I have a few project to share using the Sizzix XL scallop die- many fun and creative ways to use this die. National Scrapbook day and Mother's Day is next weekend (May7,8), so I'd like to share a few 'mom' or 'mom-to-be' projects.
The finished die shape measures 3.5 x 10.5 inches so you do need the extended cutting mats with your machine. The scallop edging cuts around the entire shape and there is a pre-scored line in the middle to create a perfect and clean fold.
Here is the shape used as a standard card base. Again, loving the scallop edging- so pretty. Shown on the card are 3D Reddy paper tole flowers. This would make a lovely card for Mom or someone really special.
For mom-to be's how about a really special baby shower invitation? Using 1/2 the scallop page and trimming each page one scallop height shorter than the previous layer - you can create a wonderful cascading effect. Details of the event would be revealed on each layer.
Make a little mini-album in a flash! Just nestle 3 to 4 folded cards together and you have the base for a perfect little album ready for photos and journaling!
The next project is my favourite! I first saw this idea last year in Creating Keepsakes magazine. Unfortunately my scrap space is a total mess and I can't find the article to give credit to the original creator (if anyone has this info, please let me know!). This is a rolodex type of album. The frame is a very inexpensive Ikea picture frame called the Tolsby. Remove the acrylic in between the frame so that you have an open window. The window measures just a little larger than 3.5 x 5.5 inches--perfect for one half of the scallop. Decorate the little pages, punch a few holes at the top, attach the pages with rings or ribbon to the frame and..voila! you have a very cute desk display!
I made one using WR Memory Keeper Family Keepsake collection to celebrate all things family. You could adapt different themes..how about a mini organizer for the home office, a recipe collection, or just daily inspiration quotes?