"I keep a nail file (emery board) in my bag of tricks. They are great for distressing but I use them mostly for touching up rough edges where a punch or a blade didn’t make a clean cut. They also work great for altered items (where paper is being adhered to chipboard or wood) to file or round the edges. I buy the big thick ones and they come in all sorts of fun patterns - so they look cute too. *wink*"