    Marge August 3, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    A good-precision, straight-cutting, stays-SHARP tool is what I want! An easily-removable blade that can be sharpened would be a huge asset for me, or in the alternative a replacement blade available after a few years?!!!

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    wustaz August 3, 2010 at 11:48 am #

    sounds crazy but I think a trimmer should trim straight. I can’t tell you how many I have had that don’t.

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    Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} August 3, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    I think the perfect trimmer needs to be self-sharpening and has something to catch the paper scraps that get trimmed off.

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    Farida Rone August 3, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    The perfect trimmer needs to have clean cuts and measurements.

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    Colleen C. August 3, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

    Idiot proof measurements. I try to line up the paper in the trimmer straight, but many times I end up with a piece that is not straight.

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    Hitomi August 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    I think a perfect trimmer needs to cut straight and accurately to measure. It also needs to keep the paper in place and not wiggle when cutting/trimming.

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    blurooferika August 3, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    Perfect trimmer has: metric measurements as well as imperial; has fold out bars on both sides of the cutting path so that you can measure paper from either side; has easily interchangeable blades; has a scoring blade; has a grid marked on its face with commonly used photo sizes; has enough grip to be able to trim off tiny widths of paper without a miscut; lightweight and not too big a footprint are minor but nice-to-have additions.s

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    Rebecca August 3, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    the *perfect trimmer* should be easy to line up for measurements and have a built in “scor pal” type of scoring device.

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    mandijwaters August 3, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    It should have clear measurements, and have a great blade. The cutter should not leave a frayed edge πŸ™‚

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    Barb Y August 3, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    WOW! great giveaways! I would like to see clearer measurements, as the population is getting older, so are our eyes!! no more same color!!

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    StampinCarol August 3, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    I’m so tired of paper trimmers that cut a bit off from one end of the cut to the other. Needs to be precise from end to end of the cut. And it needs to be easy to find the measurement to line up the paper to cut to the desired size.
    I love the curved blade on the guillotine trimmer.

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    Weezie August 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    The perfect trimmer has to very precise, easy to use, and able to be purchased locally including the blades. The color makes it fun to use!!!

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    michib2006 August 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    the perfect trimmer needs the benefits of a guilotine cutter and a straight trimmer combined. I love the sharp, crisp edge of my guilotine trimmer, but my straight trimmer can cut bigger paper, and has more measurements.

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    Shirley August 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    Great giveaway! It would be nice if the perfect trimmmer could have a self-sharpening blade so we wouldn’t have to change the blade. That would definitely help the pocketbook!

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    Erica Hettwer August 3, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    A guide wire so you see EXACTLY where you are cutting!

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    java diva August 3, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    One that cuts through chipboard!

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    orit August 3, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    The perfect trimmer must be preciece,easy to use. easy to replace the blades.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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    juicyfruits August 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    Thanks for this contest! I’m always looking for that perfect trimmer

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    Cammy August 3, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    I love the color of the trimair. Looks nice!

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    Sonya August 3, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs to be easy to use & precise. A carrying case to protect it when it travels.

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    sophiemily August 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    The perfect trimmer not only needs to be precise, but also needs to have very clearly marked measurements (including quarter and eighth inch markings) to make cutting and scoring easy and accurate.

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    Svala August 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    The pefect trimmer must cut clean, straight cuts, be light so it can be easily transported, compact so it won’t take up too much of your crafting space and it doesn’t hurt if it’s PINK!!!

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    Our Little Inspirations August 3, 2010 at 1:15 pm #

    First and foremost, a cutter needs to be accurate and precise. Clean cutting is also a must and I’d love it to have feet that grip the surface so it won’t slide while you’re cutting. I’d also appreciate it if I could buy replacement blades or parts in a craft store instead of having to search high and low on the internet to find them!

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    The new cutter needs a blade that stays sharp or a blade that is easy to change out when they become dull.

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    Maria August 3, 2010 at 1:17 pm #

    These trimmers are fabulous!! Easy to use, easy to change all in a beautiful package. Love it!! Can’t wait to see how clean it cuts! Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!!

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    Ellie A. August 3, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    Could it be the answer to my prayers? I have so many cutters and can never find one that I am happy with.. Oh Divine Random Gen gods will you choose me? πŸ™‚

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    Tara August 3, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    My perfect trimmer would cut *straight* EVERY time, have blades that stay sharp for a reasonable amount of cuts, have 1/8″ increments measured for the whole cutting surface (I love fine detail and often measure to the 1/8″). Let’s see… oh yeah, and it wouldn’t weigh a ton!

