Scallop Paper Lace Tutorials…

Jun 3, 2009

Oh am I ever so excited to share these two tutorials with you. This post is long but I believe you will think it was worth the extra long read.

The Scallop Paper Lace (top) reminds me of the vintage paper lace I have seen online. Even though nothing can replace the love I have for vintage items this new discovery sure does open up a lot of possibilities for my creativity. The Scallop Ric Rac Paper Lace (bottom) I accidentally made trying to figure out how to make the scallop paper lace. I love it when things like this happen.

These two styles of paper lace will be perfect to accent my cards, tags, layouts and projects. You can ink or mist these too. And if you do so on cardstock you will have a  beautiful negative image left behind to use for another project.

Oh the possibilities are truly endless!

Scallop Paper Lace and Scallop Ric Rac Paper Lace
Patterned Paper Shown (Webster’s Pages Magical Wishes I believe)

Items Needed:
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edger Punch
Light Weight Patterned Paper or Cardstock

Scallop Paper Lace Tutorial
1. Cut a strip of paper to 1.5″ and a bit longer than your desired length. Once the scallop paper lace was completed I would then trim it to the desired length.

Place paper in punch with the the edge at the center knotch

2. Place paper into punch as shown above and punch

Match punched image with design as shown

3. After you punch your image slide the paper out and match up to the first scallop image as shown

Punch remaining edge until entrie strip is complete

4. Continue to punch the strip of paper all the way to the opposite end

Place punched strip inside punch as shown making sure previously punched side is closest to you

5. Rotate punched strip so that the unpunched side is away from you, place paper in punch, line paper in punch as shown and punch image

Slide paper to the left, line up punched image and continue to punch the image

6. Silde paper strip out of punch and line up punched image as shown and continue to punch paper strip until entire edge has been punched

Completed Scallop Paper Lace

7. This is what your completed Scallop Paper Lace piece should look like once you finish.

Scallop Ric Rac Paper Lace Tutorial
1. Cut a strip of paper to 1.25″ wide and a bit longer than your desired length. Once the scallop ric rac paper lace was completed I would then trim it to the desired length.

Place paper at left edge of punch

2. Place the paper strip into the punch as shown, punch image

Line up punched images as shown and continue punching

3. After you punch your image slide the paper out and match up to the first scallop image as shown

Continue to punch all along the edge to the end

4. Continue to punch the strip of paper all the way to the opposite end

Match paper inside punch as shown making sure to have the punched edge closest to you

5. Rotate punched strip so that the unpunched side is away from you, place paper in punch, line paper in punch as shown and punch image

Match up punched image and continue to punch all along the entire edge to the end

6. Silde paper strip out of punch and line up punched image as shown and continue to punch paper strip until entire edge has been punched

Completed Scallop Ric Rac Paper Lace

7. This is what your completed Scallop Ric Rac Paper Lace piece should look like once you finish.

Scallop Paper Lace stacked on top of each other

I think these look cute on top of each other too… just use some foam squares to attach them, that is as long as you use white cardstock or something that will allow the foam square to blend in so they aren’t seen too much.

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  • Beth W

    Are you smart or what! What would I do without all your brilliant ideas!

  • TerryG

    Thank you ,thank you! You have made this so simple to do! And I already have that punch! You ROCK!

  • linda kay murphy

    this is so great thank you for the tut’s…am gathering the supplies for the Americana workshop and I’m sure these will come in handy…
    Linda Kay

  • Chere Mortensen

    Love it. Thanks for working out the kinks.

  • http://oneprettything.com Rachel

    Wow! This is fabulous, I love it! I’ll be linking.

  • http://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com/ SmilynStef

    What a great idea … I love finding new ways to use the tools I already have.

  • http://www.papertales.typepad.com/ Michelle M White

    You are a genius!!! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  • Christy712

    I recently bought the MS doily lace edger punch and was sort of disappointed. It’s the only punch like this that I have. Since reading your tutorial and trying this ~ I am THRILLED!!! Can’t thank you enough for showing us. I’m off to make a card with my new found lace :-)!

  • Lyla

    FANTASTIC!!!!!I love it when there are mulitple uses for 1 item. Thanks, Lisa

  • http://brendasalzano.com brenda salzano

    I do not have these punches yet, but so want some! I will be doing these lace strips for sure! Thankyou for the tips!!

  • http://yahoo.com Diana

    This is so simple!! thanks for that Idea, good for my vintage pages!

  • http://sewdelish.blogspot.com/ SewDelish

    This looks very delicate. I have bookmarked this to my stumbleupon blog

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