A couple years ago I became interested in scrapbooking, but the more involved I became with the hobby, the more expensive it became. I started looking for some ways to cut my costs and ended up purchasing a value priced set of six different pair of scissors with decorative cutting edges. The set is called Scribblers Sassy Scissors.
Scribblers Sassy Scissors come in a plastic carrying case which measures 11″ by 10.25″ and is 3/4″ thick. The set is made in China. When the case is opened, it reveals six pair of decorative cutting scissors which are nestled inside their own molded compartment.
Each of the Scribblers Sassy Scissors measures only 6 1/4″ in length, so these have the appearance of a childs scissors. Each pair is a different color, and each one has a different cutting edge.
The green pair cuts a design that looks like a multitude of “m’s” with spaces between them. The orange pair is a simple zig zag (but not as severe as the design made by pinking shears). The red scissors makes my favorite design, it’s a romantic filigree look, and I compare them to the braces or flower brackets punctuation marks.
The blue pair is a gentle scallop, and works great for making water waves on a blue piece of paper. This pair of scissors is the only pair out of the six that does not cut very well, especially when you get to the end of your cut. The last two colors are purple and yellow, and these two designs are very similar, they are simple waves, with the yellow pair being tighter with more scallops or waves per inch.
I purchased my set of Scribblers Sassy Scissors from a school aged child who was having a fund raiser and I don’t recall what I paid for them. They are selling at Amazon.com at the moment for only $6.00 (retail price is listed as $24.99).
Compared to more expensive brands such as Fiskars, these Scribblers Sassy Scissors seem a little bit cheap, and when I use them I can feel the blades grinding against each other during the cutting process, especially the ones that are highly serrated.
Would I recommend these for the avid scrapbooker? Probably not. I am not sure how well they would hold up with heavy use, especially since the one pair struggles to cut through even a thin piece of paper. My daycare kids love to use them, but get frustrated because when cutting with these scissors it can be a challenge to keep the pattern flowing, you continually have to match up pattern by lining up the teeth with the previous cuts.
Another negative aspect is the case itself. The cover snaps into place, but does not stay closed. A simple snap on the end of the case would have been a very nice feature to add.
Overall, you get what you pay for. If you are cutting only paper and not card stock the Scribblers Sassy Scissors might work well for you. But if you are a serious scrapbooker, you might not be happy with the quality of the Scribblers Sassy Scissors.