There is very practical technique that most scrapbookers use everyday without thinking and the most asked question I get “What is the best way to cut a straight line when using paper edge scissors?”. Producing a straight line allows you to produce quality work that has a very artistic effect on your finish piece. Using Scrapbooking scissors correctly allows you to produce unique edges and borders in your scrapbook, journals, photos, picture clippings and for cards or invites. This is possible since the blades used are shaped uniquely and as they work just like normal scissors.
In this example I have use Fiskars – Cloud Paper edgers and a piece of blur paper.
The tip here is to place a ruled pencil line on the underside of your of card stock noting that most decorative edge scissors require about 1/8″ or 3 mm space for the cut. The depth of cut can be checked by measuring the the pattern on the scissors with a ruler. When I use my decorative edge scissors I make sure I have this line as a guide. Then all I have to do is keep my eye on the peaks of the scissor’s pattern and pencil line to meet up with each other as I cut along the pencil line. Perfection comes with practice so please try it out the next time you need a straight edge cut and that’s all there is to it!