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Username Post: Cutting circles        (Topic#1540881)
bcblondie
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Seriously. How do you do it? I saw one of those big old circle cutters at walmart but couldn't bring myself to spend that much on them.
What do you do, find a mug and trace it with an exacto knife? My circles look like snowballs!


 
CommaHolly
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In response to bcblondie

I use the dinnerware method pot and pan lids, cups, tupperware, dinner and desert plates, whatever is the right size, trace onto the back side of my cs, and then I cut it out with scissors,,,,,


 
Penny Lane
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In response to CommaHolly

Totally with Holly on this one. I have the Martha Stewart circle cutter for smaller cicles but for large ones I have a punch bowl and a tupperware lid that I like to use.


Edited by Penny Lane on 08-15-10 07:39 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
m.perk
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In response to Penny Lane

If I dont use my Cricut, I use Creative Memories cutting system. The best by far in my opinion. And I have used quite a few!


 
nrskrs
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In response to m.perk

I have the Martha Stewart circle cutter....it works great! Absolutely love it!


 
mjmone
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In response to nrskrs

even with tracing, I can't cut a circle! so I also have the CM system...and if I need something larger, I use a tupperware top that has a groove.



 
Sunnydi
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  • m.perk Said:
If I dont use my Cricut, I use Creative Memories cutting system. The best by far in my opinion. And I have used quite a few!




I ditto this!


 
Luvmyfam
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In response to Sunnydi

I love my Fiskars Ultra Shape Xpress. The trick is to place the template with the Fiskars name right-side up, and then hold the USX like you would a computer mouse.


 
scrapinmomof4
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In response to Sunnydi

I use the cm cutting system for smaller project and ek success cutting system for larger circles. I already had the ek success cutting system before CM started making the larger circle shapes.


 
lisymarie
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In response to scrapinmomof4

I use the CM cutting system, too. I have an Expression, but it honestly doesn't even occur to me to use it. I need to get it out and play with it.


 
dotfree
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In response to lisymarie

I use Cricut machines and Fiskars shapes.


 
peenut_23
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In response to dotfree

I now only use CM circle cutters ... however I used to trace cups/mugs and to make it less obvious that it isn't perfect, just ink the edges or distress them with scissors.


 
ScrappyMama6
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In response to peenut_23

CM circle cutters or Cricut. However, I use cups, lids etc, in whatever size I need. I agree to distress or ink the edges if you've cut it a little crooked, or hide the worst of it under something. It'll be our little secret!!


 
Ami G
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  • Ami G on 08-16-10 06:54 AM
In response to ScrappyMama6

I use the EK Success Curvy Cutter. Love it. Got it and the glass mat at HL with a 40% off coupon, so it wasn't much at all and has been TOTALLY worth every penny.


 
purpledurple
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In response to Ami G

I love my CM circle cutters too...nice thing is you can cut exact mats or double mats too!


 
flutterbye0419
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In response to purpledurple

my cricut is wonderful for this... lol


 
meezerpleaser
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In response to flutterbye0419

I'm intimidated by cutting circles, so I rarely do it. My scissor skills are not that good. And I am completely a doofus when it comes to circle cutting systems. None of them have worked for me.

I think I need to figure out which Cricut cartridge has the circle on it. George, maybe? Anyone?


 
LeeLo
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  • LeeLo on 08-16-10 09:11 AM
In response to meezerpleaser

George does have a circle on it as well as other basic shapes.

I use my CM cutting system (love it!) and my Expression.


 
kirasmommy
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In response to LeeLo

I have a Coluzzle for smaller size circles that I have had for years and it works so I stick with it. And I splurged one year during back to school shopping and bought a compass. Good old fashioned compass. Draw it out and then cut. Works for me!


 
flutterbye0419
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In response to kirasmommy

plantin schoolbook also has a circle


 
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