Wednesday, April 15, 2009

scalloped frames with edge punches

A couple of posts ago, I showed the cards that I'd sent to Inkadinkado for their free stamp giveaway. MaggiLiz commented: Lovely cards. I have a question concerning the second card "Warm Wishes" I love the scalloped frame - but did you do that - was it a template or? It looks terrific.

It wasn't made with a template but with a border punch. Now I didn't come up with this idea. It's one that I'd seen while reading blogs, and I decided to see if I could do something similar. Naturally I hadn't taken note of any of the details, just the look. Oh well. More adventures. :-)

Here's what I started with....

That's a piece of scrap card stock, white card stock, and the Scalloped Scallops edge punch by EK Success.

I just wanted to show some of the measurements. When you punch, you're left with a 3/16" border.

The punched out area is 1 7/8" wide. I checked these to get an idea of what size to make my square because I don't remember how big I made the other one. Hey, it's been almost a month! LOL! But you need a square that's bigger than 2 1/4" on a side or you'll end up with a plain square frame because the inside scalloped part won't be connected at the corners.

This is a square that's 3" on each side. All I did was center the card stock in the punch using the silhouette on its base (I made the exposed design look symmetrical. That's what the arrows are pointing at.) and then I pressed the lever. I did that for each side.

This shows how squares of a couple of different sizes look. You can use any size that you want so long as you center your punch on the side that you're punching.

You can also use a corner puncher to add a little more interest to your frame as I did with the Fiskars scalloped corner punch up above.

You don't need to limit yourself to a square shape either. I made this rectangle frame by using a 3 1/4" by 5 1/4" piece of card stock. I punched the short sides as I described before. The long sides were punched twice.

And that's a quickie card that I made with a couple of the freebie Inkadinkado stamps and the rectangular scalloped frame. I stamped using Memento dye inks. The embellishments are Hero Arts bling and a Brides flower.

Don't forget--there's still time to get your cards in for the free stamp giveaway. They need to be postmarked with today's date, so just take 'em with you if you're procrastinating and mailing off your tax returns later tonight, too. :-)

Thanks for the comment and the question MaggiLiz! Hope that answers your question. :-)


  1. I love the technique and I love the quickie card. The stamps are adorable! Do you sell the Inkadinkadoo stamps? Or recommend someplace to buy from?


    Katie Scarlett

  2. I've purchased Inkadinkado stamps from a number of different vendors over the years, depending who was having a sale or who had what I was looking for in stock. I've bought online from Addicted to Rubber Stamps, 7 Kids College Fund, Stampers Dream, Pez-A-Doodle Design Studios, and Jacksonbelle Embellishments. I've also bought them at Joann's, Michael's, and Archiver's, if you have one of those stores near you.

    Those are the places that come to mind off the top of my head. No bad experiences in the bunch. Hope that helps!

  3. Wonderful tutorial. Your directions are clear and the photos really help. I've done the medallion thingy with my border punches, but never tried a rectangle. Guess that will be my next fun thing to try out.


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