Are you sick of trimmers yet? Well if you are, you'll love our last trimmer giveaway of the week, because it's not actually a trimmer; it's more of a "trimming system." And you'll REALLY love Friday's giveaway, because it doesn't resemble a trimmer in any way, shape, or form. It's cheese. Three months of cheese. So be sure to stop by tomorrow! Trimmer fun starts now.
The Crafter's Ultimate Cutting Toolkit by WeRMemoryKeepers! It comes with a 17x14 cutting mat, a magnetic ruler, an art knife WITH replacement blades, super strong magnets to hold pictures and papers in place, a rotary cutter WITH replacement blades, and a circle cutter that cuts from 1/2-inch to 6-inch circles! It's like a dream come true. It's ultimate, very ultimate.
2. Today's Tip
If your rotary trimmer starts misbehaving, before you switch out that blade take a look at your cutting track (aka the cutting channel). Most rotary trimmers have a rubber cutting track that absorbs the impact of the blade. And if you've worn it completely out, the blade won't perform as well. Step one is to flip the rubber track upside down and use up its reverse side (if your model allows that). And once you've worn that out, it's time to invest in a replacement cutting channel, which is MUCH cheaper than buying a new trimmer.
Leave me a comment by 2 pm MST on Friday, and I'll pick one random winner who will enjoy the ULTIMATE crafter's toolkit. Your topic: why are most trimmers purple and/or orange? Think about it: Fiskars=orange. Purple Cows=purple. Tonic=orange. WRMK pictured above=purple. Marvy Uchida=purple and blue. It's a mystery. I'd love to hear your theories.
This is me giving a little kiss to Porter Rockwell, who menacingly guards the entrance to our parking lot. How's that for antics? He's not so scary once you get to know him...nothing but a big teddy bear with a rifle.
5. And More
Did you know that there's a super duper precision paper trimmer called the "Genesis" (MSRP roughly $390) that you have to get on a waiting list for several years before you can actually buy it? Apparently, they're now shipping orders taken in January 2006. And you can't even get on the waiting list at the moment. Eventually, when the manufacturer gets caught up with existing orders, new people will have the opportunity of waiting for several years. This better be a damn good trimmer. Does it also do your taxes for you? Was it blessed by the hand of Moses in the book of Genesis? Is it going to usher in a new era of peace and prosperity? What? It actually cuts straight? That's probably what all the fuss is about.