On our way to Baraboo, Wisconsin last year for vacation, we stopped in the small town of Amboy, Illinois as my hubby had to pick up some work apparel for his job. While he did his shopping, the kids and I explored the town’s quaint “Main Street”. I fell in love the old town charm of this little town and the highlight of our exploration was the discovery of an old time soda fountain drugstore with shelf upon shelf of penny candy (though they don’t cost a penny anymore!). The kids made their selections and we ate them on a bench outside. Fun times!
I kept my pages pretty simple so that the photos would be the focus. On the 2nd page, I created a scalloped awning on the 2nd page to coordinate with the title of the layout: Small Town Charm. See below for close-up photos and a tutorial on making your own scalloped awning as well as a tutorial on making a tri-scallop decorative edge.
Stamp sets: short order alphabet, lovely letters alphabet; Inks: bravo burgandy, so saffron, bashful blue; Cardstock: bravo burgandy, so saffron, bashful blue, whisper white, parisian summer DSP, junior varsity DSP; Embellishments: bravo burgandy 5/8” grosgrain ribbon, rich regals brads, white gel pen; Tools: scallop edge punch, square scallop punch, square punch
Scalloped Awning Tutorial
1) Start with a strip of designer paper measuring the desired width & length. Scallop one edge of the strip with the Scallop Edge Punch. Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals at regular intervals on the back side of the designer paper along the scallop edge. For additional “curve” to your awning, add a 2nd layer of dimensionals on top of the first (see photo in step #2).
2) Apply SNAIL adhesive along the straight edge of your cardstock and stick it to your cardstock where desired. Now peel off the backing on the Stampin’ Dimensionals and stick the scalloped edge to the page. Your awning will have a curved look.
Tri-Scallop Decorative Edge Tutorial
1) Start with a square scallop die-cut with our Scallop Square Punch. Cut off 2 of the corners at 90 degree angles.
2) Adhere them to the back side of your cardstock strip and insert a brad in the center scallop (cut off the protruding metal prong when you’re finished, but mine is shown here for illustration). Now you have a fun decorative edge.
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