Welcome to the Paper Cafe. How fitting that we are featuring scallops this week. Paper Scallops, that is.
Each day this week I will demonstrate the versatility of the popular round scallop. I will show you can use a scallop to make many beautiful paper creations. Some are simple, some take a little dedication. I think you will like them all. This week's scallops come in a variety of sizes and are diverse in the number of scallops (bumps).

I have a number of cards for you today. You have probably used scallops in or in your cards. Here are a few ideas. (Some of these are available in my online shop.)

The first is a pop-up card. It uses the scallop shape as the base for the the pop-up portion of the card.

Cut the steps in to the scallop as you see fit.

a side view to show the steps and layers

Finished Card

This card is simply made using scallops and circles. I folded the bottom two layers and embellished.

These two scallop cards are also simple, but maybe a new idea for you.

Now this really cute! I used the scallop to make the flowers. Fold the scallop so that there are 4 bumps at the top. Invert one of scallops to add a little flavor.