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Old 06-26-2013, 06:37 AM   #1
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I opened my SCS Weekly Inkling, saw this product, clicked on the link to watch the video and ordered it immediately. Looks like a great tool. Already have and love Perfect Layers, so I'm betting it will be just as well designed. Love the fact that it won't slide.

Will update when I get it. Hoping it will be everything they claim.
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I already purchased mine and have it, I love the grip, and center alignment feature, it is the most useful tool I own, I have the perfect layers tool also and I can't do a layout without it. You will love it!
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It's on my wish list and I hope to get it within a couple of months. After a few moves and being unable to find my original Perfect Layers (when SU sold it), I was delighted to get the last one on the hook (and three pieces instead of the two of my lost original) at my LSS!

I'm on the fence about Perfect Squares but will encourage hubby to buy both to "save on shipping"

Looking forward to the OP's review; it seems awesome and hope it lives up to the reviews!
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This is at the bottom of my wish list. It looks interesting, but I already have lots of rulers. I may have to "lose" a few of mine before I can justify it.
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I have many rulers, but this looks like the Cadillac of rulers. I need it, I think. This is going to be my birthday gift. Now I just need to find the perfect craft knife.
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I just got mine yesterday, so I can't say what I think of it yet in much detail. The non-sliding feature does seem to work, though - I immediately tried that out. And sliding/slipping rulers is a problem I seem to have. So for that alone, I think it will be worth it. The rest of the ruler is one side metal (inches) and one clear (metric) and there's a centering scale on the clear side also. Looks to be well constructed. Now I'll have to put it through it's paces.
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I purchased one, it arrived a couple days later and I tried it immediately. It seems to hold the paper if cutting wide pieces, but to cut strips of paper less than one inch the non-slide feature is too far away from the edge to hold. I am a card maker and I think it would be a better product for 12 X 12" scrapbookers. I have had the Perfect Layers for years, love them and use them "almost" daily...but this product??????
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I agree. I ran into that issue yesterday. I was able to flip the paper around and cut from the other side in that case, but the limitation exists. Not entirely sorry I bought it, because when using paper wide enough it works well, and the centering scale is handy. But I could have predicted the "narrow paper" problem if I'd thought about it.

I would say it's definitely great when the paper is wider than an inch. Far easier than using a regular ruler. People will have to consider how they would use it before spending the $$$ on it for sure.
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I'm so confused....what is the name of the ruler and where did you purchase it?
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The Perfect Ruler is by Perfect Papercrafting. The SCS Weekly Inkling recently featured it. Here's a link to the product:

The Perfect Ruler

There's a video you can watch on that page.
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I'm so confused....what is the name of the ruler and where did you purchase it?
Shop through this link and you'll get a discount on your purchase. Click on How To Videos and the perfect ruler is at the top of the list and you can purchase from that page.
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I'm not sure I see the point- I have several different cutting tools, like from Fiskars. Why would I need this?
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I have a Tim Holtz ruler with a metal edge and the centering feature which I love and use all of the time. It seems that the nonslip feature of the Perfect Ruler would be the only advantage of this one, I'm guessing. But that would be handy, as my ruler does slip now and then. It's interesting that you can buy a craft tool and love it, and then they come out with something with additional features or better designed. Then the dilemma is whether to buy the new improved version or use what you already own which is almost as good. This has happened many times in my 16 or so years of cardmaking.
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That's my feeling, too. The main feature it has that other rulers do not have is that you can push down and it will hold your paper stationary while you cut. But as folks have said, that feature doesn't work well for smaller strips of paper.

I have a clear plastic ruler that I got for $1 at Walmart that serves my purposes for now. I don't like using a craft knife, and draw a line and cut with scissors when I need a small strip that my paper cutter can't make easily.

I'm not much of a "tool junkie" and tend to be old school in my papercrafting. My cooking, too, for that matter. I still use my trusty paring knife more than a food processor.
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speaking of having something "old" and then a "new and improved" comes out.

I was at a class several weeks ago and we were using out scor-pals. Mine was the original and didn't have the little extra score lines the updated one has.

I had to borrow one.

sorry for the hi-jack.

