February 8, 2007

Slit Punch + Coluzzle = Scalloped Circle

Ok... this is gonna take just a couple minutes.... gather 'round kids! Go get your Coluzzle, your Slit Punch and some Card stock... grab a cuppa joe too... it's early.

Now cut yourself a circle WITHIN another circle; this is easy with the Coluzzle... just keep it in place and cut TWO circles. Look at the bottom pic... see I used the THIRD and the SIXTH ring to make this Circle. Use a touch of adhesive on your Coluzzle mat to hold the paper in place if you need to.

Now just slide your slit punch inside and start punching! Punch right beside the prior punch! Wowza right?!?

Use this as a frame, or layer OVER the center hole to use this as a background layer. Stay tuned to see what I do with this scalloped Circle. FYI; this works for ovals too... and if you get to the end of the round and find you have some space... just cover this boo-boo with a little ribbon tie. Pretend you MEANT to do it that way! :)


See; I used the THIRD and SIXTH Coluzzle rings to make this circle. I found this was the BEST way to ensure an even distribution of the scallops... if I punched RIGHT BESIDE the prior punch it ended up even-steven in the end with this size circle.

EXTRA TIP: Use a Sharpie marker to mark every OTHER ring for easier viewing.

28 comments:

Tracy said...

Genius, Sarah!! I think I will make one into a shaker for my host club!! Thanks for sharing, I enjoy reading your blog!
Tracy (Lodichick on SCS)

Angie said...

Wow, very cool! Thanks for the tutorial!

Alora Sweetser said...

Oh, Sarah this is awesome...now I don't have to shell out a bunch of dough for those scallop circles I've been wanting! *Sa-weet!*

L8ybug2 said...

What a clever idea. Thanks for the tutorial, I'm going after my Coluzzle and punch right now. thanks!
~~Rita~~

Gina K. said...

Brilliant!!! Just great!
Gina K.

Connie said...

You rock! What a great idea, this is the best A Ha moment I have had in a while.

stefanie said...

Oh.my.gosh! I will be up all night now! Thank you so much!

Ana said...

Thanks for the awesome idea and tutorial!! I love finding new ways to use my punches.

Terry Molineux said...

Sarah

Thanks I have so many customers that have since my creation with the punches and felt guilty because it wasn't SU now I can truly show them an inexpensive way to get the same effect!!! TFS

Anonymous said...

I am bowing to the computer screen right now, Sarah, in humble admiration to your ingenious tip!! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica - 'jessjean' on SCS

Sue Symens said...

Thank you! This is so cool! Sue

AnneMarie said...

you are so smart!!!

Teryl said...

Great idea! I'm going to give this a try.

Jamie said...

What a great idea! I'm going to try that tonight! Thanx.

Julesiana said...

This is BRILLIANT!!
I cannot wait to try it myself!!

Nicole Seitler said...

I saw this on SCS the other day. Thanks for the great tutorial! I'm gonna have to try this soon... :)

Michelle said...

OMG, this is PERFECT! Thanks for sharing! Now, I have to go try this!

Anonymous said...

Thank-you for sharing this tip... I love it! I went and used my Coluzzle for the first time. Do you have any tips on how to connect the cutting lines smoothly?
Again, thanks for sharing!
Kellie

Karman said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial on using SU products to get the same affect as the Giga Punch. Just one more cleaver idea that we all can learn from to sell our product. Great work.

Cambria Turnbow said...

This is AWESBOMB!!! :) Thanks for sharing!! :)

Anonymous said...

WOW! I am so impressed. THANK YOU. I am gonna try this right away. tinkerstales

Pat S. said...

That is just the coolest trick I've ever seen!
Thanks so much for sharing!!
Pat S.

Kheila said...

What an ingenius idea!! I am going to do this, thanks a million for the tutorial.

Cate said...

This is fabulous! Thank you so much for a quick and easy tutorial on something I have been dying to do! Great job!
Cate

kyky said...

Thank you for sharing this cool idea!

joyk said...

Hi Sarah! Thanks for a creative tutorial.....can't wait to try it. Also wanted to say I used to live in Elgin.......small world!!!

Jen said...

This is brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

Tessa (shastess on SCS) said...

This is so flippin cool!!!!!!!! Hmmmmm I wonder if it would work using CM circle cutting system - I'm sure it would - off to fiddle.