Monday, January 19, 2009

Simple Scalloped Full Page Square

A new Design Studio user asked me for some help in making a full page scalloped square similar to the scalloped paper available in stores. Due to the "uncuttable" area at the edges of the 12 x 12 mat, we can't cut to the very edge of the paper so I made this slightly smaller than full page - it looks nice centered on a page with the outer border of background showing in another color.

I also made a scalloped frame for a full page (as seen above) in the same file. You can do some mixing and matching with these cuts. Here is the center square from the frame layered on the full scalloped square.

Below is the scalloped frame on top of the full scalloped square

The offcut is slightly asymmetrical but don't throw it away... you can trim it and use the pieces for the edges of cards.

Below are some examples (you know how I hate to waste paper!)

Offcut corner set in slightly from edge on a 5 x 7 card.

A piece of the offcut border as an edge on 5 x 7 card.

Offcut corner flush to the edge of an A2 card.

A strip as a border on an A2 card.

Since this was meant to be used for a 12 x 12 page and cut on the Expression, I used Plantin Schoolbook to create the file. To make the file more quickly, I welded the scallop strips available on the cartridge together instead of using individual circles to create the edge.

These make a lovely backdrop for many types of pages - here is a sneak peek at the beginning of a Valentine's Day page...more about the cut in the corner coming soon

Full Page Scalloped Square and Scalloped Square Frame


  1. beautiful!! Can't wait to get my DS software so I can try this out. I think the scalloped square gives a great backdrop to pages.

  2. Hi Diane! I like how you give us your ideas for the scraps too! And I can't wait to see the cut in the corner...that is beautiful. Thank you for the cut file! :):)


  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I will be using this soon. Diana

  4. Thank you for creating and sharing this. I've had it on my todo list forever but just never can bring myself to sit down and do it. And now I don't have to!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


  5. Thank you very much Diane, I never throw away any scraps either LOL! Double duty file.

  6. Hey twin! Go over to my blog and see what you got!

  7. Diane~ Thank You for sharing your designs with us! I love your work and the wonderful ideas you share. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Oh goodness! Thank you for sharing! I've been meaning to try making these.


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