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babyblues341's picture
Joined: 11/29/06
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I was looking through the past challenge for circles and I loved all the pages! I really would like to do Ryne's Christmas page using circles...so my question is...do you ladies use a circle punch? several punches for different size circles? Or do you use something else to cut them out? I have this thing that comes with stencils and you are supposed to trace around the stencil to cut out the shape only I come to find out tonight that its horrible! My dh even tried to use it thinking it was user error :rolleyes: and he says to me "tomorrow go buy yourself a punch" haha. Thanks in advance!

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On my circle page (which wasn't in the challenge, but here it is) I used a cool whip lid, Medela bottle lid, a coffe cup, and a bowl for my circles! Lol I am not a fancy person. It worked. Now it wasn't fun cutting them out myself, but it worked right?!

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Joined: 11/29/06
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"sadieruth" wrote:

On my circle page (which wasn't in the challenge, but here it is) I used a cool whip lid, Medela bottle lid, a coffe cup, and a bowl for my circles! Lol I am not a fancy person. It worked. Now it wasn't fun cutting them out myself, but it worked right?!

Those pages are great! and exactly what I am looking to do...a couple different size circles...I was thinking of doing the same thing..using a bowl but then what did you use to cut it out with? good old fashioned scissors? or did you use a craft knife?

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Joined: 07/30/06
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I do that to, I have used bowls, plates, flower pots, peanut butter lids, cd's, and just about anything else I can get my hands on that is a circle. I just use scissors to cut them out.

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I love my Creative Memories Circle Cutters set and highly recommend it, because it cuts circles in all different sizes in no time. But when I need a larger circle than the stencils, I will use bowls or various lids, etc.

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sadieruth's picture
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YEP! Good old fashioned scissors. They will never do you wrong! Wink

Joined: 12/22/06
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I think I got my very simple circle cutter at a craft store, probably Micheal's. I know I didn't pay a fortune, b/c I didn't want to pay a fortune for one, but it's adjustable and you get several blades. Just need to make sure you are putting enough pressure so it won't slide, otherwise it does the job.

http://www.makingmemories.com/products/tools/circlecutter.cfm

I don't know if I paid $20 for it?!?