Make Your Own Scalloped Ruler Template

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    DIY Scalloped Edge Ruler for Scrapbooking

    Printed Scallop for Scrapbook Template
    Rebecca Ludens / The Spruce

    Scalloped edges are hot in scrapbooking. You see the scalloped paper, chipboard, felt, and ribbon. By making your own scalloped edged ruler you will have a template that you can use on any material for any scrapbook page. To begin, you will print out the straight line scallop pattern from the Free Scallop Patterns gallery. You can print it out on regular office paper and then trim it down a little as shown in this photo.

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    Tape to Plastic

    Scallop Design Taped to Plastic Folder
    Rebecca Ludens / The Spruce

    Once you have trimmed your print out of the free scallop pattern, tape it to a piece of plastic that is thin enough for you to easily cut with scissors. Here, we used a vinyl pocket folder cut open and laid flat. You could also use chipboard or any material that is thin enough to cut but thick enough to hold its shape so that you can use it, again and again, to make scallop designs for scrapbooking.

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    Cut It Out

    Cut Out Your Scalloped Ruler
    Rebecca Ludens / The Spruce

    The final step is to carefully cut out your template. Use very sharp scissors and nice smooth cuts so that your finished ruler is as perfect as you can make it. You can then use it to trace the scalloped design on any material that you wish to add to your scrapbook pages.