I've used this technique a few times in classes and everyone loves it! It's not my own but it is really handy and totally easy to do. Check out this page from the “Disney Magic” class in April:

The yellow scalloped border was done using this same technique below. We punched holes in the centers of each scallop using the Crop A Dile for a lace effect.

Corner Rounding Punch from EK Success with removable paper guide (these are green or purple in color).
Paper Trimmer

1. Remove the guide from the punch. It should slip off pretty easily. You can replace it when you're done so keep it in a safe place.

2. Cut a strip of cardstock that you want to be your scalloped border.

3. Slide the strip into the punch. Turn it over so you can see the metal side of the punch (the bottom).

4.There is a metal “V” on the bottom of the punch that does the cutting. Make sure your strip of cardstock is resting on the top of the “V”. Punch.

5. Move the strip over so you can see just one edge of the scallop you already punched. Make sure your strip of cardstock is resting on the top of the “V” and punch again. Repeat for the entire length of the strip.

6. Don't forget to replace the corner rounding guide on your punch when you're done.Here's the page I actually made in these pics (see the border along the edge of the pics on the right?):

Oh, and I am supposed to be packing but see, I just can't stay away from the scrapping! LOL

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Making Scalloped Borders

  1. what a wonderful idea Jennifer!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Posted on May 9, 2008 at 7:05 pm
  2. Great idea, I already have this punch so Im going to try it.

    Posted on July 7, 2008 at 7:46 am