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Posted 10/18/2013 by DrDiva in General Scrappin'
 

DrDiva
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Posted: 10/18/2013 12:14:36 PM
Those small, intricate cuts...either a font or delicate/intricate shape like a doily. What paper are you using so that it comes out "like butta" as many claim? Think Kerri Bradford files...

I'm not having that experience, and it could be (probably is) the paper.

What do you use to get the "like butta" cuts?


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katyscrap
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Posted: 10/18/2013 12:26:32 PM
It's not even worth it for me because I spend more time trying to get all the tiny pieces that are stuck on the mat after I pull the design off. Frustrating!



katyscrap
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Posted: 10/18/2013 12:26:36 PM
It's not even worth it for me because I spend more time trying to get all the tiny pieces that are stuck on the mat after I pull the design off. Frustrating!



aliwinn
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Posted: 10/18/2013 12:28:09 PM
Maybe others have a favourite paper for this but I use whatever I like....various patterned paper, Bazzill cs or AC cardstock....

My trick is just to use a new/sharp blade and to slow the speed a notch or two from what the recommendations are....
I keep a few blades...one for intricate cuts, one for chipboard and a regular one (and change them out depending on what I'm cutting)

I also find that if the mat is too old, the paper can slip and the cuts aren't clean


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Posted: 10/18/2013 12:31:11 PM
Handsdown best I have used...try the Worldwin paper.


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Posted: 10/18/2013 12:48:12 PM
I use American Crafts cardstock mostly and old Bazzill (but not Raven!) and even DCWV mat stacks.

The Bazzill String of Pearls cuts like butter. I did a ton of tiny intricate snowflakes on one pass for this layout: Tubing. The small snowflake on the photo is about 1" big-ish

@katyscraps use the hook to lift off your shape and then use a pampered chef spatula thingie to scrape the bits off the mat and into the trash. All those tiny bits come off at once.


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Posted: 10/18/2013 1:18:42 PM
American crafts does cut nicely. If it's really intricate and I am using Bazzill
Or other thicker paper I cut more slowly using a new blade and less used mat. The mat thing really does make a difference.

My LSS doesn't carry American crafts but they have some 8.5x11 that's smooth for card making. It's available in fewer colors but it cuts well. I get a lot of white and black or that type.




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Posted: 10/18/2013 2:22:12 PM
Textured and smooth American Crafts, Bazzil Smooth & Dotted Swiss (but NOT the canvas/linen lecture), ColorMates by Worldwind is awesome as well.

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Posted: 10/18/2013 7:15:30 PM
American Crafts. Most of my Bazzil has come from Mikes and it just doesn't cut well. Too much fluff in the paper.


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DrDiva
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Posted: 10/18/2013 8:43:19 PM
Alrighty scrapers...I will try it...American Crafts paper, that is...I have a few pads...


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Posted: 10/19/2013 4:23:25 AM

It's not even worth it for me because I spend more time trying to get all the tiny pieces that are stuck on the mat after I pull the design off. Frustrating!


Try scraping them off with a plastic credit/ loyalty card... saves a lot of time than picking them off individually.


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Posted: 10/19/2013 11:03:55 AM
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