Post # 1
Hi, I’m DIY’ing my own invitations which included cutting 8.5×11 sheets down to size. Cutting all the pieces has been a nightmare! I finally got it all cut out, and while the invitations and RSVP card came out nice, the reception cards have some rough edges since I was using a different cutter. I am out of my fancy paper so reprinting is not an option 🙂 Does anyone have any suggestions on smoothing the edges of the paper? I tried an exacto knife..but I was only making it worse!
Post # 3
how are the edges? there is lots of cutters (diferent designs and kinds) at craft stores. cutter?
Post # 4
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
It would be tedious, but you could try using a very fine sand paper.
Post # 6
- 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
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
I agree, you need to replace the blade and then trim the rough edges
Post # 9
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 # 10
Thank you all for the suggestions. I went back and cut a little more off on the rough edges using a nice paper trimer. SO what if all the RSVP’s aren’t all the same size!?!? Right?? 🙂 My invitations are pretty..but they Definitely look like DIY project 😐 It’s the thought that counts 🙂
Post # 11
If you’re in the US you can go to kinkos and use their paper cutter for free.
Post # 12
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.