I can't seem to get away from using pictures in their original square/rectangle form!!! I don't really have any other tools for cutting photos!! How do I get out of this rut?? I look in the gallery and see awesome ideas, but I just can't seem to change my picture style!! Any suggestions on tools for photo cropping??
You can use the "poor man's method" to cut a few photos and then if you like it you ccan invest in a cutting system. You might find a couple layouts using circle shaped photos and you are done.
poor man's method
- freehand cut with scissors
- position a cup (plate, any shape) on the photo, trace around it and cut with scissors
- print a few simple circle and oval shapes using your computer. Cut them out and then position over your photo and cut around paper guide.
Another suggestion: why not leave your photo as is and place a (shaped) frame over it?
I've included a bunch of examples of what I'm talking about.
Or, if you have a Cricut, why not search through your carts and see what you can come up with?
I have been wanting several of the spellbinders but as of yet I can't bring myself to pay $24 for a few pieces of metal. I keep telling myself I really don't need them....since when did I start listenting to myself!!! I think I may break down this weekend and buy a set.
The center point feature is not part of the baby bug unfortunately, although you could probably cut reasonably accurately using the "select paper size" feature where you align to the far corner of the cutting mat.
I like to use a nice big circle punch because I can frame up the cut and see exactly where the cut will be. Then I cut a mat 1/4 of an inch larger than the punch.