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Username Post: what do you use to cut circles?        (Topic#1532807)
Nancyko
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Nancyko
In response to cheball

Do you have to have a Cricut Expression to cut circles or will the regular cricut work? Do you need a special die to do it??


 
brandiey1
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In response to Shutterbugg

Yay, I still use my CM Circles and Ovals too!


 
dotfree
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In response to Nancyko

  • Nancyko Said:
Do you have to have a Cricut Expression to cut circles or will the regular cricut work? Do you need a special die to do it??


You can cut circles with the smaller Cricut. They can be as large as 5 inches. You would need a cartridge that has a circle shape.


 
aquabunny
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In response to dotfree

And the personal Cricut comes with the George and Basic Shapes cartridge, which has a circle and a whole host of other shapes.


 
Darkflame_30
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In response to aquabunny

I have that one! I LOVE it......it has tags, hearts, flowers, squares, rectangles, circles....


 
dlc903
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In response to cheball

Got the small puches up to 3". For bigger ones I go for the EK Success Curvy Cutter for ease of use. Cricut would also do the trick if you'd like to set it up just for that.


 
mollydog
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I tried the EK Success Curvy Cutter and hated it...and so It sits. I sold my baby Cricut and got an E. I love it!! The first cut was a 11 inch circle.


 
purpledurple
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purpledurple
In response to mollydog

Love my CM circles and ovals and also use my Cricut


 
rockmom
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In response to purpledurple

I have the CM oval and cirles, a silhouette, and the fiskars shape express, I use them all!


 
lovelybloom
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In response to rockmom

I just bought the making memories circle cutter. since this is my first circle cutter, I have nothing else to compare it too. It works fine for me..does the job. I have punches to cut circles 1.0" - 1.50"


 
Crankylady
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In response to cheball

I trace around anything I have to get that just right size circle, and I cut them out with my cuticle scissors. The curved edge works great. I have other cutting things to work with, but I always go back to them!


 
momneverstops
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In response to cheball

I use the Creative Memories cutter system. It has 3 circle guides. The circle guides have a groove in it and the actual cutter piece fits in it. The cutter pieces are 3 different sizes so each guide allows you to cut 3 differnt size circles. It works great and you have lots of options.
If you want to cut a picture in a circle you pick the size. If you pick a smaller circle you can cut bigger ones from the same guide and make matts for your picture.


 
nicelydone
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In response to momneverstops

I just trace around household items. I did get a laught from this:

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I also hunted down a roughly 10.5" plate at the thrift store that now has a permanent home in my scrap room.



 
darkone
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In response to nicelydone

The best one is the Fiskars Shape Cutters, I use all the templates that are available, I find them much easier then the CM if your not sure what I mean then have a look http://shapecuttersforscr apbooking.blogspot.com/ I think it may show you CM's as well?


 
Tarynne Wise
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In response to darkone

I looovve my fiskar circle cutter!!
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Crankylady
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In response to Tarynne Wise

I use my cuticle scissors, I have used the same pair for several years. The curve helps with my cutting small pieces in my paper piecing and works for circles too. So I just find something in my home to trace around that's the size I want and cut it out. i save the money for some other scrapbook item.


 
Ashley_Jenna
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In response to Crankylady

I'm with the kitchen tool people. I just track down something around the house that is the right size.


 
LeeLo
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  • LeeLo on 06-11-10 05:19 PM
In response to Ashley_Jenna

I love my Creative Memories circle cutters...they're awesome! I now have the Cricut Expression but will still use my CM cutter. I have the George & Basic Shapes cartridge that I bought from an individual and it is great for basic stuff!


 
dwelch
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In response to LeeLo

I have them all and don't love any of them! I only have the Cricut Create, but I haven't used it for circles because I couldn't do more than 5 1/2" on it.


 
kelsey kay 2012
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kelsey kay 2012
In response to cheball

I use the CM circles. work great! even for pictures


 
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