Monday, September 28, 2009

Quick N Easy Budget Friendly Scallops

Hi friends!~ I have had several people ask me how I have made some of my scalloped papers & I thought I would share how simple it is to do! The supplies are very basic : paper, spool of thread, circle template ( in this case I used a bowl! ) ,marker & scissors.


First mark the spool for the size scallop you would like & be sure to take the mark up the side of rim a bit. I chose to male this one pretty much down the middle.

I then place the bowl on backside of paper & trace.
Place your spool on the traced circle with the mark touching the tracing on both sides & draw around the spool top.
Next move the spool over to the end of the first scallop again with marks touching traced circle. Draw around & continue this around circle. Adjust the size at end if off a little bit!
Next cut with those awesome CutterBee scissors!

If you have some irregular cutting, you can even it out using a nail file!
I then ink the edges to give it a finished look. You can make the scallops as big or as small as you would like by using different size spools & marking them in various spots.
It's that easy!! You can also use it on straight edges, hearts, background layers etc. Here is couple samples that I have done with this technique. I have used it MANY times!!

Thanks so much for stopping by & taking a peek! I love to share & am happy to hear your ideas too!

12 comments:

April said...

Nice tip Lynn! Thanks for sharing it. :)
- April

jacque4u2c said...

You are just so darn CLEVER!!!!!!!! Thanks for this!

Eileen said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! You're one talented and generous scrapper to share your flower and scallop methods with us.

Maggi said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us!

sue said...

hi lynn thanks for sharing again x sue x

Jocelyn said...

Is this not awesome!!!!! I have to try this out right away....it works out perfectly!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! :)

Sandy said...

Lynn...I always love coming by to see what you have been up to...you are so willing to share you creativity with others and I get so much inspiration from you...thanx!

LaBonita said...

This is sooo neat!!! Thanks for sharing, Lynn!!!

mgiov said...

Lynn, thanks so much for the tip. You're so clever and so kind to share!!
Peggy

Anna C said...

Hi Lynn, this is such a kool tip! I am gonna give this a try soon. Thanks for sharing it. I appreciate your visits and comments on my blog. I don't get many hits or visits so I do appreciate yours. Anna C

Dee Dee said...

Truly great tip. :)

Thanni said...

Hi..I'm new to your blog, but it won't be my last visit - you're making some really wonderful things! :)
...this tip on the scalloped edges is so cool - thanks for sharing it :)

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