Tuesday Tip: A full circle card front

Debra Burgin Scallop circle backEver since Stampin’ Up! included the Scallop Circle Bigz die in its catalog, stampers have been using this shape for card fronts and backs.  The problem is how to connect them!

081214 Debra Burgin Card holderYou may have used this method,  placing a folded piece of card stock so that the fold is inside the circle on the die.  When the cs is cut, the fold is not.

But sometimes you really want the whole circle.  So my solution is to cut two complete circles and score one of them so that six scallops are above the score.  This is the card back.  I adhere that flap to the inside of the front, creating a type of easel.  This allows a totally flat, complete front.

Using six scallops for the flap means that the bottom of the card will be resting on two scallops, not one, so it won’t rock.  You can see this in the top picture here.

Try this!

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3 Responses to Tuesday Tip: A full circle card front

  1. Kelly Wentling says:

    I always wondered how that was done! I don’t have this die, but will put it on my list now. I do admire the circle cards because they are different and something I hope to accomplish. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great tip. I’ve done circle scallop cards with the fold on the top but this is a great option. TFS.

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