I love all the shaped pieces of patterned paper out there on the market. But more often than not, I can't bring myself to buy them. Want to know how I got that scalloped background piece? I didn't buy it like that? It came as a square 12x12 piece in one of the kits I ordered. My local scrapbook store has an AccuCut machine with all sorts of large scale dies that you can use. AccuCut will cut through thick chipboard. So what I did was take 12x12 pieces of thick chipboard and run all of my favorite dies through them. Now I have a stack full of templates that I can trace onto my regular old patterned paper at any time.
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