By now, I'm sure you know how much I love new scrapbooking toys/tools! I just can't resist something that is fun to play with AND will make the process easier!!!
A while back I bought a special cutter that would cut chipboard. I was so excited that they had finally come out with such a tool and had to be the first to own one! Well, unfortunately it wasn't as spectacular as I had hoped! The first one I received was damaged and the second one still wasn't up to par! I was very disappointed and went back to cutting everything by hand.
I have been looking into getting a computerized mat cutter to cut out my Name Albums, but want to see and use one in person and just haven't been able to bring myself to the large investment (almost $10,000!!!) yet. But in the process of looking outside of the scrapbooking world for new tools, I found my new toy :) It is actually made to cut photo mats. Matboard is similar in thickness to chipboard and the cutters can handle the large size I like to work with as well. The chipboard is a little harder on the blades, but it definitely gets the job done! Meet my new buddy...
The Logan 301-S. It is one of the smallest mat cutters Logan makes and it is my new best friend :) I cut an entire stack of chipboard (25 pieces) down to 4"x12" in a matter of 30-45 minutes. And this was the very first time I used it, so I was getting the size right and playing with different blade settings, etc. It does leave a little bit of a raggedy edge, but it easily comes off with a nail file!
Aren't new toys fun :)