Daily Archives: June 11, 2007

Scalloped Punches {C’est Bon}

I {heart} my Marvy Scalloped Punches! I held off for a long time. So hard to find them in Canada, hard to find them in on-line stores that ship to Canada and if you add taxes and shipping and duty…well….yikes! That being said, the first one I one I bought was the only one available at Michael’s…the scalloped square. Loved it! I just had to have the Giga scalloped circle. My local stamp store, Stamp Art, sold some Marvy punches and the owner was kind enough to order me one. Nancy is fabulous! If you want something, she will get it for you and she will ship it too!  Recently I just came across an on-line Canadian store in my area and I was able to purchase the scalloped oval. Too cute! I know I’m going to be trying it out soon!


What I love about Scalloped Punches…

  • Easy to use
  • Coordinate well with each other…the mega fits perfectly with the giga…etc.
  • The new clever lever is so easy on the hand
  • Great variety of sizes for layering
  • Sizes are color coded for easy use – Giga punches are all purple, Mega are all pink, etc.
  •  Scallops are in
  • Fresh, fun look

Gina K’s New Scalloped Frames and Doodles

This is just the cutest idea….Gina K stamps that perfectly fit the scalloped punches! So fun and easy to get the perfect border. Each set comes with four stamps…two to fit the outer scalloped shape and two to fit in its matching inner shape. I had the Giga Scalloped circle set and just bought the mega circle to match it so I have that set. Gina also carries sets for the Mega Scalloped Circle, the scalloped ovals and the square. I have a hunch there are more new styles on the way too!


Where to buy….

  • Gina K is now selling scalloped punches as well as her great coordinating stamps!
  • Papertrey Ink is taking pre-orders for their scalloped punches…the whole entire line!
  • In Canada, check out this on-line store I recently found…Scrappin’ Great Deals!
  • In London, Nancy from Stamp Art is excellent at ordering things in.

How to Use Them

  • stamp on them
  • Use as flowers
  • Punch patterned paper for a mat layer
  • use the negative space to sponge a shape
  • emboss them
  • pair them up with coordinating stamps

Funky Bird Card Design


For this card design, I was inspired by quite a few things, mostly my new punches and a new stamp set. This is a fun, funky card….a little different from my usual! I just had to try out this little birdie from my new Autumn Leaves set…so fun and so in right now! I stamped the little bird on the punched circle cardstock and then again on some designer paper by Basic Grey, the 6×6 Romani paper pack. After paper-piecing the bird, I watercolored his tail and then stamped the doodled frame around it. The Cool Caribbean layer was first stamped with scalloped stamp and then punched with the Giga Scalloped circle punch.

Quick Tip: It is generally easier to stamp the design first, then punch by flipping the punch upside down to center the stamping and then punch it out.

To make the card base, I knew I wanted to have the scalloped circle pop up above the card. To do that and to still be able to put it into and envelope, you just cut down the size of your card design the amount that you want the circle to stick up. For this card, I trimmed off 3/4″ off the bottom of this card. I then added a layer of the fun Romani 12×12 size paper, taking care to get the elements I wanted at the right places. After sponging the edges with Close to Cocoa ink, I tucked a little ribbon across the design and adhered to the card base. I then attached my scalloped image layer to the front of the card, being careful to apply glue just to the bottom 3/4 of the design so that it will flip when the card is openend. A darling Cherry Blossom Prima was added for interest. I couldnt’ resist pulling out my Crop-a-dile again. My Crop-a-dile week may be over but don’t think you won’t be seeing it again! LOL I inserted silver Making Memories eyelets into the circle designs on the paper. To finish it off, I stamped a saying from a new Hero Arts stamps set I picked up today that I feel goes perfectly with the card…Laugh every day.

Supply List:

Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White, Cool Caribbean – Stampin Up

Patterned Paper: Romani 6×6 paper pack, Romani 12×12 paper – Basic Grey

Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Giga Scalloped Circle set – Gina K Designs

Ink: Black, Close to Cocoa, pumpkin pie – Stampin Up

Other: ribbon – Michael’s, Prima Cherry Blossoms – Prima Marketing, silver eyelets- Making Memories, Crop-a-dile – We R Memory Keepers, large brad – Creative Impressions, Punches – Marvy