Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tutorial: How to create fun edges on sentiment labels





I am always looking for new ways to create with the tools that I have. Take sentiments for example. There are millions of ways to add sentiments to your cards. I sometimes create the perfect sentiment on my computer with the plethora of fonts I have! Take this card (You light up my life). I printed the font on the computer, then cut the strip with my paper trimmer to make sure it was even.

It was boring as a plain rectangle. I wanted to pull an Emeril!!! {BANG! Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net } Spice it up a notch! I used my Stampin' Up! scalloped square punch and decided that I could use my existing tools (it was lying on my desk at the time) to create a new look.


First, turn your punch upside down.






Next....thread your paper through the punch as shown....make sure it is perfectly even on each side!



Press down and PUNCH!












Once you punch your first side, remove it from the punch and rethread the paper on the other end.









Punch your other side - remembering to line it up evenly~












For this card, I punched the tempting turquoise and the white separately. Adding brads or baubles to each side is a fun way to dress up these sentiment labels.





Try creating your own label by using the Stampin' Up! scalloped square punch - and post your creation here in the comment section!


Stampin' Up! ® scalloped square punch

20 comments:

Jackie said...

What a great idea! I don't have that one but I do have the Marvy scallop squares. The scallops are a bit smaller but I bet it would look just fine, thanks for the tip!

Lisa Foster said...

Wow Beth! What a GREAT idea! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

little.one said...

What a great tip! I'm have a ton of tools and am always looking for new things to do with them. Thanks for sharing!

Tracey said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Love your card! So pretty!

Susan said...

How ingenious! I wasn't planning on buying one of these punches, but now that I see this label, I want one!

Shana said...

That is such a great idea!!

Shana said...

Great idea!!!!!!

Jana said...

What an awesome technique Beth!!! This rocks!!

SmilynStef said...

How clever ... love the look.

Debbie said...

WOW! How cool is THAT? DANG IT! I forgot to get you my order! Just remembered. I haven't even perused the catty.

So you are rockin' the cazbah...I mean...punches eh?

I haven't had my coffee yet...gotta stop typing now. Nothing good will come of it! :) LOL!

Crystal said...

I love that technique...I'm always looking for ways to use things differently too!!!
Thanks for the ideas!!!!

smallcity said...

This is wonderful, can't wait to try it.

smallcity

Doris D. said...

You are so creative. Love that idea. And your cards are darling.

Thanks,
Doris D.

Stephanie said...

You are brilliant!!! I am so very much in that mode of wanting to have different labels and don't want to shell out the $$ for Spellbinders and a die cutting machine. I have used a circle punch in a similar fashion on one end of a label strip but didn't even think of using the square scallop punch (hand hitting forehead now!) TFS!

Suzi said...

Amazing! What a brilliant idea! TFS!

Kristi said...

ok how smart are you!! LOVE this!

Anonymous said...

Ah ha! and just in time for workshop Jan 18~ Thank you! Been looking for another use beyond the scalloped square. Stunning, simply stunning.
Blessings.

Robin said...

i love it! when i started reading this post i though aw crap, another punch i'm going to want to buy... and then was so excited to realize i already have that! thank you :O)

rebecca said...

In these times of economic turmoil & cutting back, this is PERFECT and just the type of info I'd like to see more of. I know we'd all like to be able to buy every new toy/tool that comes along, but how many of us can? Thanks so much for showing us something most of us can at least adapt in some way.

Michellem said...

Super smart and crafty idea!! Hats off to you!!

 

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