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Old 07-31-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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Ok I admit....... my curiosity got the best of me!!! (and maybe my quest to have EVERYTHING)

While I was shopping at my favorite scrapbooking supply store...a gentleman was looking for his wife a birthday present and was asking for a "HEIDI SWAPP EDGE DISTRESSER" and I thought hey if it is something good enough to ask for as a birthday present I gotta have one... so I bought one for a buck........ now I have no clue as to what to do with it!!!

ANYONE KNOW WHAT I DO WITH MY NEW TOY???? how stupid am I?
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:46 PM   #2
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I use mine to distress the edges of CS. Just hold it vertically and drag across the edges. Repeat until desired effect.
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:50 PM   #3
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I saw it in a magazine recently and was thinking for a buck that would be money well spent. Wish I can find it though in the stores.
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I have that one and A Stampin'Up! one. The SU one just came out in the new catalog.
You just run it down the edge of your cardstock-instant distresses edges. You did get a super cheap deal.
The one from SU had several edges so you can get a desired amount of distressing on the edges. Depending on which one you use, you can get slight distressed to very distressed look.
Have fun with your new tool!
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:42 PM   #5
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TAC just started carrying it also...its so popular that it's out of stock until mid-August! Beats ruining your fingernails!!
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I have that one and A Stampin'Up! one. The SU one just came out in the new catalog.
Hmmm ... something I missed in the new catalog ... I'll have to check it out.
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I have the Making Memories one and love it. I am "straight torn edge" incompetant, so I can have straight and distressed edges all at the same time!
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I have the making Memories one also. The SU one is part of the new cutter kit keychain-set.
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I bought the one from tonic back in May or June before I had the new SU catty.
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Love mine, a friend gave it to me. Saves your nails and you can distress a little or alot depending how many times you go over your cs. I keep mine with my scissors bc I love it!
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:35 AM   #11
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I saw the SU one in the catalogue but it is a little too pricey in my opinion. I found the Heidi swapp one in my Local Scrapbooking store for $1.69 and at that price...I had to try it. Just run in down the sides of the cardstock. Vary the pressure or the amount of swipes to vary the distressing.
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:17 AM   #12
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The Heidi Swapp one works great -- I bought it at a scrapbook expo last year for $1 and LOVE it! It does the exact same thing as any of the other distressers out there and I love the size of it.
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ScrapbookPals has it for .89--just got mine but haven't tried it yet. I've been using my bone folder but sometimes end up bending the piece of paper into a crease so I hope this works easier.
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Back to the gentleman at the scrapbook store - I hope he bought his wife flowers with that distresser!
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Back to the gentleman at the scrapbook store - I hope he bought his wife flowers with that distresser!

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Old 08-01-2006, 05:26 AM   #16
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ACMoore is now carrying the Swapp one for $.99.
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I have the making memories one, and I think I use it almost everytime I stamp, on most things. It just gives your project a little texture, and it looks fabulous if you ink the edges after you've ditsressed it. Totally worth the $3 I spent.
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Old 08-01-2006, 07:52 AM   #18
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I have the Making Memories one for about $2 or so, and it works great. I'm with Julia, the SU! cutting/distressing tool is pretty cool, but not $16.00 cool...........I still find myself using my *gasp* fingernail a lot, too!
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couldn't you use the edge of a table???
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I love my Heidi Swapp distresser. It works great. I used to used the blade of my scissors, but that was dangerous and it dulled the blades.
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You talked me into it....you arm twisters, you!
I just bought the distressing tool from ScrapbookPal.com for .89! Then I just had to bump my order up to $25 for the free shipping (I did, didn't I?) so I added some Mono Multi, Queen and Co brads and a few other little fun things.

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I agree with what you ladies are saying about the SU being expensive, but I ordered one anyway. Did you realize that it also has a perforating tool to use with the new coupon set. It is so amazing, you just run it along the paper, it creates a tearable coupon book. The cutting and scoring tools are nice, no replacement for the big ones, but good for travel. I really like it, plus the 19.95 I spent on it went towards my monthly sales, I have always felt like every little bit helps. Prior to this, I was using a pampered chef .50 nylon scraping tool that comes with their stoneware for distressing and creating a very nice crisp fold.
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You are cracking me up! That's me! This place is dangerous...but I did hold off on the Rollabind machine last year (I am so proud of myself!!) ... that runs around $150 so if you broke down for 89 cents you are doing good!
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You are cracking me up! That's me! This place is dangerous...but I did hold off on the Rollabind machine last year (I am so proud of myself!!) ... that runs around $150 so if you broke down for 89 cents you are doing good!

Rollabind machine??? Are they on sale anywhere? Do I need this thing? How cool is this Rollabind machine???

I don't even know what it is or what it's for, but I have an overwhelming desire to obtain it!!

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I got my Heidi Swapp at imressrubberstamps.com for .99. I love it. Wish I had .
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LOL, You sound like me! I go to SAM's club to save money on laundry soap and the soap ends up costing me $180.00!
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I love my HS distresser. Just wish I was clever enough to invent something like that.

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I stopped going to Sam's because I spend way too much when I go there, then when I get home all I have is Cheerios, laundry soap and whatever the snack was they were handing out as samples! Oh, and usually an industrial size container of some sort of junk food!!

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