Today I have another video to share that shows how I use the Scallop Trim Border & Corner Punches together to create cardstock squares and rectangles. You will immediately notice that I use a different method in my tutorial than the video that was made by the training department at Stampin' UP! Their method may work fine for you...but I found my approach to yield more consistent results for me once I found the "sweet spot" on my paper cutter. Hopefully, this will help some of you who are struggling. The punches are wonderful once you master the approach that works best for you. Also, I highly suggest that you invest in a Tabletop Paper Cutter that has the handle that chops the paper. I have found that they are one of the most accurate ways to cut paper. I regret that I haven't purchased the one from SU yet. I have spent a fortune in replacement cutting blades for my Personal Paper Cutter and the Tabletop Cutter from Stampin' UP! cuts 12"x12" paper. It is definitely on my wish list. The smaller version by Fiskars that I used in the video only cuts smaller CS and therefore isn't as versatile.
Here are the measurments that I use in the video (your cutter may vary slightly):
2 7/8" = 4 center scallops + 2 corners
3 5/16" = 5 center scallops + 2 corners
3 13/16" = 6 center scallops + 2 corners
New Sizes (use guides on front of border punch for these...requires punching 2 times with border punch per side)
4 1/4" = 7 center scallops + 2 corners
4 3/4" = 8 center scallops + 2 corners
As I mentioned in the video, you aren't limited to squares. You can use any combination of these measurements to create rectangles too. These are the only sizes that I have come up with so far, but of course there are more, so I will update this post as I find new ones. Also, be sure to check on my tutorial on using the Scallop Trim Corner Punch to create smaller squares here.
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