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    I unfortunately can not afford a Cricut....soooo...i decided to do it the old fashioned way (if there is an old fashioned way of scrapbooking...) I bought a swivel crafting knite from Michaels (kind of like an Xacto knife, but it's made by Fiskars and the blade is tiny and swivels) It's really cool! I can cut out just about anything with swirls loops and the sort.

    Well I have decided to print fonts from my computer, and trace them onto a manila folder to make stencils. As soon as i get my first set done. i'll take pictures and post them. Granted they won't be as nice as the cricut, but at least i won't have to buy a ton of sticker letters either.

    I DL fonts from www.1001freefonts.com
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    Wow, good idea!
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    Hey, you do what you gotta do right?! We can't afford one either, so I use my sister's right now. I am hoping that I can get one with our refund, but I am trying to not get too excited. I think it is great that you are doing it yourself. It just makes you more creative right! I can't wait to see what you do!
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    GREAT IDEA! I always struggle with good ways to do titles and such (especially since a cricut is NOT in my budget for a good while).

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    UGH! this is proving to be harder said then done! All the fonts i want to do of course have curves, and i am just not good enough with this craft knife yet. Oh well, practice makes perfect.

    We are getting a refund this year (first time in 3 years!) Maybe i'll talk andy into letting me get the cricut. Although, after i buy it, i dont have the money to buy the cartridges lol

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    I'm glad you posted this. I definitely can't buy a cricut right now, and buying a bunch of sticker letters adds up way too quick. I've been putting stickers on computer paper, cutting them out, and then stenciling them on the paper I want - which means cutting them out again. I feel like I spend forever cutting out letters! If you don't mind me asking, about how much was the swivel craft knife? It sounds like a good investment.
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    I think that is a fabulous idea!
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    before I got my cricut I would always but the punch out letters, its pretty much the same thing, you can buy a big package of them at walmart
    oh and stickers of course

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    Great idea, I also used the punch out letters from walmart and chipboard letters from joanns, before the cricut.
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    the swivel knife is 7.99, but i got it on sale for 5.99 at micheals.

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