Watch Me Wednesday :: Creating a Scalloped Circle Card

So, since I did a video series last month, I thought to keep it going through April with a new theme…shaped cards! This theme was suggested by a blog reader and I thought it was a great idea to capture on video. It also helps me plan and know what to share each week. I’m not sure if I’ll continue new video series each month, but the videos will keep rolling, so long as I’m not completely exhausted or otherwise busy. Man, that sounded like law school at the end there…sorry about that!

For my tooth update, I took some meds and got some rest and was feeling so much better yesterday, so I’m sure to make it until my dental visit next week to fix my nuisance of a pocket between two teeth. Thanks for your suggestions and recommendations on tooth pain remedies.

Alrighty, onto this card I made to share today. It’s a scalloped circle card, which in my opinion is one of the most popular shaped cards created – circle/scalloped circle. Anyway, I wanted to use some of my new Crate Paper Emma’s Shoppe collection.


For this card design, I used four-five different dies. Using dies is one of the easiest ways to create shaped cards; however, not the only way! Stay tuned to future episodes in this series on other ways. I prefer shaped cards that show off the full shape without the fold, so I hide the fold by adding it to the back of a second shape. You could also have the fold slightly show or add the shape on the card front to hide the fold line. There are a few different options there and it depends on your personal preference.

Take a look at this video on how I created this card:

Please note: You may view this card in the October 2011 issue of Cards magazine. The video will be replaced after November 2011.

This video may also be viewed on YouTube in HD. Please note, if the video stops during playback, pause the movie and allow it to load completely. HD videos take a little longer to buffer due to their size. Thanks for watching!


To use up some of the excess patterned paper from creating this card, I also designed a coordinating pillow box. This can be given as a gift along with the card for that special person who’s turning…32! Seriously, I had no one in mind when making this card. I thought of everyone I could, but no one popped in my head. So, I used “32” the big number for me this year! HA

Here’s a close-up of the pillow box. First, I stamped the polka dot background. Next, I added three strips of patterned paper, then added zig zag stitching. I assembled the box and added the floral trim, twine, and stamped tag with a button.

That’s it for now! Have a great day!

Stamps :: Papertrey Ink – big birthday wishes, mega mixed messages (pillow box); DeNami Design – polka dot background (pillow box)
Ink :: Close to My Heart – cranberry; StazOn – white (distress edges)
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink – lemon tart, white, pure poppy
Patterned Paper :: Crate Paper – emma’s shoppe 6×6 collection
Embellishments :: May Arts – twine; Buttons and Such Etsy Store – buttons; Making Memories – floral trim (pillow box); Craft Supply – merchandise tag
Tools :: Papertrey Ink – by the numbers dies; Lifestyle Crafts – banners & arrows, pillow box; Spellbinders – grand scalloped circles, standard circles large + small; Provo Craft – cuttlebug


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  • SueB - Round cards are normally difficult for me. Your card and pillow box are both awesome. I love the color palette for your card.ReplyCancel

  • Jude - Awesome card and pillow box. I learned a new way to make a shaped card! I’ve always welded my cards with my Gypsy or Design Studio but was limited the size of the card because of the cardstock I was using. TFS your talent! JudeReplyCancel

  • Kisha - Hi Ashley! This is a great card and I’m so very happy that you’re doing shaped cards (videos) this month. You don’t know how many shaped cards I’ve created and trashed. I created my shape/bend differently, I would cut mine and the folded crease would show. I will definitely use your tutorial/method and try shaped cards again. Thanks for the inspiration to try shapes again:)ReplyCancel

  • Ruth S - Great card Ashley – I can see I’m going to have to add a Grand Calibur to my wish list for those die cuts! My Cuttlebug won’t fit the nice big scallops, but until then I will be inspired to make some cute shaped mini cards and tags!!! Thanks for the video!
    And btw, I have a little something at my blog for you today – check it out if you like 😉
    Hugs, Ruth S

  • Diane Jaquay - Oh WOW, these are FABULOUS, Ashley! I have some Emma’s Shoppe paper and it’s some of my favorite. You’ve combined the patterns beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - I like how you showed how to make the card one shape without a fold on the front. The colors, shapes, patterns are all perfect. Fabulousness ensues 😀ReplyCancel

  • Treva - Beautiful card and gift card holder and thanks for the tutorial on creating shaped cards.ReplyCancel

  • Clouds - amazingly cute Ash! luv luv this card, and i’ve got the fever for using nesties, all thanx to you 🙂

    C 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Gabby - Fun, funky, fun! Love it! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Theresia - Dear Asley, I just love this card, thanks for the idea I am so inspired by this one, so great. Thanks 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia/LittleTreasures - So fun to make shaped cards, I usually forget about it!!! I love the Bright Red 32, it all makes for a great card.ReplyCancel

  • Ruza - Ashley … Thank you sooo much for the video! I was wondering how those cards were made. ;DReplyCancel

  • Ruza - P.S. Your card is gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ruza - Thank you for the tutorial! I created my first shaped card.

    Here’s a link …

  • Kari Bell - i’m a few weeks behind but really enjoyed watching this video. i loved seeing the distressing white ink, how you made the shaped card (i typically avoid them, but not now!), and how you futzed around with the numbers to get them just right. thank you!!ReplyCancel

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