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Binge-Cutting, Experimenting, & Staying Organized – Paperclipping 273

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015


Are you a binge-cutter?

If not, what is preventing you? Is it the question of where you’ll put all your resulting cuts?

Is it possible that a lack of binge-cutting has kept you from using your die cuts and cut files as much as you would like?

What is binge-cutting?

It’s when you make several cuts in one sitting, usually from an electronic cutter like the Silhouette Cameo, even if you’re not sure if and when you’ll use all of them. You could also call it blind-cutting.

I know from my own experience that I rarely use my Cameo to make cuts once I’ve sat down to scrapbook, even though I love it, and I love my cut files. But if I already have cuts that I made in the past, I easily find uses for them when I’m scrapbooking. They don’t sit in my stash for very long.

Electronic cutting requires you to get on your computer, look through your library or the store to find a cut file that will go with your scrapbooking, and then pull it up, size and adjust it, and then cut. I tend not to even think about it as an option.

But if I run into pieces I cut some time ago, I very, very often use them immediately.

If you’re like me, then you will get much more use out of your electronic cuts if you cut a bunch of them ahead of time, too (I choose white cardstock if I don’t have a specific idea in mind).

What is the drawback of binge-cutting?

Well, the big one is having a bunch of unused cuts and not knowing what to do with them, which means they often end up in piles on our work space.

Not. Good.

Don’t worry. In this week’s video tutorial I did some binge-cutting and experimenting, and shared some different ideas for what you can do with all those cuts that you can’t possibly scrapbook with right away.

I also put a layout together with some of the pieces, and did quite a bit of playing (an example in images above and below).

I hope you enjoy the tutorial.

The video is available now in the Member’s Area and on iTunes.

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