Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"How To Build" A Scallop Mat

Hi Everyone,
Ever wonder how to make the mat for the Clearlits Scallop Rectangle? Well today I’m going to show you how.
You will need your Big Shot, Your Sizzix Clearlits Scallop Rectangle (boy that’s a lot of words for this little thing) and scraps of card stock. Paper Snips and Snail Adhesive for the assembly.
First you will cut out three Scallop Rectangles using your Big Shot
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You’ll need two for the mat and one for the image piece
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Stamp your Image on your Image Piece
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Cut the two Mat Pieces in half… vertically and one horizontally.
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Apply Snail to the back of the image piece
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…and start building your mat by lining up the scallops and leaving a slight edge. Don’t worry too much about the corners they wont match exactly
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Once you’ve got two sides on flip it over and add more Snail to the Mat for the top and bottom pieces
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Attach Dimensionals to the back of the Mat and Build your card.
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That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed this little “How To”
See you next time!!!


  1. Thanks for the tutorial. I think I have a die that I can use it for.

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was trying to figure this out the other day and gave up. :)

  3. How lovely, Lee! I can't wait to try this with the Clearlit! The whole card is beautiful!

  4. Hi thanks for this lovely tutorial i will have to try it as i haven't used scallop die as yet.


  5. I loved your tutorial.... thank you for sharing... I may get brave & try it... thanks again!!

  6. Love this tutorial...can you believe I've had this rectangle for a while and have never used it....definitely going to use this technique. Thanks!!!

  7. This is a great tip/tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Thanks for the great idea. I will be using it soon. TFS

  9. You are so clever. Thanks for the tip.