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These cutting templates will make beads that range from 1/8" up to 1" long. You will find cutting templates to make tube beads and tapered beads with 2 different lengths of paper strips, 8½" and 11". These printable cutting templates are meant to be printed onto plain copy paper and then layered with the paper of the same size in the designs you want to make beads from. You are probably wondering what to do with the white strips that are cut along with the pretty papers you cut. You can decorate the white strips and roll them up along with the pretty strips you cut. You can print these templates on the back side of your paper if you choose but remember, the lines may show through your paper if your paper is a very light color.
Printable Cutting Templates: Each page has 2 links to free cutting templates, in pdf format, that you can use to print on the back side of any 8½" x 11" paper to make cutting consistant strips easier! Just put your paper in your printer, whch ever way you need to so it will print on the back side, open the template file in the Adobe Acrobat reader, set your margins to zero and tell your printer to print in portrait and borderless for best results, then print your template! Each printable template has gray dashed lines, faint enough so it will not show through most colored background papers.