Border punches…not just for borders anymore

They do make beautiful borders but I decided to try something a little different with this one. What do you think? Yep, that is a Tonic Studios border punch on the center piece. It is the Simplicity Daisy Border 2 Punch, one of the new geared punches released at CHA Summer 2012. These things punch through paper like buttah!


I started with a 3-5/8” square, lined up each of the 4 sides of the square with the “First Punch” line on the punch and punched once, and then just punched the rest of it as usual. There are only 3 punches per side. It won’t completely detach from the outside edges, but I just trimmed it away with scissors, leaving a little straight part between the corner designs. It doesn’t make a prefect square but I really like the look of the finished design.

I stamped the sentiment from a JustRite stamp set, added a little color with my Copic marker and punched it out with a circle punch. The scalloped border behind it is also a Tonic Studios border punch (Dotty Border), but I decided not to get too fancy with that one this time. Sometimes simpler is better.

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  1. Love how this turned out, Jackie! Can't wait to give it a try myself!

  2. Wow! What a fab idea, Jackie! Love these gorgeous colors and pretty design!

  3. I love the way that came out Jackie! Your card is beautiful! I will have to try that with the 3 punches I won from you! Thanks for the great tip! Hugs Lori

  4. so beautiful! love the stamp you chose for the center. those punches are great!

  5. My goodness! That's a great idea. Thanks for the tip!!

  6. Oooh, this is very clever! I must try it!


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