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Old 02-24-2005, 11:05 AM   #1
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I am new to stamping and I want to know if any one has the Tearing Edge from Su, is it useful? Neater? I want to know if its worth it or not to buy.
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:18 AM   #2
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I have used the tearing edge. First of all, I find that it is hard to use just because of the thicknes of SU cardstock! You really have to have a good hold on the paper underneath the tearing edge or things will go flying!! Secondly, I find that your own tear looks a bit more unique and realistic. It's at the bottom of my shopping list....I have other toys I want to try out first!!
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:19 AM   #3
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I have it and it works OK, but I seldom use it. I think you end up wasting to much paper with it. That's just my opinion!

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Old 02-24-2005, 11:25 AM   #4
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It is the only thing from Stampin' Up! that I do not like. I gave mine away. Unlike the Wheel Guide, it does not have rubber feet and slips because it is hard to hold down and tear. Spend your money on something else and use your hands to tear.
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:33 AM   #5
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i agree w/all above! I have it and seldom use it....it is hard to hold down, i put little clear stick-on-feet-things (like the small felt ones u get for your cabinets) on the bottom to help hold it down. But I would say your own tearing is prob much better!
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:33 AM   #6
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Tip (from one of my customers): having trouble tearing the cardstock? Take your Aquapainter (or water brush) and go along the edge with it, wetting it a little bit. Then rip it.

My customer has one and I really like it. I like that you can have an even rip. It's on my next order.

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Old 02-24-2005, 11:34 AM   #7
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i agree w/all above! I have it and seldom use it....it is hard to hold down, i put little clear stick-on-feet-things (like the small felt ones u get for your cabinets) on the bottom to help hold it down. But I would say your own tearing is prob much better!
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:35 AM   #8
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i agree w/all above! I have it and seldom use it....it is hard to hold down, i put little clear stick-on-feet-things (like the small felt ones u get for your cabinets) on the bottom to help hold it down. But I would say your own tearing is prob much better!
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:35 AM   #9
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The tearing edge is most helpful for tearing vellum. It gives a nice ragged edge that you rarely get when tearing vellum by hand.
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:38 AM   #10
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sorry about the multiple posts.... i hit the submit button by accident.
ill try the water pen thing....good idea - also ill try the vellum...u r rite - its hard to tear the vellum and get it the way you like it (for me anyway) THANKS for the info!
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:46 AM   #11
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I like my tearing edge for a couple or reasons
1. It tears the paper straight-great for scrapbooking, because I like the color block look.

2. I have a customer with acrylic nails and she can't tear due to those.

3. If you are tearing many peices of paper it works great!! I didn't have it at xmas time and I tore on my xmas cards and my fingers were so sore. They hurt for days.

4. I also like the look of tearing by hand it does chalk and ink better.

5. If you are a perfectionist then it tears evenly on both sides of your project.

As a demo I am glad I have one. Was it one of my first purchases? No
You have to deciede what you want to so.

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Old 02-24-2005, 11:46 AM   #12
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I've used the edger but I didn't like it enough to buy it. I didn't try it on vellum though - it might actually work really nice for that.
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I like my tearing edge for a couple or reasons
1. It tears the paper straight-great for scrapbooking, because I like the color block look.

2. I have a customer with acrylic nails and she can't tear due to those.

3. If you are tearing many peices of paper it works great!! I didn't have it at xmas time and I tore on my xmas cards and my fingers were so sore. They hurt for days.

4. I also like the look of tearing by hand it does chalk and ink better.

5. If you are a perfectionist then it tears evenly on both sides of your project.

As a demo I am glad I have one. Was it one of my first purchases? No
You have to deciede what you want to so.

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Old 02-24-2005, 11:51 AM   #14
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It sounded like a good idea, so I bought it. I even sold a few. However, I seldom use it any more. Prefer hand tearing.
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:59 AM   #15
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I have used the tearing edge at several differnet workshops. I also find it difficult to use and the results are far less dramatic than when I tear the paper myself. You also have to be careful how you hold it down since both edges are quite sharp.
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:03 PM   #16
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As a demo, i like to have it available when we are doing a project with tearing. I have found people either love it or hate it. No middle ground. Personally i am one who prefers to tear with my hands, but i have plenty of customers who disagree.

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I'm not a fan of it. I would rather tear by hand. I think it is hard to use.
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:19 PM   #18
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I used the tearing edge last year to make about 400 invitations for a school auction. It was great for that, because of the repetition. If I only have one or two things to tear, I usually just do without--seems lilke too much work to drag it out for something small. I also tear by hand if I am trying to get a particular look or want something different than I can get with the Tearing Edge.
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I rarely use mine, but I'm for sure going to try it with the wet pen on vellum and mulberry paper. I never can tear that stuff worth a hoot. Kathy
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I use mine a lot when I want a straighter edge. I find it can be a little hard to start a tear if I am just trying to tear a little bit off, but a lot of times I stamp my images opposite from each other and tear two at once. I hope that makes sense.

Thanks for the tip about the auqapainter, I'll try that.

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I tried one with cardstock at a workshop and didn't get good results. For a more uniform edge, I prefer the deckle scissors.
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Well I guess I'm in the minority. I love my tearing edge. I like the look of a torn edge, but I don't like how my paper comes out when I tear it myself, but I love the way it looks when I use the tearing edge.
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Ladies:

Thanks for the helpful tips in how to use the "Tearing Edge" ruler. I personally really like it and definitely have it on my "Wish List". It is helpful to know that it is a great tool to have for tearing "Vellum". Also knowing that using the "Aqua Painters" helps tearing "cardstock" is another great tip. Now I have a really good excuse to buy the "Aqua Painters". I'll have many uses for them during my next workshop.

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Old 02-24-2005, 02:50 PM   #24
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I also have the tearing edge, and I like it. I do use it, and I use it for scrapbooking a lot.
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My SIL is a perfectionist and she has one. I'm not a perfectionist and I don't have one. HOWEVER, my SIL has a problem tearing straight and my problem is my tearing is generally TOO straight! I have used her Tearing Edge, though, and I do like it. If I had a problem tearing straight, I'd get one. But it is pretty far down on my wish list.

Regarding the thick SU cardstock being difficult to tear, I would second the suggestion to run the Aqua Painter along the paper first to wet it. It makes it tear much easier.

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I love my Tearing Edge and use it all the time especially when I have multiples to do. It's true what everyone else here has said, you either love it or hate it! Won't repeat what's already been said but it does depend what kind of cards you like to make and whether you'll be tearing frequently enough to warrant the expense.
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Have it, use it, Love it!
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I too have the tearing edge and love to use it! I am not a perfectionist, but I really like how it has a fairly uniform look to the torn edges.

I am also a demo and sold 3 at my last party!

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