Scallops Fever–Scallops Using the Coluzzle

December 17, 2008 at 3:52 pm Leave a comment

I have scallop fever right now.  Trying to find some ways to use tools I already own until hopefully Santa helps me with some easier ways.

The coluzzle can be used with a corner rounder punch like EK success where the guard comes off, allowing you to create semi-circles.

As a note, I love the Coluzzle system because it’s easy to store, lightweight, very useful for many projects that require cutting shapes like ovals or circles quickly, and it’s transportable.  I’ve cut out many things quickly at relatives houses for Sunday School the next morning after supper is over at the table as we visit because it’s so non-imposing.

The way to do larger scallops with the Coluzzle is to simple draw a circle, or oval, or cut one out for reference and lay it on a piece of cardstock, then use the smallest circle coluzzle and only use HALF of it, joining each scallop at it’s base, turning the semi-circle it to stay in line with the drawn image.  At the end, the scallops may not meet perfectly, so start in a place where you can add a ribbon, like the botton or top center, if needed.

A way to do a smaller scalloped border using the coluzzle is to cut two shapes one size apart from each other, say, a circle or an oval, then stack them, holding them together centered.  Then take scallop scissors, following the line of the smaller–this line helps you cut an oval or circle scalloppretty accorately, even if you can’t cut in a straight line.  The lowest point of the scallop touches the inner circle each time, giving you a very nice small scalloped shape.  (I’ll try to insert a photo of this later).

To do squares/rectangles scalloped, some recommend using a corner rounder first to take care of the corners, or a scallop punch from the Making Memories punch set.  Try different corner rounders you have on hand and see if one of them works better than others.  Squares and rectangles in perfect scallops are the hardest.  I have a hard time with these, but keep dreaming about it!


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