I was just thinking yesterday as I was working on a LO. Am I the only one who uses scissors to cut my mats for my pictures in a LO? I use my trimmer for the photos, but them just lay them down on the mat and cut around it with my scissors. It usually works out okay, sometimes it's a bit off, but wondering if I am doing it the hard way. Do you guys use your trimmer for your photos too? I guess I do it this way because I often change the color of my mats so I don't want to glue my photos down to early. What do yall do???
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I use my trimmer when cutting mats. I place my picture on the page and mark with pencil where I need to cut. Sometimes I use a ruler to mark the mats and then cut.
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I use my paper trimmer. I usually figure out how big I want it and then use the ruler on the paper cutter.
I should add that my scissor cutting is horrible. My edges are always choppy and such when I try to use scissors for something big.
I use my trimmer as well. I usually glue down my picture then trim as needed around it.
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I use my paper trimmer. I usually line up the picture on the cardstock or paper to see how big I want it, then trim. I don't adhere the pic till later. Ocasionally I will change my mind on the color of the mat like you said, so if I already cut the wrong color it will go into my scrap stash. I'm usually cutting out of scraps anyway so it's not a big deal. If I were cutting into a whole piece of paper I would probably try to be a little more sure I was going to stick with my choice before I made a cut into it.
I use my paper trimmer. Because I often change my mind about mats, I use these little repositional squares to attach the photos to the mat paper and then I cut. I can pull the photo off no problem if I change my mind and if I like it, I just add a bit more adhesive.