Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuesday Tips - Scallops

If you take a look at my work you will notice one constant ... scallops. I just adore them. I have been having a love affair with my Stampin Up scallop punch for at least a year now. Besides using a punch there are many other ways to work scallops into your layouts. I offer up this example ...


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, KI Memories Patterned Paper, Alphas from Scenic Route, Doodlebug and K&Co, MM accents, Basic Grey Brads, Fancy Pants Stick Pins, Doodlebug scallop border, Technique Tuesday chipboard circle, and MM paint)

  • Use a circle punch to make a scallop border. Punch any size circle either cut them in half or tuck half the circle under cardstock/patterned paper on your layout.

  • Use a premade scallop border as a pattern. Punch holes and hand stitch a scallop border. Simplify this technique and trace the border with a pen.

  • Add premade scalloped products to your layouts. Like frills from Doodlebug or borders from Bazzill.

 Chance of snow - double page 
(Supplies Used: Bazzill cardstock, Doodlebug frill border, MM tag rims, Alpha stickers from Arctic Frog, Thickers from American Crafts, Karen Russell journaling spot, stickels, and Technique Tuesday chipboard circle)

  • Try the unusual as your inspiration for your next scallop border. This layout is a few years old (HOF 2007 to be exact) but the technique could still be used today. The scallops are made from empty Making Memories tag rims. I cut empty tags in half with my Tonic trimmer. Then I adhered them to my layout with gluedots to create a unique scalloped border.



(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Tinkering Ink patterned paper, Jenni Bowlin butterflies, alphas from Scenic Route and Doodlebug, American Crafts chipboard brackets, Imaginesce Easter brad, Doodlebug Frill, and SEI button)

  • Try grounding your title with a scalloped border. Check out these previously posted project showing this technique - Destination 2009 and Travel HWY 101. Add extra dimension by pop dotting a scalloped border.

Happy Scrapping Enjoy :)

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  1. LOVIN' your scalloped work and I LOVE me some scallops too!!

  2. Gorgeous layouts girl!!! Sorry I missed you on IM the other day. we really need to chat!