Thursday, February 17, 2011

a no frills tutorial

Hello to all our fabulous {ippity} peeps.  
Today, I have a really simple tutorial to share with you.

As I was thinking about what to do for a tutorial, I noticed a very LARGE box of gadgets and toys at my feet.  It is full of punches of all shapes and sizes and there are LOTS of them.
Do you have one of these boxes???

It reminded me of when I was just starting out in the card making and scrapbooking world.  I didn't have very many tools.  So, I wanted to show our newbies how to make scallops when you don't have all those fancy punches, scissors or die cut machine.

I still LOVE to make scallops this way.
I do it quite a lot actually even though I have
other options in that fancy little box of mine.  

All you need is a small circle punch and some tape adhesive.

Super basic and super easy  
no frills scallops.

Remember this card from Lisa Henke's birthday hop on Sunday?  
I'll show you how I made them in the video below.

{Ippity} Stamps

And how easy it is to add them to the a circle card.

{Ippity} Stamps

Here is my humble little video.

Even if you already know how to do this,
maybe it will inspire you to try this technique again.  
Thanks for stopping by today!
Lisa Arana

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  1. Thanks Lisa for the video! This is a great way to encorporate scallops of any size!!

  2. perfect, Lisa. love my punches and love that you pulled yours out for this. it's good to get back to the basics sometimes. tfs.

  3. Thanks for a great video tutorial, Lisa! I don't have any dies for making scalloped edges, and I'd never thought using circles like that for a chunky scalloped edge. What a great idea! I can't wait to try it. :)