Scrapbook Paper Trimmer: Get One Today!

Scrapbook paper trimmers will save you time and effort by allowing you to trim and alter paper quickly and easily. They are the most convenient tool to have when scrapbooking because you can make precise, straight cuts with a minimal effort. After you have purchased everything on the "must haves" list, this should be the first tool you buy.

There are a few different types of scrapbook paper trimmers available. Choose the one that will best meet your needs.

The main types of paper cutters/trimmers are:

  • Guillotine Scrapbook Paper Trimmer

  • Used for precision cutting. Contains a blade that can cut up to about ten sheets of paper, cardboard and textiles depending on the size. Guillotine trimmers generally have a guide, a ruler, and a grid pattern to help ensure that your cuts are straight. A long sharp blade (often curved) is hinged at the base and is lifted above the paper and down directly on top to make a straight cut. Please keep in mind that not all guillotine trimmers are made well. You're going to need a solid, sturdy guillotine trimmer with tight fittings. Make sure the handle doesn't flex at all or you will be consistently frustrated by crooked cuts. Another great feature is a detachable blade which can be sharpened or replaced.

  • Rotary Scrapbook Paper Trimmer

  • Designed for graphic artists and photographers due to the clean accurate cut. Rotary paper trimmers use a round cutting blade, which slides along a rail that can cut in either direction. Rotary trimmers are preferred by graphic designers and photographers because they provide a very clean, accurate cut. Rotary trimmers work well for paper, photographs, and other materials. The rotary trimmer blades are able to cut in either direction. Electric rotary scrapbook paper trimmers are also available.

  • Arm Scrapbook Paper Trimmer

  • Perfect for scrapbooking, school, and office use. These cutters are the most common type of scrapbook paper trimmer and are designed for everyday use. They generally have a ruler, a guide and a large bladed arm. Small paper trimmers usually have safety features that make them especially suitable for trimming small items held by hand close to the blade.

When buying a scrapbook paper trimmer, you'll be able to choose between more than just a few different styles. Also be sure to consider size, capacity, ease of blade replacement, price, and mobility. Finding a trimmer that meets your needs will be easy - there are many to choose from. Below are our favorites...

Fiskars - 12 inch Portable Paper Trimmer - $ 18.99
A Generations by Design Favorite! This lightweight, portable 12” scrapbook paper trimmer from FISKARS is perfect for cutting and scoring straight lines. The sleek design includes a blade carriage that’s easier to replace without bowing the rails; ensuring accuracy for as long as you use it. For each straight cut and every perfect score, it’s the ideal trimmer for all of your paper crafting projects for years to come. Slim design takes less space on your craft table and makes storage a cinch. The crystal-clear smudge guard lets you hold things in place for complete accuracy without getting messy fingerprints on your best paper The blade carriage has a new easy-grip handle for easy cutting and scoring A pull-out ruler extends your measuring area for larger pieces 1/4” bold grid lines let you make easy, accurate measurements the first time. Rubberized feet keep the base from sliding around so each cut is perfect every time

Fiskars 12" Euro Craft Paper Trimmer - $ 19.99
Fiskars 12" Euro Craft Paper Trimmer features a sleek design and aluminum insets. The aluminum surface improves visibility of the scales so you can measure and cut more accurately. A handy ruler pivots out from under the board to measure large format items, then swings back in place for easy storage. The unique TripleTrack rail design allows the blade and rail to interlock, making straighter and more precise cuts. It’s simple to use. Just slide paper under rail and align. Firmly press down the blade carriage and slide along the rail to cut. Accurately trims: 5 sheets of 20lb paper 2 sheets of card stock Glossy photo paper, and photographs Fiskars 12" Euro Craft Paper Trimmer comes with these features:Aluminum surface for improved visibility and more accurate measurements TripleTrack rail design for straighter, more precise cutsCompact / Lightweight design for easy storage Swing-out ruler Durable blade carriage makes over 1000 cuts

Making Memories - 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Trimmer - $ 47.49
Professional construction meets sophisticated utility with the Making Memories 12" x 12" Precision Paper Trimmer. The long-lasting rotary blade provides accurate, straight cuts while sharpening itself at the same time, making every cut as precise as the first. Folds out into a 12" x 12" trimmer, then folds down to easily fit in your Runway Roller. A trimmer this specialized at this affordable price makes it, truly, a cut above the rest! Features include: Professional quality Sturdy construction Non-slip exterior folded and unfolded 12" x 12" cutting surface Self-sharpening blade Lightweight for optimal portability Cutting grid contains pre-measured templates for 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10" and 8.5" x 11" Marked in inches and centimeters with .5" cutting grid Magnetic ruler for scoring and holding paper in place while cutting

Purple Cows Incorporated - Two In One Combo Trimmer - Paper Trimmer - $ 55.99
The 2 in 1 Combo Trimmer from Purple Cows is the ultimate trimmer for scrapbooking, photos, and paper projects. This unique 2 in 1 Trimmer combines the advantages of both rotary and guillotine blades to give you optimum flexibility when working on all of your projects. Use the rotary trimmer for precise cutting with three different interchangeable blades: straight trim, deco edge, and perforated score. The heavy duty guillotine cutter cuts up to 10 sheets of paper at one time! Plus, the unique safety blade design has absolutely no sharp edges! Features of the 2 in 1 Combo Trimmer include: Three cutting blades included: straight trim, deco edge, and perforated score The patented “Active Cutting Guide” holds paper firmly against the table to prevent slipping while cutting and helps keep fingers behind the blade guard for safety The guillotine safety blade can be used for trimming heavier papers, posterboard, laminated work and up to 10 sheets of paper Cushion grip “Softergonomic” handles The rotary trimmer trims digital photos, papers and film and creates a clean, precise cut The rotary trimmer locking guide holds your work in place for a perfect cut Cutting table fits full 12” x 12” scrapbook pages and the handy embossed cutting guide provides standard paper and photo sizes to help when trimming pictures and artwork Trimmer can be used in separate pieces to cut larger sheets, or together for convenience Lightweight Product size: 14 5/8” x 20 7/8” x 3 1/2”

You've got the perfect trimmer for all your what? Don't forget the perfect paper to use with your new scrapbook paper trimmer.

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