Username Post: Question about circles...        (Topic#1469739)
KristeyK
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OK, I have seen a LOT of great lo with circles on the page. (Cut out circles, where the middle is empty...kwim?" How is this done? Is there a good template to buy to get this look? I'm dying to try it but don't want to screw up 50 pieces of paper to figure it out if I don't have to. TIA!


 
niki029
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In response to KristeyK

This is what I use:

http://www.creativememories.com/MainMenu/Our-products -a...


 
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I use the coluzzle, or trace around something and cut out with cutterbees.
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Here Kitty
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I use the Curvy Cutter!
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tmmvol
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In response to Here Kitty

I second the Coluzzle... there are several circle shape cutters out there!


 
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I am NOT a C.M. fan and have only bought two things from them ever ever ever--but I have to say the circle cutter works really well and easy and has lasted me all these years with perfect circles. ('Course I don't really use it all that much but still, I like it.)


 
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I use the Fiskars circle cutter. It has a little pin in the middle you can expose so you can line up the cutter for your second cut. (need to cut outer circle and then cut inner circle). Tool is inexpensive and I have had mine forever.
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genni
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  • genni on 07-03-08 06:37 PM
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I also use the creative memories circle cutters and punches...love them.


 
Just G
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I myself use a compass with a razor on the end. but it only cuts up to 6" in diameter


 
dweiss01
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In response to KristeyK

Hi. I use pretty much anything I can find around the house, trace it on the back of the paper and cut around it with my scissors - glass, dinner plate, etc.

Diane
*Edited per board rules


Edited by Megan - ForumTech on 07-07-08 10:14 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
wimpygirl
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I am new scrapper and the only circle cutter I have ever used is creative memories. The first try was perfect and so easy and many sizes or on one disc. I couldn't ask for anything to be any better and fast. I am too shakey for hand cutting circles!!


 
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In response to KristeyK

Creative Memory circle cutting system is the best. Available cheap on evil bay.


 
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  • GTGW Said:
I myself use a compass with a razor on the end. but it only cuts up to 6" in diameter



Can you get a compass this way or did you rig one up yourself?


 
MindyShel
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Another vote for the Creative Memories Circle cutter from their Custom Cutting System. I used the Fiskars circle cutter when I first started. It was okay but I found that it slipped quite often. As soon as I discovered the CM circles, I gave my Fiskars circle cutter away. The CM system has other shapes too. I definitely use the circles the most but also really like the ovals.

I'm not a huge fan of CMs designs but their tools ROCK!


 
KristeyK
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In response to MindyShel

Thanks ladies! I tried using plates, cup and glasses last night and what a PITA! lol. If I want that look again I am DEFINITELY going to get a cutter for it. UGH!!!


 
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In response to KristeyK

Yes and also not as many size options with plates, cups and such, but I still use that method!


 
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