Monday, February 15, 2010

Scallops made simpler

I have been getting a lot of questions about scallops lately.  I thought that tonight I would highlight a few older posts that might be helpful if you are trying to make scalloped shapes.


If you want to make a large page with tiny scallops around the edges, check THIS POST from last March.  The file is made with Storybook.


 If you need a full page with larger scallops, check THIS POST from last January.  The file uses Plantin Schoolbook.

 If you need a full page circle with a frame option and medium size scallops check THIS POST from last February.  This file is made with Plantin Schoolbook.

If you are looking for a scalloped square within a square in a file that is adjustable (so it can be resized to suit your project and easily copied and pasted) check THIS POST from 2008.  The file is made with Accent Essentials and George.

If you would like an adjustable file with several variations of scalloped circles and frames check THIS POST, also from 2008.  The file is made with Plantin Schoolbook.

If you'd like an adjustable scalloped circle made with George, check THIS POST.

If you want to cover a "12 bump" chipboard album, check THIS POST from last June.  The file is made with Plantin Schoolbook and is adjustable so it can be used for many other projects.

If you want to cover an "eight bump" scalloped chipboard album, check THIS POST from last February.  The file is made with Plantin Schoolbook and it is also adjustable.

Most of my projects using scalloped shapes have a label and can be found by scrolling back through THIS LINK.  I sometimes forget to add all of the possible labels (checking the labels on old posts would be a good "rainy day" project but I haven't had time to think about doing this!).

If there is enough interest, I might offer a class on creating scalloped shapes - let me know if you'd like that by leaving a comment on this post.

I have still been very busy helping our neighbors so if you have emailed me or left a comment with a question thanks again for your patience.  I will try to catch up as soon as I can.  If it is something really urgent, go ahead and email again to move your questions to the top of the list as I work my way back through the recent messages.


  1. I appreciate your posting all of the links to the scallops you have created. I love using scallops on many of my projects and you have now made that even easier to do.
    As always thank you for sharing all you do.

  2. Thanks SOOO much Diane.. You are such an inspiration. I appreciate the time you take to make these files and share. :)

  3. Thanks Diane - I so appreciate when the projects use cartridges I own!
    My best to your neighbors - we lost our house to a fire Dec 23, 2001 - not an easy Christmas for any of us - our children were 6.5 and 2. It's a long road to recovery! But most importantly everyone is healthy!
    They are in our prayers.

  4. Thank you for all your wonderful have made my experience with design studio to much better than it had been!!
    I have a question though. I have heard so much about Make The Cut and have thought about getting it but have heard so many scary things about it messing up the cricut. What are your thoughts on this...I know that you can't guartee anything but I am curious what you think.

    Thanks for your input!

  5. Hi Donna,

    I am glad to hear that my blog has been helpful to you.

    The Design Studio software does have limitations. I am generally able to do what I want using only the Design Studio but many people are big fans of the third party alternatives. I have been told that some (but not all) of the benefits of these other software programs will be added to Design Studio - but we have been waiting a long time for that to happen!

    I don't know of anyone who has had a problem with one of the "other" software programs damaging their Cricut but you are right - I can't guarantee that it wouldn't happen either. You just have to decide if you are willing to take any risk involved.

    If your Cricut is over a year old, the warranty is over so you would need to replace the machine in the event of a "disaster" (but I do think that would be fairly unlikely).

    I am sorry if all I did was to confuse you more!


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