I have all of the shape cutter templates. They are just so quick and handy to use. Only took me just a short time to get the hang of it.
I love that if I'm working on a project I can just pack the cutter and template or two (oh, yeah, don't forget the mat) in a bag. Toss in some paper and just cut away in the lunchroom at work!
Then I can assemble when I get home!
I trace shapes onto photos and mats with these. I don't have or use the special cutter tool that is used with these templates, but it's easy enough to just trace and cut out shapes with regular scissors. The edges on the borders are a special bonus, with larger designs than what a decorative scissor can produce. And, they're easily kept in a binder.
For the price you get such a fabulous deal, how can you go wrong with these templates. Need a fancy border? Fiskars has a wide variety of them and all of them are unique. Easy to use, not too mention fun fun fun!
Good tool when you want a basic shape quickly. It is bigger than most shaped punches, but you don't have to turn on a machine, prep a mat, etc.