Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Why I love this punch

 So a little tutorial, I will say this wasn't my idea that some-one has already posted how to do this  but this is how I do it with my favourite choice of Martha Stewart border punch. It's a deep edge doily punch, I've used to punch out this border from an A4 piece of card.
 This is way I love it so much, the little oval shape between daisies have pointed ends and I use that as a guide to cut down the middle.
 Again the lowest hole is perfect to snip up to which you do on each one.
 I would recommend a repositional glue especially the first few time while you gain the experience how to do it. I use Herma repositional all round the edge on the back of the card.
 I line the border up using the lowest hole as a starting point. Then I sort of fold over where I snipped  and knowing the lowest hole is the height I need to be. I continue to fold slightly all around the mat.
 You can see the lowest hole being used as my guide line here in this photo.

 Lucky for me this strip has gone completely round the mat but doesn't look quite finished but this is where I will place a flower. So when you stick you image on be sure the join is where you wish to place the flower.
Now if you mat is larger, you will need to use the other strip and I usually overlap one end completely or I will cut the strips so I have two joins and where I will place a flower on each joins.

Here's the card I made using the punch, you may have seen it before, its the one I made for the Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

47 comments:

  1. oh gorgeous card hun and such a clear brilliant tutorial hugs cheryl xxxx

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  2. I bought this punch and always stuck to using it as a border. I've used it this way on some of my cards and the effect is brill.
    Thanks very much.
    Sharon

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  3. Great tutorial Debby, thank you so much!! I have the doily lace punch, would probably do the same so I will give it a try!!!

    Hug, Irene

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  4. Super...beautiful punch!

    Hugs,Willy

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  5. Beautiful card!!!:)Great tutorial Debby, thank you so much!!

    greetings
    rachel

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  6. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing this tutorial!

    Gr. Corine

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  7. Wow, Debby, thanks for the tutorial! What a stunning card as well!
    xxx
    Dutch Tulip
    Marja

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  8. Hi Debby wow thanks so much for photos I always wondered what the border was you used to go around your circles it looks fab!!! love the idea of looking and using punches in different ways.It works so well on your cards!!! hugs from Diva

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  9. Hi Debby,
    wow thanks for the tut it makes a lovely edge on your oval i must give this a try x
    hope you had a lovely break
    Suzie qx

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  10. morning debby, wow what a gorgeous card, fab papers and so beautifully put together.

    Thanks for the tutorial, it is great, I will have to give this one a try...thank uou sweetie, have a fab day:)

    sue
    xx

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  11. Thanks for that Debby.. a great tip
    Lisa x

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  12. Beautiful card Debby and such a lovely colour combo...fab tut and thank you so much for sharing...I defo need to get this punch it's so versatile :) Donna x

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  13. Hi Debby, great idea, I never thought of that! Love the card you made with this punch. Hugs, Frea

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  14. Hi Debby
    Great use of the Punch .....Fabby idea.....love the card....
    hugs
    sylviexx
    Hope your sister enjoyed the cruise......

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  15. Great card Debby and yes the punch has many uses...

    Anne

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  16. Beautiful card and a great idea with your MS punch.
    hugs
    Elly P
    x x

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  17. Oooh hun, thanks for sharing such a great idea - I have that punch - can't wait to give it a try! Sxx

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  18. Fab work Debby I do this with my MS basic doily punch too when I can be bothered lol! Hugs Rebekah xx

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  19. Such an adorable card Debby and thanks for the tutorial. Hugs Michele x

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  20. Beautiful card Debby, love the image and details. Your colouring is beautiful.
    thanks for the tutorial!
    Hugs Trudy

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  21. Hi Debby,great tutorial en gorgeous card!
    Hugs Heidy

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  22. Your right this is a great punch!!!! Love how you did step by step pics Debby!

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  23. What a gorgeous punch Debby and the effect is stunning. Thanks for sharing how to do it xx

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  24. Great idea and great card dear Debby!
    Unfortunately I don't have this punch, but maybe it also works with another one...
    Hugs,
    Mo

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  25. Thanks Debby for showing me how to do this properly. Just checking in from SuperU carpark while on holiday in France where we have internet access. I'm misssing checking in everyday so getting a quick look now. Love Teresa x

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  26. Thanks a bunch Debby for sharing this tutorial. Alas, another punch I 'need'. :)

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  27. Ohhhh thanks so much hun will defo find this handy
    Hugs xxxx

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  28. gorgeous card!!! and thanks for showing us how you create your fancy frames!! Hugs Juls

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  29. Stunning Debby.
    great punch and tutorial.

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  30. Hi Debby. Thanks for the tutorial. Have this punch so must give it a try. Donna

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  31. Wow debby that tutorial is just fabulous I thought you cut each of those piece separately so to see how youve done it is just the icing on the cake. Stunning card to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  32. Thanks for this, wondered which punch you use. I have that one so will have to give it a go. Marianne x

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  33. wow that is a great idea, we are certainly going to use it.


    the twins

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  34. O wow thank you for this .. I got this stamp too and hardly ever use it .. and your card is simply adorable, love your pretty papers and flowers.. Hey was wondering if you got my card. Hugs xx

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  35. fantastic tutorial debby.thanks for sharing ;D

    xx coops xx

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  36. Thank you for a great tip, and the card is lovely

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  37. Great idea and a wonderful card.
    Unfortunately I do not have this puncher.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  38. What a fab idea - thanks for showing us another way with border punches

    Stampersue
    X

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  39. Thanks for sharing with us. I just might have to give that a go, I always wondered how you got the pretty lace edging :)

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  40. Oh now this is really brilliant!! Thanks for sharing that and I adore this card with your image!! ;)

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  41. Very useful punch Debby, thanks for the tutorial!
    Helen x

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  42. Super tutorial, thanks for showing us and i will give it a try, as i have that punch and i don't use it that often - shame on me.

    Fabby card as usual, Luv Sam x

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  43. Fab tutorial Debby - I have this punch so will have to have a play and give this a go.

    Karen x

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  44. Lovely card. Great tutorial, Debby! Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Lesley

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  45. wow super card ... and what a great idea for the "lacy" effect must give it a go ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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