Jan 25 2008

Stamp Simply Challenge #19 – The Scalloped Edge

Challenge #19 – Keyword ssnotime19-There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

Todays challenge is to incorporate a*scalloped edge*into your project. There are NOSCALLOPEDPUNCHED SHAPES OR DIE CUTSCALLOPED SHAPESALLOWED!!! (Please read the list below for clarification)You must create a scalloped edge anywhere on the card, but anEDGE to a panel,not a punchedscalloped shape, no Nestability scallop shapes– but a scalloped edge you created.No other rules just have fun! But remember, the theme of my challenges in generalis to *stamp simply*, so lets just keep that in mind!

Here’s some ideas on how to create a scalloped edge:

  1. Use scalloped scissors
  2. Make scallops with a non-scallop punch, such as a corner rounder with the guard removed or the slit punch
  3. You may use a scalloped lace punch, like by Fiskars or Martha Stewart, those type are OK because they are edge punches
  4. You may use a scallop shapepunch or Nestability die (rectangle, square) ONLY IF you somehow layer them or cut them apart so you have only an edge scallop, not the full rectangle or square exposed
  5. You may create a scallop by overlapping punched circles
  6. You may use an actual piece of real scalloped lace
  7. You could use the scalloped edges from paper doilies
  8. Editing to add: You may use the scallop strip in a paper pack, like Crate usually has scallop strips in them, just make sure you turn it into an edge scallop
  9. Editing to add: My main point here is I just don’t want you to punch or die cut a scalloped rectangle, put it on your card, and say it counts — IT MUST BE AN EDGE — and anything you can transform into an edge scallop is OK.
  10. Editing to add: And you may use a Punched or Nestie shape of any sortfor your focal image as long as you have the required scalloped edge.
  11. Be creative — can’t wait to see what you come up with!!!!

Remember when you upload to use the keyword above, followed by a comma.Please come back here to post (as a comment) that youve played, and provide a linkso I can check out your card right away. You can find all cards uploaded for this challenge by clicking Gallery Submissions Here.

Some wanting to play said they have never uploaded before. If thats you and you need help uploading, just go to my Challenge No. 1 here.


Here’s my sample. I made my scallop with the corner rounder, guard removed. Then I punched my holes with the Cropadile. To get them exact, you know that little dimple that comes when you punch with the corner rounder — well, it is in the center, so I first took my piercing tool and just punched that dimple into a hole so I could easily see it. Now, with an easily visible mark, and adjusting the depth of my Cropadile, it was super easy to get perfectly placed holes!

The white panel is stamped with Pretty in Pink and the floral background stamp and the edges are sponged lightly with Purely Pomegranate. The image and sentiment are stamped with ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan, the Always circles is up on a dimensional, the ribbon is the Chocolate Taffeta. The berries are gone over with the Pink Spica Glitter Pen, but it doesn’t really show up much in the photo. It adds a beautiful, sparkly touch IRL!!!

  • Stamps: Always, Floral
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
  • Ink: Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate, Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan
  • Accessories: Taffeta Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Piercer, Cropadile, Sponge, Spica Glitter Pen, 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ Round Punches

That’s it!!! I love scalloped edges and can’t wait to see what you all come up with!!! Hope you can find the time to play if you are so inclined and, as always, thanks much for stopping in!!! Have a great weekend!!!

80 responses so far

80 Responses to “Stamp Simply Challenge #19 – The Scalloped Edge”

  1. leslierich says:

    Oh, I love what you did with the bird–holding the branch in his beak. A gorgeous card! Scallops are my favorite, too!

  2. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Very pretty card– fun challenge too!!!

  3. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    Beautiful. Love the floral background on this one and even the bird. LOL I have to admit it is a pretty bird with the swirlie details on it. Here’s mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/788447?cat=5806

  4. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Oh, I got so excited when I saw SCALLOPS as I JUST got my scalloped ovals and rectangle nesties yesterday!!!! Then I read on and saw that we were NOT to use nesties or die cuts, lol!! Sharon, this is a great challenge. I just love the look of scallops, they really dress a card up! I love what you have created here and I love your scalloped edge!!! I look forward to playing sometime this weekend, but for now, it is off to work. Have a wonderful day:)

  5. Dawn E. says:

    Yah! Wonderful challenge Sharon! This is the only way I really know how to make scallops. I don’t own those Nesti’s unfortunately. Nor do I own any good scallop scissors. I do it the slit punch or corner rounder way every time 😉 Will do this today for sure!
    Your card is beautiful! That bird stamp is gorgeous!
    Thanks for the challenge!

