Paper and Webinar
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If you get a good clean cut, weeding is not a big problem on intricate cuts. On heavier paper, you may need to cut with two passes. I have seen Colormates and Doublemates by Worldwin at Scrapbooking conventions. I don't often see it in local stores. I purchase it wholesale and sell it locally, but shipping 12x12 paper is really expensive, so I usually don't do that. If you come up for a day of cutting fun, you can pick some Worldwin papers up here. I have all of the Treasures line and most of their DoubleMates. I don't have much of the color mates, as I really like cutting textured paper.
Coordinations paper usually cuts well. Do test cuts, though on something small, like Paulo's Easter egg files.
I use a picking tool to help the weeding process. I like the one in Pazzles' Toolkit, but even a darning needle would work for this.
I did watch the recording of Andy's Webinar. It was very good. I only wished that I could have attended to hear the last hour that wasn't recorded, because I understand that he covered some very interesting information. The link to the recording of the first 1.5 hours is posted in our Links section for those who missed it. He covered how to make a paper piecing design in Make the Cut using a coloring page. I learned some new things, and I thought I knew the program pretty well. If anyone wants to learn how to trace line drawings to make cutting files, be sure to watch the Webinar recording.
I hope to teach a Webinar as soon as I learn the technical details about how to do it. I am only available on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Once I get started, I may be able to do them regularly to cover topics that those attending would like to cover.
Julie, craftymusician@... Flanagan Educational Services
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Brenda Bonkowski"
To: "mtc tuts"
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2010 8:59:46 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: RE: [MTC_Tuts] Cutting Paulo's files
I have LOTS of DCWV paper. I'm a sucker for a sale! I didn't think it would work well for Paulo's files tho. I've never used Bazzil paper. Have you cut much with coredinations paper? I have quite a bit of that now, as Joanns is now carrying it, and sometimes have 5 sheets for a $1 (I think today maybe), but haven't cut with it yet. I was guessing that slow speed would be better with his files. I bet some of them take forever to cut. Is weeding very hard? I never thought about storing paper in a ziplock bag, but I remember from before that you had said paper could change with exposure to moisture. I haven't seen Worldwin paper anywhere. We have a new owner at our LSS, and she is updating the stock they carry. Maybe I'll suggest she get some. There are a few women that come to the crops that have cricuts. They have a wide range of paper, but it is frequently a dollar a sheet, so you don't want to buy much, then find out it doesn't cut well. I bought a shiny silver paper once to cut a pegasus, and the top cut, but it had a white bottom that ripped in trying to get off mat. Probably should have cut 2x.
Did you get to watch Andy's webinar? I thought he covered the subject really well. I had watched a gotowebinar for PSP the week before, and they had a person manning the questions on the chat board. Andy was working alone, so he couldn't read questions and do the lesson at the same time. Have you decided if you will be doing a webinar? Will you be covering other cutters, or basic info too?
Thanx for the suggestions.
Brenda in WA
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