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Saturday, 11 October 2008

Dashed Clever!

That Stampin' Up! Scallop Edge Punch that is. Not only can you make lovely scallop edges on anything that will stand still long enough, you can make your own ric rac! Here's how to do it:

First of all, take a strip of cardstock 1 inch wide (I used SU! Ruby Red) and cut your scallop as normal. You can make your cardstock strip thicker or thinner if you want thicker or thinner ric rac, but I think this is a nice size.

Now, this is the clever bit. Flip your strip over and feed it back through the punch. To get the ric rac look, the opposite scallops must be off centre. The best way to achieve this is to line up one of the "humps" dead central with the third guideline in, on the left of your punch (where my pencil is pointing to). Then cut away again as normal.

And look what happens! Ric Rac Paddywhack! As if my magic! No more buying loads of ribbony ric rac or paper frills - you can make your own!

As you can see, I made a card with it. This is made using the lovely little birdie from the Fun & Fast Notes stamp set and the Holiday Treasures and Designer Series Papers in Old Olive. My ric rac is made with Ruby Red cardstock and finished off with white grosgrain ribbon. The edges of the birdie picture were finished off by distressing with my cutter kit (great for hiding not-so-straight edges if you're a bit cack handed like me!)

Now I'm off to try and work out how to make scallop squares. I may be some time......

Hope this was clear enough for you. Any queries get in touch!

TFL! Joanne xx


Anonymous said...

That looks lovely Jo, love the home-made ric rac, I might need one of those :) xx

Ruth said...

wow thanks for the great tutorial--the result looks great too

Andrea said...

Ooh I can't wait for mine to arrive :) You are a clever clogs xx

Dawn said...

Looks lovely Joanne, like your card.
My Ribbon is being posting in 5 minutes.

jakey said...

WooHoo - I have one of these coming!!! and I loooove ricrac - thanks for the tutorial you clever old thing!

GlitteryKatie said...

Coolio Demos' Missy Frenchie :O)

Anonymous said...

You know Jo .. I think I may just have to get me one of those scallopy things LOL