Username Post: How is THIS done??        (Topic#1501279)
CommaHolly
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This might be a stupid question, but I'm trying to expand my scrapbooking horizons, and I really like the LOOK of this, and can't quite figure out how its done,,,,

is it just CUT out?? Or is a cricut used? Or is it just the shape of the paper ALREADY?? How exactly can I get this look? This scalloped, kind of perentheses look,,,,Any ideas???

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/ 2085961.h...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/ 2085937.h...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/ 2085675.h...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/ 2085431.h...

anyway,,,,,I'm INTERESTED!!!!!!!!! LOL,,,Holly


 
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In response to CommaHolly

Holly, most of those were bought that shape. The first 2 have the My Mind's Eye Penny Lane collection paper in them.
There are a LOT of similar papers in the super store
Of course, you can just buy one and use it as a template to make your own. Some people cut their own on their cutting machines. I use my Silouette to cut shapes like that as you can see on this card I made.

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  • Tivi on 04-13-09 06:25 AM
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I have seen paper already cut with the face brackets {} on the left and right edges at HL. I have also seen the large sized stencils that have the face brackets and parentheses.

You could also print whichever one on your computer (use a font size to match what size your paper is) and use it as a stencil.

If you purchase the paper already cut, you could trace the outline onto cardboard and keep that as a future stencil.


 
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Or you can buy a sheet that is already shaped like that and use it as a stencil...I sometimes do that!


 
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ah, thankyou ladies,,,I kind of wondered if that might be the case,

Now at least I know what I'm looking for,,,

My Cricut cartridge has brackets on it, but I haven't tried it yet, and I didn't know if this was how it was done,,,,,or if the paper was just SHAPED that way Thanks again,,,,,


 
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In response to CommaHolly

yeah i do believe that most of them were bought this way... but there is a way to make your own... pm me if interested.


 
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In response to CommaHolly

LOL, this is a popular opinion I guess

  • Here Kitty Said:
Of course, you can just buy one and use it as a template to make your own.



  • Tivi Said:
If you purchase the paper already cut, you could trace the outline onto cardboard and keep that as a future stencil.



  • Renee77 Said:
Or you can buy a sheet that is already shaped like that and use it as a stencil...I sometimes do that!






 
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They also sell a stencil in the superstore and at LSS. I have both the small (4x4) and large ones. I like these better than tracing over a sheet you already have because they are thicker and therefore easier to trace (IMO), plus they have other shapes on them that you can use.
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Hmmmmmmmm think I need to buy a stencil,,,it would probably be worth my money if it was sturdier and lasted longer AND had other shapes,,,,

I DO have a marquis on my Story book font that is very similar, but it's just not large enough,,,,

anyone want to remind me again WHY I didn't buy the Expression?????????????? My Create is SUPPOSED to cut to 11.5 inches, but for the life of me I can't figure out how,,,,,LOL,,,,,maybe if I actually READ the directions and WATCHED the DVD that came with it???



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The create will cut 11.5 for most items if you change to Portrait. The button on the top of the ones to the far left. It will move the carriage to the left of the machine when it starts to cut, and that way it will maximize the length of your mat. But it will try to cut the entire shape out, so if you're cutting out one of the decorative pieces it will still only be the maximum of 11.5 x 5.75(approximately).
The shape you're interested in is the only thing that makes me regret not getting the bigger cricut, but its the only thing so far... don't know if I'd ever need a letter that is 26inches!!
I think there is a die for that shape for the Big Shot, but not sure...and that's a whole 'nuther subject!!


 
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In response to whateveriwant

  • whateveriwant Said:
LOL, this is a popular opinion I guess

  • Here Kitty Said:
Of course, you can just buy one and use it as a template to make your own.



  • Tivi Said:
If you purchase the paper already cut, you could trace the outline onto cardboard and keep that as a future stencil.



  • Renee77 Said:
Or you can buy a sheet that is already shaped like that and use it as a stencil...I sometimes do that!








This is what I do! For quite a few of the different scallop type pp.


 
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  • Renbear Said:
The create will cut 11.5 for most items if you change to Portrait. The button on the top of the ones to the far left. It will move the carriage to the left of the machine when it starts to cut, and that way it will maximize the length of your mat. But it will try to cut the entire shape out, so if you're cutting out one of the decorative pieces it will still only be the maximum of 11.5 x 5.75(approximately).
The shape you're interested in is the only thing that makes me regret not getting the bigger cricut, but its the only thing so far... don't know if I'd ever need a letter that is 26inches!!
I think there is a die for that shape for the Big Shot, but not sure...and that's a whole 'nuther subject!!



yeah,,,,I thought I tried that,,,,will try again

this is the SECOND thing i wanted to try larger!!! The first was the heart on the same cartridge!!!!! I wanted to cut a blue, lacy heart and overlay it on white embossed paper and surround with flowers,,,,

yeah,,,,,not happening,,,,I've had this thing a month and a half and I love it, but I'm NOT selling it and buying a more expensive one yet, DH will kill me!!!!

Thanks for the suggestion,,,,,,will give it a try

Holly


 
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sigh, I must be doing something wrong,,,,when I put it in portrait mode, it just says "charachters won't fit" no matter HOW SMALL I make the size,,,even 4 inches,,,,

go figure,,,,I'm going to have to read some directions here,,,,


 
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In response to CommaHolly

I used a cardstock page I had in that shape and traced it.


