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Old 01-13-2007, 12:24 PM   #1  
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Default An A-ha moment..........

They are few and far between, so I thought I better document this moment and spread the word......hee!hee! I was getting kits ready for a frame class I am doing on Friday. Specifically I was cutting the letter tile pieces 1.5" x 2.5" - using my Fiskars paper trimmer. Have you ever been frustrated with trying to measure a piece that is now not "tall" enough to reach the orange ruler markings? Take a look at this photo....it dawned on me to use a bigger piece of paper to line up at the measurement I needed...and then I butted the piece I needed to trim up to that. A-ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thank you so much for sharing! I would have never thought of it on my own! What a HUGE help!

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Yes - moments like that ARE few and far between for me too - but they feel GOOD don't they??
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thanks for the picture for those of us that are visual learners!
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That's a really good idea.

Now I am having a "duh" moment.

If you put the paper you want to cut at the TOP of the cutter instead of the bottom, wouldn't you be able to measure it that way?

LOL, please tell me if I'm wrong.
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They are few and far between, so I thought I better document this moment and spread the word......hee!hee! I was getting kits ready for a frame class I am doing on Friday. Specifically I was cutting the letter tile pieces 1.5" x 2.5" - using my Fiskars paper trimmer. Have you ever been frustrated with trying to measure a piece that is now not "tall" enough to reach the orange ruler markings? Take a look at this photo....it dawned on me to use a bigger piece of paper to line up at the measurement I needed...and then I butted the piece I needed to trim up to that. A-ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the visual. It makes so much sense. I had that situation yesterday and didn't think to do it that way.
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Great idea! Thanks for the pictures
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A-HA! Great idea!!!!
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A-HA is right! Thanks for the tip. I have been struggling with that for years. It is good to have the visual too.
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Congrats on your great idea! Here comes your 15 minutes of fame!
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What a great tip. Thanks!

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That's a really good idea.

Now I am having a "duh" moment.

If you put the paper you want to cut at the TOP of the cutter instead of the bottom, wouldn't you be able to measure it that way?

LOL, please tell me if I'm wrong.
lol. no, you're not wrong.. if you cut from the other end the measurement are along the bottom.
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awesome idea no more trying to save fingers when cutting with SU cutter....
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If you put the paper you want to cut at the TOP of the cutter instead of the bottom, wouldn't you be able to measure it that way?
With my trimmer (Fiskars), the orange ruler sections are a good 3+ inches from the bottom or the top. So if my piece of paper is shorter than that, it is hard to know exactly where you are.
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That is so brilliant and so simple that I feel a great big D'OH in my head right now. Thanks SO much!
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