I am a tool junkie. I love to try out new gizmos, especially the relatively inexpensive ones. My Sew Easy was a natural addition to my arsenal, so I thought the Sew Ribbon was worth a look. I bought Scallop and Shoelace. The tool is in three pieces: a top and bottom with a cutting blade. The blade handily fits in the handle of the template. You insert a piece of paper between the templates, then it is held together and automatically lines up with magnets.
Scallop is a breeze to use, with the help of a T-square and pencil line it is easy to get a straight line.
Shoelace is very hard to use. It is hard to get the blade into the insert. After a couple of failed attempts I finally looked at a YouTube video which shows that you line the cutter up at a 90% angle to the template it is easier to insert.
Although, I do like the results of Shoelace, I will not be buying anymore shapes. Both cutters require a bit of pressure to insert into the template, I would not recommend this tool for anyone who has any strength or mobility issues with their hands (I have carpal tunnel problems).
I think the addition of the button flowers absolutely set this page off. They were made according to a reader's submission, Bev Code, on IFS last week. http://ideasforscrapbookers.blogspot.com/2011/11/readers-pages-and-button-flowers.html