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    Heartwarmers from Vicki August 3, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    I want a cutter that cuts a perfect 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 out of an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and leaves a nice smooth edge. Hoping that the blade stays sharp for lots of cuts.

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    Rebecca August 3, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    The perfect trimmer would be able to cut VERY thin slices easily, would cut straight EVERY time and wouldnt cost a fortune. Oh and a warranty in case something breaks or say, the guidelines wear down.

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    Chris Wooten August 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    it needs to be in my craft room.


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    Anonymous August 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    Is there really such a thing as a perfect trimmer? I sure haven’t found one yet and I’m pretty sure I’ve tried them all! πŸ™‚ The perfect trimmer would cut straight and clean, would have smaller measurements across the body, would show clearly where the cut will be, would be self-sharpening or have replaceable blades, would be lightweight and portable but would measure out to at least 12″, and would come in fabulous colors!! I love Westcott’s scissors so can imagine that a paper trimmer made by them would be near perfect! Thanks for this chance to win.

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    Chacoy August 3, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    a ruler for precision cuts, a sharper/never dull blade that cuts like budda and of course a automated voice that gives you ides for color of paper being used etc.

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    Frances August 3, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    The perfect trimmer cuts straight and easily and is child-safe.

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    lavendarrose29 August 3, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs to have measurements up to an 1/8th of an inch and needs to go all the way to the cut line. There is nothing worse than trying to cut a 3/8ths cut and have to eyeball it cause there are no measurements. Being PINK would help too.

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    carrie August 3, 2010 at 1:44 pm #

    I posted over on FB but I guess I need to do it here. The perfect trimmer for me is one that cuts straight lines and one that can cut the paper without dragging through the paper ripping it along the way(even after the blade has been changed).

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    Terry August 3, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    It needs extremely precision guide lines, be able to cut several sheets without sliding, cut 12×12, easy change blades, and different types of cutting blades.

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    Aisle 3 August 3, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    The perfect trimmer for me would be able to cut through different mediums, textures, and layers, have a clip or guide to hold multiple layers in place while cutting, and the blade guide would have a semi-transparent colored line along the cutting edge. Thanks for asking!

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    Katherine August 3, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    The perfect trimmer has precise measurements and a sharp blade that doesn’t dull quickly (and when needed, replacement blades are easy to find).

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    sbwilson August 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    The perfect trimmer must always cut straight. Easy measurements and easy to line up are up there too!

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    jjabauer August 3, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

    The perfect trimmer has to have the ability to cut more than one sheet of paper at a time without leaving fuzzy edges. It needs a blade that will last and not have to be changed all the time. It also needs to cut straight and have very clear measurements!

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    Carla Cavellucci Landi August 3, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

    Precision and a clean cut. Most trimmers loose on precision – they cannot make a straight line when cutting, no matter how you hold the paper. I gave up on trimmer since then when I need the complete precision, trusting on my knife+ruler combination. I’d love to have a trimmer who can help me with this!

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    scrapaddict August 3, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    The perfect trimmer would be in my favorite color =), cut great straight lines without fraying the edges or tearing them and be lightweight and portable so I can use it anywhere!! So many cutters do not cut straight which is frustrating and expensive when trying to find the best one! I have not been disppointed in Westcott products thus far and love that they continue to make them fabulous!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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    Jenny Gibson August 3, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

    I think that a trimmer need to be precise, cut smoothly, and have interchangeable blades.

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    doodlingdebbie August 3, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    I have tow guillotine paper cutter and at least 4 trimmers. Why I hang onto them I don’t know. I guess I think there is some sort of paper cutting fairy that will come along and make them work right. I haven’t tried the Westcott guillotine or paper trimmers. If I had one of theseproduct I probably wouldn’t be making this post. I have lots and lots of goo things about Westcott and would love to win and try one of these out. Thank you for the opportunity to win one.

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    Kimme August 3, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    I was just with a group of friends discussing what we wanted in the ideal trimmer over the weekend.

