Make Flower Embellishments from Scallop Die Cuts

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Scallop Circles used for Flower Embellishments

Scallop Circles used for Flower Embellishments

Turn scallop die cuts into flower embellishments in this free and easy project from The Best Vinyl Cutters by Samantha Baker.

 

We all know that scrapbooking supplies can add up in cost very quickly! It is by no means the cheapest hobby out there, but you can cut costs down by making a lot of your own embellishments. To me a vinyl cutting machine is worth every single dollar as I can make flowers, journaling shapes, stickers and so much more at only a fraction of the retail price.

 

Here on this layout, I created some super easy and cheap scallop flowers to use as embellishments. 

 

You will need:

Cardstock

Spellbinders Nestabilities

Embossing Folder

Big bold brads

Die Cut Machine

Scissors 

 

Steps:

1. Cut your cardstock into quarters.

2. Set up your die cut machine. If you are using a crank operated die cut machine, we love the Sizzix Bigshot with the Spellbinders Nestabilities. If you love electronic cutters, the Explore Air 2 is fabulous!

3. Cut out your scallop circles using your die cut machine. For my large flower I created two scallop circles that were different sizes so I could layer them up. The smaller circles are simply a single scallop circle.

4. If you have a crank operated die cut machine, you can use your embossing folder (dot, swirls and various other patterns will work) to add some texture to your flowers.

5. Use scissors to cut down each scallop towards the centre.

6. Hand cut a shape of circle that will be the centre of your flower.

7. Adhere a big bold brad, gem or similar embellishment, to the centre of your flower.

8. Slightly rough up the scallop sections to give the scallop flower a little bit of life.

 

A scallop circle can be used in so many ways! You can use it as a journaling spot, you can turn it into a rose by cutting a swirl from the outer edge to the centre. You could simply use it as a layer underneath a flower or photo, or why not create a beautiful sun with it! All cheap to do, when you make it yourself!

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