Username Post: what do you use to cut circles?        (Topic#1532807)
fiddy 
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  • fiddy on 04-16-10 03:33 PM

i have a few circle punches 1,2 and 3 inches, but i am looking to create even bigger circles, like even up to 10 inches.

what tool do you find works best for this?


 
Bxr-Linda
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In response to fiddy

I use a Coluzzle (template and knife system).
Although I think the Coluzzle is now discontinued.


 
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In response to Bxr-Linda

I like the EK Success Curvy Cutter system, which has several other shape templates available as well, such as ovals and rounded squares. It cuts in twelve different sizes per template, although not quite as large as you're looking for.

I'm sure someone will tell you to just get a Cricut, but I get the impression you're looking for a lower-budget tool, which is also fine.
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Edited by aquabunny on 04-16-10 04:01 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I use the EK Success- Cutter Bee. Maybe it's just me, but it takes a certain knack to get it right everytime. I haven't made circles in a while, but I just got SCAL2 for my Expression-- I'm pretty sure they'll be circles for that. I'm hoping to make bigger ones with it.
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  • IzzyB on 04-16-10 06:26 PM
In response to leslief

Pot lids.


 
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In response to IzzyB

I'm with Izzy,,,,,you know, that fancy new system they got out now,,,,

"the dinner ware system"

pot lids (they come in great sizes, generally have their own handles, and work awesome,,,

dinner plates,,,,

lids from tupperware,,,,,

I have so much kitchenware on my scrap table that half the time DH tries to cook dinner he has to come searching for something,,,a pot lid, a cutting board who knows what else


 
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In response to CommaHolly

I use the Circle Scissors Plus by Stampin' Up..it goes up to 6".


 
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In response to Catherine Pooler

With the Cricut Expression we can get a circle up to 11.5 inches.


 
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  • CommaHolly Said:
I'm with Izzy,,,,,you know, that fancy new system they got out now,,,,

"the dinner ware system"

pot lids (they come in great sizes, generally have their own handles, and work awesome,,,

dinner plates,,,,

lids from tupperware,,,,,

I have so much kitchenware on my scrap table that half the time DH tries to cook dinner he has to come searching for something,,,a pot lid, a cutting board who knows what else



I have the Expression but use this idea most!


Edited by tdn823 on 04-18-10 04:25 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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In response to tinadn

I use the CM Cutting system and if there is a size I need that it doesn't do, then I use various dinner plates and scissors.


 
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I also love raiding the kitchen for tools, as they said you can get some of the best sizes for a great price! Whenever we lose a lid or the bottom for a piece of tupperware the lone piece gets carried away to my scrap room. I also have a scratched CD I use for medium and small circles. I also hunted down a roughly 10.5" plate at the thrift store that now has a permanent home in my scrap room.


 
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I use Martha Stewart's circle cutter! You need to make sure the paper is still (I usually tape it to a surface), but it is so quick and easy!


 
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I use the coluzzle syatem for smaller circles and We R Memory Keepers system for circles 4in to 12in

We R Memory Keepers - Crafter's Magnetic Circle Cutter

We R Memory Keepers - Crafter's 16 x 20 Inch Magnetic Mat and 18 Inch Magnetic Ruler


 
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I love my Fiskars Ultra Shape Express, with the large template circles. The advantage is that you lay the circles right over the paper. What you see is what you cut. No guessing! The trick is to hold the USX like a computer mouse, and make sure that the template is right side up (the Fiskars name should be face-up). Easy peasy.


 
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In response to Luvmyfam

A large bowl works well too..


 
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I use the Cricut expression but for the really thin circles I like the EK Success Curvy Cutter system awesome! or the workshop tempaltes and scissors!


 
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I use either my cricut or my cm circle cutters


 
joogz
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  • joogz on 04-19-10 02:10 PM
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Plates and bowls...and sometimes, you just might need a frying pan! Have a great day!


