Saturday, February 16, 2008

Scalloped edge using corner rounder

I love scalloped edges! But I scrap on a tight budget and cannot always afford pre scalloped paper. And I have heard the scalloped scissors are hard to cut a straight edge. So here is how I do it.
I know you have probably seen this before but I wanted to take close in tight shots so you understand how it is done. This card is a finished product using my corner rounder for scalloping. I do love my scallops! Once again the card stamp is from Pink Cat Studios. Man they rock!


This corner rounder was 4.99 at Target it is EK brand...it is size medium.
First remove the plastic piecing that holds your paper in place. You cannot scallop with it on. It snaps on and off very easily.

Then place the corner rounder Upside down against the very edge of the paper. You will be able to see on the edge of the inside cutter. Light paper cuts much easier because it is much easier to spot where it ends and begins against the metal.

Then you find where you cut the first scallop and edge it up close again leaving a tiny hole to place it just right. You can see in the picture below...it is easy to spot if your looking for the connection. Make sure to leave a tiny cut space so it looks pretty, otherwise it might have a little bird beak or V sticking out the side.

This is how it looks when you have done a few.
Hope it helps someone!! If not, well I had fun doing it Anyways so :P hehehehe

9 comments:

Lisa said...

great idea! thanks for sharing

jinxi said...

Im LOVING that baby card... sooo sweet!!! :)

KarenB said...

Great tutorial - I need to get me one of those EK Success punches!!!

Oh, Archiver's is getting some of those stamps in soon so I hope I can get my hands on them - I love what you have done with them!!!

doverdi said...

Just be careful when removing the guide or else 'snap' like mine did. I tried this technique a long time ago & still use it often. TFS! lol

Ann said...

I have never heard of this before. Thank you for sharing!

LisaM said...

Thanks Cristal!

ccoriginal said...

love this idea will have to try it.

Jenny B in Indy said...

i need to get one of those rounders.. both the ones i have won't work.
you rock! thanks for the info!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

you're so clever. If I tried to do that, I promise you it's wouldn't look like yours!!!