(Closed) Cutting DIY Invitation Paper

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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28 posts
Newbee

The best way to cut the paper would be a heavy-duty paper cutter. Many Kinko’s and other copy stores have them that you can use, as well as all schools and business offices. You can buy a basic one for $20 – $30 from a craft store, but you can cut more sheets at once with a more expensive one. Here’s a pricey one from Office Max:

 http://www.officemax.com/omax/catalog/sku.jsp?skuId=20105431&searchString=paper+cutter&productId=ARS20545&category_Id=516′ defer=’defer

You can also try craigslist or any office supply resale stores. Good luck!

Post # 4
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190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Kinkos will also cut your paper for you as well.  I know several girls have mentioned having their cardstock cut at Kinkos.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I second the heavy-duty paper cutter. I probably wouldn’t have Kinkos do it for you if you care about them being super straight. They might do them perfectly, and they might not. No one will take as much care with them as you, to them these are just another job. But if you use a cutter yourself at a copy store or somewhere, you can take the time to be very careful yourself. The fewer pages you cut at a time, the better they should do. Good luck!

Post # 6
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182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I cut everything with my creative memories cutter. It is for scrapbooking. So maybe look at investing in a cutter for scrapbooking. Good luck 🙂

Post # 7
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332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I was not pleased with my little $12 Fiskars trimmer, so I just bought the $32 X-ACTO 12-paper trimmer. I got it at Staples, but I would imagine you could also find it elsewhere. It has a large surface for laying out your sheet, a ruler in inches and centimeters for measuring, and a grid. It also has an arm you bring down with a "self-sharpening" feature. Oh, and it has a finger guard, so you won’t risk bloody invites! And it’s light and has a built-in handle for carrying around. I’m a fan. It cuts very crisply thus far.

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