Corner Rounder - Making Scalloped borders

by Beate Johns

Use your corner rounder to add scallops to your cardstock.


  • Corner Rounder

  • Cardstock

  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    Carefully pull the corner guide off the corner rounder.

  2. Step 2 Straight Border

    Turn your corner rounder upside down so you can see the bottom of it. Line the edge of your cardstock up with the edge of the punch.

  3. Punch your cardstock to create your first scallop.

  4. Step 3

    Line the left end of the corner rounder up with the right end of your first scallop.

  5. Punch again to create your second scallop.

  6. Step 4

    Continue to line your corner rounder up with the last scallop and punch out more scallops until your entire edge of the cardstock is done.

  7. Step 5 - Scallops on Circles

    Turn your corner rounder upside down. Line the cardstock up straight with the edge of your corner rounder bottom.

  8. Punch your first scallop.

  9. Step 6

    Line up the edge of the corner rounder with the end of your first scallop.

  10. Punch your second scallop.

  11. Step 7

    Continue to add scallops until you can't fit anymore on your circle.
    Sometimes it doesn't just add up right.

  12. Step 8

    Use scissors to cut of the leftover piece.
    If that creates a noticable gap, place some ribbon or hardware stragetically over it when finishing your project.

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I need to get this corner shaper with the option to remove the lil' feet.....mine doesn't do this......!
Susanne527  |  Tue Jul 21, 2009 at 9:08 PM
Thanks for this excellent tip - unfortunately my corner stamp can't do this so i'll have to buy another one as I love the scolloped edge. Are these using the medium or large punch?
Sami-squid  |  Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 10:16 AM
Sami-Squid, I used the corner punch Stampin' Up! is currently selling in the US catalog. It says it's a 3/16" corner rounder.

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Beate  |  Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 11:33 AM
I've seen the tutorials on scalloping circles and straight edges with the corner rounder. How can you do say a 4" square and how do you do the corners?
Pat Wright  |  Sat Aug 22, 2009 at 2:03 PM
Hi Pat,

I haven't tried making a scallop square yet. I usually use my Nestabilities dies for that.

But if I were to try, I would start punching all four corners with the corner punch while it has the corner guide on. Then take the guide off and punch the rest. It might not fit perfectly (just like for the oval/circle) and you might have to fix it like in Step 7 and Step 8 here in the tutorial. I hope this helps.
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Beate  |  Sun Aug 23, 2009 at 5:05 AM
What a great tutorial
will be using and also trying other punches to see what can be done
Thank you

Irene  |  Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 8:09 AM
Thanks for the cool tip! I have a punch that the little skirt thing removes and now I have a new use for that punch! This is why I love to scrap you learn something new and exciting everyday!!
Sara Flint  |  Sat Dec 12, 2009 at 4:09 PM
Thank you so much.......
Pat Wright  |  Wed Dec 16, 2009 at 6:06 PM
I recently learned this technique. Use it all the time now. Only problem - the little pieces that I brush off into the floor when I miss the trash can.
Harriet  |  Sat Apr 24, 2010 at 5:17 PM
It just never occurred to me that I could use it on a circle...I so much enjoy your tutorials. Keep "thinking outside the box."
Sandy  |  Fri May 7, 2010 at 1:02 PM
What brand is the corner cutter?
Kay McKinnis  |  Wed May 12, 2010 at 10:12 AM
OMG, I didn't even know the guide came off! I was SOOO happy to come across this tutorial. I have been wanting to do scallops, as I have yet to get a scallop punch. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!
Sharanda  |  Sat Jun 12, 2010 at 3:03 PM
Thanks so much for the scallop-on-the-round, what another great way to use the punch!
claudia sikes  |  Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 12:49 PM
BRILLIANT! Thank you very much! smile
bumpingto2010  |  Sun Jul 18, 2010 at 9:10 AM
Liat Varsano  |  Wed Nov 17, 2010 at 2:32 PM
I am ready to purchase an embossing/die-cuttinng machine. Since they are expensive, I want to invest in the very best one...what machine would your staff suggest?
Marsha  |  Sat Apr 21, 2012 at 8:28 PM
HI...I want to achieve a scalloped edge on a circle as per your tutorial.....please can you advise which make of punch will do this. Have tried and failed to find this type of punch. Any advice would be appreciated.
sheila rodger  |  Wed May 9, 2012 at 6:54 AM
I used an EK success corner punch that used to be sold by Stampin' Up! I am not sure if they still carry it.
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What the best die cutting machine is for you depends on what dies you want to be using. I use mostly Spellbinders dies and love my Grand Calibur. If I use Sizzix dies, I use the Big Shot die.
Why don't you check in our forums under tool/product talk and see if you can find discussions there about that topic.

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beate  |  Wed May 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM
Thanks for the inspiration! I figured out how to do this with fancy corner punches but it did not occur to me try it with a corner rounder! I'd just been wishing I had a scalloped punch, now I don't need one!
Jill  |  Fri Aug 3, 2012 at 2:32 AM
I am brand new to Splitcoaststampers site. I am loving every second of it. This tutorial was a real time and money saver as well. Someone mentioned "scalloped scissors". I guess all of our tools have their place. But I think this is going to be so much more even. Thanks Beate. Wish I knew how you pronounce your name. I like the spelling. Thx again, Andi
Andi  |  Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 11:18 PM

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