I have a fiskar cutter that won't stay locked.
I start the cut and then it keeps getting smaller in size.
Any tricks to keeping this fixed or do I need a new one?
I use a cutting board, maybe I need their templates instead?
gagama: I had a fiskars circle cutter and could never get it to work right. I just returned it to Target. I really like the cutting system from CM (Cre@tive Memories). Easy to use and never a mistake. I am going to try others though to use with shape sizes that CM doesn't have. I have seen Colozzule (?sp) which has about 5 sizes for each shape and that would be great when matting pictures with several different colors. Good Luck
Are you talking about the round one with the "spring" in the middle, where you lower the blade as needed? I used one that belonged to a friend of mine and didn't care for it. It's the one that follows a cutting template and works kind of like a Spyrograph (remember those?!) I was pretty disappointed. I've been looking for something that can cut ovals and circles cleanly. Any other suggestions? I"ll look up the CM cutter you mentioned.
I second the CM cutting system...it's GREAT!!!!!!!! Nothing beats it, and it's so easy.
How much do these cost? I'm really hesitant about going through a representative - it reminds me of other unnamed popular consultant-based organizations and you inevitably get talked into buying more! Can I find something simliar more cheaply, without having to order it?
Thank you for all the info. I purchased the Creative Memories Cutting System with oval today. I haven't used it but I'll start in this weekend. I found a consultant on the Creative Memories website for my area. Very nice woman and helpful. The cost was $38.00 plus tax. She left me a catalog for other interests I might have. She asked if I was interested in classes, etc. and at this time I'm not. She was fine with that. Good experience. Can't wait to try my new tools.
Check out eBay Phyllis...there are alot of them listed on there, and sometimes you can get them cheaper than through a rep.
$38 isn't bad, especially if the product does what it says it does! I was expecting it to be outrageous or something. I suppose I could justify that to myself since I"ve been driving all over the place looking for something similar and not quite finding what I wanted. I looked on Ebay but I wasn't really sure what I was looking for, I will try again. Thanks!
Phyllis I like the CM products for the fancy shapes too.
Here is another plug for the CM cutting system. I love them! If you check out other popular scrapping sites, CM circle/oval cutters get rave reviews. I had no luck w/ the Fiskars Oval cutter either.
If you have all 3 CM blades (red, blue, green) you should be able to mat your pics easily. Enjoy!