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Old 03-28-2005, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default Cutting perfect corners with decorative scissors?

Hiya gals,

I need help!

How do you get your corners to align or come out perfect when using decorative scissors? I'm having a particularly rotten time with scallop edges.

This is one of my "best" tries at using scallop scissors...and it just isn't pretty.

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

Tricks, tips, hints are all appreciated.
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:53 AM   #2
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This is a great question! I don't use my deco scissors for this very problem!
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:04 PM   #3
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Ok, this is what I found that works for me using any of the deco scissors.

I cut my paper/cs first. You can make your corners where you 'need' to for best appearance. Then, I do my stamping, etc.

Hope that helps
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:41 PM   #4
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This is what I do...I create a template by cutting the edge of piece of cardstock with the decorative scissors. I make sure this template is longer than the edge of my stamped piece.

I line up my template on top of the stamped piece & position the template where I want the cut to start & end. I align my scissors with the cut on the template & start cutting. I do the same thing for the opposite side of the stamped piece and then I do the top & bottom.

Save the cardstock template for future use.

I know without a picture that was probably clear as mud! If I had my digital camera handy I would try to do a visual tutorial.
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I am left-handed and so I can't see where I'm cutting, if that makes any sense,or cut in a straight line, that is why I am seriously thinking about buying a Rotatrim. It is a cutter that has the same decorative edges as scissors and you just change the blade to the decorative edge that you want.
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This is what I do...I create a template by cutting the edge of piece of cardstock
WOW!!! You are way too smart! I love this tip!
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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