Patterns, Blades and Self-Healing Mat
Creative Memories' Custom Cutting System is a must-have for any serious scrapper in my opinion (they also come in handy for other crafts around the house, as well as homework projects or teachers' bulletin boards.) The self-healing mat and the three blades are essential, and you can collect patterns as you go. The patterns currently for sale are the circles, the ovals, and the jumbo hexagon. It is important to realize that each individual pattern alone yields six different-sized shapes. In other words, you may be buying a pack of four ovals but you are really getting 24 different-sized cuts - talk about getting your money's worth! Because the patterns you cut are identical in shape, just slightly smaller or larger than the previous size, you can make a perfectly concentric mat around your photos with some cardstock and a second blade. You can even make a double mat around the outside of your photo and your original mat, and you can also make miniature circles and ovals by using the hole in the center of each pattern.
|One pattern makes six sizes with the use of the red, green and blue blades|
|Cut on the inside to make small decorative shapes, cut on the outside to make large shapes and mats for your pictures|
|I love the "truffle-like" shape of these blades - they are larger than the old model and are easier on the hands|
|These guides show you all of the options you have with your circle and oval patterns. You obviously have a lot of choices!|
|A bowl of Neopolitan ice cream|
|Citrus slices using CM's card stock and the Trick or Treat paper pack with a few lines drawn using a black dual tip pen|
|A new lemon tree, a shopping trip to the grocery store, making lemonade or even a fun beach page could be made a lot cuter with these tasty "half circle" lemon, orange and lime wedges.|
|Circles and ovals together in perfect harmony|
|By using the red blade for the photo, the green blade for the first mat and the blue blade for the second mat, you can have a very crisp look to your page.|
|While the system is accessible, make the most of your time and cut out a bunch of circles at once!|
|I admit it's very obvious to use circles as balls, but I couldn't resist with this birthday party page. It was just too perfect!|
Stop # 6 Meet our newest blogger from Canada, Noreen Smith! OrganizedandCreativeMom
Stop # 7 And last but certainly not least, the amazing Candace Bouldin! ScrappinJpegs
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