Circle Celebration

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Did you ever try cutting around a circle-shaped stamp yourself with just scissors?  It’s not always so easy.  For today’s project, I’m using an older stamp set from Basic Grey with some really nice circle-shaped stamps.  To help me cut them out, I’ll be using a fun tool from We R Memory Keepers called the Circle Spin & Trim.

I started out by stamping some circles from the Basic Grey Prism-Spending Time with You and the Shine Bright stamp sets.  I used Distress Oxide inks in Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers, and Mermaid Lagoon and clear heat embossed the images onto a piece of 8.5 x 11” card stock.

To trim out the circles, I chose the size on the tool I needed and popped in the cutting blade on that circle.  I then placed the card stock under the window with the stamped image under the chosen circle.  I made sure that the “teeth” on the bottom of the tool punched into the paper to secure it.

 

Using the little “crank”, I just spun the tool in a circle to make my cuts.  I continued to do this with the other circles I stamped.

I arranged my variety of circles along with some of the diamonds onto a white card panel with a sentiment from Ranger’s Letter It Birthday underneath.  Popping them up with foam tape kind of gives the look of balloons or confetti.  I attached the panel with foam tape to a plain white note card to create a fun, birthday or congratulatory card.

The Circle Spin & Trim tool is super handy.  I don’t always have just that right size of circle die so I know I can always pull this out in a pinch.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

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One thought on “Circle Celebration

  1. De Guinn

    That Circle Spin and Trim tool seems like a neat tool to have. I can’t straight lines well, let alone circles (haha). That card gives me inspiration to tackle cutting circle shapes now! Very cute card! TYFS.

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