Username Post: Cutting circles        (Topic#1540881)
bcblondie
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Seriously. How do you do it? I saw one of those big old circle cutters at walmart but couldn't bring myself to spend that much on them.
What do you do, find a mug and trace it with an exacto knife? My circles look like snowballs!


 
CommaHolly
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In response to bcblondie

I use the dinnerware method pot and pan lids, cups, tupperware, dinner and desert plates, whatever is the right size, trace onto the back side of my cs, and then I cut it out with scissors,,,,,


 
Penny Lane
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In response to CommaHolly

Totally with Holly on this one. I have the Martha Stewart circle cutter for smaller cicles but for large ones I have a punch bowl and a tupperware lid that I like to use.


Edited by Penny Lane on 08-15-10 07:39 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
m.perk
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If I dont use my Cricut, I use Creative Memories cutting system. The best by far in my opinion. And I have used quite a few!


 
nrskrs
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In response to m.perk

I have the Martha Stewart circle cutter....it works great! Absolutely love it!


 
mjmone
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In response to nrskrs

even with tracing, I can't cut a circle! so I also have the CM system...and if I need something larger, I use a tupperware top that has a groove.



 
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  • m.perk Said:
If I dont use my Cricut, I use Creative Memories cutting system. The best by far in my opinion. And I have used quite a few!




I ditto this!


 
Luvmyfam
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In response to Sunnydi

I love my Fiskars Ultra Shape Xpress. The trick is to place the template with the Fiskars name right-side up, and then hold the USX like you would a computer mouse.


 
scrapinmomof4
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In response to Sunnydi

I use the cm cutting system for smaller project and ek success cutting system for larger circles. I already had the ek success cutting system before CM started making the larger circle shapes.


 
lisymarie
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In response to scrapinmomof4

I use the CM cutting system, too. I have an Expression, but it honestly doesn't even occur to me to use it. I need to get it out and play with it.


 
dotfree
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I use Cricut machines and Fiskars shapes.


 
peenut_23
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In response to dotfree

I now only use CM circle cutters ... however I used to trace cups/mugs and to make it less obvious that it isn't perfect, just ink the edges or distress them with scissors.


 
ScrappyMama6
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In response to peenut_23

CM circle cutters or Cricut. However, I use cups, lids etc, in whatever size I need. I agree to distress or ink the edges if you've cut it a little crooked, or hide the worst of it under something. It'll be our little secret!!


 
Ami G
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  • Ami G on 08-16-10 06:54 AM
In response to ScrappyMama6

I use the EK Success Curvy Cutter. Love it. Got it and the glass mat at HL with a 40% off coupon, so it wasn't much at all and has been TOTALLY worth every penny.


 
purpledurple
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I love my CM circle cutters too...nice thing is you can cut exact mats or double mats too!


 
flutterbye0419
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In response to purpledurple

my cricut is wonderful for this... lol


 
meezerpleaser
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In response to flutterbye0419

I'm intimidated by cutting circles, so I rarely do it. My scissor skills are not that good. And I am completely a doofus when it comes to circle cutting systems. None of them have worked for me.

I think I need to figure out which Cricut cartridge has the circle on it. George, maybe? Anyone?


 
LeeLo
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  • LeeLo on 08-16-10 09:11 AM
In response to meezerpleaser

George does have a circle on it as well as other basic shapes.

I use my CM cutting system (love it!) and my Expression.


 
kirasmommy
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In response to LeeLo

I have a Coluzzle for smaller size circles that I have had for years and it works so I stick with it. And I splurged one year during back to school shopping and bought a compass. Good old fashioned compass. Draw it out and then cut. Works for me!


 
flutterbye0419
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In response to kirasmommy

plantin schoolbook also has a circle


 
bcblondie
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In response to flutterbye0419

Thanks everyone! I've been googling away lol. I'm new and don't know all the products and abreviations. haha.


 
sunrenay
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In response to bcblondie

I have a CM set, too. I love the suggestion for distressng the egdes. I do a lot of hand cutting (since I don't have any of the machines) and I sometimes think I should have asked my 4yo to do it for me.


 
flagirlof4
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In response to bcblondie

Cricut expression and creative memories and I have another one ???.


 
Patti Sylvia
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In response to flutterbye0419

There are many options available out there...I use different ones for different things at different times depending on the mood I'm in or the look I'm going for. I also have a cricut and have a couple of carts that have circles on them.


 
bcblondie
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In response to Patti Sylvia

I think I need something like the first one patti poo posted.


 
Babys Got Blue Eyes
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In response to bcblondie

I've tried several and this one is my favorite:

Picked it up at WM and it was cheap!
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madmatter
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another CM fan for circles ... I especially love the giant circle and oval shapes, and they have one other giant one also, that does a wave border all around the page. I use the giant circle one all the time. I think it's the best and easiest way to cut larger circles (I have the regular system as well) ... no scissor skill required


 
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In response to madmatter

I use Coluzzle


 
lunetapatineta
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In response to bcblondie

I use Creative Memories cutting system...You can make all sizes of circles and they have a new Jumbo circle, perfect for 12x12 pages. LOVE IT!!
Monica


 
bcblondie
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In response to Babys Got Blue Eyes

This thing is SWEET. I want it.


 
Colombean
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In response to flutterbye0419

I have the Elmers circle cutter that I bought for $7 at a discount store!
or, if it's for a heavier weight cardstock/patterened paper, I use house templates. like a plate or cup, or the glue stick. then I cut it out, carefully! but the edges make for character...


 
lylacfey
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In response to Colombean

I use the Coluzzle, Fiskars Circle Cutter & Martha Stewart's Circle Cutter.


 
LRMemorylane
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In response to lylacfey

I use my CM custom cutting system for making circles,ovals etc. Fast and easy...perfect cuts.


 
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