Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Chick Challenge #5

CC05: Wow; I didn't really think making circle cards could be so much fun - or so fancy. I really enjoyed making this card for the Chick Challenges challenge this week. I don't have any scallop circle punches yet (I am really saving up to buy the Eyelet Circles and Lacey Squares from Spellbinder's Nestabilities) but, until then, I found an amazing tutorial from the Less Is More blog (can be found HERE) that addresses that problem that I had.

To make a straight border curved
  • Punch a length of paper with the border punch matching up the design as you go.
  • Cut off  a strip of the paper leaving a small border 1cm or about .5 inch.
  • Snip at regular intervals, from the straight edge through to an aperture close to the patterned edge, leaving that edge intact.
  • Slightly overlapping the sections, stick the strip behind the curved edge you wish to decorate.

Done - how amazing is that?! It really made things easier on me, because I've been searching everywhere for a scalloped punch (even eyeballed my Cricut machine but didn't find anything among my carterages either) but I didn't want to go out and spend money; but I did want to play in the challenge this week. 

Prima uses some great packaging that goes along with their flowers, one I had used clear words paper, so I cut it to size and added it to my card. So, I think it turned out great, I learned something new, and it looks good to send out to someone special.


Paper: Jillibean Soup
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co (Ippity Stamps: 'Simply Home' set)
Clear words paper: Prima
Ribbon: Michael's store
Button: Doodlebug
Metal key: 7 Gypsies Mini Keys (Antique Brass)
Scalloped punch: Martha Stewart


  1. This is really pretty, Jessica! Thanks for the tip on creating the circle border- I'm going to give that a whirl sometime!

  2. Jessica
    What a great tip for the border. Thanks for showing us.The little key on the button is such a great touch.
    Love your design.Thanks for entering the chick challenge this week.
    yor ippity chick - Barbara

  3. Wow, what a fantastic way to make the circle Jessica! Fantastic idea to use opposite colors and the lace/ribbon adds more beauty! I didn't have anything circular either, so I made my circle by creating a medallion/rosette. Love your clear words too! Thanks for joining us at Chick Challenges!


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