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Old 03-28-2008, 12:45 PM   #1
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I currently have nothing and really need to get something for cutting bigger circles. I've seen and heard of the Cutterbee system, and saw my SIL's Making Memories circle cutters this weekend.

What do you all use that is the best value for the money? Thanks!
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:35 PM   #2
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Punches, nesties, and I have the coluzzle and some other circle cutter thing. Not sure which was the best deal.
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:37 PM   #3
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I have the creative memories cutting system.
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Dending on the size of cirlce I need I will us my MM circle cutter or one of my gazillion punches.
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For circles I use the Fiskar's hard plastic templates with a Glass Mat and Blade Runner. I am not crazy about the Fiskar's Shape Cutter cutting system, which is what the templates are designed for and what I had purchased as a new scrapper, but I used the Glass Mat and Blade Runner at a class a few years ago and fell IN LOVE with it.

Available at Michael's and Hobby Lobby, as well as many LSS. The Glass Mat and Blade Runner tool are made by EK success.
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Other than punches, I love my Curvy Cutter by EK Success!!! So easy to use!
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I have punches, CM circle cutters and the cricut and I love them all. It is hard to choose just one!
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I also like the curvy cutter. It cuts bigger circles than the CM cutter and is very easy to use.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:47 PM   #9
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I use the curvy cutter for large sizes and coluzzle for smaller ones. i also like the Fiskars circle cutter.
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Do you have a Cuttlebug? I just bought (on sale at Hobby Lobby recently) a set that has dies to cut four different size circles. Looks cool and useful, but haven't tried it yet. I look forward to "nesting" them and having fun.
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:33 PM   #12
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I have a Cuttlebug, coluzzle, and tons of punches. I was thinking of a good tool for making larger circles for scrap pages mainly. I tried the fiskars when I first started scrapping and didn't like it at all.

Sounds like there's not one (other than Fiskars) that gets bad reviews from you all, so I will probably try the MM cutting system or the Cutterbee. Just wanted some feedback. Thanks!
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I really really like my Creative Memories cutting system! It has circle and oval and other templates. It has a guide to help you see what size circle and is very easy to use once you get used to it. I also use punches!
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No Cuttlebug or anything fancy here, so I'm still using the Fiskars Shapecutter I got several years ago. And a whole heap of smaller punches for everything up to 1 1/2 inches. And when it doesn't matter if it has a little hole in the centre, I have a compass which has a blade instead of a pencil.
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I love the CM cutting sytem. I have the circles, ovals and gem shapes.
I did pick up a Coluzzle also, but haven't used it yet.
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I use the Tonic Shape-Mate system for large circles. It's very easy to use and you can get them in several shapes.

I have the oval set and it has 6 in the pack. They are made so you can cut on the inside of the shape or the outside, so your really getting 12. They also have non slip feet that helps to hold the shapes in place.

The other great thing is they come with a storage pouch so I won't loose them.

Their cutting tool is great as well it's just a little thing but easy to use as well. It also comes with a storage case.
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subscribing since I have owned a few (Circle scissors, circle scissors plus, coluzzle) and don't like any so far.
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I use my Cricut, my Cuttlebug, my Coluzzle and punches and I use them all quite regularly. It really depends on what I'm doing. If I have a lot that I need to cut, I'll usually use my Cricut because it's so fast. I'll use my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities if I'm cutting and embossing. I'll use my Coluzzle if I want a particular area on patterned paper cut out. And punches if I want a little circle punch. There are so many cutting systems out there. I think it all depends on what your preferences are.
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I have CM cutting system in all the shapes & love them! I also use punches.
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I'm still in the dark ages....lol

I have an old Circle cutter by Fiskar. I like it. But I would love to upgrade to something better.

Not quite sure which one, I will be upgrading too.
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I love the cm cutters. I also use my cricut expressions to cut circles.
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Here is another vote for the Curvy cutter....just bought one this weekend and it works like a charm! I use my nesties for smaller circles, but to create those rings or larger circles this is the ticket!
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:32 AM   #23
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My vote is for the Creative Memories shape cutter. For circles, ovals and some other shapes larger than my punches, it is wonderful.

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For larger circles I use the coluzzle. I also have a 1 1/4" punch that I use.
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I have a few punches but use the Coluzzle mostly. Mainly because I tried the CM one and couldn't do it and I like the cost of Coluzzle. Some people can't use it. Not sure why.

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Another vote for the Coluzzle. I use it when I need to "see" where I am cutting. I also have punches in many and various shapes and one set of Nesties (trying hard to convince myself I don't need more - and failing!)
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Me too. I settled on the CM after trying several other systems. (fiskars, coluzzle and some sort of weird template thing). It is easy to use and there are templates to line everything up before you even lay a blade down.
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i just bought the making memories cutter this weekend with a coupon for micheal's
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For really large circles I use things like soup cans, salad and dinner plates, cups and glasses. The price is right - and considering I hate to cook- at least the stuff in my kitchen gets used somehow! HAHAHA

Otherwise, I'm like everyone else on this thread - various punches, coluzzle, nestabilities, etc.
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I tried the colozzle and fiskars and hated both. For small circles, I use my punches. I have from 1/16 to 3 inch in punches and they get used all the time. For larger circles, I use the creative memories circle cutter.
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Me too! I'm for Creative Memories circle cutting system... and I love their circle punches too
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I like my Creative Memories system. The new rotating blades help me out since I'm starting to get arthritis. I also use punches for very small circles. I have never made a card that required circles bigger than this system. If you're only cutting circles then this system makes 18 different size circles.
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I have been scrappin for years and thrown away my fiskars and colluzle... i hated them both, I am however, very happy with my Creative memories cutting system and punches, I just wish the 12" trimmer had a scoring blade!!
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I think the Creative Memories Cutting system is the best. There are 3 circle templates, but also 3 different size blades, so you can make 6 different sizes with each template, 3 on the inside & 3 on the outside. You can also purchase other patterns such as ovals, wavy frames and gemstone patterns. All of the templates give you 6 different sizes, perfect for matting.
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Another vote for Creative Memories Cutting System. They are great!
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Depending on how large of a circle I need... I love the CM cutting system, it is my fav and I use it a lot! However, when I needed larger circles for the lids of paint cans, I couldn't get one large enough so I used a Coluzzle instead.
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I really like the new Tonic cutting system. It is somewhat similar to the Creative Memories System, but more reasonably priced.
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I can't stand the coluzzle so much I got rid of mine.

I use Creative Memories system, or Nestabilities now.

Can't go wrong with CM and they last forever.

I've had mine for 6 years and only replace blades every year at a few bucks.

So worth the money. If they are out of your budget try ebay.
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See, I'm always the odd one... I threw away the Creative Memories cutting system after ruining multiple photographs. I did keep the self-healing mat, though.
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I am not a demo, but love their system, as it is compact enough to tote around also, and it also has a wavy line to purchase for card making and scrapbooking


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