Fiskars Shape Cutter or photo trimmer?

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  1. jenjie

    jenjie DIS Veteran

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    Does anybody have the Fiskars Shape Cutter? If so, it is easy to use? I have a 50% off coupon for AC Moore and was thinking of either this or the photo trimmer. Which do you recommend?
     
  2. Timon

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    I have the shape cutter. It took me quite a while to get the hang of it ( I almost flung it across the room one day, I was so frustrated! :rolleyes: ) but I use it now to make circles all the time!

    I got it for like $25 at Superstore, but I wouldn't pay more than that for it!
     
  3. pattyT

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    for something completely different-
    the Coluzzle template system.
    I have bolth and I have only used the fiskars 2x - I couldn't get clean edges!
    But I LOVE the coluzzle system! There are a million templates you can buy too!

    my 2 cents-
    PAttyT
     
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  5. crazyforpooh

    crazyforpooh <font color=FF6600>Proud American who loves her li

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    I love my Fiskar's shape cutter I use it for letters and shapes other than the circles and ovals. For my circles and ovals I use my CM cutting system
     
  6. BevS97

    BevS97 disney scrapper

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    If you don't have a decent photo trimmer then I would get that first. I haven't heard good things about the Shape Cutter, but I do like my coluzzle, BUT I use the trimmer on EVERY layout, and the coluzzle on maybe 1 in 10.

    bev
     
  7. rvoto

    rvoto My DH built me a scraproom with his very own hands

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    Every one is right it is hard at first but read the instructions and do what it says and it is easier to use I love it now and I bought it right after mothers day . so youo get the hang of it rather quickly.
     
  8. nicki dahling

    nicki dahling CyndiAKADisneyqueen<br><font color=deeppink> I can

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    I have it and would use it more if I had more templates. I am thinking about getting the coluzzle system though. For circles and ovals nothing beats the CM system.
     
  9. jenjie

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    Thanks everyone for your input! After reading more about the coluzzle, I think I will look into getting templates for that since I already own the swivel knife. Maybe if I had followed directions it would have made sense.
     
  10. AJA55

    AJA55 My very special Custom Title has gone away..sad.

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    Timon, I had to laugh when I read about you almost flinging the cutter across the room. I was in the same sinking boat. But I took the shape cutter to my LSS and they taught me how to use it. I don’t use it a lot but…… at least I now know how ta get a decent cut.
    Jen, yep…read directions….. if I had read them, maybe the cutter wouldn’t have sat for so long. LOL
     
  11. kellyb2000

    kellyb2000 <font color=green>I admit it...my username is bori

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    This may be a dumb question but does the Fiskar cutting system work on the coluzzle templates? Is the swivel knife easier than the fiskar's "thing"?
     

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