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Scallop Window Card Tutorial

This card is good as a single or as an assembly line project. Base is black & card is white cardstock but colors can be adapted to use any colors. If you would like some one-on-one time to learn how to make this (or any other) project, contact me via the comment section or email me at chaotickristi @ gmail dot com.

Use 2-1/2″ Circle punch to punch out a circle in front top of white folded card. Next, glue white card to black base. Punch scallops (see below) and then layer them (start with largest on bottom). Add embellishment, button, etc to center of flower if desired. The trim is made from the scraps you saved (you did save, right?) and is meant to look like matching ribbon. Lay out and stamp them with same image used below. (can lay side by side & stamp 3-4 at same time with black ink) (NOTE: if you have Spellbinders dies in this size or similar this is a great project for that product!)

Paper sizes
Base: 4″ wide x 5-1/2″ tall Basic Black (Single)
Card: 8.5…

tutorial for the day

Assembly Line Card Making
How to make 12 assembly line style gatefold cards out of 10 sheets of 8.5x11' cardstock

Pick your papers! I suggest colors for card bases that coordinate with the focal pieces if using nuetral colors for your matting panels. Or, use neutral colors for the focal pieces & card bases and use color pieces for the matting panel pieces. Up to you.


6 sheets of card stock scored @ 2 1/8” & 6 1/8” then cut @ 4.25 lengthwise to make 12 gatefold card bases

3 sheets of card stock that you've cut down to 8x10. Now cut in half lengthways @ 4”. Then cut those 2 strips into 4 equal pieces measuring 4”x2.5” each for a total of 24 panel pieces (you will use 2 per card)

1 sheet of card stock you have cut down to 8x10.5". Now cut that lengthwise into 2” strips that are 10.5" long for a total of 4 strips. Now cut each of those strips into three pieces measuring 3.5”x2” for a total of 12 focal pieces (you will use 1 per card)


fall is here!

An ABSOLUTELY gorgeous morning with windows open, birds singing, cats out playing... and the dog snores on, LOL. I spent yesterday from 10:30am-1:30pm becoming a member of the Gulfport Gem & Mineral Society. Met some interesting people, had a tasty potluck lunch, and now to see where it goes from there. Still trying to find people who are really interested in Art Day with free tutorials. workshops, etc being held at my house monthly. Trying to be patient. Have thought about stalking people in the paper crafts aisle at Michael's & Hobby Lobby craft stores but am not quite to that point....yet.

No real plans for today other than St Pat's by 8am, home for some lunch, pack meals for work tomorrow & set out clothes... then PLAY TIME! Rainy weekend here has been really lovely. Saw some terrific great blue herons winging along the shore yesterday... may go back today with my camera & see if any of them are cooperative. Maybe down to the old beatup pier for some peli…