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Monday, May 3, 2010

March Club Layout

This one was of my recent club layouts. It uses the Things I Love stamp set that I earned for free during Sale-a-Bration as well as the new edge punch. I can't for the life of me remember the name of the punch right now, but if you missed out on earning it for free, it will be available in the new July catalog!

Using the matching corner punch along with the edge punch is a bit tricky, but I have found some tips from other demonstrators that might help you. First off, the paper you use has to be a specific size. Gretchen Barron figured out these measurements:
  • 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" (just a hair bigger than 3 3/4") 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.
You should punch all 4 corners first. Then use the punch upside down to line up the scallops. It can be a bit tricky, but I think the more you do it, the easier it becomes.

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