Thursday, April 21, 2011

How'd You DO That??? Border Rounder!

After having posted my creations for the Control Freaks Tour the other night I have received multiple requests to show you HOW I made the border punch work in a circle ... so here goes nothin'!! I just recently learned how to do this myself, thanks to a Technique Lover's Challenge over on SCS. So I decided to pass it along to all you good people ...

First, punch a strip of paper using your favorite border punch. (I usually start with an 11" strip ... sometimes I need the whole thing, sometimes I only use part, and sometimes I need TWO strips ... it just depends on the size of your circle/oval).






Next, snip triangular-shaped notches from the bottom edge of your strip ...






Then, using a term I am borrowing from my many years of sewing, "ease" the strip into a more rounded shape (it's kinda like scrunching/"forcing" the straight piece to go all curvy!) ...



Add adhesive to the back edge of your circle, and attach your edge piece as shown. Take your time and let the paper have its way ... it'll eventually "bend" to your will (and the will of the adhesive!)!




Finally, add any additional punched strips, as needed, to complete the circle. Ta-DA!! That's it!! And, as you can see from my sample, I "double-dipped" ... couldn't resist adding a second Border Rounder (which is kind of a dumb name, but I think it pretty much describes what you are doing!!)

And you know how when you are vacuuming and you can't get the vacuum to pick up a little piece of whatever ... so you bend down, pick up the offending piece, examine it, then throw it back down on the carpet to give the vacuum cleaner another go at it??? Wouldn't it just be easier to pick the stinkin' thing up and throw it away (or at the very least stuff it in your pocket??)?? Same thing happened when I was making this card. Could NOT find the second butterfly I stamped for this card. Looked and looked and LOOKED for it!! Coulda soooo easily just diecut and stamped another one ... but NOoooooo! HAD to find it!! Guess where it was??? Stuck to the back of my stinkin' border-rounded oval!!! Sheesh!! Smiley from millan.net

Stamps: Easter Blossoms, Well Scripted
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Bigz Beautiful Butterflies Die, Wide Oval Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, MS Double Loop Border Punch, Double Scallop Corner Punch (Marvy), Flower Garden Textured Impressions Folder, Rhinestone Jewels, Whisper White Satin/Organza Ribbon, Pop-Up Glue Dots

Oh ... and by the way ... I'm STILL making a video on how to do the roses I posted last week ... I just haven't had my film crew (aka one of my teenagers!) home long enough to hold the camera!! It's a-comin' ...

15 comments:

Danni said...

I love your card, so beautiful and thank you for showing how you added the border..I'll have to try this!

bert said...

Thank you for the info. I totally know what you mean about the teenagers; got two left myself. Tick tock.

Cheryl said...

love love love the stamped butterfly. way cool

Marisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! Thanks for the info on how to "force" the border in to a circle LOL. I have to laugh at your lost butterfly - been there done that a few times myself so you are in good company ;) One of the most embarrassing moments was when I was looking for something and it was in my right hand!! Yup, up too late and the brain cells were already asleep LOL!

Whitney Richardson said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial! I have been looking everywhere to find out how to do this! My search is over! You Rock!
Appreciate all your time and inspiration!

Whitney

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing this new technique. Love it. Edna

Anonymous said...

Good to know that we all have a little crazy in us. Once while scrapbooking with a friend I lost a very small letter that went with my title for the page. Went crazy looking, finally gave up and cut it again. At the end of the day rain my fingers thru my hair and there was the letter stuck in my hair. Thanks for the idea for making circles from your border punch. Linda librallm@aol.com

Bonnie Weiss said...

NO WAY ... this is such cool beans!!! Your tutorial is precise and clear. Thanks so much.

Miranda said...

Your card is beautiful! Can't wait to give it a try! TFS

Deb said...

So pretty, especially doubled! Gotta try this technique!

Eli said...

WOW, girl. That is awesome. Sure it would work with plenty of different borders. You got my creative juices flowing. Happy Day to you!

imastampin said...

Oooooo eeee that's pretty! I love those stamped butterflies!

Jenn Nahrstadt said...

i left you a comment on the original post before i thought to check to see if you'd posted anything after the blog hop. thanks for sharing! i'm gonna give this a whirl and WOW my stampers!

btw, those butterflies make me want to purchase that punch!

Smiles, Laurie said...

THanks for the tutorial! and the story... how funny...'another chance' ...glad you found the butterfly though, it all looks so wonderful!

Tezz said...

Thanks for the tutorial!