|Posted: 1/30/2013 9:43:48 PM|
Do you use scissors or an exacto knife?
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|Posted: 1/30/2013 9:51:48 PM|
I use my CTMH scissors. I hated doing it until I got these scissor they work much better than the cutterbee ones.
|Posted: 1/30/2013 9:53:28 PM|
Craft knife. I CANNOT master fussy cutting with scissors.
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|Posted: 1/30/2013 9:56:40 PM|
Cutterbee Titaniums. If I used an exacto I wouldn't have any fingers left.
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|Posted: 1/30/2013 9:58:06 PM|
Both. It depends on how intricate the design/shape is. The more intricate, X-acto. Less intricate, small scissors.
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|Posted: 1/30/2013 10:11:41 PM|
Scissors. And keep the scissors still and move the item. Also, cut the full length of the blade, vs. doing short cuts. It minimizes the lines created by moving the blade.
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|Posted: 1/30/2013 10:13:32 PM|
I prefer scissors, but then, I am very skilled at using scissors. Craft knife, not so much. The rare times I use a craft knife, I'm always nervous I'm going to slice off half a finger or something.
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|Posted: 1/30/2013 10:13:46 PM|
Scissors. If it is an inside cut (like the middle of a letter), then I will use a craft knife.
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|Posted: 1/30/2013 10:21:00 PM|Almost always scissors. I have become rather attached to all my fingers, and both my thumbs, and would like to keep them all. The only exception would be a small piece, ala the inside of a capital a, that is very linear. I cannot, for the life of me, cut anything curvy with a craft knife. Anyone who can do that is truly talented and my scrapbooking hero.
|Posted: 1/30/2013 10:25:24 PM|
Depends on what the cut is. Sometimes it's easier to use my scissors, other times it's easier with an exacto knife.
Loc: Central NJ
|Posted: 1/30/2013 10:27:29 PM|
|Posted: 1/30/2013 10:27:39 PM|
I use a small pair of scissors, keeping my scissor hand still and moving the paper I'm cutting. I do use an the knife for trimming the edges off when I adhere paper to chipboard.
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|Posted: 1/30/2013 10:31:59 PM|
I am dreadful with a knife and do much better with my cutterbee scissors!
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|Posted: 1/30/2013 10:42:13 PM|
I use scisoors...every time I use craft knife...the paper ends up ruined. In one of Shimelle's video's ...she recommemded always using the same scissors so you wil know they cut, so now I always use the same pair of Fiskars scisors wvery time I fussy cut and have been extremely happy with how my fussy cutting has been turning out! Also agree with prvious poster about moving the paper not the scissors.
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|Posted: 1/30/2013 10:48:20 PM|
I am honestly terrible with both. However, I'm much more likely to pick up my scissors for fussy cutting.
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|Posted: 1/30/2013 11:02:39 PM|
I use scissors for outside cuts although I need my knife for tiny inside cuts
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 12:25:52 AM|
Scissors. I feel more comfortable with scissors
|Posted: 1/31/2013 12:34:23 AM|Cutter bees scissors for me but I am old school
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 12:35:08 AM|
I use microtip scissors.
|Posted: 1/31/2013 1:03:43 AM|
Cutterbee scissors for me every time.
|Posted: 1/31/2013 1:09:14 AM|
Depends on what it is. I usually use scissors, but sometimes I'll use my little fiskars craft knife that fits over my finger.
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 1:36:55 AM|
I use the little swivel Fiskars cutting blade. It is small enough for the round edges and to get small corners. I can not use scissors, I always bend corners and edges and cut too much off. I can fussy cut anything with my swivel blade, I love it!
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 2:31:51 AM|Scissors.
For some reason, I can't get enough pressure out of that first joint in my index finger to cut with an xacto. I push as hard as I can, nothing happens. Failtastic.
Is there a craft knife that you hold differently?
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 4:06:24 AM|
I have a small pair of scissors, too. I am not great at fussy cutting. Some designs are easier than others though.
But I am craft knife challenged! I just can't cut with it.
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 4:44:18 AM|
Scissors for me. I am not good with the exacto knife at all.
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 5:03:15 AM|
I have been cutting fussy cuts for 15 yrs. I always use my Fiskars spring loaded mini scissors that are grey. The handles are straight & my fingers fit around them. When I unlock them, it opens them in my hands. They do not have a circle for your fiingers at all. I NEVER GET hand pain from them. I cut a lot of fussy cuts. I can't use my litte cutterbees because they have a tiny circle for my fingers which always hurts my hands.
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 5:50:56 AM|
I always use my scissors.
|Posted: 1/31/2013 7:45:52 AM|
I have been cutting fussy cuts for 15 yrs. I always use my Fiskars spring loaded mini scissors that are grey. The handles are straight & my fingers fit around them. When I unlock them, it opens them in my hands. They do not have a circle for your fiingers at all. I NEVER GET hand pain from them. I cut a lot of fussy cuts.
Can you tell me which Fiskars scissors you use? The 5" ones?
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 7:52:24 AM|
Mostly craft knife, but I have used scissors at times along with the knife.
|Posted: 1/31/2013 7:52:25 AM|Definitely my craft knife. I've become a master cutter with it.
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 8:28:48 AM|
scared to cut my thumb off lol so its scissors for me
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 9:54:00 AM|Usually an exacto knife and glass cutting matt
|Posted: 1/31/2013 10:00:52 AM|
Scissors. I'm a disaster waiting to happen with a craft knife and I have the scars to prove it!
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 11:42:49 AM|I'll be honest - my Silhoutte but if I must fussy cut something I use my cutterbees
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 11:54:09 AM|Scissors - I feel like I have more control over rounded edges with scissors and it can be more forgiving! If I can't get my scissors in then I will use a craft knife at the end to get any bits I've missed
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 2:11:55 PM|I use small scissors from the sewing dept. I actually have 3 different pair When I use an exacto knife, I never seem to get curves/corners right
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 3:14:13 PM|
Scissors. A loooong time ago I used to use Xacto knives, but I decided more than a few years ago the Cutterbee scissors worked better for me.
|Posted: 1/31/2013 3:21:09 PM|
Scissors, most definitely - I use a tiny, delicate pair of decoupage scissors. Every time I've used an xacto-type knife, the top layer of the paper has torn and I've ended up with a very messy, ugly cut line.
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 3:23:43 PM|Small, sharp scissors - if I need a blade I use the Fiskars one that fits on your index - amazing how well you can control that puppy - it's awesome!!
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 3:24:24 PM|
Both: scissors for the outer edge, exacto for detailed inner cuts.
Oh, and I'm acutally better at straight lines with an exacto too!
|Posted: 1/31/2013 3:32:57 PM|
Mallie- Just google Fiskars softouch micrro tip scissors & places you can buy them come up. If you click Joanns, it will show you the picture
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|Posted: 1/31/2013 4:54:19 PM|
Scissors... curved designs and my craft knife just don't get along.