(Closed) cricket paper cutter

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I have not, but until I can afford to get a cricut imagine, this may be my only alternative….it sounds like it’s a stressful and tedious process though. lol

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I wouldn’t advise this. I have a Cricut and I cut the paper and then printed on it.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Don’t do it if you want whatever it is you have to be perfectly centered. Basically the Cricut isn’t exact enough to do it the way you want. There is a definite margin of error! You may want to look at the Silhouette instead, I’ve heard awesome things about it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Which shapes are you going to use, and how big will they be?  Does the printed item have to be centered?

I would think this could be done with a little trial and error.  If, for example, you are cutting an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of paper, and you are cutting 2″ circles, you could try cutting 20 (I think that’s how many would fit?), and see where they all fall.  Then you could create your document for printing and make sure the text/image falls in the middle of each of those 20 circles (I would cut the 20 on a blank piece of paper, and then you could just hold up the page with 20 holes in it and see if the text/image lines up in each circle). I’m not sure how hard it would be to get exact, though.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Anna7548: I have the design studio, so I was able to set up my measurements and design with that. You just have to be very careful to make sure you line the designs up with the corresponding mark on the mat, using the ruler guide. You could do it without the design studio, but I couldn’t because I needed to see a bigger version of the design. I did do a couple of trials before I got the size and shape that I wanted. You will also have to check your printer to make sure you can use the type of paper you want. I used cardstock and it went through my printer fine, but some it won’t.

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