Have you noticed all the scallop embellishments and border punches lately? I see them everywhere on cards and scrapbook pages. I really love the look of the 12" x 12" scalloped paper, especially the glittery ones...but at $2 bucks a sheet or more, it can get pricey. Especially when what you really want is that outside scalloped border. Well, let's just create our own glittery, scalloped embellishments. All you have to do is cut white cardstock into strips and use your border punch to make the scallops. This particular border punch is by Fiskars and it cuts out the circles as it punches the scallops. I found mine at my local scrapbook store. Next, all you have to do is press the scalloped portion into a glue pad...I love to use The Essential Glue Pad. It comes with the glue refill bottle and it's important to refill your pad a little each time you use it. You get maximum stickiness that way. Then just use a piece of scrap paper and dump some glitter over the glued scallops. I used Martha Stewart glitter here, available at Walmart or Michael's.
I just love this card layout which I saw in the current Stampin' Up! catalog. I used strips of Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper, my glittered embellishments and some Vintage Buttons tied up with thin twine.
My Happy Easter sentiment was stamped with the Simple Alphabet set and cut and embossed wtih a Spellbinders Scalloped Die Nestabilities Template. The fun tulips are from one of my new favorite sets called Wishing You. I can tell it's going to be my go to set for Springy cards. The base cards are from Kraft cardstock, inked with Fresh Snow ink using Polka Dot Basics. The tulip layer has machine stitching around the outside top layer.
And here's a similar version of the cards, using different a Sweet Blush cardstock base and a different pattern of the Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday patterned paper. I MUST go add this sketch to my idea book, it's a keeper.
Tip: I used Scor-Tape (available at Papertrey) to secure down my glittered scalloped strip and the patterned paper strip.