Pleated Spellbinder Scalloped Circle Card


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Spellbinder Die Classic Scallop Circle Large Nestibilities  : WIZS4-124

Spellbinder Bitty Blossoms : WIZS5-086

Spellbinder Rose Creations : WIZS5-050

Spellbinder Foliage : WIZS4-328

Idea-ology Paper Stash Vintage Shabby : TH92824

Spellbinders Impressabilies Flower :  WIZI2-1004

Guipure Duchess Lace Cream :  LACEDUCHCREAM

 Distress Ink Pad – Victorain Velvet :  DPVICTORIANVELVET

 Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet –  300mm x 400mm : CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT – Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Double Sided Tape : Tape2s

or Wonder Tape  WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available

 Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

A4 Card Stock – Different Codes Available

3D Glue & Sentiment Stamp


Step by Step Instructions

Take a sheet of the grid patterned vintage shabby paper; alternatively measure at ¼” intervals on a plain paper. Cut the full page into 3 widths of 4” x 12” strips. Cut the widths smaller depending on the size of the circle that is used.

2 Place the paper on a scoring board for ease of embossing and score down each of the small squares (or ¼” measurements). Repeat this on both lengths of paper until all the lines are embossed. Concertina the score lines up by creasing the folds back and forth. Make sure the 2nd panel is started with the fold going in the opposite direction so the 2 pieces can be joined together neatly.


3 Place a length of wonder tape on the last open end section.


4 Take the end of the 2nd panel made & stick this over the wonder tape. Now the 2 pieces are one whole length without seeing where the join section is.


Place another width of wonder tape on one of the ends of the paper. Manoeuvre the paper around to create a circle and to make sure the correct ends are fixed together.


6 Now fix the ends together so there is now a circle of ruffle.


7 With the piece standing up push the inner edge of the circle down to create the flat pleated circle. Check to see if the circle fits correctly under the circle size needed.


8 If not flatten the piece back out and trim away a small amount of one of the edges.


Cut or punch a circle of card out and place some of the Cosmic Shimmer glue over the card.


10 With the pleats all back in shape place the circle standing upwards around the glued circle.


11 Now cup your hands around the top edge of the pleated paper and close your hands towards each other whilst pushing the pleats towards the glued circle. Here double sided tape has been added on the reverse until the glue dries.


12 Turn the pleated circle over and add a decorative circle to the centre of the design. This shape was made using a Spellbinder flower head die.


13 Cut a piece of white card to size & place the Spellbinder scalloped circle die in the middle of the card but just a bit more towards the top of the card. Secure the die in place with some low tack tape.


14 Layer the base plate then the Impressabilities panel, now the die cut edge facing upwards onto the card layer before adding the cutting mat to the sandwich. Cut this piece through the Grand Calibur machine. AT ALL TIMES MAKE SURE THE DIE IS NEVER PLACED CUT SIDE INTO THE IMPRESSABILITES PANEL AS IT WILL CUT IT.


15 Once the piece is cut remove the cutting plate and replace with the tan mat & pink embossing plate. Now emboss the card through the GC machine.


16  Here is the embossed panel complete with the plain embossed scalloped frame in the centre.


17  This is an optional step. Place 2 largest dies onto a piece of white card & cut and emboss them through the GC machine.


18  Add some of the Victorian velvet ink to the cut`n`dry foam and gently add colour to the embossed areas of the white card. Swipe the whole ink pad over the circle just cut for a darker feel to the piece.


19  Add foam tape around the edges of the embossed panel (leave the tape backing on) & add glue to the inner sections around the scalloped circle. This will allow for depth of the pleat to sit nicely on the base card. Add a weight to the pleated area if the glue still isn`t dry.


20 Now add the scalloped frame to the edge of the circle aperture. Cut 4 or 5 layers of the small flower die & pierce a brad through the layers. Scrunch the paper up and make the piece into a small flower embellishment.


21 Place the blossom dies onto the leftover piece of the vintage shabby paper. Cut & emboss the shapes out.


22 Swipe the Victorian velvet ink pad around the edge of a larger piece of white card to make a shabby border.


23 Curve the edges of the blossom petals using the edge of some scissors


24 Place a brad through the layers of petals & scrunch the petals up to make a shabby flower. Here a few bitty blossom flowers have been used from the spare pot of flowers that were already made. It`s handy to always make a few spare.


25  Cut and emboss some foliage leaves out of the glassine paper. Arrange the leaves around the side edge of the scalloped circle before adding the flowers.


26  Attach a length of the guipure duchess lace to the bottom of the embossed panel before adding it to the distress larger panel that was made.


27 Here is a close up of scalloped circle frame with the pleated paper below. This idea will also work well with the oval & rectangle dies as long as the pleats are long enough to reach the longer areas of the oval or rectangle shape. Have fun planning different ideas.



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5 Responses to Pleated Spellbinder Scalloped Circle Card

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    Oh – I do like this. So pretty and unusual and I have everything to do it so will be giving it a whirl this week-end. (Love the old pound weight Suzanne – will probably use a tin of beans instead)!
    love X

  2. Suzanne says:

    So glad you liked it – I have 2 sets of these weights – one was my Nan`s & one my Gran`s – they sit one my worktop and give me lots of happy memories of baking with them both – but they are great for crafting too. Thanks for the kind words – I hope your hand is better now x

  3. Paper Junkie says:

    Thank you for thinking of me – my left hand is much better now although still a little weak but I’m having my right one done on 18th! So back to being plastered and one handed again for another 8 weeks then 8 weeks of excercises to strengthen it. This is the biggy as I am right handed. I may go quiet for a while but as Arny says – “I’ll be back”! I will still enjoy your projects even though I won’t be able to do them. much love X

  4. Suzanne says:

    Good luck with the op and I hope the recovery goes well – look forward to seeing you back – take care x

  5. Dr Sonia S V says:

    What a beautiful combination of techniques so clever of you to make a scalloped frame for the accordion flower!

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