A few months back Tim Holtz told me he’d get me hooked up with his tools, and that I’d love them. I remember raising an eyebrow – I’m pretty set in my ways tool-wise and I think highly of the things I use. Ah but I’m not one to be closed minded so I figured why not try them! The “throwdown” of tools accepted, I’ve been working with the tools for nearly 2 months now.
This much is true: Tim Holtz has tools with Tonic and I’d recommend every last one to you. I’m impressed with the quality of the tools, and their usefulness.
The piercer is already a favorite because I don’t stab myself anymore. The fact that it’s retractable is just what this girl needed.
The scratcher is cool – I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface with it’s capabilities though. There’s also a craft knife (not pictured) which I think would be nice for crops and when I’m on the road – but I am having trouble adjusting to the small blade. If I had to choose Tim’s craft knife or my long-time comfort grip Fiskars craft knife – Fiskars would win.
Then there’s this little guy. PAPER DISTRESSING MAGIC I tell you! I’m really excited about this one, and I’ve used the heck out of it. You need one if you like distressed paper edges at all. I am totally in heaven here.
Finally there are these. Non-stick cut almost anything scissors with big comfortable rubber handles. I don’t like them.
I am in LOVE with them!
Seriously – they’ve become my go-to scissors. When I go to clean up more often than not it’s these scissors that I’ve pulled out and used. They go from cutting paper to fabric to trimming bits of felt to thin wire and are still sharp enough for the thread I need to trim. Oh, and the ‘non-stick’ is good. I don’t have any sticky residue from cutting stickers.
Tim promised me at CHA that I’d love his scissors, and to be honest I was skeptical. My Fiskars micro-tips have been my go-to for more than 7 years. He was right though – he’s got a pair of super reliable all-around crafting scissors that are first rate. I’m recommending these scissors, especially to those who want just 1 pair.
All Tim’s fantastic tools are available here: http://store.scrapbook.com/timhobytost.html
I’ll be sharing some projects with these tools soon right here, as well as in my June Big Picture class (where I also give some away! more info coming in 2 weeks!)
Now as for my micro-tips, they’re still used exclusively in all my detail cutting and when I’ll be cutting for long periods of time.
but did you know they have a competitor for my attention now too? Review/comparison to come soon.