Thursday, April 12, 2007

Create your own Scallop Paper Template

Recently, in one of the forums that I'm in, someone posted a question about getting the right size scallop shape cutter. I know that there are some very good cutters out there for this purpose and there are also pre-cut scallop papers in the scrapbooking stores. Do you think you could make different sizes of scallop edges papers with one cutter or you could get any pre-cut scallop papers in any size you want?

Therefore, I've came up with this idea that I hope would be of any help to others and I've answered her question. With that, I was thinking why not include it in my tips and tricks section in my blog to share it with my fellow blog readers.

To create your own scallop templates, just follow the steps below:

1. Fold a normal paper or a recycle paper into strips. The width of the strips depends on how big or wide you want your scallop shape to be.
2. Find a suitable round shaped medium to create your scallop shape at the edge of the paper. ( You can refer to my topic on "Using Things Around the House as Templates" in my tips and tricks section)

3. Cut the scallop shape by following the line you've drawn earlier.
4. Open up the folds to reveal your template and put it down against your card stock or paper to trace the scallop shape down. Remember to leave the space which is equivalent to the height of the rounded edge on the sides of your card stock or paper before you start to trace.

5. From the picture above, you will understand why I've asked you to leave a space at the side of the card stock or paper. After tracing it, just cut it out and you will have your own custom made scallop paper on any sizes you want.
Hope this technique will be of any help to you all.


Anonymous said...

Hi, that's so clever. Great idea! Appreciate it!

Katgurl72-Kylie said...

this is such a cool idea...I think I might make one for my next layout!! :D

scrappinmomto2girls said...

that is a great idea! Thx for sharing!!

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ScrappinMonkey said...

Wow, great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Joan said...

Thanks for sharing! Very clever idea.

Anonymous said...

WIll it work on a circle folded into triangles to create a scalloped circle?

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Heehee! You're very fast! Yesp! It will. I've tried that too.


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