Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Super Scallops

I love scallops! I really love the look of them on scrapbook pages, cards and crafts. And while there are plenty of papers and punches available for us to embellish our pages, I have a few tips for you to create your own.

My first trick is to use a corner rounder. Many of us have used this little gizmo to create a straight line of scallops but I only recently thought to try it on a circle.
1. Start with a circle and corner rounder.
2. Turn the corner rounder upside down and punch around the outside of the circle.

3. Trim as needed. Mine didn't exactly line up so I just used scissors to join the scallops.

4. That's it!

Another way is to use those good old decorative scissors. We all already know how to use them, but here is a tip you might not have tried before.
1. Trace a circle on the back of your paper.
2. Line up the bottom of your scissors with the circle as you cut.
3. If your cuts don't line up perfectly, just use regular scissors to trim as needed.

The last trick I want to share with you is super easy and I've used it many times. It's to use a bunch of small circles behind a larger one to create the scalloped look. I cut these circles in half before adhering them to the back of my paper.
Here's how it looks from the front:
I hope you can use one of these tips to create this look on your pages, crafts and cards. We'd love to see your creations using any of these ideas. Have a wonderful and scrappy day!


Becky said...

Great tips, Stacey!
I've actually used each of those methods.
If your scallops don't match up perfectly you can cover the join with a flower or other embellishment too. :)

Amy said...

Very cute, Stacey! Terrific tips to get the extra mile out of supplies you already probably have onhand!

Char said...

What terrific tips Stacey! I love the corner rounder idea, but mine is a CM one so you can't see the bottom :( but the other ideas will work! Thanks!

Daisymeh said...

Great tips Stacey! Thanks for sharing!

shirley319 said...

Awesome! I have used the corner rounder trick on straight edge, not a circle. I look forward to trying it soon. Thanks for the tips!

The Walker Family said...

Thanks for these awesome tips! I never would have thought to do this. I love learning new ways to learn the tools I already have to save money. Thanks Stacey!