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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Making Games Using Circle Punches

After spending time playing with cardstock, punches and ribbon to make the pencil pails in the previous post, I remembered why I use to scrapbook. There are so many fun accessories!!! We had lots of left over paper, so I decided to put it to use.  I can’t miss any opportunity to use my scallop punch, too! I’m in love with all things scallop’y’! I have created a couple of printables and a template for you to use, too!


Here’s what I used:
  • Stampin’ Up scallop punch
  • Stampin’ Up! 1 3/8” circle punch
  • 2 different colors of cardstock
  • alphabet printables

I created the following sets for you to print. Just click on one of the following links to take you to the printables.
  1. Alphabet Capital and Lowercase Match
  2. Numbers 1-20
  3. Blank template for you to create your own printables


I think these circles would be fun for all kinds of things! I am going to make some with colors, shapes and patterns, too. These scallop punches would be super easy to store in Altoids tins, pencil boxes, baggies, envelopes, baggies, etc.

What would you create with these circles? If you create something, please come back to this post and enter your link in the form below.


  1. Oh my goodness! I can't wait to make these! How stinkin' adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  2. you are the second post i've seen in 2 days about circle punches so I guess I need one. Great ideas!

  3. I love that scalloped punch! (I'm a scrapbooker and I need that.)

    Anyway, thank you for posting on my need for help posting comments. I'm trying to see if I can post on yours now. It works on others with pop up boxes. With embedded comments it keeps asking me to sign in with google and make a blog. Very frustrating! Let's see if it works! :)


  4. yay! It worked!! However, other people don't have pop up comments and I can't figure out why this is happening. I guess I'll just keep signing anonymously.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  5. It's me again. Guess what! For some reason, it worked on another page. Yay! I don't know why but I'm thankful!


  6. LOVE IT! I'll have to try to come up with another use for that template when I have some spare time (not that there's any of that in August for teachers!). I know nothing about scrapbooking tools, but if I were to look into getting a cute little scallop punch like that, is there a specific size (I saw you posted a size for the circle punch).
    Keen on Kindergarten

  7. These are great. I plan to print the letters out on on label paper (whole sheets) then stick them to scrapbook paper. Thank you!

  8. Meredith, the scallop punch didn't have a size listed, but it's just about 1/4" larger around than the circle punch. I can't wait to see what you do with the template! :)

    @dbednars, great idea! That would save time, too!

    Lil' Country Kindergarten