    1) A cutting blade that will last and stay sharp for a long time.
    2) if the blade does need to be replaced it should be easy to do so
    3) Cutting should be even at the top and the bottom of the trimmer. You should be able to get the same quality of cut no matter where your paper is located.
    4) Multiple pieces of card stock should be able to be cut at once without it shifting
    5) Even on a full size trimmer you should be able to make precision cuts. Many times the finger safety guide is in the way, it may make it easier to hold the paper down, but if you can’t see to trim 1″ or less from your paper you need a second trimmer or a lot of guess work.
    6) The cutting surface should be at least 12 1/2″ long. Many decorative papers have an extra 1/4-1/2″ strip along the bottom with the product name and bar code. If you want to make a vertical cut on your decorative paper you first need to trim the name off, which you may want to keep attached for identification purposes.
    7) 1/8″ and possibly 1/16″ markings.
    8) Easy to store. If you can make the paper tray part able to be folded and protect the blade when not in use that would be great.
    9) Safety when not in use. We don’t want little fingers to get cut accidentally. Or Big fingers either.

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    AmbreRose August 3, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    Oh my, think of all the things that I would trim!?!

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    Peggy August 3, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs to cut straight; have sharp, clean, smooth cutting lines; easy to clean; not too expensive so that everyone can afford one; and, PINK to match my craft room. LOL Have a great day!

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    rudie2shoes August 3, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs to be able to cut small scraps of paper without issues.

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    Tamara August 3, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    my perfect trimmer has to stay sharp, be easy to use, and have very precise measurements

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    rosenay August 3, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    My biggest problem with a trimmer is seeing the lines for measurement. Plus it needs to be a few inches larger than the 12 inch paper to give room.

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    Jetstudio Designs August 3, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs clear measurements, easy to use, cut clean and crisp, lightweight for easy transporting.

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    Karla Anderson August 3, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    the perfect trimmer needs clear and accurate measurements and cutting guide,ability to measure at least 14 x 14, a self sharpening blade and is compact enough that it does not require half your workspace. That being said the trimmer would need a slide out or swing out arm for measuring up to 14 inches and that would need to be extremely sturdy so it would not break off easily! I would also prefer a rotary cutter. Thats not to much to ask for is it!

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    Ruth Shanahan Allmart August 3, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    I think the perfect trimmer should have a built in babysitter so I can craft to my hearts content πŸ™‚ Love Westcott products. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Marie-Claire August 3, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

    For me the perfect trimmer is portable,not to heavy, precise and has easy to replace blades that are easy to store and transport! I’m still looking for it…

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    Jennifer August 3, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    i’d love a trimmer that is nonstick so i can cleanly trim paper/embellishments after i’ve added my adhesive… and i’d also like one sharp enough to cut fabric cleanly too. πŸ™‚

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    Shannon August 3, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    It needs to be able to cut at least 12×12, it needs to store compactly, the blades need to be easy to replace (no taking it apart to get to them), and it needs guidelines for cutting/measuring at least every 1/4 inch. And of course it needs to cut straight lines cleanly.

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    dazey August 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs to cut straight every time and easily fit 12×12 paper. Lightweight is also a plus because I keep having to move things around in my tiny craft space.

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    Bonnie Weiss August 3, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    The perfect trimmer for precise cutting and it’s PINK … what could be better.

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    Jessica August 3, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs to be precise, easy to use and have blades that are easy to change. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Cat Spicer a.k.a. Spicey Cat Chick August 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    What an awesome giveaway. I am always in search of the perfect cutting tools. For me they need to be SUPER sharp to esure clean cuts and is there anyway they could be created with a ‘self sharpening’ feature? Also it helps if they are ‘gunk’ repellent. I spend way too much time picking at adhesive residue on blades.

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    Jay August 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    Clean, accurate & precise cuts, easy to read measurements, easy-to-change & affordable blades, can handle cutting 12 x 12 inch paper or card stock as well as fairly small pieces of paper or card stock, clear indication of where cut will be, and ability to cut more than one sheet of card stock at a time would be great, too.

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    Anonymous August 3, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    I always hope that the latest new trimmer I purchase will have a loooong lasting sharp blade. It’s so discouraging when the blade starts leaving knicks, bumps and frays. MYu

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    Morah Lori August 3, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

    I love, love, love the Westcott trimmer! I used it for the first time this summer in Israel, of all places. It was pretty much love at first cut!

