Scallop Circle Flowers

by Brenda Quintana

Create a flower with a scalloped circle punch or die.


  • Cardstock or decorative paper (used here: Stampin’ Up! Cucumber Crush Card Stock, 2015-2017 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack)
  • Scoring board
  • Bone folder
  • Die cutting machine
  • Scalloped circle punch or die (Circles Framelits Collection used here)
  • Ribbon or other trim (Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim used here)
  • Glue (Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue used here)


  1. Step 1

    To create the stem, start with a 6" x 1/2" strip of green cardstock. On the short side, score at the 1/4" mark.

  2. Step 2

    Fold the strip along the score line and run a thin bead of glue along the inside.

  3. Use a bone folder to press the strip together.

  4. Step 3

    Cut a 1" slit into one end of the strip.

  5. Step 4

    Put glue on one of the split ends.

  6. Overlap the split ends to create a narrow end to the stem.

  7. Step 5

    To create the flower, cut a scallop circle out of designer paper using a die or punch. (Sample die cut is 5" across.)

  8. Step 6

    Fold the scallop circle in half, then fold it in half again, lining up the scallops.

  9. Step 7

    Make 1” cuts in between each scallop.

  10. Step 8

    On the opposite end, cut an arc 3/4" from the bottom.

  11. Step 9

    Unfold the scallop circle. Cut an opening into the scallop O-shape. Also if there are any double petals, cut them into single petals.

  12. Step 10

    Put glue along the inner edge of the O-shaped piece and start rolling the scallop circle piece around the narrow end of the stem.

  13. Keep adding glue along the inner edge as you roll until the whole scallop piece is rolled up.

  14. Step 11

    Hold the seam down with your thumb for a few seconds to allow the glue to set.

  15. Step 12

    Gently pull back the petals to form the flower head.

  16. Step 13

    To create the leaves, cut two 3" x 1/4" strips of green cardstock.

  17. Curl the strips by wrapping one end of each strip around a stylus tool.

  18. Step 14

    Glue the curled leaves onto the stem.

  19. Step 15

    Here is the finished flower.

  20. Make a single flower or a bouquet.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Scallop Circle Flowers. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Great tutorial, Brenda-- love your clear explanation and, especially, your whimsical flowers!
Carolynn  |  Wed Aug 19, 2015 at 5:08 AM
Brenda as always your videos are fantastic. This is the cutest idea. You are awesome. Hugs, patti
Patti McDermott  |  Wed Aug 19, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Great tutorial! Looks almost easy enough for me! Thank you!
stamperbairb  |  Wed Aug 19, 2015 at 9:02 AM
Absolutely darling & something I can actually do! Thank you!
Greta Hess  |  Wed Aug 19, 2015 at 9:04 AM
What fun flowers. Nicely done video. I appreciate how you kept the parts you were working on in the view of the camera. I know that isn't always easy to do:-) Loved that you had a steady work surface, too. Thanks for you wonderfully clear instructions.
kab  |  Wed Aug 19, 2015 at 11:17 AM

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