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lgtaylor100
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I have a few postcards from a museum that are round art work on rectangle 4x 6 postcards. I want to cut out the round images. What kind of tool should I use to do this?


Thanks,
Lynne


 
Maevins
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In response to lgtaylor100

It wood depend on the size circle you want....you could use a round punch or you could get a round circle cutter, I know Martha Stewart maked one.


 
flintridgescrapper
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Do you have a Cuttlebug or a Big Shot? If so, I love the dies I've linked below. You get many different sizes and surely one of them would fit.



 
mrsrogers52513
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I like the Martha Stewart circle cutter.


 
lgtaylor100
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Is there a scissors for cutting round things, I don't have a cuttlebug. Is the Martha Stewart cutter a punch or a type of scissors?

Lynne


 
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Its a round thing that has a bunch of holes where you put this little handheld blade (it comes with it) in whatever hole for the size circle you need. The plate where the holes are spins, so when you move your hand with the tool, you just go in a circle and it cuts the hole! It's like $15 or so regular priced, so you can use a coupon or see if it's on sale and get it for a pretty good price.


 
lgtaylor100
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Thanks I will try to get one.


 
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I have several sizes of round, square, and heart shaped punches. But before I got any of these I just traced a circle and cut it out (very carefully) with scissors.
I do like the punches much better than free hand though!


 
flintridgescrapper
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Like Judy above said, I used to go to my kitchen and find various round shape bowls. I'd take them to my scraproom and see which one fit my purpose. Trace & cut with regular scissors and then you have a perfect circle.


 
mrsrogers52513
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I can never cut straight, even when I've traced something...lol. I prefer my circle cutter!


 
DANI.BMM
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Its is so dificult to cut a circle... I tried before and it always look crooked


 
mrsrogers52513
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Yup, that's why I use my circle cutter!


 
rockmom
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I have several circle cutters but also use a plate or bowl and an exacto knife.


 
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I am hooked on my circle framelits using my Big shot. I HATE HATE HATE fussy cutting!!


 
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