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    Kimmarie Baker August 3, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    The perfect trimmer would need to have easy to read ruler for us peeps with seeing problems. Love the giveaway.

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    Scrapalooza August 3, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs to travel well for going to crops.

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    chinamomxtwo August 3, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    NIt need to leave clean, crisp , sharp edges with no ‘dragging’
    Thanks for the chance to win! need a new trimmer/cutter–

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    Anonymous August 3, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    A good trimmer needs to be easy to use for beginners and at a great price.

    Elliot Marie

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    Chookarooni August 3, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    Oh how fun – the perfect trimmer needs to be very accurate, easy to change different kinds of blades and be easy to use

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    Noreen August 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs to have precise measurements, a sharp blade that lasts a long time, and interchangeable blades that will cut different kinds of edges – with an affordable price tag.

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    Shaaron August 3, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    This trimmer is the best I have seen. I have a trimmer with the handle and it is hard for me to use and it is not precise. The ease of just sliding the cutter, replacing the blade and the precise measurement is a dream come true. If I don’t win than I hope I can afford to buy one. It would surely be used daily with my cardmaking. Thank you Westcott for a great giveaway.

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    Kim C. August 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

    I do not currently own any of their products, but I am always on the look out for a new trimmer. What I like about the trimair is the blade has a button that needs to be pushed to disengage it. With my fiskar the blade pops out too easily.

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    Sandra from NC August 3, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    WOW – who doesn’t love cutters:-D. especially pink ones. I think the perfect cutter is portable and easy to use.

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    Jen August 3, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    My perfect trimmer list:
    *stable (not sliding around)
    *precise measurements and a 100% straight cut
    *economical blade replacement
    *not too bulky
    *I’d love the option of metric for those of use not in the USA
    *be able to cut cleanly at least 5 sheets of normal copy paper, but 10 would be ultra fantastic!

    I know that is a big ask at an affordable price, but I know some clever manufacturer out there can do it πŸ™‚

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    Tamra August 3, 2010 at 5:29 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs to make a clean, straight cut with an indicator as to where the cut will be. Great giveaway. Thanks.

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    Jan Castle August 3, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    That’s a no brainer…clear guidelines overall that are SMALLER than 1/4inch that cover the entire mat; also, colored crossbar rulers at the top, at 3″, 9″, and at the bottom…guillotine type trimmer.
    Jan Castle

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    Karen August 3, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    The perfect trimmer need a large verity of design blades that are easy to change and easy to find replacements for πŸ™‚

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    Stacy August 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    What a great contest!!! My perfect trimmer would cut straight and not fray or tear my paper! I would love to have measurements on both sides and lines all the way down to line up my paper. I would not want one of those flaps that hinder you from making small cuts. Either a self sharpening blade or blades that are easy to find along with replacement strips. Finally my perfect trimmer would have a side that does not drop off so when making small cuts they slide into the cutaway! Ahhh that is my dream trimmer!

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    Gailanne August 3, 2010 at 7:01 pm #

    Easy to see measurements and a blade that doesn’t get dull when it’s used on thicker or corrugated paper…that’s what my perfect trimmer would have.

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    Rebecca Ednie August 3, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs to be lightweight, sturdy and strong. It has to have a self sharpening blade or a cheap and easily changed blade. It has to be SUPER accurate! I always check to see that my most used measurements aren’t obscured by swing out arm gaps or covered by safety guards. My dream cutter would be a guillotine cutter in pink about 6-8″ wide with a swing out measuring arm to 14″, a laser sight, 1/8″ surface grid and an adjustable guard so I could cut even tiny pieces of paper. On my current one, it is almost impossible to cut any measurement smaller than 2″ wide because the guard obscures the measurement lines.

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    Deb Long August 3, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    A sharp, easy to change blade and a cutting mat that doesn’t get grooved or crooked.

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    Melinda AKA medialady August 3, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    A solid strong edge to line your paper at the top so you will get a straight 90 degree angle!

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    veronica August 3, 2010 at 7:51 pm #

    all these ideas are great! i would like a spot on the trimmer to hold extra cutting blades. i hate when my paper starts looking distressed when i want a clean cut.

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    Iris August 3, 2010 at 7:54 pm #

    I think the perfect trimmer should come with a 6 pack of extra blades. Iris

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    KathyinMN August 3, 2010 at 7:54 pm #

    It needs to cut cleanly. It needs to be easy to use-easy to keep the paper straight, and actually keep it straight while cutting. And the blade needs to last a while. That’s not much to ask, is it?

