I made scallop circle key chains as gifts for guests at two recent workshops. They are so easy to make, and my guests really liked them because they are personalized just for them.
Here are two of the summer-themed key chains, front and back using Tea Party DSP.
What you need: Big Shot, Large Scallop Circle die, two pieces of Designer Series Paper, cardboard, glue stick, jumbo eyelets, Crop-A-dile and a book rings.
To give the scallop circle some weight, you can use the cardboard backing that comes in the packaging of Designer Series Paper. It is just the right weight, not too light, not too heavy, and it is easily cut using the Big Shot. For these, I used the cardboard that comes with the Wood Paper, also a great resource for cardboard. Why throw it away?
I find that is easier to glue the two pieces of Designer Series Paper to the cardboard and then run the piece through the Big Shot. It is too difficult to match up the scallops if the pieces are cut separately. I find that Stampin' Up!'s glue sticks work great as the the adhesive.
Decorate as desired once the scallop is cut out. For these I used Serif Essentials Alphabet Set and Beautiful Butterflies dies. I ran the butterflies through the Big Shot using the Finial Press embossing folder for added texture.
Set the jumbo eyelet using your Crop-A-Dile. Remember the Crop-A-Dile? Another one of my favorite crafting tools! Add a book ring and ribbon, and you're all set.
Here are two of the fall-themed scallop key chains using Autumn Traditions DSP.