Create Scallop Borders for Scrapbook Pages

by Joannie McBride

In the June 2009 issue, we shared this delightful page and border strip idea from Kelly Goree. If you don't have premade scallop strips at home, create the same effect with one of these two techniques.


At the Zoo layout by Kelly Goree

At the Zoo by Kelly Goree. Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: American Crafts, October Afternoon and Scenic Route; Chipboard circle: Scenic Route; Letter stickers: American Crafts; Decorative trim: Creative Imaginations.


Option #1: Use a Circle Punch


circle punch step 1: scallop border

1. Punch enough small circles from cardstock to cover a 12" width.


circle punch step 2: scallop border

2. Glue the circles to your layout, slightly overlapping them.


circle punch step 3: scallop border

3. Pierce holes through circles on page. Place brads through holes.


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Something very simple and I love it !!
Tis is a great idea!! One more useful way to use my puncher:)
Scallop Borders
So Simple, but yet elegant and easy! I'm going to use this in my grandchildren's baby books. Thanks
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