Scrapbook tools are one of my favorite purchases for scrapbooking on a budget. They usually save time and money, overall allowing for more options then their pre-made counterparts. Enter the Photo Sleeve Fuse by We R Memory Keepers.
When I first saw this tool, I thought it was kind of a gimmick until I was putting away some of Zoe's school projects. I generally shove all the projects she makes in the school year into a 12x12 page protector. At the end of the year, I go through, pick my favorites and then slide them into their own page protector.
This year as I've been going through her projects, I found oddly shaped papers that require a custom page protector. If I use a 12x12 it's too big and an 8.5x11 is too small. That's when I really had a desire to try the Fuse tool.
The best parts: You can make custom size page protectors, perfect for odd size memorabilia (like the pressed penny and souvenir photo). I love that I don't have to buy pocket pages anymore. It's compact and easy to store. I like the permanency of it - I hate things falling out of page protectors.
The worst parts: It can be temperamental. There is a learning curve on how to get good line and not accidentally press too hard. There is no temperature control either.
Overall Feeling: Worth it for what I need it for. I don't think this is a must have, but it helped me achieve my desired effect. I'm glad I purchased it.
Have you tried it?