i love my cutter bee curvy cutter! its easy to use and you can make circles as big as a 12x12 paper will allow... you can also make fairly small circles too! so versatile! and then you can always get the other templates and make other shapes too!
Do you have an Archivers near you? I took a class at mine this past weekend and they said if you wanted to try something out, just come in and they would be glad to demo products and let you give them a try to decide. Might be worth a try to check a couple different ones out before you lay down the bills!
Is it necessary to use the Ek Success glass mat or could I just go to my local hardware store and purchase a 13" square piece of glass? I realize I will be missing the gridlines but has anyone else done this and what are your experiences?
Does anyone have or has anyone used the Curvy Cutter - Create Custom Shapes? I was just wondering what it actually enables you to do that the ovals, circles and rounded squares templates don't cover.
I just bought my curvy cutter last week but haven't used it yet. I bought the cutter, the circles, the ovals and the rounded squares. I did a lot of polling before purchasing a cutting system and this one seems to be the most well liked and easiest to use. Of course the small circles are not an option but I am fine with that. I am so anxious to use mine but I wanted to wait until I have an adequate cutting base. I am extremely impatient and have a tendency to be disgusted and give up on items that don't work well on the first try regardless of whether it is material, maker or user incompetencies. I must work on that because I am not a crafty person but I do love making cards (eventhough most times I think a five year old could do a better job) and really want to attempt scrapbooking! I tried cards and then gave up for about 3 years. However, when I realized all the moola I spent on goodies that were just sitting there I tried again and am still at it 8 monnths later. So my inspirational message is to try, try and try again - practice makes almost perfect - hang in there and don't give up!!
I actually use a different Ek Success circle cutter. Plus I have some Fiskars circles that go with my Fiskars ShapExpress. I don't use a glass mat. I bought this awesome Martha Stewart cutting mat that has worked well.
I love my Ek Success curvy cutter! I have all the shapes.
I have a cricut and I still use this to cut. I havn't bought the glass mat, I just use the backside of my glass cutting board. Make sure to tape your paper down and even the shape. I've had good luck using painters mask, the green masking tape. It's not as sticky and won't tear your paper.
My circle and oval cutters are Creative Memories, got them when I first started 10+ years ago. I love them! Though I have been thinking about getting the Ek Success ones. Those would have more size options. Right???
PS: How do you get the pictures of the products added to your post?
Right underneath the box where you type in your reply/post there is "Choose Products Mentioned:" and a note box. Underneath that is a blue box with this phrase: "* Click here to search and select products." Click on this and then search for your product. The matches will display and underneath each of the matches it says "add to list". Just click on that and the product will be added. It will display underneath your reply/post you are typing and if you need to remove it you can just click on the red [x] after the product name. Hope this helps! :smile :
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