  6. Heather T. says:

    I must admit I haven’t used my scallop scissors in a long time but this card just seemed to need the scallop edge to match the petals.
    It is here on Splitcoast:
    and on my blog here:

  7. Juliann says:

    Beautiful card, what a sweet little bird too!

  8. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon. Your scallops are perfect.

    I love not working on Fridays because it gives me the opportunity to play in your challenges. Here’s my non-punched scallop card — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/788548?cat=6559

  9. Betty says:

    Sharon…your card is beautiful!!!!

    Here is my entry. If I did it wrong…used the wrong concept for my edge…let me know…..


    Thanks…this was fun!!!!!

  10. Oh my goodness, that card is BREATHTAKING! Very beautiful!

  11. Kiko says:

    Gorgeous! Putting the branch in the bird’s beak adds a wonderful dimension. Great info on making scallops!

  12. Silke Ledlow says:

    Sharon – this is another fun challenge…. Here is my card – I also kinda combined with the challenge you had yesterday!!!


    By the way, your card is another beauty!!!

    Have a good weekend

  13. Stacy SCS Twinshappy says:

    Sharon this is beautiful! I love the scallop edges also, just did one yesterday. Thanks. I will play later.

  14. Karen says:

    I love scalloped edges too Sharon. I just got my fiskar’s edge punch yesterday and was playing with it and came up with this fun card. I hope you like it.


  15. FubsyRuth says:

    Gorgeous card Sharon – love that bird! Here’s my card for the challenge:

    You’re doing a fabulous job – this is the second time in a week that you’ve reminded me of a great technique! Many thanks!

  16. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    Beautiful card, love the scallops. First time I have tried to use the corner rounder for scallops, wasn’t as hard as I thought. Thanks Sharon for giving me that little push. Here’s my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/788759?cat=500&ppuser=118730

  17. Stacy SCS Twinshappy says:

    Here is mine Sharon, Thanks again for the challenges!


  18. genevieve says:

    This is simply beautiful! Thanks so much for the great tips! I used my slit punch for the scalloped edge. I actually combined mine with this week’s sketch challenge:


  19. Mary says:

    I love your “Always” card, especially with that pink Floral BG. Very pretty! I got this stamp set as a gift a few weeks ogo and it still is not mounted. “No time to stamp”!!
    You inspire all of us & thank you for that, I just wish I had the time to make all these beautiful cards that you come up with. You are very talented!!.

  20. Libby says:

    Once again your challenge fits the card I made/uploaded just last night – I hope you don’t mind me linking to something that I created just BEFORE reading your challenge! I used the corner rounder for my scallops – one of my favorite techniques! I’m about to go stamp some more – if scallops make their way onto my card today I’ll link again. 🙂

  21. Lynda Benden says:

    Oh Sharon, your card is beautiful!!! I definitely want to play!!! I’ll let you know!


  22. Judy says:

    Sharon, thanks for the fun challenge. who doesn’t love scallops.. your card is just lovely.
    here is what I came up with.

  23. nancy littrell says:

    I came home to a couple of orders. I just mounted Always and I now have 3 more new DP’s from SU. I need a masculine B-day card for Denny and a swap design. Just need to find the time, but I am working on it 🙂 Can’t wait to play. Scalloped edges are my very favorite edge. TFS

  24. DeborahLynneS says:

    Fun challenge, thanks, Sharon!!!

    Quick, but here it is– I really don’t like the twine on the buttons, but good for now–


    Thanks for checking it out!!!

  25. Leslee says:

    Another great challenge Sharon! Thank you.
    Here’s my card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/789044?cat=all&si=ssnotime19&what=keywords
    I was able to try several new techniques on this one. Very fun!
    Your card is super! I love the colors together.
    Thanks again!

  26. DeborahLynneS says:

    Well, the twine was driving me nuts!! I went and cut it off and edited my photo– here it is again– boy oh boy!!!


  27. Dawn E. says:

    Thanks for the challenge Sharon! I posted mine on my blog and will load it to SCS this evening if I can!

