To do the paper piercing you will need your mat pack and paper piercer. Simply line the piercing guide up over the cardstock so that you can pierce through the holes. Make sure you put the foam mat underneath so you don't damage your table. I have pierced 7 holes around each corner.
Our next step is to make a scalloped edge from Marigold Morning cardstock. For this you will need your slit punch.
*Tip* You can also make scalloped edges using the corner rounder punch by removing the guide from the punch. It will give a slightly different scalloped edge but still very pretty.
To make the scalloped edge you insert the cardstock so that the bottom edge is touching the bottom of the punch and the side edge of the cardstock is level with the bottom corner of the semi-circle of the slit punch. (Gee that is really hard to explain in words - lucky I have pictures for you!)
Once you have punched the first semi_circle, move your punch along so that the edge of the punch lines up with the edge of the semi-circle you've already punched. (Once again, thank goodness for digital camers!)
Alright, now all we have to do is stamp our sentiment and assemble our bits and pieces.
The finished product! I cannot claim credit for this design - its was very much CASEd from the Impressions magazine that is sent to Stampin' Up! demonstrators each month. Why reinvent the wheel I say!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I look forward to doing another one soon.