Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Watch for it Wednesdays!! #18

For today's Watch For It Wednesday, I would like to show you a tip for using your Quickutz 12" borders. Now each border has a nice finished edge on either end, right, which looks great when you are using the entire length of the border. But what if you only want to use a portion of the border, but you still want a nice finished edge? This tip will show you how to put that finished edge on each end of your cut.

First, cut your paper slightly longer than your desired finished length. Place that piece on top of your border and roll it through your Revolution like normal to get your first cut.

Now, you need to decide how many scallops you want to have on your finished border. Once you determine where you last scallop will be, you'll want to place your cut piece back onto the die matching your marked spot with the end of the border die. You'll need to flip your cut piece over to do this.If you look closely here, you can see the edge of the die around the pink paper and you can see how I have lined up the scallop with the end of the die.
When you have your cut piece placed onto the die, the already rounded end will just rest on the remainder of the die. It won't touch any of the cutting surface, so you don't have to worry about it being re-cut.
Now that you have the first border cut lined up onto the border die again, simply roll it through your Revolution like you normally would to get your second cut which will finish off the second edge.This technique is great for smaller pages, cards, or even larger layouts where you just don't need to entire length of the border. You can use this technique on any of the other 12" borders that have a repetitive pattern like this scalloped border die. Click here to see the card I posted earlier where I used this technique to cut the scalloped piece of cardstock.


CreatedbyKay said...

Great tip Ruth Ellen!

Rochelle said...

Awesome tip, Ruth Ellen! Never thought of it but it is really resourceful! Thank-you! :O)

lifesabeach32940 said...

You guys are AMAZING!! I can't thank you enough for all the tips and techniques you share!!

Have I mentioned this is one of my favorite blogs? :)


Beverly S. said...

Wonderful tip, Ruth Ellen. Thanks for sharing.