Thursday, June 21, 2012

Some Paper Punching Tips Revisited

I have had a few people sending me questions about using punches lately - so I thought I'd share a few links back to earlier posts that may be helpful.  I do have a bit of a punch "addiction" and there are a few tips and tricks to help you make your images turn out well aligned and even.

When working with the wide border punches, you can get lots of different border strips by varying the width of the cardstock you start with and varying the position of the punch - click HERE to see these variations and how to make them

The Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page sets are fun to work with - as long as you remember a few basic measurement rules.  There is a very detailed explanation HERE (sorry but the giveaway in that post is long over...).

If you pay attention to the little notches on the edge of the punches, you can get a neatly centered border.  Click HERE to see the full explanation.

The trick to punching a perfect frame with two graduated sizes of the same shape can be found HERE - along with some really cute Peachy Keen faces! (the giveaway in this post is also long over)

Here is one more LINK to a post showing variations done with just the border punch from a Punch Around the Page set.

If you want to see more information about the red and white card at the top of this post click HERE.

Today I'll be with my Dad.  I am trying to catch up on emails and may get a chance to do a few while he is napping.  I hope you are staying cool in this incredible heat!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for all the tips. I'm trying out a new MS punch around the page punch now and it's absolutely imperative to get your cardstock sized exactly to begin with! --Pat N.


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