How to Cut Mats for Scalloped and Ornate Top Tags

If you want to see how to cut mats for Scalloped Top and Ornate Top Tags, I’ve created a video for you!  I’ve been writing and teaching about mats lately, and showed you a video on how to cut a mat for an Angled Top Tag in this post:  Using Mats Effectively in Cardmaking and Paper Crafting.

The Angled Tag Topper Punch is only one of three Tag Topper Punches from Stampin’ Up!  They each bring a unique feel to a handmade card or paper craft project.  I figured if you can create a mat for one, there must be a way to make mats for the others.  Turns out there is a way, and it’s very simple! 

You’ve already seen the tags with mats on some cards in these posts:  Blendabilities and Inks, and Lotus Blossom Stamp Set.

Here are the samples I showed just to refresh your memory:

This card uses the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324), along with the Bloom with Hope stamp set, and colored with Blendabilities.  Bloom with Hope is one of the low-priced stamp sets you can purchase only if your order qualifies for Hostess Benefits or Stampin’ Rewards.

Scalloped Top Tag with Mat from Stamping Madly

The Ornate Tag Topper Punch (137416) debuted in the new Occasions Catalog this month.  Here I’ve used it with the Lotus Blossom stamp set, which you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-Bration!


Don’t the mats make those tags pop?  This video will show you how to make both mats:

Use this link to see the video on How to Read 16ths of an Inch on Rulers and Paper Cutters:

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!  Comments always encourage me to share more tips and tricks with all my cardmaking and paper crafting fans!

I’m working on another post with design tips for using mats, so be sure to check back soon.  Meanwhile I hope you’ll try the techniques I showed in the video, “How to Create Mats for the Scalloped Top and Ornate Top Tags.”

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4 Responses to How to Cut Mats for Scalloped and Ornate Top Tags

  1. Jackie January 27, 2015 at 6:27 am #

    Very informative video. Will definitely watch your other video. Don’t know how I missed it. Looking forward to more videos in techniques like these.
    Thanks for taking the time to share with us your wealth of knowledge.

    • Sage January 28, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

      Thanks for the feedback, Jackie.

  2. Claudia S. January 28, 2015 at 7:11 am #

    Wow! I would
    l’d have never thought of that. Thank you for sharing.

    Somehow I missed the link about the fractions.
    Would you re-post?

    • Sage January 28, 2015 at 10:42 am #

      Geez, you missed the link because I forgot to add it to the post. Here it is, and I’ll do a quick post later referring to it. Thanks for letting me know! link to

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