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    doodlingdebbie August 3, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    My nickname needs to be dingydebbie instead of doodlingdebbie. I just noticed I never said what a paper cutter/ trimmer should be. I for sure know what ione should not be. My dream paper cutter would be able to cut several sheets of card stock without chewing up the edges. It would cut straight clean lines with a blade that stays sharp. It would not frustrate me with bad cuts.

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    Maureen August 3, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    Needs to have great cuts – it should cut thick papers – the blade should last a long time

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    nopinkhere August 3, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs to hold the paper at a true right angle so your cuts aren’t at an angle. I also like one where it’s easy to go all the way to the edges. (Can you tell what I don’t like about my current trimmer?)

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    Dawn August 3, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    I believe it has to be simple to use and look good on my desk.

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    Brittney August 3, 2010 at 10:01 pm #

    These look like they’d be so easy to use – I love it!

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    Nana Jo August 3, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    The perfect trimmer lets you measure easily and correctly and cuts precisely too with a blade that sharpens itself.

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    Anna August 3, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

    Great giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    thestampinglady August 3, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    Can’t wait to see your review of the paper trimmer. Thanks for the chance to win such a fab prize–it will certainly be put to good use.

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    Kimbo August 3, 2010 at 10:42 pm #

    Needs to cut straight with ease and precision!! Self sharpening blade tired of replaceable blades that dull so fast and leave frayed edge. Must cut a number of sheets of paper as well as chipboard. Not so expensive that you have to mortgage home to buy!!

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    Bandon, Oregon August 3, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

    Thanks for the Contest!!!! The Perfect Trimmer NEEDS ME!!!!!


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    Scrap Your Scraps August 3, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    Precision cutting! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Janet August 3, 2010 at 11:08 pm #

    Besides those already posted–which I agree w/100%–I wish there was a cutter that didn’t allow cutting into under the blade. Don’t exactly know how to explain, but several I have had cut thro the paper and into the cutting strip underneath. Eventually, it gets too deep, fills w/fuzz, and becomes “ragged” which can throw off a straight, sharp cut. I’d also like a line hi-liting the cutting edge, and a way to cut tiny pieces of paper as well as tiny slices. Think someone else mentioned the last 2 also.

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    klasickewpie August 4, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    The perfect trimmer must have clean, straight cut. It should also be able to cut down to 1/16″ increment measurements. Thanks to Westcott the 3 amazing giveaways!

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    Scrappy Rat August 4, 2010 at 12:55 am #

    First–I love my Westcot scissors! I reserve them for my most delicate cutting. πŸ™‚

    The perfect trimmer needs to cut, not tear, the paper and it needs to make it very easy to measure paper and keep the edges straight.

    I’d love it if the cutter had a compartment to hold extra blades and different types of blades so they don’t have to be searched for every time you want to use a different type.

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    Lori August 4, 2010 at 1:26 am #

    It has to keep the paper secure enough so that it won’t slip and the paper can’t tear.

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    Amy K August 4, 2010 at 4:31 am #

    The perfect trimmer needs to cut perfectly straight, not bulky (easy to store), and quality construction.


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    Jess August 4, 2010 at 6:11 am #

    Blades that don’t need replacing, making it more economical in the long run!

    Oh yeah, and it has to cut precisely EVERY time πŸ˜‰

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    pattywagan August 4, 2010 at 7:58 am #

    I promise not to run with the scissors I win from this giveaway! πŸ™‚

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    pattywagan August 4, 2010 at 8:00 am #

    The perfect paper trimmer needs a scrap catcher! I hate all the scraps that end up loose and often on the floor.

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    Whitney August 4, 2010 at 11:10 am #

    What a great giveaway! I have some Westcott scissors and love them. I think the perfect trimmer is one that has the ability to cut things the way I want them. I mean accuracy. I am so tired of lining things up and then you go to cut and it is off. I also would love a trimmer that is easy to use and does not take much effort to slide the blade. I have carpal tunnel and some days my hand just can’t handle the stress of having to manipulate things.

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    Judy Ritchie August 4, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    I look for a trimmer that has 1/4 & 1/8 inch lines vertically so I can easily trim layers.

