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Martha, O Martha

Your paper cutter has changed my life. Okay that's being little dramatic, maybe just my crafting life, but still. This guy is amazing.

This is the 12" paper cutter from the Martha Stewart Crafts line. They sale them online at various sites and in craft stores (usually around $25). I got mine at Michael's with a 50% off coupon but even if I hadn't had the coupon, it would have been worth the money. I can't tell you how much use I've gotten out of this little guy since purchasing him back in September.

He's got a clear ruler that flips up and down and helps secure your paper while cutting and allows you to measure for the right cut.

He's got an expandable width ruler for your larger pieces.

And he cuts everything so nice and crisp that you can come out with professional looking things like these labels with the perfect amount of white space on each side...

These banners cut straight as an arrow...

These tags...(created from sheets of $1.99 card stock and cut into tag size and hole punched). These would be great on gifts too! Using the board saved me hours of tracing and measuring!

And because I had my trusty paper cutter, I could make my own designs (even using a program as simple as PowerPoint) and then cut them down to look like they were right from the printer! And I didn't have to worry about my hand cramping up from scissors (just slide down that cutting razor), crooked lines (built in walls to use as a guide) or uneven lengths (built in ruler=no pre-measuring on cuts). This tool is a must! 

If you're out shopping on this Black Friday, visit a craft store and pick up one of these!  You'll thank me later. :)

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