Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

June 09, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Classic Scallop Edgeabilities

Hi Everybody,

Today I am using an older Spellbinders die set and this one is the Classic Scallop.  It creates a lovely fancy edge to your cards but today I am going to show you how to it to use it in a different way.

The card is a 5x7 card and I have used lovely teal card in two different patterns - spots and stripes

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:

Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls from Want2Scrap


From Matting Basics A #7 cut two white panels for the base card and Hinge together
From Matting basics B #7 cut a colored panel 
From Matting Basics A #6 cut a patterned price of card and emboss 
 (Please remember that the smallest die is always #1)

These are the dies in the Classic Scallop set and it shows clearly the cutting edge to the die at the bottom. The other two are inserts that will give you the pattern that you want in your scallop. 
I am using the middle one for my card

To a piece of the colored card that is about 3 1/2 " (9cms) wide I have taped the cutting edge and the scalloped detail die and run it through the Grand Calibur

Then once this has been cut and embossed I have taken a piece of patterned card and trimmed it to the width I want. Mine is about 5cms (2")

Lay it onto the colored card and place the two dies at the other side and when you have it as you want it to look remove the patterned card and tape the dies in place and run them again through the Grand Calibur

Glue the embossed patterned and colored layers together but don't add them to the base card yet .
Add the patterned strip to the Classic Scalloped panel with foam pads in between them and  trim to fit the front of the card 

Plait some white ribbon through the scallops and then glue the ends in place neatly on the back

 Add this to the larger mats with foam tape to give dimension and then add all of these layers to the base card

Cut the With Love Sentiment several times and glue them together one on top of the other to create a nice thick wording. I have trimmed mine down a little and added it to the card in a central position.
Add a little Rose to the bow at the top of the card and three small pearls to the bottom right hand corner and there you have another pretty card to add to your repertoire 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. I love your tutorials. It never occurred to me to glue the sentiments one on top of the other.... duh...... I will be cutting and stacking a few to use when the mood takes me.

  2. very clever, love it, must get some border dies
    cheers kaye

  3. Beautiful card Christina in lovely colours. I do have this set in my box but unfortunately I have lost the outside scalloped edge die in my set! So annoying! The ribbon adds a lovely finishing touch!x

  4. Lovely card-great idea using the border dies. I have these and often forget about using my older dies.


  5. Hi Christina, another very pretty card. Thanks for sharing this great idea for our edgeabilities die. I'll have to off now to have a go, fingers xed. Janelle x

  6. Good morning Christina, A very unusual card ,prefer your other style,hope you don't mind me saying.Take care Jane B.

  7. Lovely card Christina, I've got this die set so I'll be having a go at this. Thank you!
    Maggie B x

  8. Oohs love this card it's so elegant xx

  9. Thanks for the tutorial Christina, I too have this die, so will get onto a project using it, funny how we tend to put our old dies to the back and they are forgotten about, thank you for reminding me!.....luv Ursula xx

  10. Good morning Christina and all
    What a lovely different card. Love the way you have used the ribbons and dies.

  11. Good Morning Christina :) It always amazes me how you come up with such wonderful and interesting techniques in using your dies! Thank you sooooo much for sharing and for all the work you put into your Tuesday Tutorials for us. You are a most generous Dear Lady. Enjoy a a lovely day. Big Hugs.

  12. great tutorial. i just love the sentiment die. lovely card.

  13. This is a very elegant design card . Love the colors.

  14. I love the idea of the criss-cross of the ribbon...I must try this on one of my cards...
    Beautiful card and great tutorial.
    Well done Christina

  15. Hi Christina
    What a lovely stunning card you've made for us today. I love the colours you've used as well.

  16. A lovely way to use the border die. Well done Christina - again ! xxxxx

  17. This is a lovely card to show off the border dies which I have but rarely use. Must get them out again and follow your tutorial. Thank you Christina x

  18. Great Tutorial Christina. Must have a try at this card. It's very pretty.

  19. Thank you again!! This is a set I have. Got them on a close out about a year and a half ago. Didn't really know how to use them. :) well now I do!!

  20. Very different and very interesting! I think I will be able to do this type of card myself. Thanks for the tutorial. Dianne

  21. Thank you for another informative tutorial. Love the EF you have used An all together beautiful card


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