Sunday, July 3, 2011

Rick Rack Tutorial

Have you ever bought expensive rick rack trim to use in your card making or scrapbooking?  It can add a fun decorative element, but it can be really expensive too.

Well this tutorial will show you an easy way to make your own rick rack trim.  And the bonus is that you can make it any color you desire, or even use designer series papers to add some zing. 

Here's how:

        Take a piece of cardstock in desired length and desired color. 

         Grab your scalloped edge border punch. (Item #119882 pag 210  $20.95)
    Punch down one side of cardstock as you normally wood if you were creating a border.
    When you are done this step you will have something that looks like this:
    Now, flip the piece over.  We are going to punch the other side as well.  However, we need to offset the punches.  Meaning that where there is a hill on one side, we will need to have a valley on the other side.
    Punch across the entire side. You will have something that looks like this:
    There may be a couple of imperfections you need to trim up with your scissors.This piece was made with a 3/4 inch piece of cardstock.   The photo below was made with a 1/2 inch piece of cardstock.
    Easy, inexpensive and fun way to add interest and dimension to your cards and scrapbook pages! 

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