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    tuts.and.crash August 4, 2010 at 11:33 am #

    The perfect trimmer needs to be incredibly sharp and have minute measurements. I should be able to cut heavy card stock as well as airy tissue paper.

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    stampylisa August 4, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    the perfect trimmer needs to be self sharpening, no-stick blades and have measurements that us near blind crafters can see, not blended into the base! needs contrast!

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    Robyn Schaub August 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    I saw the TrimAir at CHA and I want it!! Love that it will cut through chipboard — that’s my requirement for a trimmer.

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    julie m August 4, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    i would like a tray that slides out of the blade side at least 6 inches to keep the paper more in line with the deck and catch the scraps when trimming edges. also, it needs to cut straight. i’m tired of slightly off cutting.

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    Bev August 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    Smooth cuts and easy to use. I’d love to give this one a try!

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    Mariko Nakanishi August 4, 2010 at 10:38 pm #

    Looks interesting

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    gela August 4, 2010 at 11:55 pm #

    Pick me!! I have never tried this brand of scissors. If I don’t will I will certainly buy a pair to try this brand out. Angela

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    RAP August 5, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    Straight cuts (or what’s the point)
    Easy to measure
    Portable size
    Full 12″ inch cut
    Expandable arm for measuring.
    Guides to hold paper straight and steady.
    clean cut

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    Anonymous August 5, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    I think these trimmers are great! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    pennyd August 5, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs to cut straight and clean. Also, easily changed blades and affordable!

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    Linda Price August 5, 2010 at 10:33 pm #

    I think the perfect trimmer needs to be lite weight and precise. Lines and measurements need to be easy to read and not wear or peal off with use. I love the hot pink color of the “Trim Air”.

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    Callie Callender August 5, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    the perfect trimmer needs to store easily and be easy to use! πŸ™‚

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    Anonymous August 5, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs bright colors and sturdy construction! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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    Jeannie August 6, 2010 at 6:51 am #

    Accuracy and ease of use. I’d like the ability to cut fabric, too.

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    Jessica Griffin August 6, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    I think the ultimate tool to add to a paper trimmer would be either a lazer line guide, or some kind of level. It seems impossible for me to cut a straight line!

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    papercraftgirl August 6, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    Nice giveaway! I do cards and scrapbooking. Any Westcott product would be welcomed.

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    Chic With A Badass Truck August 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    My perfect trimmer is a guillotine that makes clean cuts and has both a horizontal & vertical ruler.

    It doesn’t need a guard which makes cutting smaller pieces next to impossible. If it has a guard, I need to be able to remove it ~ I’m not 5 years old anymore and pretty cautious of where I am sticking my digits when it comes to sharp objects! :o)

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    Angel August 6, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs just a few things. It needs a laser light for perfect cutting, a way to score and cut with ease. No changing back and forth between blade and scorer. It also needs a blade that stays sharp for ever. No need to buy new blades. Maybe a sharpener but no new blades.

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    Bonnie in SC August 7, 2010 at 12:52 am #

    I think the perfect trimmer would need an easy way to store it. Maybe it could fold in half or one section slide behind the other where it would take up less space.

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    Robin (Tqmnurse) August 7, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    the perfect trimmer would have very visible markings…markings for the A2 card, the folding arm would not bend at the 4″ mark, it would cut straight, portable, self sharpening blades that cut a clean line, interchangable blades for different types of cuts…ohhh the list could go on and on

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    christina August 7, 2010 at 8:07 am #

    Able to cut through more then one sheet of paper with clean cuts. Thank you for the chance to win !!!

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    christina August 7, 2010 at 8:09 am #

    Needs to be able to cut through multiple sheets at once with a clean cut. Thank for the chance to win !

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    Theresa August 7, 2010 at 8:09 am #

    I got to try this trimmer at CHA it is very well designed and easy to use sitting down! Thanks for the chance to win one

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    Diana Duncan August 7, 2010 at 8:11 am #

    Love all of these products! I have the worst paper cutter ever, so could use a new one!

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    Anonymous August 7, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    Measurements in both cm and inches would be terrific !!!


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    Pammejo August 7, 2010 at 8:25 am #

    Great giveaway, I love the precise and clean cuts.

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    Marilyn623 August 7, 2010 at 8:30 am #

    I am a tool junkie and love to try the new ones….here I go again! I hope the cuts are straight and true… sometimes my old trimmer cuts a little wonky!

