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Old 04-20-2012, 08:23 AM   #1
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I just received my order of perfect layers. What tool works best to cut with, and where do you purchase it? Thanks so much!
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I just use an ordinary x-acto craft knife, available at any store, really. Some people prefer using a rotary cutter, which is a quilting tool available anywhere that sells sewing stuff.

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I prefer a rotary cutter, I use a mini Fiskars rotary and love it. I find it doesn't get 'caught' in the paper like X-acto knives do. That may just be user error, though.
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X-acto knife for me. LOVE my perfect layers
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I just recently purchased the rulers second hand for a very good price and have just been using a generic x-acto knife. It works just fine.
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I've tried both the x-acto knife and rotary cutter and my preference is the rotary cutter. For me, the rotary cutter gives a better finish to the cut edge of the paper.
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I use an Olfa rotary cutter. Make sure to use a self healing mat. I start off the paper which I find works better for some unknown reason.

Cannot scrap without my Perfect Layers! Got them from QVC years ago.
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I have only just started using the perfect layers tools too - I'm really happy with them so far. I'm using a Olfa deluxe rotary cutter 45mm - it's easy to use and is giving a nice clean cut edge.
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I've used both craft knife and rotary cutter. I like the finished edge of the rotary cutter best and because of the larger area of blade aganist the layer tool I seem to have better control with the rotary cutter. Joann and Hobby Lobby carry both tools.

You would also like their Perfect Squares in both card making and scrapbooking. I also like playing with the airbrush tool which is a simple hand squeeze.
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Oooo, I haven't thought about a rotary cutter, and I have a couple. I will definitely try that. I use the Fiskars Fingernail Detail Knife - great control.


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Perfect Layers is a GREAT company to work with. They're sponsoring our Catered Crop challenge this week for a $25.00 gift certificate. And, I'm one of their Ambassadors. Thanks to them, my cards have traveled a lot more than I have and have been on tv shopping network shows in England and Germany. if you go shopping, enter Catered5% for a discount.

I use the layers tool on just about every project I make, and I'm loving the perfect square tool more and more.
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I use a retractable craft knife I bought in like 1982 and I love it!
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What are perfect layers, where do you purchase them and how much do they cost?
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My perfect---PERFECT layering tool is my ORANGE FISKARS TRIMMER...the fine silver wire shows you -->the crafter EXACTLY where to make the cut with exact precision. This is usually my very first recommendation when I am teaching a class--!
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My perfect layers are from Perfect Paper Crafting and they have a video for all their products so you can see how they work. Click Here for the store site and see the tool list of products on the left under popular brands.
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I just got my Perfect Layers in the mail (and Perfect Square). I am hoping to find they are as incredible as you all say they are. I have yet to find a cutter that I can actually line up to make straight cuts (I'm obviously challenged) so I am hoping this is my fail-safe answer!

Question: I have heard peopld suggest a glass mat for cutting. Any opinions on that?
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I have a question for those of you who use a rotary cutter on paper. Paper is harder on blades than fabric is, so I am wondering how often do you have to change the rotary blade? Do you use ragged edges as your signal to change it?
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I just got my Perfect Layers in the mail (and Perfect Square). I am hoping to find they are as incredible as you all say they are. I have yet to find a cutter that I can actually line up to make straight cuts (I'm obviously challenged) so I am hoping this is my fail-safe answer!

Question: I have heard peopld suggest a glass mat for cutting. Any opinions on that?
When using a rotary cutter I have more control if I stand during cutting.
Not heard of a glass mat, will have to check that out.

Alice: I've only used the rotary cutter a couple week so not long enough to dull it.
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I just got mine and have been using that little Fiskars knife thing that fits over your finger and I love it. I have yet to use a rotary cutter, will have to check them out. But I have to say I am loving this tool! It's brilliant.

Of course I am using it for A2 cards, not scrap booking, so I don't have to make very long cuts. Maybe that's why the little finger knife is adequate.

Really, though, what a great tool.

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Have been reading how folks love this tool. But my question is----I'm using my X-acto knife and find that I'm "shaving off" a small sliver sometimes. Any advice on how to better use the Perfect Layers????? Help please.
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I got my first Perfect Layers tool from Stampin' Up! and just when I figured it out they stopped carrying it. Now, I almost never create a card without it. Here's a little tip and tutorial I wrote about it. Maybe it will help.

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I'm one of their "Ambassadors" so I can get you a discount. Just type Catered5% at checkout and get a 5% discount and flat rate priority shipping.
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Have been reading how folks love this tool. But my question is----I'm using my X-acto knife and find that I'm "shaving off" a small sliver sometimes. Any advice on how to better use the Perfect Layers????? Help please.
It sounds like your Perfect Layers tool is shifting when you cut. Make sure you're holding the tool down firmly. Try curling the paper underneath it to grab the "catch lip" better. I've tried the rotary cutter with it (thanks to advice here), and I get a much cleaner cut. Also, if your cut isn't perfectly clean (sometimes that happens for me at the corners), you can run an emery board or sandpaper across the edges to clean it up.
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Thanks for the advice. I thought it would be "user error" !! LOL Just need more scrapin' time to practice!!! I will try with a rotary cutter also. Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:04 PM   #24
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I just got my second set of them. I "loaned" the first set and never got them back. Can't remember who it was. I used the craft knife when I had them. I like the idea of the rotary cutter. Just purchased the mini one at my local craft store with a coupon. It came with a mat and a ruler. Can't wait to use them again.
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