A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News: It's time to vote for your favorite swapped project! Smiley  Vote now through Sunday, August 30th!
Total Members: 302,661
Currently Running With Scissors:
634 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: I can't get the hang of this dang Ultra Shape Xpress thing!  (Read 642 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
spaz2phreek
« on: November 25, 2011 05:32:10 PM »

I picked up this Fiskars cutting thing today for my paper crafting fun....
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?PRODID=prd12850

But I can't get the dang thing to work. I can get it for freehand but I wanted to cut out windows with a template thing I also picked up.

The template thing is like one of these...
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?CATID=cat2788&PRODID=prd12999

Mine has different types of shapes, including a circle, which is what I'm starting with because it seemed like it would be easiest shape.

Anyway, the blade doesn't seem to want to rotate around the curves. I've tried adjusting the tension, in case I have it wrong for the thickness of paper, pressing more/less firmly. Faster/slower....I just can't get it to work. Any suggestions? Or advice about other tools people use that they like better. I'm back to using the template with my regular Xacto knife or tracing & cutting with scissors. And that makes me sad.

Thanks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craft till it hurts.
spaz2phreek
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2011 05:40:50 PM »

Answered my own question... Apparently it makes a huge difference if you have the template right side up or not. (And "right side up" seemed the wrong way to me, so...yeah. Had to find reviews of the product, where people explained how to use it. Because the package for the product didn't. So far, having some success.

Would still love to hear about other cutting tools everyone uses. Like those xacto type things with the swirly blade, the ones the "fit" your finger? How are those? Thanks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craft till it hurts.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Macromedia Flash 8 - Comparing Vectors and Bitmaps
Macromedia Flash 8 - Introduction to Drawing with Vectors
Macromedia Flash 8 - Using Outline Mode, Layer Folders and Properties
Macromedia Flash 8 - Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts and Locking Layers
Macromedia Flash 8 - Creating New Layers and Moving Items Between Layers
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Upcycled Paint Cans
August 26, 2015 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Flannel Hoodie

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.