New Stampin' Up! Rub-ons
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Fun New Scallops - FABULOUS TIP!

FIRST OF ALL... I CANNOT TAKE CREDIT FOR THIS IDEA... I'm the first to admit that I can copy, borrow, and massage ideas with the best of them..  {grin}... but when I saw this idea on MJ's blog I RAN>>> {yep, RAN!!!} upstairs to my stamp loft to try this!!  Oh man.. this is the coolest thing since the combination of peppermint and chocolate!

READY?? Here we go..

We are going to make SCALLOPS the EAAAAAAAAAASY Way!!

(see the row of green scallops?)







and here is my finished sample:


Supplies used:

  • Bali Breeze DSP
  • Eastern Elegance Rub-0ns
  • True Friend, All Holidays and Totally Tabs
  • Rose Red, Apricot Appeal and Old Olive ink
  • Sponge Dauber
  • Build-A-Brad and 1/2" circle punch

I also used the Eastern Elegance Rub-ons in 2 places:





OK... so now... RUN, don't walk to your stamp room and try this!!  It's too fun!!

If you've clicked on MJ's blog you'll notice she cut the jumbo circle with Paper Snips rather than punch it.. either way works.. try both and see which you prefer. 

Have a happy Stampin' Weekend!

~ Patty


My Paper World

That's great! thanks for sharing! Your card is beautiful!


Wonderful tips! Thanks for sharing!!!


Well Patty now I have to RUUUUNNNN and order the scalop punch.... thanks for sharing. :)


Dannie Graves

What an awesome idea. I haven't had the patience to make those scalloped borders (I've only done 1) so now I can do it more often. TFS!


That is a great idea - I did see it on her blog but there were scissors involved, I never thought of doing it this way! I love those rub-ons, too - I may have to have another look at those in the catalog.


You truly are incredible !!! Great tips and gorgeous usual :)

Have a great day


love it- another reason to sell the scallop punch

Michelle Nadraszky

Very cool - thanks for sharing!

Deb Neerman

Very kewl! TFS!

And I love the card you used it on too!

Heather Summers

GENIUS!!! I know you're not taking credit, but hey, I'm giving it to you cause your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie Weiss

What a very pretty card, Patty. How DO these people think up these ideas????


GREAT tip and Gorgeous card Patty!


Your card is gorgeous and the scallop trick is too cool! I love the look of the scallop edges, but hate the work. This is *so* easy! Thank you so much for sharing this, Patty (and MJ)!!!

Deb Gerlach

OMG that is freakin' AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I'm off to my stamp room RIGHT NOW!


Patty, you rock! Your card is gorgeous!
Happy New Year
Hugs and smiles


What a totally clever idea! Thanks for sharing!



OH MY GOSH...NO way! I can't believe it. I am running (well, not really with a broken toe) downstairs to get that punch. This might even be better than chocolate!!! It has certainly changed my life. OK, you get the picture. TFS! I will be singing scallops all day. Janet in NC

Gail Owens

Oh my gosh, what a great idea. I'm off to the craft room to try this out.

Melanie Hopes

Wow! That is one of the best things i have learned in a long time. TFS

I will be hobbling down the stairs to try this as I have some broken toes too!

Love, Love, Love this idea.

Cheryl Miller

Love the Scallops tip!!! I can't wait to try it myself. I have my rub ons on their way.


Awesome, awesome, awesome!
P.S. Looked through your blog and added my name to your subscription. Just loved your Christmas in San Francisco shots! Though I live in Pacifica I have not gone downtown to revel in Christmas for a few years. Your pics reminded me what I have been missing and will definitely revel in all the glory of San Francisco at Christmas time next year! Thank you so much......
And most of all - love SU & YOUR BLOG!!
Pacifica, CA


Fabulous!! Love this card and all of the little tricks that go with it. Thanks Patty! Your blog is awesome!


OMG, this is too stinkin' clever. I am pulling my punches out right now to try it! Love it !!!


What a great way to make a scallop! Thanks so much!

Kari V.

That is a fantastic tip!!! I love it and can't wait to try it! Thanks so much!

Angie Tieman

Beautiful card, Patty! Love how you put everything together!


Wow...can't wait to do this scallop trick and share at my new're awesome!

Alexandra Hobson

This is awesome Patty - thanks for sharing! I love learning new ways to use your punches! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex


OK, I admit it. I am a bit dense. Did you cut the scalloped circle in more than one place to get it to lie flat? Yours looks so continuous and smooth while mine curls when I try to flatten it. Maybe I'm not quite getting it because it is past midnight...trying to find an excuse...but I luv your card!

mj albright

Your card is adorable Patty. Glad you like the technique:)
Have a wonderful day.


Great tip Patty! Thank you, I'm going to try this today for sure!

Heather Phillips

Awesome tip, thanks for sharing Patty!! I can't wait to try out this scallop trick. Thanks so much for all of the blog/web researching you do, you find a wealth of info to share with us and it is much appreciated :)


Your card is so beautiful and the tip is fantastic!! Can't wait to try it! Thanks!!!


OMG Patty! I LOVE this idea and I AM going to RUN upstairs to try it! Thank you so much! How cool. Can you tell I'm excited? LOL

Deb K.

Just wanted to say, "That's my girl!" MJ is member of my downline and we all just love her creativity it ooooozes out of her -- just like you, Patty!


I DID spend a day playing with this new technique..I then added your link to my blog. thanks so much for sharing this tip!!! Janet in NC


Wow! great tutorial! Love the idea of doing scallops that way, I'm going to go try it now! Thanks!

Jana Emmert

I saw the one on Mary Jo's blog, but I love your idea for punching a circle first. I can do that! Thanks!


Wow! Thanks so much for this tool tip! I used it to make a baby bib card that I cased from The card was a hit at the shower and with your tutorial it was so easy to make. THANKS SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SHARE!

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