(Closed) cutting your own invitations

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

how are the edges? there is lots of cutters (diferent designs and kinds) at craft stores. cutter?

Post # 4
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Would it be possible to use your cutter that did a good job, and just cut about a 2 cm strip of the bottom?

Also, do you have a cutter that has a handle that you bring down or does it slide?

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

It would be tedious, but you could try using a very fine sand paper.

Post # 6
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

How many do you have to do? If you have a really sharp (i.e. new) blade and cut the edges with your Xacto and a metal ruler very carefully, the edge should curl right off. I wouldn’t do more than 20 w/o changing to a new blade. Short of that, sandpaper could work too. It depends how rough your edge is.

Post # 7
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You probably needed to replace the blade on the other paper cutter. When the blade gets dull, it does that kind of rough cutting.

I would use a new blade and trim off the excess rough edges.

Post # 8
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree, you need to replace the blade and then trim the rough edges

Post # 9
13 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t know how close your cut is to pics or info, but they make scissors with a decorative blade, like a wave, scallop or swirly. Something like that (you could go back and do on the other ones) might look nice and cover those rough edges.

Post # 11
4771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999


If you’re in the US you can go to kinkos and use their paper cutter for free.

Post # 12
140 posts
Blushing bee

I am a pretty straight cutter so I hand cut all on them for these invites I made for a friend.  I suggest cutting the rough edge off and try to just do it as straight as possible.

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