Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Hearts and Scallops Tutorial

I learned this technique over the weekend at a training class and have used it on a few of my cards this week. I've received many PM's and emails looking for instructions, so here is a quick look at how to make the scallops.


I cut my hearts with cuttlebug dies, but you can use punches as well. I usually just punch out a bunch, but you could measure it out so you get an exact number.
I used Scor-tape to on the back of the strip that I'm applying the scallops to. This tape is awesome - and so reasonably priced. Plus it is much easier to peel off the paper backing - I'm always struggling with the red plastic strip on sticky tape!


Stick the hearts to the tape lining them up next to eachother. I place them so just a tiny bit of the base is showing through the "V" between the humps. I stick them down all the way to the end of the strip, then trim the end down with my trimmer.


Flip it over and you have nice even scallops! I've always struggled with using the SU corner punch to make scallops - it would never fail that I'd get to the end of my line and mess up with an overlapped edge or an extra piece of paper sticking up because I didn't punch close enough. This is an error free way 'cause you can always shift them a little if needed (as long as you don't press them down and gently lay them on the tape).



Here is my finished card. It was made with the new western set from My Favorite Things which is being released on Wednesday, March 5. Join us for the release party in the MFT Forum on Splitcoaststampers. I will be hosting a challenge to pick the next guest designer - it could be you!!


Thanks for looking and let me know what you think of this tutorial. PLUS I'd love to see projects you make with this technique!! Post them here in a comment.

30 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

thanks for the info on the scallops, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card, can't wait for the release.

Robin said...

I am so glad to know how to do this! I've seen so many cute cards using this technique and now I know how they do it. thanks so much for the info!!

Jessica Smith said...

what a cute card and a great idea for scallops.

Catherine said...

very cool, love your card =)

pescbrico said...

GReat technique and lovely boots! :)

Stacy said...

This card is so cute and thank you for yet another way to make a scalloped edge. I am always looking for an easy way to make a scalloped edge for beginners.

laos348 said...

What a great idea for making scallops - I need to give this a try! Thanks for the instructions.

Jessica said...

cool, great tutorial!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

FLIPPIN' FABULOUS!!! One of my favorites so far made with this set -- great job, Michelle!

Joan Petty said...

First visit from the UK to your webpage, but it will not be my last. I love your scallop technique using a heart shaped punch

arin said...

Cool idea to use hearts! I've used punched circles before but this is twice as fast. You're right - better than the corner rounder.

Danni said...

Thank you for sharing this! I could never make the other methods work....this I think I can do!

Rosanne said...

What a great idea!
Thanks

Tandra said...

OMGosh! I cannot believe what a SMART idea that is!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Cathy said...

Thank you sooo much for the onfo on the scallops...l just love your cards and this has been very helpful l just have to try this new technique out..l love it.Thanks again and have a great day

retiredheather said...

Love it love it love it. Thanks for the great technigue. I am going to use my cricut to make the hearts so I think I will make a bunch and have them ready. Thanks.
Retired Heather

Libby said...

What a GREAT idea, thanks for sharing!! And I LOVE your card, soooo cute!!

dasimonds said...

Such a wonderful Idea!!
Great tutorial...
Thanks for sharing...You make this
look pretty easy..I always mess up
with the corner punch too...Can't
wait to try this.
Your card looks Great!!
I love the colors..cute boots..
star and love the scallops!

debbiedee said...

great tip! I made a card quite awhile back using the photo corner punch to make a ric-rac effect. Never thought of hearts for scallops. TFS!

Gina K. said...

OMgosh!You're a genius!
Love it!
Hugs,
Gina K.

Jenn D said...

This is a fabulous idea to make scallops.

I hope you don't mind, but I used one of your color combos on my card, but I posted a link to your original post and gave credit to you for it.

http://igotstamps.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/03/springtime-in-t.html

Jenn

MichelleO said...

Love this card! I make these scallops with my different heart Fiskars Squeeze punch, it still amazes me how well the "scallops" turn out and why I didn't think of this years ago!

I love your blog and love your work, and this is why I tagged you on my blog as one of my favorite blogs I visit often!

www.donkeysmiles.blogspot.com

Thanks for all the inspiration!

Mindy said...

That is super cute! Love the colors you used.

Diane S said...

What a GREAT idea. Thank You so much for sharing.

Susan (rainy) said...

Love those boots!! And what a creative idea for the scallops!

Mauna said...

That is such a great technique. Thanks for sharing. I love your ideas!

Samantha said...

Wonderful tutorial!! Thank you for taking the time to share it with us.

Mandy said...

What a GREAT idea for scallops! Thank you for sharing! :)

jeannen2 said...

What a quick and easy technique for the scallops! TFS! Jeanne

Monica-FC said...

that is ever so cool. I have a heart punch so i am going to try this many thanks for showing this. :)

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