Saturday, May 10, 2008

My mega-scalloped card

For some reason, I got it into my head last night that I should see how big a scalloped edge card I could make using the Spellbinders long scalloped rectangle Megabilities dies. Of course it's been a day of constant interruptions. LOL! I've discovered that you can make a fairly big card though, and I do mean scalloped on three sides, not just the one edge that I've done previously.

Here's an example....

The sentiment is by Inkadinkado. The patterned paper is by K & Company and was embossed using the Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder. The tag die cut was made using a Cuttlebug die.

I used the largest of the long scalloped rectangle megabilities dies and a piece of cardstock cut to 6 1/2" wide and the usual 11" length. My original plan had been to put this through my Big Shot in partial Nestie fashion, but OOPS! I forgot that this largest die will not fit through the opening of the Big Shot sideways. This threw a temporary wrench in my plan. Then I realized that I could put those long narrow Sizzix cutting plates to work for me again. I was back in business!

The following is a re-enactment. You can tell because the scallops have already been cut. I decided after the fact that photos might be a good idea. I really did do this using my Big Shot, too, not my Scor-It. The Scor-It background just makes it so much easier to see what's going on, and I did use it to make my card fold.

I scored and folded my cardstock so that I had a card that was 5 1/2" X 6 1/2". I then ran my folded card through my Big Shot three times to cut the scalloped edges.

First like this....

That gave me one finished edge and the two corners. I did have the clear plate lined up properly when I ran it through, by the way. It was just easier to see that edge with the plate out of the way.

Then like this....

This put more scallops across the top and the bottom. Notice that I avoided catching either of those two long edges of the die in my clear plate sandwich so that I wouldn't cut into the card elsewhere.

And finally, like this....

This pass finished top and bottom of the card and left the folded edge untouched. Now I had a mega scalloped card measuring 5 1/2" X 6 1/4", and it really took minimal effort.

You do have to take some care to line up the scallops each time you move the die, but it wasn't too bad. Makes for a big fun card, too!

Just wanted to give you an idea of the actual size. I wasn't kidding when I said it was big. So, that's my mega-scalloped card--mega-scalloped not because it has big scallops, but because it's big, it does have scallops, and it was made using those great Megabilities dies. I just love tools that are so versatile! :-)


  1. Thank you so much for the photos included tutorial. I have learned so much here about using my nesties. Thanks again.


  2. It's gorgeous, Jay. :D



  3. This is gorgeous - never heard of megabilities - now I expect I NEED some!




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