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  • Can anyone please tell me how to

    Cut out card?

    I have a sturdy template.

    Lovely NattyNetty is supplying my card.

    I have been practising with a stanley knife - there must be an easier way

    I need to do a few hundred of these things eventually, for my project.

    Can anyone advise?

    Jane
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  • #2
    What shape are you cutting?
    "You've Got to Keep Your Mind Wide Open" - AnnaSophia Robb
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    • #3
      Straight lines and curves

      Jane
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      • #4
        Depending on the shape/size/thickness it could cheaper for you to ask someone with a die cutter or computer attached machine to do them than for you to spend time at £x p.h.
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        • #5
          guillotine or roller cutter for the straights.

          http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiskars-4800.../dp/B000FPYPTC for curves.
          "You've Got to Keep Your Mind Wide Open" - AnnaSophia Robb
          my Folksy shop Goldy'sclearoutblog debaynewebdesign


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          • #6
            Hi - I think that if you are repeating the same pattern of cuts then looking into getting someone else to cut them is a good idea, but if you want to continue by hand I would suggest that you get a scalpel instead of a stanley knife.

            Scalpel handles are available at art shops and you buy packets of blades to go with it - they come in foil wraps and it's worth getting plenty because a sharp blade is quicker with less chance of error (so annoying when well into your template I imagine) and also less risk of injury as it won't slip. I use scalpels all the time and prefer a straight blade - if you go this route try both straight and curved as you'll have your own preference.

            Fi
            www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/FionaHumphrey (portfolio page)

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            • #7
              Fiskars

              Hi,
              Fiskars have a great new fingertip swivel knife which is great for cutting both freehand and using templates. You can get really good control with it and personally I find it loads easier to use than traditional craft knives. I think they are about a fiver to buy.
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