Scallop Squares with Scallop Edge Punch

by Mary Jo Albright

Create Scallop Rectangles and Squares with the Scallop Edge Punch.


  • Scallop Edge Punch
  • Cardstock
  • Paper Cutter


  1. Step 1

    Hold the Scallop Edge Punch upside-down.

    Place your cardstock piece all the way into the punch until it stops and is in between two scallops. Punch.

  2. Step 2

    Continue this process of punching until you have reached your desired length.

  3. Step 3

    Once you have determined your length, cut between two scallops using your paper cutter.

  4. Picture of one finished punched side after cut in paper cutter

  5. Step 4

    Place your cardstock piece back into the Scallop Edge Punch but NOT the whole way in.

    Just line it up with the bottom of the metal scallops. You want the end scallop to line up perfectly with one whole scallop.

  6. Close up of a perfectly punched corner.

  7. Step 5

    Continue this process till you have three sides done. At this point, you need to determine the width of your cardstock piece (how many scallops).

    Sample shown is going to be a square scallop with 10 scallops to each side.

  8. Step 6

    Place your cardstock piece back into your paper cutter. Line up and cut between scallops.

    Here, it was cut between the 10th scallop of each side.

  9. You have to make sure you cut the cardstock between the correct scallops or you will not have a straight line and your corners will not match up.

  10. Step 7

    Place the last side of your cardstock square back into your punch, lining up again with the cardstock along the base of the metal punch (not the whole way into the punch till the cardstock stops).

    Make sure your corner scallop is lined up with a metal scallop punch.

  11. You now have a punched shape with perfectly rounded, matching up corners.

  12. Step 8

    Finish your project.



    Different sizes:
    With this tutorial, you can create any size square or rectangle you need for your project. Just change the number of scallops in your first row.

    Clean it up:
    You may need to use your paper snips to some punched scallops as I did have some areas that needed some cleaning up where it was punched (small paper fibers after cutting that hung from side of cardstock).

Questions and Comments

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

Where can I purchase the "Scallop Edge Punch"?
Jessi Bynum  |  Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM
Also, how can I use this same technique for circles?

Jessi Bynum  |  Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 3:52 PM
I was struggling with this issue over the weekend, but now you've helped me in my crisis - thank you!!!
MaryBeth Reed  |  Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 6:27 AM

Thanks for this tutorial
just love this, and I will try it:)

xx sonja
sonja  |  Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 8:31 AM
I tried it my wasn't happening. I tried it your way, and WOW! Many blessings and thanks.
mary elizondo  |  Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 6:41 PM
Thanks for this great tutorial. As I am just starting out, and funds are tight, I have to be sensible about what products I buy - they have to have multiple uses! I was going to buy a scallop square punch to go with a stamp set I have, but you have convinced me that all I need is the scallop edge punch, which I can do so much more with!! Thank you!!
DawnS1977  |  Wed Feb 23, 2011 at 3:56 AM
Oh my, thanks so much for this!!!
Darla Ryan  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 8:11 AM

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