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    Jess August 7, 2010 at 8:37 am #

    perfect trimmers need to cut precise and have clean edges!!!!

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    Anne Temple August 7, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    A perfect trimmer should always cut straight and be sharp, have 1/8″ mark lines going the length of the base (for easy lining up of the paper) and self sharpening blades that don’t need replacing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    RosieP August 7, 2010 at 8:52 am #

    Thanks for a chance at winning! I’m always on the lookout for a cutter that consistently cuts straight and accurately.

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    Sue in Grapevine August 7, 2010 at 9:19 am #

    The perfect trimmer will be able to cut precisely when trimming from narrow pieces of paper.

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    crafty silvanus August 7, 2010 at 9:35 am #

    I’m sure the curved blade on the paper cutter would add to the efficiency. I love the scissor holsters. They would be very handy to have at my craft meetings since I’m usually the one getting up and going to other tables to help people with their projects.

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    Cheryl August 7, 2010 at 11:10 am #

    I love trimmers!! The PERFECT trimmer would be precise, be small enough to be portable, cut 12 x 12 paper, have cheap and readily available replacement blades, and never tear paper or cut crookedly!

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    Kit August 7, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

    Clean cuts are a must. Measurements that don’t rub off on a base that is at least 6″ x 12″. Also sould be helpful to have measurements on the slider and measurements to the right of the slider (about 2 inches or so)

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    sbwilson August 7, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    The perfect trimmer must be accurate, simple to use, and blades that change out easily! I would love to win your giveaway!!!

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    Anonymous August 7, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    These look so awesome! Thank you for the chance to win!!

    Have a good weekend,

    Renee J.

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    arlsmom aka Lynda August 8, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    The perfect trimmer for me has an easy to read grid with incremental lines that travel the entire distance of the surface, an easy to run on track, and easy to replace blades. Thank you for the chance to win!

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    Jodee August 8, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    This would be fun to win! I think the biggest problem with trimmers is that over time the plastic parts and pieces get worn down/cut/damaged and the trimmer isn’t as accurate.

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    sucor August 9, 2010 at 2:05 am #

    The perfect trimmer would cut accurately and cleanly, would have smaller measurements all the way across, show clearly where the cut will be and would measure larger than 12″!

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    Stacey August 9, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    The perfect trimmer would be able to cut thicker materials and be precise.

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    Monica Aviles August 9, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs to have a magnetic bar to hold paper in the right spot while trimming and a make accurate cuts.

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    N August 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    Like a sherpa it should withstand harsh conditions. Like a college grad it needs to be sharp and full of adventure. Like a politician, nothing shall stick to it. ;^D

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    Leontyne August 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs to be able to easily cut straight edges for small and large. It must be easy to line up, so you can make straight cuts. It should also be able to allow for scoring as well.

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    SueB August 10, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    the perfect trimmer needs to be sturdy, portable, measuring guidelines for up to 6″ square cards, easy to replace economical replacement blades that are blunder-proof, storage for alternate specialty blades, and built in scoring blade … probably more …

    thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

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    Carol August 11, 2010 at 3:15 am #

    The perfect trimmer needs to have sharp blades and cut without frayed edges.

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    Jen Cuthbertson August 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    The perfect trimmer definitely needs to be accurate and cut straight! I can’t say how many times I’ve ended up with funky card edges because the trimmer blade moved while cutting. Maybe a better way to hold the blade in place while cutting?

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    Gail August 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm #

    Somehow the trimmer needs to stay true! And the blades need to be found at all scraping stores!
    After using my trimmers daily,(I have 2 different brands) they seem to get a little ‘off’!
    I end up with one side of the card a hair thicker than the other. It’s not noticable to anyone but me….but I’m funny that way!

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    Yvonne August 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    Trimmers need to be precise! Nothing worse then shredded edges or poor cuts.

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    Yvonne August 13, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    Trimmers need to be precise! Nothing worse then shredded edges or poor cuts.

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    Shirley August 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    The trimmer needs a line to show exactly where you are cutting. Also scoring blade plus a few more decorative blades would be nice.

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    lyndalulu August 31, 2010 at 10:08 pm #

    The perfect trimmer needs a guide that is not plastic and doesn’t break πŸ™‚