I just recently experienced some trimming troubles with my paper trimmer & thought I would share what I did to help with my woes.
My trimmer blade has been in need of replacing, I just could not find the replacement so I continued to use the old one. In doing so, many of my cuts resulted having ragged edges. Rather than throw away the paper or use my craft knife (like I probably should have), I simply sanded the edges of the ragged paper then rolled a brayer along side of it to recondition the paper. I will say that it worked best with better quality cardstock as opposed to the thin, decorative papers but I was able to salvage what I needed. By sanding those ragged edges, dusting off any remnants of them and then rolling the brayer over the edge of the paper I got a seemless looking edge. No one would ever be able to tell that my blade behaved badly.
Needless to say, the blade is now replaced & my projects are all the better for it. But it was a lesson learned and I acquired a new tip in the process.
Hope this helps someone.
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