Sunday, March 8, 2009

Guest Tutorial

Today I have a special treat for you! We have a special guest tutorial to share by one of our fabulous INK Girls, Joy Stagg! You may have seen Joy's cards around the during the blog hop and in our gallery. She has a wonderful eye for color and layout! Whenever I see Joy's work I think how pretty and appealing it always is. Be sure to visit her blog to see more of her creations, but for now, on to the tutorial.

Joy's Tutorial- How to Get a Spiral Punched Edge without a Spiral Punch
I love the look of notebook paper on cards, and I especially love the look of Stampin Up's Spiral Punch, but I didn't want to pay for a punch when I can create a similar look myself with some basic tools in just a few short steps.

Here's how:

Materials Needed:

* Stamped Image on cardstock (save room on the side of the cardstock you want to punch) I used the Artful INKables Post It Notes set and masked off some of the mailboxes
* Ruler
* Pen
* Small Hole Punch - I used my Crop-A-Dile

1. Using your pen and ruler, mark on your cardstock where you want to punch

2. Using your Hole Punch, punch on the markings

3. Using your fingers, tear into the holes from the top of the cardstock. I distressed mine a little bit with my fingers to make it look like it was torn out of a notebook.

4. VIOLA, notebook looking cardstock without the punch!


toners said...

What a great tip! And such a clear and easy tutorial! Thanks, Joy!!

Elena said...

Thank you for the great tutorial!

Dawn said...

cool Joy! thanks!

Velta said...

This is so the way you did this Joy :)

Jessie Lubyk said...

Way Cool! Thanks for the tips.

Kerri said...

Awesome tutorial, Joy and beautiful card! TFS!

LorettaL said...

Very cool!

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Joanne Travis said...

Very nicely done tutorial, Joy!! Thanks for sharing.