Ultimate Craft Trimmer
Lining up Paper
Other than using the top or bottom of the trimmer, use the grid lines on the bed of the trimmer.
Easy Lifting the Guard Rail
Move the blade to the center of the guard rail and with one hand at each end of the trimmer, use one finger from each hand to push the tabs in and pull up.
Using Fingerprint Guard
This guard will protect your paper and photos from fingerprints. Use this guard to assist in holding down the paper. Position your paper under the fingerprint guard and in the proper cutting position. Hold the guard down and cut. This guard will also protect your paper and photos from fingerprints.
It is important to note that not all paper comes evenly cut. To get an accurate and even strip, align one side of the paper with one of the grid lines on the trimmer and make a cut.
Perforating and Scoring Blade
The perforating blade works well for coupon booklets and gift cards with an attached bookmark. The scoring blade is ideal for cardmaking and fold lines in numerous projects; such as envelopes, boxes and any origami projects.
The system comes with 3 template inserts for your convenience. These templates should NOT be stored within the system nor should more than one template be used at a time. Stacking the template can cause you to have uneven cuts and inaccurate measurements.
When using any of the template inserts, pull the wide ruler out from the base to use in conjunction with your inserts. This allows for measurement of all paper sizes.
1/8” Grid Template
The 1/8” grid cuts strips that are perfect for the following techniques: quilling, mosaic gutters, and paper weaving.
Angle Grid Template
This template is ideal for quilt pages, cardmaking, mitered corners for borders and any other project that requires angle cuts. In order to get these cuts you must first create a cutting mark on the cutting bed if one does not exist. Running your blade back and forth across the cutting bed does this.
To cut a 1.5” strip of cardstock. Align one side of the cardstock strip with the upper 45° mark. Position the bottom left corner of the paper strip on the cutting line. This will be one of the triangle sides. Flip the strip over and repeat. If you use the lower degree angles, reverse the above instructions.
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