  28. Thanks for the challenge this week Sharon. I posted mine in my
    scs gallery here:


  29. Connie R. says:

    Love your card. I’m new at all this. I’ve never entered a challange and decided to enter a card I made for a friend of mine on Christmas. I’m sure I’ll get better as I go. (Hopefully):)

  30. Karen says:

    What a fun challenge Sharon. I had to do one more today.


    Thanks for looking. I appreciate your comments. Have a great weekend.

  31. Sue B says:

    Oh wow! This is a popular challenge! Here’s my card:

    I love yours, Sharon. That bird is just wonderful.

  32. Lisa (lakind) says:

    Oh, I just love this card! That floral bg stamp has always been a fav of mine and this new set is I think the best new one in the catalog! I love the colors, too! I don’t know what I’m going to do when they retire these In Colors! I love them all, especiall that pomegranate!

  33. Susan says:

    Here’s my hand cut scallop!!! This was a blast for me, because I love to fussy cut. Thanks for your inspiring challenges.


  34. Jerri Jimenez says:

    A very beautiful card Sharon. Another way to make a straight scallop edge is to punch a scalloped circle, then take a punch/die circle that is not scalloped and is a size smaller and punch that circle out of the larger scalloped circle just punched. Take scissors and cut through one side, then pull your circle out straight and you’ve made a straight edge. The length of your piece will be determined by the size of circle die/punch that you use. Nestabilities is perfect for this technique. Have a great day Sharon!

  35. This is such a beautiful card Sharon! The colors are so pretty together! Your scalloped edge turned out perfectly! Thank you for such a fun challenge! I left my challenge card over on SCS and my blog…


    Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Toodles! 😀

  36. Here’s mine!
    Fun stuff Sharon! Thanks for those great weekly challenges. They keep me on my toes!

  37. Kelly Jo says:

    This is the first challenge I’ve participated in- posted my card and here’s a link!


  38. Vicky Gould says:

    Here’s my feeble attempt:


    I sure enjoy your challenges, Sharon – thanks for posting!

  39. Susan says:

    I am playing along with you. I have 2 cards posted on SCS for the challenge, and putting one up today on my blog. Great challenge! Thanks!!!

  40. nancy littrell says:

    Sharon, I just added my kick stand card to your ssnotime16 challenge. I used scallop scissors for the edge and scallop circle punch for the main image. Enjoy, Nancy


  41. Love this card — the colors are beautiful! I made a card yesterday with scallops, and then I saw your challenge! Definitely a happy coincidence! Here’s my card: http://flowersandink.blogspot.com/2008/01/using-up-leftovers.html

  42. Bonnie aka raduse says:

    What?! No fair, my punches are collecting dust then this weekend. 🙂 Ok, time to dust off the sissors then but I have to find them first. Be back later.

  43. Here is mine:

    I loved the inspiration piece today – my card isn’t really like it as far as color goes, but there are similar elements. I did use a scallop punch for my sun, but that’s not my scallop – I have it on an edge!

    Thanks for the great challenge, Sharon!

  44. Marilyn (mlj-mlj) says:

    What a gorgeous card, Sharon! I just love scalloped edges- thanks for the fun!
    Here is my take: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/790331?cat=500&ppuser=35700

  45. marisa (whiterockmama) says:

    Can I cheat and submit a card I made a while back?? Hope to get to another one done as well as I love scalloped edges (thus all my scalloped punches and if it works out nestability scallops). Here’s my baby card.


  46. Jen70 says:

    Great challenge, Sharon! I’m so happy I got to play this week. Here’s my card.

  47. Susan Hall says:

    Just learned how to do the scallop with the 3/16 cornor rounder. I learn new stuff everyday stamping,I loved your card and cased it. I hope you donot mind I just made a few changes. http://www.susanscornor.blogspot.com Susan

  48. CarrollAnn says:

    I loved your card so much, it inspired me to make one too! Mine is on my blog and also at SCS here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/790772?cat=500&ppuser=94252 Thanks for the challenge, Sharon!!!

  49. Elizabeth says:

    Ummm, does scallop edge to a cake layer count?? I hope so.


    Thanks for a new challenge!

  50. Angie says:

    So THIS is where I read the scallop challenge! LOL! I blog-hop a little too much and lost track of where this challenge was. Well, I did it! I got 2 cards with scallops on them. One was made using the corner rounder and the other is with a piece of sticker rickrack stuff (I covered half the rick rack to make it look like scallops). Here’s the link to my gallery and one to my blog…

  51. Barb Mann says:

    Hi Sharon, I just love all your beautiful cards. I finally did one of your challenges – WaHOO! You can see my card here:
    I didn’t know if it was going to work but it did. Hope you like it.

