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Paper doilies can be used for a lot of things and really they are just paper with holes.  So I thought I would create my own design.

Supplies:
Creating a Doily:
  • You need to figure out what you want your outside shape to be.  I chose the "heart" and deleted everything except for the outside frame.  To do that you need to select "Edit Points" and use the "delete point" tool to delete everything.
  • Enlarge your image.  Whether it will end up being big or not, it is good to start out big while doing your design.
  • I copied my outside and put a smaller one on the inside of the doily since, if you look at other paper doilies, you do not do anything to the center.  I just used it as a reference and deleted that shape before cutting.
  • Now just add shapes.  I only actually used the "Draw an Ellipse" tool.
  • Keep in mind that your design is going to be the same all the way around, or at least normal ones are.  Go ahead an try putting words around it or something :)
Once you are done, send it to the cutter and have fun watching it cut!

Find something to put it under and you are set :)
i love it.... i know what i'm going to make for mothers day next year
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Dusk Shadows1 year ago
Thanks, I'm sure she'll love it :)
=) of course she will you made it!
lmnopeas2 years ago
Cool! Store bought ones can be pretty pricey. I've never seen one with words, but it's a great idea.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  lmnopeas2 years ago
I agree that they are pricey and they are usually thrown out after used, so why spend a lot when you can make it yourself :)
Beautiful and you could make all different sizes and colors!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Crafty Cathy2 years ago
I quite agree :)