- Take out your square punch (1" Square Punch #124094 used here) and measure the diagonal.
- Cut a strip of card stock or paper no wider than the diagonal measurement.
- Draw a line in the middle of the strip on the reverse with pencil.
- Line up the pencil mark with the square corner and the ends across the diagonal.
This gives you a nice end to the strip for a banner. For chevrons, continue to:
- Move the paper down a little, keeping the alignment.
- Punch again.
You can continue punching to make chevrons!
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Here's a video by Stampin' Up!®'s Carrie Cudney with tips on using the Paper Doily Large Sizzlets Die (#125592) as well as making the sample shown on page 7 of the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog.
This video illustrates the tips I gave in yesterday's post. What do you think? Please leave comments below… and share with your friends!
I love the new Paper Doily Large Sizzlets Die (#125592) for the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (#113439)! It makes great lacy looks for cards, pages & other papercrafts. This card was inspired by the sample on page 7 of the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog.
I wanted to show off more of the laciness, so I moved the butterfly and accented the doily with Large Pearl Basic Jewels (#125577). I accented the solid butterfly, made with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (#114507), using the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#117335).
The key tips, which let me make perfect doilies every time, are:
- Use only 1 layer of card stock or paper
- Roll the platform sandwich (platform on tab 1, bottom cutting pad, die, paper face down, cutting pad, card stock or paper shim if needed) SLO-O-OWLY.
- Gently roll the doily to loosen the punch-outs. Use the Paper Piercing Tool (#116631) to punch out the tiny pieces.
It takes a few minutes, but the lacy look is well worth it!
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This is one of the cards we made at Stampin' Up!® Leadership Conference. It uses a clever embellishment I call Faux Rick-Rack.
To make the rick-rack, punch one side of a strip of paper (about 3/4" wide) with the Scallop Edge Border Punch (#119882). Then punch the other side slightly offset to get the rick-rack effect. I punched upside down so I could see where the scallops were going, but you don't have to. You can offset the alignment from the guide on the punch.
I've decided to feature a Technique on Thursdays and alternate weeks with Tool Time on Tuesday. Do you have a technique you'd like to know more about? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post about it, complete with sample.
I'm starting a new feature for Wednesdays: my Guest Artist's creations. And what better place to start than with some of my Mailing List Subscribers Contest entries!
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Stampin' Up!® starts its annual Sale-A-Bration today!
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I made this page with My Digital Studio (#118108 or Express #124483) to commemorate the occasion.
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