The first cut is the tricky part

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  • Word Play, Creative Elements and Simply Soft stamp sets
  • River Rock, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stock
  • Paisley Petals Designer Series paper
  • River Rock, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist Classic ink pads
  • Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin ribbon
  • Big Shot, Scallop Circles 2 and 3 inch Circle Bigz dies
  • Scallop Border punch
  • Stampin’ Sponge

I love this specialty cut, but I have a confession to make.  Every time I run this through the Big Shot, I make a mistake (or two) and ruin two or three pieces of paper.  The placement of the cutting pads on the Big Shot is a little tricky and I always goof it up.  I got that Sheryl Crow song stuck in my head – you know – “The first cut is the deepest, Baby I know!”

THIS video tutorial does a great job of demonstrating how to make this cut, and I’ve bookmarked it so I can review it every time!  I used a card with the fold on the narrow side instead of the wide side, but it’s the same principle.

Those little smudgy bits around the edge of the circle are one of the two-step “filler” stamps from the Simply Soft stamp set.  Just the right amount of texture!  You could do a lot of different things with those smudgy bits.

2 thoughts on “The first cut is the tricky part

  1. Thank you for sparing me a lot of grief by posting that tutorial!!! I must admit, I clicked on it right away half expecting me to be the star of the tutorial from the back of my van!!! Oh, well. Beautiful card!


  2. I love how you used the watermark droplets from the Simply Soft set. Your colors go beautifully with the Paisley Petals DSP. Thanks for the tutorial too. I haven’t seen that technique with that scallop die yet. And, thanks for the warning. I will be really careful when I try it.


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