  52. Thanks so much for another great challenge. In all honesty, I had never created a scallop edge before. This was really fun and I’m glad I learned how! I posted on my blog and will upload to SCS once I have a chance. http://thebuckstampshere.blogspot.com/2008/01/sharons-challenge-yes-im-obsessed-fan.html Thanks again and have a wonderful day! 🙂

  53. Helen says:

    Here is my card for the scallop challenge. I have been working with things that have some vintage look lately, and the scallop part just seemed a good fit for the crochet trim. It was fun to do a challenge again, Helen


  54. Deb Neerman says:

    Hi Sharon, happy Sunday!

    I created a card for your challenge (love playin’ … thanks for having such interesting challenges) and I’ve posted it on my blog: http://debneerman.blogspot.com

    For some unknown reason, it’s not showing up in the SCS gallery. It’s in my personal gallery though …

    Thanks again and have a great week!

    Hugs, Deb

  55. Belinda says:

    Yay! Finally able to sit down and stamp! I hope this met the requirement. I’ll admit that I’m really bad at reading directions. 😛



  56. Rose Ann says:

    Your card is so beautiful!! I love the colors and Floral background! Of course of love the scallops too!

  57. Susan says:

    I’m back today, ’cause this one cuda qualified for your #19…just wanted to show you another way cool scallop…it came this way in the packaging for the Fancy Pants from the garden clear stamps, that’s for looking


  58. Jessie/Knightrone says:

    Here is mine, thanks for another fun challenge. Both the cards I did, were so simple, but the scalloped edge really makes them look rich!! Love it!!

  59. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Better late than never, lol!!!! Here is my card for your wonderful challenge Sharon. Life has been really busy lately, but glad I finally got to play!! I will be back later or tomorrow to comment on all the other wonderful cards:) Thanks Sharon:)

  60. SmilynStef says:

    Now I’ve apparently got scalloped edges on the brain, so I had to try another.


  61. Rae (RaeBobcat) says:

    Fun challenge…And right after I just purchased a really pretty scallop edge stamp! Here is my little card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/791800?cat=7173

  62. Cheryl says:

    Here is my addition for the Scallop using scissors. I also combined with the Featured Stamper.

  63. doris says:

    I just love it! Your card is so, oh how to explain in simple words:P just great;)

  64. nancy littrell says:

    Another scalloped edged card using the SU rounded corner punch. This is a b-day card for Denny’s 65th……so just had to be special 🙂 Enjoy, Nancy


  65. Adair says:

    Sharon, here is my addition to your challenge. You gave me an excuse to use my retired SU scallop scissors…I love them!

  66. Bev says:

    Great card you made. I used scalloped scissors I am not happy with. Need to practice using the corner punch. Here is the card I made. I am enjoying using the Petal Prints set I bought from you. Thanks.


    Bev J.

  67. Jana Emmert says:

    I’m hoping this qualifies. I made my scalloped edge using the scallop circle punch with the center cut out and then straightened out. Clear as mud, right?
    Thanks for looking!

  68. Deb Neerman says:

    Hi Sharon:

    Just wanted to let you know that for some reason, I still can’t get my card for this challenge to show up in the SCS’s gallery!

    Could you take a fast look for me and see what I’m doing wrong?

    It’s very frustrating and it’s just this image that refuses to go into your challenge gallery! I entered another (Allison’s BasicGrey challenge–fun! ), challenge today and it uploaded fine to her challenge gallery.

    Grrrrrrr, I hate it when computer’s act like stubborn smarty-pants!

    ~Hugs, Deb

  69. Donelda says:

    Finally squeezed in a scalloped edge. I combined it with the Try a New Technique challenge today!! Thanks for the challenge!!


  70. Anita says:

    Wow, that challenge was harder than I thought it was going to be! Using those little scallop scissors was hard – but I did it! Thanks for the challenge – I think!


  71. Allison says:

    Wow…look at all the players this week! Here I am posting at the last moment too!


  72. Karen says:

    I am getting better with my embossed border punch. I dampened the paper to get a better embossed image. Please take a look and let me know what you think. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/801763?cat=500&ppuser=5282

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