Friday, July 20, 2012

Fabulous Find~Week 4

Frame from The 3AM Teacher


Do you have a most fabulous find this week? Grab the above picture and add it to your post when you link up.  Highlight one (or two- one for school and one for home) special item(s) that you can't possibly live without, but if you have more, that's fine, too :)

My fabulous find for school this week comes from a prior link up from Kristen (Ladybug's Teacher Files).  This is why I am so glad that I am doing this linky.  I've found such great ideas and items that now I can't live without either.


This is by far the best circle cutter I have found.  Here's a link to it on Amazon.  I've used circle cutters with scrapbooking for years.  I've had several versions.  This one works the best!  It did take a bit of trial and error until I figured out how to make it work, so I thought I'd give you a few tips just in case you also bought it thanks to Kristen's post.  Or, if you didn't already purchase it, maybe these tips will help you decide if it is right for you. If you plan on cutting a lot of circles it's worth the learning curve.

Tip #1
Try it out on scraps of paper first :)  Seems like a no-brainer but one that I goofed on.  Duh! 
Tip #2
When you find the size you want (it cuts 1" - 6" circles), use the little hole as a guide to line everything up.  Let me explain further.  There are triangle shaped holes where you will put in the blade when ready to cut.  I lined up that hole with the edge of the circle.  Then, I would spin the plastic in the middle all the way around the circle to make sure the triangle shaped hole stayed on the edge all the way around. Make sense?
Tip #3
Cut slightly smaller than the edge of your circle so that you don't have a white rim.

Well, there you have it this week from me.  No exciting find for my home.

Hope you can link up.  This has been so fun :)


8 comments :

  1. I nearly bought this exact circle cutter at Hobby Lobby yesterday. It was on clearance for, I think, $16.97. I didn't buy it, because I didn't know what I would use it for... Do you have suggestions so I can justify the purchase? :)

    Leslie
    Miss R's Room

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  2. Oh my goodness! Why have I not seen one of these?!?! Must. go. to Hobby Lobby today!! This is WAY better than a punch because you can do any size! AWESOME!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300
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  3. I just received mine in the mail yesterday! So excited to use it. I'm thinking I might want one to take to school ... hmmm?!?
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count

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  4. I love my cutter too!

    Emily
    I Love My Classroom
    www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com

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  5. This may sound stupid, but I didn't even know they made circle cutters! It clearly is a genius idea as I've found myself wishing there was a punch or cutter large enough for certain tasks I've been doing. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

    Rebecca
    Classroom Compulsion

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  6. I got a circle cutter that I think was a Martha Stewart brand from Michael's. I'm not good at using it on things that are printed though. It makes great circles on scrap book paper, but when I try to make circles of printed things, I find it hard to center it perfectly. Does this one center easier than others?

    Mercedes
    Surfing to Success

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  7. I have a circle cutter, but I cuss every time I try to use it so I end up making my husband help. Maybe I should look into this one... hmmm. More shopping!

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    Christi ツ
    Ms. Fultz’s Corner

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