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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