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Review | Westcott Titanium Non-Stick 5″ Microtip Scissors

Let’s face it, all crafters want when we go to cut is a good pair of scissors that work. That’s what I get when I use my Titanium-bonded non-stick scissors by Westcott.


I’ve had a chance to use these petite scissors recently and am pleased with their cutting ability. I’ve laid them out in classes as well so students could give them a try and the feedback I’ve heard from the students has been favorable too.

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CHA Mega Show 2014 | A Peek at the Fiskars Booth

The 2014 CHA Show has come and gone and once again, it has proved to be an exciting event.

Fiskars was showing their most recently released scissors in the booth.  They are the Fiskars Thick & Heavy Amplify Shears.  They come in three sizes and are created to cut through a variety of heavy materials. The scissors are currently available on, and you can read our reviews of the 10″ size, 8″ size and the 6″ size (complete with video) here on Craft Critique!

Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Shears

I was told they would cut through denim, leather, light metals, soda cans, cork, corrugated card board and other similar heavy materials.  They had a “Make & Take” that featured the scissors in creating a project.

Fiskars Punch

We started by cutting the heavy burlap into the correct size square.  Then I used one of their punches to cut out these cool floral shapes out of old book pages.

Preparing the materials cut with the Fiskars Die Cuts and Embossing Tools with alcohol inks.

Then I painted them with some fun mists and alcohol inks.  I still need to fluff the petals on the flower and add a few embellishments.

FIskars 2014 CHA Booth Make & Take Project

Overall I like the look of the project.  The scissors were so easy to use and did a great job of cutting the various elements they had available to test them on.