These umbrellas are easy, but do take a little time. I think you'll enjoy how easy they really are. If it seems confusing, it is probably the fault of my instructions. Maybe having a Scalloped Die Cut on hand while you're reading would make it pretty easy to imagine?
What do you need?
Designer Series Paper and or cardstock
Big Shot Bigz Scalloped Circle Die
Scalloped One-Layer Umbrella
The first step is to score the Stampin' Up! Bigz Scalloped Circle every 4 scallops at the low point (meaning in the trough-not at the curve/peak of the scallop) in half evenly from top to bottom (or bottom to top-your call) At the end you will be left with only three scallops rather than four.
At the peak/curve of the middle of the three scallops, score again in the vertical direction. We'll call this the ~fold~ score. You can see this step in Tempting Turquoise below. Now just bump fold all the regular scores up and fold the ~fold~ score down.
Next, remove the red backing and create the flaps shown below. This is a view of the bottom of your umbrella:
To complete the umbrella, just use sticky strip to lay the fold down flat. This is the simplest way to make an umbrella. At this point, just poke a bamboo skewer into the point at the top and secure at the top or bottom with a mini glue dot. I cut my bamboo skewers shorter (I cut the flat end not the point.) using very sharp kitchen shears so that they would be at the right point at the top of the glass.
Removing the Scalloped Edge
To create a smaller or more masculine umbrella, it is pretty simple to cut off the scalloped edges. You proceed with the scoring as you did for the first umbrella, but don't use sticky strip yet. Line up the scored lines on your paper cutter and remove the four scallops as shown below. You do this the same way for the spot at which there is only three scallops too.
Next, fold the umbrella as you did the first one and follow the previous steps using Sticky Strip to adhere the flap down. Notice below that there is a bit of the underside showing.
I just sheared that off with paper snips.