Product Review-Martha Stewart Large Circle Cutter

I have to admit that I am a very simple scrapbooker. I do not have a lot of “tools”. Rarely do I use them, so I don’t see the need to buy tools when I could spend my money on paper! But, I was watching Oprah the other day, and saw a tool that I thought I would actually use. It was the Martha Stewart Large Circle Cutter. I grabbed my 40% off one item coupon for Michaels and decided to head out and see how much it was. Honestly, it looked really cool and my free-hand circles never turn out right.

At Michaels it was $24.99. So, I paid $14.99 roughly after my coupon. In my opinion, this was money well spent. When I first opened the package, I will admit that I thought there were no instructions. But, the paper backing opened up into a nice little pamphlet that gave instructions on how to use it. So, after messing with it for several minutes, I found the instructions and it was very simple to use after that.

Pros:

*It comes with three blades that you can actually store on the cutter itself.
*It is easy to adjust the width of the circles.
*It has a place to “dock” the blade when not in use to avoid cutting something that you don’t want to cut.
*It is relatively small.
*It cuts perfect circles.
*It is easy to matte circles with other circles because you can easily adjust the diameter and know exactly how big your matte will be.

Cons:

*The smallest circle you can cut is 4 inches. I would like to cut some just a little smaller.
*You have to use a cutting mat or board underneath. I did not own one, so I just used a cutting board from my kitchen.
*You have to apply a lot of pressure while cutting. If you stop mid-cut, then you might get a tiny snag. But, once you get the hang of it, this problem is easily resolved.

For the discounted price with my coupon, I think this product is a good deal! Thank Martha Stewart!! Here is the layout I created with my new circle cutter:

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at www.fakingpictureperfect.wordpress.com

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