 
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Different size bowls work really good. I love my fiskars shape cutter, But doesn't make real big circles.


Edited by debby_westbrook on 04-24-10 06:24 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
cheball
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I bought one of those Compasses like you use in school to draw a circle. One side is the pencil and one is a pointed metal thingy that you place on the paper and then turn the pencil around in a circle. (I tend to go for inexpensive solutions.)
I must admit that a Cricut Expression is on my wish list though.


 
Nancyko
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Do you have to have a Cricut Expression to cut circles or will the regular cricut work? Do you need a special die to do it??


 
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In response to Shutterbugg

Yay, I still use my CM Circles and Ovals too!


 
dotfree
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  • Nancyko Said:
Do you have to have a Cricut Expression to cut circles or will the regular cricut work? Do you need a special die to do it??


You can cut circles with the smaller Cricut. They can be as large as 5 inches. You would need a cartridge that has a circle shape.


 
aquabunny
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And the personal Cricut comes with the George and Basic Shapes cartridge, which has a circle and a whole host of other shapes.


 
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I have that one! I LOVE it......it has tags, hearts, flowers, squares, rectangles, circles....


 
dlc903
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Got the small puches up to 3". For bigger ones I go for the EK Success Curvy Cutter for ease of use. Cricut would also do the trick if you'd like to set it up just for that.


 
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I tried the EK Success Curvy Cutter and hated it...and so It sits. I sold my baby Cricut and got an E. I love it!! The first cut was a 11 inch circle.


 
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Love my CM circles and ovals and also use my Cricut


 
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I have the CM oval and cirles, a silhouette, and the fiskars shape express, I use them all!


 
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I just bought the making memories circle cutter. since this is my first circle cutter, I have nothing else to compare it too. It works fine for me..does the job. I have punches to cut circles 1.0" - 1.50"


 
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I trace around anything I have to get that just right size circle, and I cut them out with my cuticle scissors. The curved edge works great. I have other cutting things to work with, but I always go back to them!


 
momneverstops
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In response to cheball

I use the Creative Memories cutter system. It has 3 circle guides. The circle guides have a groove in it and the actual cutter piece fits in it. The cutter pieces are 3 different sizes so each guide allows you to cut 3 differnt size circles. It works great and you have lots of options.
If you want to cut a picture in a circle you pick the size. If you pick a smaller circle you can cut bigger ones from the same guide and make matts for your picture.


 
nicelydone
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I just trace around household items. I did get a laught from this:

  • Quote:
I also hunted down a roughly 10.5" plate at the thrift store that now has a permanent home in my scrap room.



 
darkone
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The best one is the Fiskars Shape Cutters, I use all the templates that are available, I find them much easier then the CM if your not sure what I mean then have a look http://shapecuttersforscr apbooking.blogspot.com/ I think it may show you CM's as well?


 
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I looovve my fiskar circle cutter!!
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I use my cuticle scissors, I have used the same pair for several years. The curve helps with my cutting small pieces in my paper piecing and works for circles too. So I just find something in my home to trace around that's the size I want and cut it out. i save the money for some other scrapbook item.


 
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I'm with the kitchen tool people. I just track down something around the house that is the right size.


 
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  • LeeLo on 06-11-10 05:19 PM
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I love my Creative Memories circle cutters...they're awesome! I now have the Cricut Expression but will still use my CM cutter. I have the George & Basic Shapes cartridge that I bought from an individual and it is great for basic stuff!


 
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I have them all and don't love any of them! I only have the Cricut Create, but I haven't used it for circles because I couldn't do more than 5 1/2" on it.


 
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In response to cheball

I use the CM circles. work great! even for pictures


 
Inkiepinkies
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Go pay a visit to your kitchen cupboards to find many sized circle templates. The answer to making them is to glide your scissors through the pencil line, and move the paper instead of the scissors so you don't get a "chunky" edge as you cut. Or, if the "chunky" look is what you are looking for try tearing the shape along the pencil line.

Nancy


 
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