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#1 Kristy!

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    Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:21 AM

    I have never done scrapbooking before, so I'm a little clueless...OK, very clueless. I will be making boarding pass invitaitons, so I am going to purchase a paper trimmer and am trying to figure out which blades I need. I know I need the traditional straight blade, so I'm not worried about that. I would like my RSVPs to tear off and be mailed to me as a postcard. I've seen people mention perforating blades and scoring blades. It sounds like the perforating blade would be what I want, but what does a scoring blade do?

    #2 JennyK

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      Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:28 AM

      I believe scoring blade bends the paper so it folds. What you want is the perforating blade to tear off the RSVPs.

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      Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:33 AM

      A scoring blade makes a dent in the page so that it folds nicely and in a straight line.

      I used mine on the ticket jackets primarily. (Plus the center fold of my passport STDs).

      I found it much easier to work with a scoring blade than a ruler or a bone folder.

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      #4 Kristy!

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        Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:36 AM

        Ah, ok. So that's why people are mentioning the scoring blade. That sounds perfect for the ticket jacket. I think I'll get both. Thanks girls!

        #5 Chiquita

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          Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:40 AM

          Can you buy both those blades together in a kit of some sort? Like at Michaels or whatever? I need both too for my boarding pass invites! :)

          #6 adias.angel

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            Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:41 AM

            I would recommend the Fiskars Desktop Rotary Trimmer: Click the image to open in full size.


            I makes for a nice clean, fast cut and you can change the blades out of it. Not only can you get a blade for the scoring and cutting but also making those neat little perforated tear lines. Plus the blades are pretty cheap.

            Here is a list of blades that do all kinds of cuts. Fiskars Rotary Trimmer Blades - Discount Art Supplies

            Beyond that all you need is a corner rounder punch you do have to cut the corners.

            #7 Chiquita

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              Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:44 AM

              Ooooh... I have that already.. just not the different blades I need.. sweet! And I have a corner rounder punch too.. okay so I think I can just buy those blades separate at Michaels or something right?

              #8 Jenleopard

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                Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:03 PM

                Yes...you can buy the blades seperate at Michaels. Don't forget to look for a Michaels coupon for 40% off. :)

                #9 adias.angel

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                  Posted 04 June 2008 - 01:03 PM

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                  Originally Posted by Jenleopard
                  Yes...you can buy the blades seperate at Michaels. Don't forget to look for a Michaels coupon for 40% off. :)
                  LOL I was just about to post this. Also if you have a Hobby Lobby in your area they do the 50% off scrapbooking items every few weeks.

                  #10 Kristy!

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                    Posted 04 June 2008 - 01:21 PM

                    I wish I had a Hobby Lobby. Everyone seems to say good things about it.




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