Wednesday, April 8, 2009

How to do a curly label decorative edge

I've had a lot of questions and emails since I posted the card using the Curly Label Punch for a decorative edge.
I'm going to explain it how I do it...it might not be how others do it....but I hope I can explain it well enough for you to try it too!
First thing I do is draw a straight line on the backside of my paper to use as a guide.
Then I line up my curly punch as you see here in the photo. I like to punch just above the line. Also I like to start in the center or there about :)
Here is after one punch.
I line up the next one...see the red arrow...can you see how there is a small space...overlap the punch as I did. Continue doing that in both directions. This will create the peaks going down.
Here it is finished :)
Hope you can understand what I've done! If you have questions...give me a holler!
Have a great night!

20 comments:

Gail S. said...

Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing it with all of your cyber friends!!

Jeanette said...

Awesome. Thank you for sharing.

Dani said...

Oh my, thank you so much! I've been messing with this since I saw your card this morning. Never occurred to me to draw a line first! Duh! :)

Dorrie said...

Very clever. And thank you for explaining how you did it because, honestly, I don't think I would have figured it out. That's why I love your blog. You post daily and I get so much inspiration from it. Thanks again!

Carol said...

WOW... Grrrrrreat idea!
thanks!

Shawn said...

Thanx, Dawn, so much for the great visuals!! I love your blog and visit daily.....I should comment more, I know!! Love your style!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

what a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Natasha said...

What a cool idea! I used to have scissors edged like this, but I have misplaced them. I'm glad to find an easy alternative! Thanks!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Thanks for the tutorial Dawn.
Can I ask why I hear a commercial for Clorox wipes when your blog loads????

Stamp and Smile said...

Thanks SO much for this tutorial Dawn!! Last night when I was stamping I took some scrap paper and gave it a whirl!! It's so amazing what we can do with punches... LOVE IT!! :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Awesome!!

papercraftsbyrach said...

this is brilliant Dawn, tfs. hugs rachxx

Alex said...

Very cool Dawn!!! Great use of this punch, I need to try this out - thanks for sharing girlie, love all these tips! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Paula Barin said...

Fantastic! Can't wait to try it.
Thanks for the tutorial.

Wanda Williams said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!!! Thanks so much!!!

Vicki said...

So coll!!! I am going to try that!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Dawn! I was trying to figure it out in my head the other day, and it wasn't really working without the visual. Now it's an OH! DUH! moment! LOL Thanks for sharing! :)

Jackie Pedro said...

Thanks, Dawn!!!

Rose Ann said...

Your border is so pretty!! I will have to give it a try!! Thanks for the deets!!

Lisa_in_AR said...

Love the curvy label edge. I'll be trying this out for sure. Thanks for sharing!