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#1 Barb Eugene

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 03:43 PM

Does anyone have a recommendation as to what paper cutter to buy to, for example, cut 8 1/2 by 11 paper into quarters for making the front of cards?  The basic one I have doesn't cut straight and I find it is really difficult to line the paper up correctly before cutting.

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

 

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 04:56 PM

I'm probably different from everyone else, but I use my old quilting rulers and a rotary cutter. With all the lines marked at quarter inch intervals it's away to get a nice straight line every time.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 06:12 PM

I have a Genisis.....have had it for years....it is Wonderful and has a light attachment so you can see where you are cutting.  It is pretty spendy but I have never been sorry I invested in it.     It is at www.bonniesbest.com

 

Stampin Up has a pretty good new one too......that one not expensive.


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:32 PM

I looked online a bit and found the CutterPillar Pro.  It seems closest to the Genesis, which, I agree, is really spendy.



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

I just use my old fiskars paper cutter...wow, that's a nifty cutter Carol! 


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:48 PM

I have a Fiskars cutter, too. The wire guide started to fray, and I contacted them about it and they sent me a brand new cutter!



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:02 PM

I looked online a bit and found the CutterPillar Pro.  It seems closest to the Genesis, which, I agree, is really spendy.

It was a lot cheaper when I got mine....probably about 10 years ago..


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:29 AM

I just have a cutter with a slider that makes the cuts. It works fine for me. Probably the opposite side of the curve from the Genesis.


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:58 AM

I just have a cutter with a slider that makes the cuts. It works fine for me. Probably the opposite side of the curve from the Genesis.

That's all mine is, too.



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:10 PM

A friend who is more experienced in art journaling than I am recommends Fiskars over the more expensive brands.  The blades are easy to replace, and they don't tear the paper.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:03 AM

For small pages - 8x8 or smaller - I usually use a craft knife, a large gridded self-healing mat and an 18 inch metal ruler.  For larger pages, or when I have a pile of pages to trim, I use my husband's 2-in-1 Combo Trimmer by Purple Cows.  It cuts cleaning, but the measuring grid is a bit off, and it's hard to see the cutting line clearly.  The Genisis sounds wonderful, but it's out of my budget.  What I have works.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:35 AM

Thank you for all your input.  I really liked what I read about the Genesis, but at almost $400, it is too pricey for me.  I ended up purchasing a CutterPillar Pro.  It looks very much like the Genesis but at $100 with free shipping was in my price range.  I like that the blade is always sharpening itself and that it is impossible to cut one's self.  I also like the back light that shines up through whatever is being cut.  I haven't received the trimmer yet, but expect to enjoy using it.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:14 PM

Thank you for all your input.  I really liked what I read about the Genesis, but at almost $400, it is too pricey for me.  I ended up purchasing a CutterPillar Pro.  It looks very much like the Genesis but at $100 with free shipping was in my price range.  I like that the blade is always sharpening itself and that it is impossible to cut one's self.  I also like the back light that shines up through whatever is being cut.  I haven't received the trimmer yet, but expect to enjoy using it.

That looks like a great investment Barb...I would say it is probably just as good as the Genesis...you will not be sorry you got it I'm sure.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 05:37 AM

I also use a fiskars and have great results. I also have a T-square and use an x-acto snap-off knife on some things.



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 10:47 AM

I agree with you Lei - X-acto knife and a t-square (metal) for most of my cutting. I also have a Cutter Bee and Fiskars etc. But the x-act is exactly what I need mostly.



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