Friday, 24 October 2008

Scallop Edge Square Tutorial

I've finally done the tutorial I've been harping on about over the last few days. It came to me in a *light bulb* moment last week when I was doing the lid for this 3x3 mini box. I've perfected the technique now so I thought I'd share how it's done. Fingers crossed you understand my instructions..... All you need, besides your Stampin'Up! Scallop Edge Border Punch, is a pencil and ruler.
Cut your cardstock to whatever size you want. It doesn't have to be square, it works just the same on a rectangular piece.
All the edges will be punched whilst viewing from the underside so you can see where you are punching. Line up the first edge of c/s so the corner meets the start of the scalloped area in view. Continue the rest of that edge punching as you usually would. On the next side, draw a line all the way down from the bottom point of you last full scallop. I use the grid paper to make sure my pencil line is dead straight, if it's not you will end up with a wonky square. Place your cardstock back into the punch but so it doesn't hit the back guard. You will be using the pencil line as your guide. Make sure the pencil line is at the top of the scallops. (This photo is not that clear so hope you get what I mean.) And most importantly, as this is what we are trying to achieve, the corner scallop on the cardstock must be lined up with the first full scallop on the punch. And this is what you should have. Continue to do the same as above, pencilling in a very straight line down the side of your card.... ... lining the corner scallop with a full one and using the pencil line as your guide... ...and again for your last one.....
..... and TA DA!!! One beautifully perfect scalloped square... or rectangle in my case.

So there you have it! I hope this can be of some use and I'd love to hear if it works for you.

I'll be quiet for a few days as I've got some DT work to do but I hope to post a few more bits from last nights workshop real soon.

Don't forget, let me know how you get on with the above....

Cheers!

Jo :)

8 comments:

Dawn said...

Great tutorial Jo, very clear too.

Kate Lewis said...

Fab tutorial Jo, you've explained it really well - thanks for sharing! Kate xx

Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Jobe One

Great tutorial Jo

K x

Linda said...

Very easy to follow and thank you I'll pass the tips on to all my fellow crafters.

Well done Jo - Keep up the great work. x

Kara said...

Jo, this was exactly what I needed! I actually decided to try cutting instead of drawing the pencil line. That worked pretty well for me!

Yankee in England said...

wow thank so much I knew it had to be something that simple but try as I might I could not figure it out. Thanks for the tutorial

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Jo this is an unbelievably GREAT idea....I am SOOOOOO happy I found it...I love it! Hugs Donna

Linda said...

Perfect..........I sure wish Ihad seen this yesterday before I ruined 4 sheets of cardstock trying to get it to look right. Thank you so much for the tutorial and saving me many pieces of cardstock in the future.