Fiskars 12inch TrimmerA good paper trimmer is essential for scrapbooking, card making and paper crafts. This 12 inch Portable Paper Trimmer from Fiskars is a great example.

I make a lot of cards and paper craft projects as well as scrapbook pages so being able to score straight lines as well as cut straight lines is essential to me, and this tool will do a great job of both. Plus being lightweight it is easy to keep close to hand for constant use.

I have to admit I have an earlier version of this tool and it is still going strong after several years of hard use, so I can’t justify buying a new one. However, because I’m so confident of the one I have, I don’t hesitate recommending this new version.

When you find the blade get a bit dull, cut a few strips of aluminum foil and you’ll extend the life of the blade. Remember it cuts in both directions, so don’t forget to run the blade in both directions to sharpen each side.

You’ll find this excellent Fiskars 12 inch portable paper trimmer at It’s on sale at half price just now, so hop over and grab one … maybe I can justify a new one now, lol!

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