I have been a CM product user since 1999 so I am feeling stressed out about the change in products they are undergoing. After posting earlier here I now know that I will replace my tape runner with an ATG and my albums with a D-ring style. My question is what will I use to cut out circles, ovals, etc. to use to mount pictures on?? Any advice would be appreciated!
Check local used product sites. I just bought a set of blades, the original size cutting mat and the circles (don't need those but they came as a set) for $20. The mat is hardly used so likely the blades are pretty new.
I realized I have not had the need to cut ovals/circles/hearts etc. lately. If I do need a large circle I use my CM cutting system. Unfortunately I have not a clue what I will do once my blades start to wear out. I was not able to order any blades before they were all sold out. I do have a Cricut so I guess I'll give that a try if I need a circle, oval or heart.
I have an old colluzle set that I will probably drag out and use for circles and a few shapes. That is until the swivel knife blade gets dull, then I might be down to tracing and scissors!! I use perfect layers for matting anything with straight edges.
Red Squirrel - I have some CM templates that are big- like the oval that fills an 8.5 x 11 page - great for portrait school pics. I don't have a cuttlebug, yet! Thanks for the suggestion.
I use the Big shot. I also use the spellbinders but I also love the quickutz/Lifestyle crafts because they have more dies in the pack & are much cheaper.
They have circles in one pack that are punch size all the way up to5.5 inches. They are graduated in 1/4 inch. There are 20 in ea pack.
They also sell ovals, stars, any other shapes out there. You can check the manufacturer website. I just got my cameo so I am able to use it for that too.