Username Post: What do you use to crop your pics into circles?        (Topic#1516781)
lmhfin
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I want to make some of my photos into circles. I tried tracing and that did not work out too well. Do you use a tool for this and if so what kind? TIA!


 
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I use the Creative Memories Custom Cutting system or circle punches, depending on the size of the circle I need...


 
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Cricut or Pazzles machine


 
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Oh sometimes the colluzle. I love that for fast circlesl Oh and nesties.


 
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I also use the Creative Memories cutting tools.


 
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I use the Martha Stewart Circle Cutter.


 
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I have the EK Success "Cutter Bee" system. It has so many sizes of circles but when I need one larger than 8" I turn the cutter backwards to cut around the outer rim of the largest circle. I've also used just a craft knife to do this too. And plates, etc. Instead of buying their glass matt I went to my local glass store and had them cut me a 15 x 15 square of 1/2 in glass. This only cost about $5. Just an idea...


 
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Honestly I just use cups, bowls, and glasses..Really!


 
sweet1
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Someone said they use their Cricut to cut the photos into circles. I just got one and I'm not quite sure where it starts cutting. Does anyone have information on that so I could try it?


 
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  • LeeLo on 09-29-09 09:31 AM
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Another vote for the Creative Memories circle cutters! They are awesome!!

I have not tried cutting with the Cricut, but there is a function where you set your center point and then how big around it that it cuts. I've not tried it yet.


 
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I have a couple circle punches.

I also use the Coluzzle (love it -lots of sizes).


 
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The CM circle cutting system is my absolute favorite!


 
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Creative Memories Cutting System --it's excellent and worth every penny! Before I had that I used templates- traced around- then cut out with scissors.


 
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Coluzzle or Nesties.


 
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Cricut.


 
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Ok, I have to ask. For those of you who use a dinner plate, glass, round objects from home - how do you do it?

Do you outline these things and then cut out by hand with scissors? Or do you trace around them with an exacto knife?


 
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  • IzzyB on 09-29-09 01:50 PM
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I use a plate or glass, trace the circle, then handcut with scissors. I also have circle punches that are 3 1/2 inches across and several circle punches that are smaller than that. Love punches.


 
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I have a big circle punch..and an oval one too that are great for photos.


 
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I use a Fiskars cutting tool with circle templates or my Cricut. My friend uses Martha Stewarts circle cutter.


 
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  • Judes on 09-29-09 09:49 PM
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I use my Coluzzles or a 3" circle punch.


 
lmhfin
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Who makes a 3" circle punch? I have never seen one that large. TIA


 
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I use CM's cutting system.. by far the easiest I have used! I have ALL of their templates. I love their swivel blades too. I have had mine for 9 years. I don't go thru many blades either... even when I used it all the time.


 
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I've used plates, etc. I've had Fiskars templates and Coluzzle cutters. The Circut works the best!


 
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Creative Memories cutting system for me too! It is my fav for circles and ovals. I have heard that the Martha Stewart circle cutter is nice too!


 
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Marvy Uchida has punches that are up to 3 1/2 inches wide. They are the extra giga size. I love the punches for those of us that are extremely untalented with an Xacto knife!


 
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i use a fiskars shape cutter and the big circle templates. the templates are more for adding large circles on your layouts but i have seen the fiskars sturdy plastic stencils with smaller circles. i like my fiskars shape cutter, but i have heard some bad reviews here on the site. after i played with it a little i got the hang of it and i love it for cutting circles
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I use my circle cutters from CM but when that fails I have used dinner plates, a compass (you know the old math types where you put the pencil in the thing and one end into the paper), glasses etc.


 
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Love my coluzzle for cutting shapes!


 
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i want the martha stewart circle cutter but i'm poor and martha doesn't need any more money lol so i just hunt around the house for something round that's the right size and trace it. i trace on the backside of the photo lightly in pencil in case i mess up and cut it out veeeerrrrry carefully lol


 
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  • Ladybing Tammy Said:
I use my circle cutters from CM but when that fails I have used dinner plates, a compass (you know the old math types where you put the pencil in the thing and one end into the paper), glasses etc.



NEW JUMBO TEMPLATE!


 
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LOVE Creative Memories circles and other shapes


 
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I have the large & small circle templates for my ccoluzzle.


 
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  • shelwriter Said:
Ok, I have to ask. For those of you who use a dinner plate, glass, round objects from home - how do you do it?

Do you outline these things and then cut out by hand with scissors? Or do you trace around them with an exacto knife?



I use a black sharpie so the circle is easily seen(especially on photos) and I cut by hand with scissors...

Really the main reason I do this, is because I am cheap! I don't want to buy something when I have a free and easy way to achieve the same results. I have a limited scrap budget and would rather spend my money on paper and embellies rather than tools. It's just a system that works for me!


Edited by byondbzr on 10-01-09 09:08 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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The Martha circle cutter is "ok". You really have to watch how you position it on the paper and how you hold it down because it will slide around easily depending on where you're at on the paper. I have big hands but even I can't hold the paper and the circle down while applying enough pressure to keep it from moving. When it works, it's great - but mostly for me it's a pain in the rear.


 
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I used to do the tracing for my circles, but my circles never had nice smoothed edges because I'm not a great cutter. So the CM cutting system is so much easter and faster and gives me better results.


 
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this is what I use, I also use my cricut for larger circles like from a 8x10 photo. Hope this helps
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I love my Martha Stewart!


 
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Creative memories is good, but you only have certain sizes to choose from.

I like the EK SUccess curvy cutter:


 
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I am a BIG fan of my CM cutters!!!!


 
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