Friday, August 5, 2011

Cheaters Scalloped Edge

I am getting ready for our "groupies" class on Tues. night
and am working with a layout from Close to My Heart's Magic book.
The layout I chose has a scalloped edge.
The cd that comes with the book gives you a template
to print & cut out.
I love our gals.But not enough to hand-cut 12 scalloped borders
.I've been in A LOT of pain.

My right arm and hands in particular
so hand cutting is at a minimum.
So here's what I am calling the
CHEATERS SCALLOPED EDGE...
First, I cut a strip of paper
(here I used 1"--
for our project, I tweaked it down to 1/2" inch as we'll be using 5/8" ribbon
over that sand colored strip...)
Then I used a 1 3/4" inch punch and punched out my circles...

Added adhesive to the strip

 and then started adhering my circles to the strip
being careful to make sure the sides of the circles meet
and even overlap just a smidgen...

once you have your strip complete,
 cut off the portion of the circle that overhangs the end of the strip...
 mark the middle of your strip...
and carefully cut down the center.
Wha-la!  Presto chango--
you now have 2 scalloped borders!

No hand cutting.
This is easy-peasy and I won't
have to hold up class while they try and
hand-cut the templates. Twice.

I haven't forgotten that I still owe you
the third page of the Wings paper layout...
We did Scouts, Softball...and SANCTUARY
is yet to come.
Maybe later today...or tomorrow, Scarlet.
Back to my borders...
Until next time,
happy stamping and scrapping!

 

3 comments:

Andrea Ruiz said...

What a great idea!

artfulwhimsies said...

cant wait to see the rest on tuesday!

Jane O'Leary said...

Nifty idea thanks for sharing.