Saturday, February 7, 2009

Quick Tutorial for Susan

So I uploaded my card last night for the PTI color challenge and this morning my blogging friend, Susan, asked me how I lined up the circles for my card. Funny how, while I was making the card, I contemplated doing a small tutorial....but figured you ladies had much better things to do with your time. But, for Susan, I'd do anything :-) So, here you go Susan!! I'd better see a card done using this on your SCS gallery soon!! LOL!!
First you will need the strip of cardstock that you want your circles to be on (I used blue like I did on my apple card), a piece of scrap cardstock (I used sahara sand), a circle punch - the size you want it (I used a 3/4" for my tutorial but my original card uses a 1 1/4" punch), and you will also want a centering ruler (I use a t!m holtz ruler - get one if you don't own one) or just a regular ruler, and some non-permanent adheasive (I use E-Z Runner and while it is permanent, I find that I can easily peel off the one little strip I use when doing this).
Step 1: Punch 3 circles from your scrap cardstock.
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.Step 2: Using your ruler and non-permanent adheasive to adhear the circles onto the cardstock that you want to use on your card. Place the circles where you want them. .
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Step 3: Now that your scrap circles are adheared, use the same punch and slide the cardstock into your punch. Make sure the opening for the punch is lined up around the scrap circle - - you can kinda feel when it gets in there!! Then punch each of the scrap circles out ... which also punches the blue cardstock at the exact place you want the circles to be!!
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See -- you will have a blue and a sahara sand colored circle!! I use non-permanent adheasive because I will put these circles in my scrap bin and use them some time down the road. I told you I can't throw anything away...and this is why I end up with so much scrap!! LOL .
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And in the end you have 3 scrap color circles and 3 blue circles. I use the non-perm. adheasive so I can put these little circles in my scrap bin and use them on another project. That is why my scrap bin is always so full!! LOL
There you go Susan....Go and create!!! I'll be watching :-)
I'll be posting again today. Nichole's newest challenge is to win all of the PTI ribbon. OMG where would I put it all???? I don't care....I want it all!! LOL
Thanks for dropping in!
Donelda

2 comments:

Susan Raihala said...

Woohoo! Thanks, Donelda. So simple and effective. Off to play....

Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

Wow!! How smart is this?! I am married to a carpenter (now by hobby only as he has a new career), and I know I would have been measuring and lining up things forever without your quick tutorial and tips. Thanks!! :) Kelly