I feel like I’m the luckiest girl in the world to be able to spend my days in my studio creating and crafting and playing with all sorts of goodies. The good folks at SliderWriter sent me this cool new tool but my first thought was uh oh… “I don’t scrapbook”.
When I finally took it out of the box, was I happy to learn that this awesome laser tool is very useful for a lot more than just scrapbooking layouts! I’ve put together an intro to SliderWriter video (also embedded at the bottom of this page) but I also want to share some of the cool features here!
First, let’s talk about some scrapbooking features. The SliderWriter holds up to size 12×12 scrapbooking papers. The paper holder grabs onto the paper to keep it from shifting and the raised edges keep your scrapbook page securely in place on the work surface. BTW – for all my crafty left-handed friends, you can easily take a Phillips screwdriver and move the paper holder to the opposite side!
The SliderWriter has a standard ruler on the right side and two extra large rubber bands fit into the notched edges to give you incremental vertical margins. It’s easy to turn on the laser with the on-off toggle switch and you can easily check the alignment and realign from points A & B. The laser light was plenty bright to shine across the page in my studio setting but it is recommended that you can simply dim the room lights if you want to see the laser light shine more brightly. The SliderWriter comes with two AAA batteries that are really easy to change out when the time comes.
Now on to the other cool uses! If you are a calligrapher, you will love the calligraphy measuring guide on the left margin. If you like to journal on your scrapbook pages, you will love how easy it is to line up the laser with either a straight line or angled line (yes! you can angle the laser with the toggle lever) and do all your journaling without having to pencil-in your guide lines. If you enjoy writing one note at a time (that would be me!) or are planning on addressing hundreds of envelopes (hopefully that gets the attention of anyone planning a wedding soon!), you will love using the SliderWriter to easily line up your address lines.
Do you quilt? Do you stamp? Line up everything perfectly with the SliderWriter!
And a final tip directly from SliderWriter – keep the shipping box, especially if it might be carried to parties or classes. The box was designed to hold the laser securely in place and has extra room to bring along some other goodies.
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