Friday, June 13, 2008

Scallop Borders Made Easy

I have been playing around with some leftover scraps this week trying to use them up. They are so pretty that I just can't throw them away!

I found some pink paisley/flower patterned paper that was left over from an Anna Griffin card kit I got several years ago. I really didn't know what I was going to create out of this, but this is what I came up with.

I used Stampin' Up! cardstock in Real Red for my 4.25 x 5 1/2 inch card. I cut a 1.25 x 5 1/2 inch strip of Whisper White cardstock and attached it the the left-hand side of the card. I took my patterned paper and cut a 2 1/2 x 4.75 inch piece and attached it, centered, on the remaining red section of the card. I cut another piece of the patterned paper 1.25 x 4 1/2 inches and used Fiskars Threading Water punch to put a decorative scallop border edge on it*. Then, I cut 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch piece of the real red and adhered it to the left side of this piece of patterned paper. I attached this entire piece with pop dots, positioning the hole punches of the scalloped edge over the white cardstock and centering the entire piece top to bottom. Tie a ribbon over the white cardstock (I used American Crafts ribbon here). I layered a couple Bazzill & Prima flowers with a flower brad from Making Memories in the center and wrote in a white pen "Love" on the side.

Wouldn't this make a great Valentine's Day card? I need to keep this one handy for next February.

The weekend is almost here! Yahoo!!!!!


* If you don't have the Fiskars Threading Water punch, never fear! You can get the same results using a corner rounder and a small hole punch. Beate has a great tutorial for a scallop border here. To make it look like the Threading Water punch, just grab your small hole punch (1/16 or 1/8) and punch a whole in the center of each scallop!


Rachel Whaley said...

Delightful. Love the scallops.


Paula said...


This card is beautiful! I love the scallops too. Thanks for sharing!