I made this quick video giving you a summary of the features of the new Couture Creations Mini Guillotine Trimmer.

This handy light weight guillotine, weighing a mere 415grams, comes in an equal light weight packaging container. The back of the container also has some useful information about the product.

Very handy is the hanging hole at the top of the guillotine for easy storage in your craft area.

The guillotine comes with both centres and inches measurements at the top and bottom of the unit for real ease of use. This is very helpful for those of us living in South Africa who struggle with converting the inches measurements to metric. There are also both horizontal and vertical grid lines on the unit to make your cutting much easier to complete.

The unit is slightly larger than others on the market making it especially more useful to card markers, or crafters who like to precisely cut larger pieces of paper. The cut length of 8.5inches or 21cm is the perfect size for the standard 15.5cmx10.5cm greeting card.

The clear paper clamp helps you guide and keep your paper in place during cutting and is easily removable to clip out and clean your unit, if required.

The guillotine comfortably cuts perfectly through 7 x 80gsm paper sheets giving a sharp cut edge every time. As opposed to a trimmer, the guillotine blade self sharpens itself every time you use it.

Cutting my papers for my diagonal cards (see separate video and post on the blog for this card) was a piece of cake. Cutting the card at a diagonal works just as well and precisely as when cutting on a straight line. The final cut mat card and pattern paper fit perfectly together.