I have a straight school ruler and then the Bo Bunny bendy ruler - I love that bendy ruler!
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For paper pieces that are to short for the gripper to touch you could try using re positional tape to hold it in place, I use this tape even without it being too short so I don't have to use much pressure that aggravates a health issue.
Another thing that is nice about the ruler is that your fingers are above the craft knife blade.
It works great for fabric too - if you cut small pieces. I folded the bolt size tulle down to a six inch width and used a rotary cutter to cut through all the layers at once and it cut my cutting time by more than half.

I use the tape with the following tools too:

The Perfect Square, it's great for the out of the box technique. I did make one scrapbook page and it was nice for down sizing photos and if you pack up and travel for crops it's easy to store. (I only craft at home)

The Perfect Borders are excellent for getting it right the first time, I save so much time compared to using a paper cutter and eying or measuring it.

One last tip: a glass cutting mat will make a big difference and your craft knife doesn't leave grooves like in does in soft mats. Mine is from EK Success.
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I opened my SCS Weekly Inkling, saw this product, clicked on the link to watch the video and ordered it immediately. Looks like a great tool. Already have and love Perfect Layers, so I'm betting it will be just as well designed. Love the fact that it won't slide.

Will update when I get it. Hoping it will be everything they claim.
Wow! glad I saw this post. Of course as I read about the Perfect Ruler, I saw other comments on the Perfect Layer system. Went to their site, watched the "How to" videos and of course had to have it. Was going to order just the one, then just two, "but" I said to myself (yes I do talk to myself) "what if I need that size? I can only get that size if I order all three." Yep that's what I did.
Hubby keeps telling me how easy it is to measure, make pencil marks and place accordingly, but that is a lot of bother and when there is a tool out there that'll make my crafting life easier .....
I was also interested in the perfect square but that will be for another day....

So glad I dropped on this post.
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I have had a metal, cork-backed ruler for so long I can't remember where I got it. It's probably 25 years old. And I love it. The cork prevents slipping as long as I hold it firmly. The metal edge is great for tearing. The measurements go all the way to the end. The only advantage I can see for $16.99 plus shipping is the centering feature.
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Thanks for that suggestion, Roxie. Duh. Just tape down the thin piece.

Yes, another thing I do like is having my fingers up above the cutting edge.

But that said, at this point I wouldn't say "You can't live without this ruler!"

I'll say: I saw it, I thought it might be cool, I could afford it so I bought it and I definitely will use it. It won't be one of those things that sits around unused, thank goodness. Been there and done that more than once.
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There is a product called InvisiGRIP that is made for clear rulers used for quilting. It's a cling type film that you attach to the back of the rulers. It eliminates slipping on fabric and would work for paper also. The instructions indicate that you should cut the film a little smaller than the ruler being backed but I think you could apply it to the entire ruler back and trim it to size so that you could use it for small strips of paper also. I basically use the same rulers for both activities anyway.
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Great idea, Margotgn!
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InvisiGrip sounds like a great product for my metal yardstick. Thanks Margotgn!
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I have the perfect layers rulers which I love for my scrapbook mats and also my well used Tim Holtz ruler. I like the idea of the non slip perfect ruler which seems to have horizontal lines indicating the measurements but appears to be missing the vertical lines that I would use to line up against another edge. If they have both vertical & horizontal lines on the clear side like the Tim Holtz ruler, then I think it would be perfect. I can't see the $17 value in this ruler as it is. Am I missing something that makes this ruler so expensive?
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I missed this thread when it started - glad I happened upon it now. I love my Perfect Layers and wondered about the ruler.
Like susie718 I have and use the Tim Holtz ruler. In fact, I'm on my second because the markings wore off the first, and they're wearing off this one too so I was getting to the stage of thinking of emailing Ranger and seeing if they've changed that yet, before springing for a third one. I don't use the piercing aspect of it, so I was considering this as a possible replacement. Especially since slipping is one of my problems!
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When I first saw this and watched the video, I thought I really needed it. I even bookmarked it so in case anyone asked what I wanted for a gift... Now, however, I'm rethinking. I don't usually hand cut my layers as my guillotine paper cutter trims every so slight slivers off. If I use a craft knife it is mostly freehand or very rarely I use my cork-backed metal ruler which seems to work just fine. I have a separate clear ruler that has the centering ruler on one side that I find invaluable. Both are ages old and have filled all my needs so far. The gripper that holds the paper and keeps fingers out of the way still seems tempting. Think for now it will just remain on my wish list.
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