Saturday, November 8, 2008

Adjustable Scalloped Circle Variations



I have created scalloped circles using George but I realize that there are many people who read my blog who do not have the George cartridge. If you have an Expression and it came with the standard Plantin Schoolbook and Accent Essentials cartridges there is a scalloped shape on Accent Essentials but it is more whimsical and flower like - not the evenly shaped scallop that everyone seems to want for cards and other projects.

I made this file with the intent of also using it to do an updated tutorial on grouping but, since there have been several requests, I am posting the file now and the tutorial will follow soon.

This scalloped circle is very similar to the one on Mini Monograms (which is a cartridge with lots of useful features if you look at it creatively - more about that another day..). I made this as an adjustable file and also did a few variations. Here is the basic finished scalloped circle that this file will produce - it is a "16 bump" scallop



By doing the welds the "wrong way" I created a variation which gives you a frame, an inner scallop ring and an interesting center bit. This works wonderfully with aperture cards to trim the circle cut out.



Finally, I deleted the center base circle which gives you a wreath of circles and another center cutout.



Here is a sheet of cut outs I did for the test cut - you can resize this shape to suit your project by using the handles or by entering values into the Shape Properties box.



The shapes are on the first page of the file - just select and then copy and paste the one you want onto a new page or into a new file. The shape in the top left is the original Mini Monograms shape for comparison.

Once again, I am trying a different service for sharing this file - the link in the post will lead to a download page which has a clear place to leave a comment. This should help those of you who wish to comment on the blog but have had computer problems which prevent you from doing this. Remember, you can leave a comment as "anonymous" on my blog - just leave your name in the actual comment so I know you were here - Thanks!

Plantin Scalloped Circle and Frames (A)

24 comments:

  1. Thanks, your files are great. I really appreciate your willingness to share!

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  2. Thank you so much for these files which have many uses since the sizes can be adjusted. Groovy Granny

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  3. absolutely awesome; very useful, thanks so much for doing this. they would work so great as frames around stamps :) ... thanks again!

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  4. These are awesome Diane, thank you for sharing!! :)

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  5. Awesome...love the endless idea of sizing.

    Thanks

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  6. Thanks! There are so many files that I can't use because they use the George cartridge.

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  7. These are gems, their uses are endless. As always your talents are much appreciated! Thank you again for sharing your time and efforts with us.

    Suzeq4500 (MB)

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  8. Thanks for sharing the .cut files. I can just imagine that I will use them very often.

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  9. Thanks for sharing! Tanya

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  10. Thank you for sharing they are fantastic. Cath

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  11. Your files are awesome. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent. Puppymom

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  12. GREAT files Diane. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  13. Thanks for sharing, SharriC

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  14. Thanks Diane. I love your work!

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing, I am in love with scallops right now.

    Heidi aka freezingbear

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  16. This is great, I knew if I waited you would come up with a file for it that I could use.
    eileenpaul

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  17. Thank you for the file! Great job.

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  18. I just saw these files and downloaded them too - again thank you for both your talent and your sharing spirit!

    Joy and blessings, Susan

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  19. I love the various circle shapes. I'm not sure what you mean when you said you did the welds the "wrong way" so I downloaded the file even though I don't have this particular cart - had to see what and how you did it!! I like the various looks/shapes. I want to try it with the carts I have.

    You do such nice work!!

    Thanks for sharing...

    linda4_2, CMB

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  20. Thanks for sharing this cut file with us, this is just what I've been looking for.

    DiCutter,CMB

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  21. Thanks SOOO much for sharing All these files! You are so generous and so helpful! We all greatly appreciate it!

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  22. Thanks for sharing. Exactly what I have been looking for!

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