 
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I know for making smaller shapes like those posted Stampin Up sells a die for the Sizzix, Big Shot, Big Kick called Top Note


 
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I bought one sheet of that pp then used it to trace around on to ceral box card and now I make my own


 
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Well, I made the marquis as large as I could on cardstock and then traced it TWICE on the pp and cut it out,,,

I wanted one big one, but wound up with two small ones,,,,not EXACTLY what I wanted, but with no car (son has it at the moment!!) and no template, I think it turned out pretty well

I think I'm going to order the template from here, though, because I think it's worth my money, and I might as well support sb.com when it's such a good price!!! With the template, I can make any pp I want look like that, and that's the draw for me,,,,I dont' mind spending money on something when I want it, but why buy paper that looks like that and make do, when I can buy the template and have the exact paper I want look like that,,,,

thanks for the suggestions, guys And thanks Siamese, for pointing out that template


 
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I used some paper (shaped and regular) and turned both pieces over (to make sure I didn't get any pencil on the nice side) to trace the shaped onto the Basic Grey paper I wanted to use. After I was done tracing I cut it out with good scissors. Then I inked the edges. I loved it.
Here is a poorly lit and taken photo...haha.

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it's beautiful!!!!!! And exactly what I want, LOL


 
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Thanks! It was way easy to trace out. I didn't need a full bracket so I just traced off the edge so I would have a flat side. Plus depending on how you cut it out, you could have the leftover paper as a frame on another layout.


 
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If you had the DS for Cricut you can "stretch" your images to the size you are wanting. I have made 12x12 artisan shapes using this and my Storybook cart. HTH:)


 
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I traced and cut, using one of the Making Memories artisan shaped papers as a template.
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I bought one piece with that shape - and traced it to a very heavy piece of cardstock and cut it out. I can now use this as a template to trace onto any papers that I want to.


 
CommaHolly
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I haven't SEEN any one pieces of this paper,,,,hmmmmm


 
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  • CommaHolly Said:
I haven't SEEN any one pieces of this paper,,,,hmmmmm


huh?


 
CommaHolly
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I should have said that better, LOL,,,,

I mean that I havent seen SINGLES of this type of paper for sale anywhere but here in the superstore,,,,

If I'm going to buy a single sheet of paper from the superstore, with shipping and handling, I might as well just go ahead and BUY the template It's like 6.59 here in the superstore


 
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I would just get the template


 
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Holly before you do I think this design is also on the cricut! I know I have seen it on one of my cart's. Does anyone know which one has this design. Let me check it out and I will get back to you.


 
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But Cricut or no, Tammy, mine won't make it BIG enough


 
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You can do it with the Design Studio for this shape and any other that won't cut that large otherwise. It is primarily why I bought my DS:)


 
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If there is a Michaels near you check it out. They have lots of new pps and I did see a couple of die cut shaped papers.


 
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Wow, I had the same question and you ladies are amazing! I had the same problem trying to get my storybook cart for Cricut to cut the size Iwant. I wonder how to do it with the Gypsy I got for Christmas to work for a 12x12 layout? Thoughts on measurements? The numbers trip me up! TIA, Stephanie


 
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Holly, if I remember correctly, you sent that "Orchid" template to Anne as part of our not-so-secret-sisters swap! I'd go for the template if I were you, although I do have some of the precut papers in my shopping cart right now!!

Also, since we're talking topnote shapes in general here now, I thought I'd bring ppls attention to the Labels 1 Nestabilities. They are smaller, but I've made some cute mini albums with the largest one, and tags with the small ones. It's no longer in the superstore, but it is the exact shape you posted, only smaller (in 7 different sizes I think) and cuts in most manual die cut machines (not sure if you have one of those).

I'll send you a sampling of them in my next swap package.


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hi! I just cut out my own. I folded the paper in half twice.then just draw the bracket (halved), point first and then draw the curve.
it sounds weird, but visualize the paper above quartered. and that quarter is what you draw on the paper to cut it out...


 
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I buy some of mine already shaped like that, mostly MM papers. But I do use my Cricut to cut others. I have the Expression and can cut them 11x11. If you have a Cricut Expression, the Storybook cartridge has several shapes that you can cut 11x11 and use for background papers. I turn to that cart quite a bit for these. There are scalloped shapes and "bracketed" shapes.

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This one is 8x8. I used Storybook for the scalloped square. I like to layer the shaped paper on top of an 8x8 (or 12x12, 8.5x11, 6x6, etc.) piece of cs to make it go in the albums easier.

Bling Witch By BlingQueenRia
This one is 12x12. I also used Storybook and cut the bracketed square, then cut it in half

Bazzill also makes some scalloped shaped papers. I want to say they're called "Edgers" or "Bazzill With an Edge," something to that effect. Circles, squares, hearts with scalloped edges large and small; squares with pinked edges. I got mine from HL when they were on clearance, so I don't know if HL still carries them. I'm pretty sure the Superstore here carries them by-the-sheet though.


 
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LOL, I asked this over 9 months ago I now own the orchid template that I coveted,,,,,but I have decided that I REALLY REALLY NEED THE EXPRESSION!!!


 
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