Username Post: How to cut Circles?        (Topic#1558565)
jmp09 
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  • jmp09 on 05-15-11 11:50 AM


What tools do you use to cut different sized circles?

Looking for something that is not too pricey..!!! Already spent too much

I currently have something from Creative Memories for Ovals and I like that.

thanks!


 
moxiegirl23
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In response to jmp09

If you like the Creative Memories System for Ovals, then why not buy the circles version?


 
Vintageivy
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In response to moxiegirl23

I use Creative Memories cutting system--ovals, circles, star, diamond. They work fantastic and I've had them a really long time!! Well worth the investment! Happy scrapping!


 
KatieJo
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I too suggest going for the CM circles also... especially if you already have the ovals. I see it repeatedly being listed as a favorite here.


 
jmp09 
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  • jmp09 on 05-15-11 08:22 PM
In response to KatieJo


Thanks everyone. I guess I should have clarified w/ CM - ovals. I like that they are easy, versatile, but I have only been able to use the one oval w/the largest inner circle. The other ovals are too small, and then if I try to use the outer ovals of the smaller templates -- the ovals are very "ovaly". Ok, that makes no sense. But that's my issue w/them.

Just saw a Circle cutter w/Fiskars. Maybe I'll try that.


 
Christine19850
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It depends on what sizes you're using. I have a cuttlebug and invested in the nestabilties in the small and large circles. These are fine for card making but if you are using them on layouts then you might need something bigger. I guess punches could be an option but I find they can get expensive quickly. Before I had my nestabilities I used a stencil, cups, plates, bowls - anything I could get my hands on!


 
Peg364
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In response to Christine19850

I was going to suggest plates or bowls - that's what I use sometimes.


 
meezerpleaser
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Yes, I think the cheapest would be outlining around different plates or bowls or cups and then cutting them out freehand. Otherwise, CM really IS supposed to be very good, but a little pricey for my pocketbook. I have circle punches and use my Cricut for larger circles. I've never had much luck using different cutting systems, though - I'm circle challenged!


 
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  • joogz on 05-16-11 10:41 AM
In response to Peg364

LoL...I use plates and bowls too! They seem to get the job done!


 
AndieBee
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For smaller circles I use an old school drafting compass, and for larger ones I use a drinking glass, cup, bowl, saucer, plate...whatever!


 
pinkpaperairedale
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I love every single Fiskars product EXCEPT their circle cutter. Maybe others here have been successful... just not me. I use punches or my Slice.


 
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In response to pinkpaperairedale

I'm a big fan of the plates and bowls, too!!


 
sweet1
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Stampin UP! sells a circle cutter too!


 
aquabunny
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Ugh, the Fiskars circle and oval cutters are awful. I like the templates that work with the EK Success Cutter Bee Curvy Cutter.

The EK Success Circle Scissor looks amazing and I want to try it.


 
corrie fan
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CM cutting system for me. Once you already have a self-healing mat and blades, the new set of patterns isn't too bad.


 
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I bought the CM system (ovals, circles, and I think a few others) years ago and I love it still today. It works well for everything I've put it to and if need be, I can do slight modifications where necessary. I'm also a fan of bowls, pans, whatever is handy that does the trick. lol


 
madmatter
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LOVE the CM ovals and circles ... have you seen/tried the jumbo 12x12 versions of them????

They are AWESOME!!! I love larger circles and use them on many of my LOs ... I think they are well worth the money

also, I have never tried it, but I've heard people say good things about the MS circle cutter as well


 
Smashley
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I use my Cricut for circles. I had the Fiskars cutter and it was horrible.


 
zimmy471
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I used my coupon at m's and got the martha stewart large circle cutter. It works great! I also have the old coluzzle for smaller circles, but don't use that too much any more. I also use my cricut to cut circles, too.


 
Luvmyfam
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You lost me with the ovals being too "ovaly"

My fav cutting system is the Fiskars ultrashape express.


 
binkiemonstermom
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In response to Luvmyfam

I use my cricut or if I need a quick circle, I use my circle cutter from stampin up (but you do need a glass mat with it!).


 
Bxr-Linda
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I have Coluzzle.

I'm also a bit confused about the issue with the ovals.
You like the CM cutting system, and already have the ovals? Why not just get the circles?


 
surescrapsalot
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In response to zimmy471

I love the Martha Stewart Circle cutter...it's great for any size over 4"...otherwise I use my Creative Memories circle cutting system. Cricut is awesome too......lots of options!!!


 
Momma2Bryn
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I LOVE my EK Success Circle Cutter, so much infact that my CM cutters went out the door very, very quickly.


 
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Love using my Martha Stewart circle cutter but have a few complaints about it too. Wish it would make smaller circles! Sometimes I want smaller than 4".

Big complaint - it has a blade on the bottom and a plastic thing that goes over it. The plastic thing does not stay on and I've lost it. I was putting it on constantly and it would come off and get to the bottom of my scrap container.

One day I brushed my hand across it and got a really nasty cut. They need to rethink and redisgn the cover that protects the blade. Very poorly designed.

Now when I put my hand in the big bin with the punches I find that and pull it out first so I don't cut myself on it again!


 
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In response to Henri Jean

For quick one-of circles, I have the EZ Cutter templates and swivel knife & glass mat. If I'm more energetic, I use my CraftRobo.


 
mandiescrapbooks
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In response to Luvmyfam

I haven't found on yet. and i've been scrapping for THREE YEARS! I just cut circles by hand! LOL. just DO NOT get the manual fiskars circle cutter that you spin. what a waste. :|


 
pinkpaperairedale
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In response to Luvmyfam

I use a drafting compass, too. I found a fabulous one at a dollar store. The great part about it is that the pointy end is also a perfect piercer for brads or layering flowers together. I pulled the eraser out of a pencil to keep the sharp end poked into when I am not using it. Old school rocks. I have a Slice which can do every size and several punches but the compass can go in my travel craft bag in a tiny space!


 
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  • madmatter Said:
LOVE the CM ovals and circles ... have you seen/tried the jumbo 12x12 versions of them????

They are AWESOME!!! I love larger circles and use them on many of my LOs ... I think they are well worth the money

also, I have never tried it, but I've heard people say good things about the MS circle cutter as well




Agree--I so love the jumbo circle! I have had my CM set for many years and they work awesome. First thing I grab when I want to cut a circle or oval. I want the wavy square one too!


 
corrie fan
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All the CM cutting system is on sale in June. 20% off.


 
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