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Username Post: Are there Reverse Circle cutters?        (Topic#323778)
SJ Newbie
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Reg: 11-28-12

11-28-12 11:05 PM - Post#4028406    

Does anyone know if there is a tool that does a reverse circle cut? I want to make exactly what is on this page:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/98012636/phot obooth-ph...

I am in charge of my best friend's wedding photobooth and since he knows I do scrapbooking and similar crafts, he asked me to do this for him. But I'm not exactly sure how to go about making these things.

I want to make a half circle indent in the paper so that I can slot it into the cut just like in the pictures.

Perhaps there is an easier way instead of doing the circle idea to keep the pamphlet closed? I'm open for any ideas.

Also, does anyone have suggestions in making those slits? I was thinking of just using an xacto knife and cutting into some plastic template sheets as guidelines.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you kindly

SJ Diva
Posts: 7558
Reg: 01-15-06

11-29-12 12:34 AM - Post#4028408    
    In response to cdrdj

Do you have access to an electronic cutter? You can make a template and place your cutting and fold lines on your project. You can also do print and cuts where you can print your info on the page with a regular printer and then send the file to the cutting machine to cut.

Do a search for electronic cutters for costs. Also be aware that new circuts are only able to cut using the cartridges. I have attached a http://www.paperthreads.com/bonus/paperthreads_ma c... (machine comparison chart) on the electronic cutters. It will give you an idea of what each machine can do and the types of material it can cut. Using electronic cutters there is a learning curve but there are tutorials available to help get you going.

SJ Queen of the Crop
Posts: 34586
Reg: 06-13-08

11-29-12 03:25 AM - Post#4028412    
    In response to Kazzam

Hi and welcome!

Other than what Kaz suggested, I can't think of any other way to make that exact circular cut.

If you don't have an electronic cutter, the quickest, cheapest and easiest method to achieve pretty much that, would be to punch a circle out of stiff card and stick it to the edge of the pamphlet with a little bit sticking out to slot in. You could stamp the circle to make it part of the design. Just a thought.

And yes, I would use a knife to cut the slits. The simplest is often the best. I have one of those punches for corner mounting photos, but it wouldn't go that deep into the card. A template is a good idea if you have a production line going.

Good luck, and show us how they turn out?

Scrapjazz Contributor
Posts: 835
Reg: 09-06-07

11-29-12 05:17 AM - Post#4028426    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Making Memories has a tool called a Slot Punch. I think this is what you're looking for.

SJ Grand Poobah
Posts: 1919
Reg: 10-28-08

11-29-12 06:35 AM - Post#4028430    
    In response to Scrapjanny

What about taking a totally different direction and using two brads and a piece of bakers twine?

SOrt of like this from the craft journal:

Scrapjazz Contributor
Posts: 9343
Reg: 04-16-06

12-09-12 08:32 AM - Post#4030684    
    In response to cjjohnson

I use something called the Basic Grey notch and die tool set.

http://www.basicgrey.com/scrapbook/shop/produc t/to...

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