Somebody listen to me PLEASE!

Totally scrapbook related so if you have no interest in that kind of thing, just skip it.

Ok, I usually don’t get into stuff like this, people can buy what they want to buy. But in my opinion buying this:

is so so not what I would do. I’m going to let you in on a secret. This is almost the exact same thing as a Speedball Linocutter. Which are cheap. This Basic Grey tool (side note I totally love and want absolutely everything else that they make) retails for 26.99 at the one place I could find a price (but they are sold out). Listen to me people if you want one of those get this:

Now I have never actually used THIS one (with 10 tips for 9.99), but hey these things are meant for linoleum so they will truck their way through paper no problem.

All these links are from Dick Blick art materials. I’ve ordered from them a bunch (way too much) and they are great. If you still want the Basic Grey tool that’s okay I’ll still love you!  But I just thought I would throw this out there. You can thank me by spending the money you saved at Ribbon Jar. Hehehehe.

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  1. Yeah this stuff drives me crazy. All for companies finding other art tools to use but when they jack up the price and go nuts…too much for me to take. I saw it for years in the stamp and mixed media art world. Drove me nuts then and drives me nuts now with scrapbooking companies. Nope, I won’t be buying one either.

  2. Yes! I smile that someone else sees the ways in which designers produce products with big price tags that have been out there all along in a generic way! There are SOOOO many of these!!! Wahoo – great post and thanks.
    As a mixed media artist first and foremost I see it a LOT in the scrap world – do they think people won’t find out???? Good for yoU!
    Happy day!

  3. I don’t know what this thing does and my mom doesn’t either but she said, “I am all ready to buy one!” Amber, you get her way to excited!

  4. sorry alp- i have aspirations of becoming a scrapbooker one day…what the crap does this tool do that you are raving about? and my momma is writing down all the info about the wedding containers for you so you can have it on sat.

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