I started with an 8 by 8-1/2" piece of paper folded so that my folded piece was 8-1/2" by 4". Then, I just stuck my paper into my paper cutter to angle my edge. To get the angle, simply measure in 3/4 of an inch to an inch in on each side at the top. Then, you have a perfect line from that point down to to the corner to line up and get it straight.
From there, it's time to embellish! I used my sewing machine to sew up the sides and to give it a little flair. I used strips of paper down the center and my slit punch from Stampin' Up to create my scallops on both sides of my center piece of patterned paper. The little tag is just one from my mini-tags dies from Cuttlebug. The stamp "Just For You" is a small Hero stamp. I added some adhesive backed pearls on my scallops and then I did something fun. I had extra of this patterned paper and I just cut out the flower and used a mini-glue dot to attach it to the front of my "purse." I think that's what made this fun! I attached my satin ribbon "handles" with pink mini brads and then took a strip of pearl paper and paper pierced it to look like a faux top stitching. It was fun putting all the little details into this.
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2008 GMT Views: 1700
Registered: April 25, 2005 Location: Billings, MT Posts: 3650
Sat, Mar 01, 2008 @ 12:00 PM
I'm sure someone can explain the scallop better than me... but.. here goes my attempt! You just cut a strip (about 1-1/2" will do) of paper and then run your slit punch down one edge making sure that the edges of the slit line up. When you are done with the strip, you can just peel away the extra and you have your scalloped edge!