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Oval Cutter Help

Posted by gagma (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 10, 04 at 13:29

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?


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RE: Oval Cutter Help

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


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RE: Oval Cutter Help

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.


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I second the CM cutting system...it's GREAT!!!!!!!! Nothing beats it, and it's so easy.


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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?


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RE: Oval Cutter Help

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.


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Check out eBay Phyllis...there are alot of them listed on there, and sometimes you can get them cheaper than through a rep.


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$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!


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RE: Oval Cutter Help

Phyllis I like the CM products for the fancy shapes too.


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RE: Oval Cutter Help

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!


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