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...
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.
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
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
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.
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.