Scallop Note Card Tutorial

Stampin up baskets and blooms basket and card

I saw it and I had to have it.  The new Bigz Scallop Circle (113468) creates bold and beautiful die cuts but also pops out scallop note cards in a flash.  Think adorable scalloped card sets.  Game over for me.

Here's a close-up of the die (5.5" x 6" x 5/8" thick).

Stampin up baskets and blooms die

I folded Basic Gray card stock to a  5.5 x 4.25 card and centered the wide, scored side on top of the die.  TIP:  Leave four scallops uncovered as shown.  This will be your "hinge."

Stampin up baskets and blooms die card stock

My delicious scalloped sandwich did a little do-si-do with my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.  Voil? . . . instant scallop card (roughly 4.5 wide x 4.25 tall,  for inquiring minds)!  Cuttlebug lovers don't despair.  The Bigz dies work beautifully in your lime fun factories.  Click here for my Big Shot 101 Tutorial, with exclusive details from the Stampin' Pretty "lab" on using the Bigz Dies in a Cuttlebug.

Stampin up baskets and blooms die cut card

Here's my finished card.  I topped my scalloped note card with a large Certainly Celery Circle created with Nestabilities Circles (purchased through Marcie at Cut @ Home) and my Big Shot.  Oh, yes, I also "needed" the Bigz Scallop Circle set #2, which offers two more sizes . . . I used the larger size of the two for the Whisper White die cut.

Stampin up baskets and blooms scallop card

I created a ribbon slide by whittling the Whisper White die cut circle with a Horizontal Slot Punch on each side. TIP:  To accommodate the width of the Pacific Point 5/8" Striped Grosgrain, I lined up and punched the slot twice, moving just a hint to the side, to make the opening larger.  My color choices are from this week's Splitcoast Color Challenge 192 (Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, Basic Gray).  TIP:  All SCS challenges are listed on my left side bar. 

Don't you love the way the crisp, white Santa rub-on (Old Saint Nick Rub-Ons) stands out on the Pacific Point card stock?  Ditto the "ho, ho, ho" sentiment on Basic Gray (3/4" Circle).  All Stampin' Up! rub-ons are on sale with a $20 purchase thru Nov. 30.  Click here for Rub-On Sale details.  I stocked up yesterday 🙂

I clipped the corners of the Santa layer with Stampin' Up!'s Ticket Corner Punch and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals to Certainly Celery.  The corners are dotted with micro brads.  TIP:  The blue in these Tropical Micro Brads works beautifully with Pacific Point.  You can find them at Just Brads.

The sentiment tops a 1" Circle of Certainly Celery and receives a touch of pizzazz with a tiny stick-on rhinestone.  Dimensionals divide the layers and anchor the base.

And the adorable basket?  Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Baskets and Blooms Bigz XL Die (113484) contributes the perfectly cut basket pieces.  Full recipe and details on Building a Better Basket (lots of pix) tomorrow 🙂


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Paper:  Basic Gray, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Pacific Point
Cool Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Bigz Scallop Circle (113468), Bigz Scallop Circles #2 (113469), Ticket Corner Punch (107214), 3/4" (107217) and 1"  (109046) Circle Punches, Nestabilities Circles (Cut At Home)
The Perfect Touch:  Old Saint Nick Rub-Ons (112844), Pacific Point 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (111370), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Tropical Micro Brads (Just Brads), Stick on Rhinestone


  1. Beautiful card! I love scalloped cards.
    No matter if they are circle, rectangle or square. I also love Top Note cards… Any shape out of the ordinary is cool!
    Hugs and smiles

  2. Mary,
    Thanks for sharing how you made your beautiful card! I love the card & bag together.

  3. I love this card and how you made these colors work! I’m crazy about those scalloped circles… you’re going to make me cave in and start buying these Big Shotz dies, aren’t you? 😉

  4. I am in agreement with all the other comments: you are AMAZING! And how DO you come up with all these ideas?!?! WOW!!!!
    I love the non-traditional colors also.
    I laughed-the picture before you decorated it-looks like a cookie. (maybe I am just hungry!:)

  5. Colleen Kramer

    Wow! SO many great details about this card. Thanks for the step by step tutorial…hands down, you are one of the best “virtual” teachers out there! Hmmm…scalloped notecards…must go get my SU wish list…

  6. Sweet! Love the non-traditional colors! The scallop is lovely!

  7. Wow … those rub-on’s really pop with these great colors .. fabulous card.

  8. I love, love, LOVE this color combo! I’ve been trying to find inspiration on how to use my Pacific Point cardstock, which has been pretty neglected ever since it came out… I think the color is gorgeous, I just have trouble pairing it up with other colors. I really like this combo, so I will be keeping it in the inspiration file.


  9. You’re killing me, Mary! How do you continue to come up with these ideas!?

    I made an attempt last night with these colors but it ended up in the trash bin. 🙂

    LOVE your interpretation for the challenge.

  10. I love this die and use it a lot! Pretty card Mary. Love the little matching tote too. Very pretty!

  11. Great ideas, Mary! Love the color combo and what you did with the card! Gorgeous little basket, too.

  12. Another beautiful presentation from Mary. That is so awesome. I’ll be getting my Big Boy for Christmas and I want to include this on my things to do list. Love the color combo. You are so gifted.

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