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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Scallop trim Border and Corner Punch tutorial

2 Posts in one day

I have been asked a few times now for instructions on using the Scallop edge border and corner punch and I know there are a few floating around blog land but thought I would just write up a quick note and add it to the tutorial tab for quick reference. 

So here goes

Border and Corner Punch instructions

I find it easy to keep a set of reference templates in my favourite sizes

Practice makes perfect but don’t worry if it’s not

Start by cutting card stock to the dimensions in the following list:
Cut square pieces of card stock i.e. 2.7/8" x 2.7/8"

 1 15/16, 2 3/8, 2 7/8, 3 1/4, 3 13/16, 4 1/4, 4 ¾

1. Cut card stock in your choice of square from the list above.
2. Punch corners first using the Scallop Trim Corner Punch
3. When punching corners use your punch upside down, exposing the area you are cutting.  
4. Use the silver punch guide stamped on the top of Scallop Trim Border to line up and punch and complete your border.

QUICK SCALLOP TRIM SQUARE you only need the Scallop Trim Corner Punch

Cut card stock to 1 15/16" x 1 15/16"

Punch the corners with the Scallop Trim Corner Punch

Stampin' Up!'s 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Square Punches layer perfectly over this square.

Cut card in the following sizes i.e. 4.3/4” x 4.3/4” and so on

• 4 3/4" makes a square that has 10 scallops along each side

• 4 1/4" makes a square that has 9 scallops on each side

• 3 13/16" makes a square that has 8 scallops along each side. This is the size that fits perfectly into the guide that is printed on the Scallop Trim Border Punch and therefore makes this a great size to practice on. Once you get this size down, it will be easier to branch-off and make your squares smaller or larger.

• 3 1/4" makes a square than has 7 scallops along each side.

• 2 7/8" makes a square that has 6 scallops on each side

• 2 3/8" makes a square that has 5 scallops on each side

• And then, the original smallest square that I described above begins with a square that is 1 15/16" and uses only the corner punch.

Rectangles can be 3 13/16" x 4 3/4"; 3 1/4" x 5 3/4"; and 2 7/8" x 1 15/16".

For Rectangles, choose 2 sizes from the square size for example, a rectangle could be cut to 4 3/4" x 2 7/8".