A punch can be a lot of fun, and an easy way to add shape and dimension
your cards. You've seen a punch tutorial here
but I wanted to give you another example of a fun way to use these
handy little tools. Plus... I wanted to make a fun little
Supplies Needed for the
Punches: I used two square punches - one slightly larger than the other
and then one for my sentiment
Additional Supplies used
on this card:
Simple card base
your ink pad and stamp image. In general it is easier to
stamp first then punch. Otherwise you have to worry about lining up an
image on a small piece of paper.
many images as you'll need. My project needs four so I
stamped four. Not true... I stamped five because I messed one
up. Remember to leave enough space in between your images to
be able to get your punch in there.
Stamp your sentiment image.
the smaller of the two punches. Flip your punch upside down
and line up the stamped image in the middle of the cutting area.
When you're happy with the alignment, squeeze the blades
together and cut your cardstock.
the same thing with your sentiment stamp.
your colored cardstock and the bigger punch.
again, flip the punch over and pop out your shapes. I needed
the rest of your tools...
the markers, color in the images. I started with orange
...and then came back with the black marker to fill in the rest.
the smaller pieces of paper to the bigger ones.
your simple card base and fold it in half. I'm using black
cardstock for this card base, which meanse I'll be adding a piece of
white cardstock to the inside for writing on.
the glue, your patterned paper and ribbon.
the ribbon around the front of the paper and adhere it in the back (I
used two-sided tape here). Trim off the ends. Add
glue to the back of the patterned paper.
a smaller piece of ribbon.
the ribbon piece under the ribbon on your card and tie a knot. Trim any
your sentiment. I used little pop-dots here becaue they are
Here's the ribbon knot and sentiment lined up on the card.
Glue a smaller piece of white cardstock to the inside of the card. It's
hard to write on black cardstock, so this is a helpful step!
Flip the smaller pieces of cardstock over and line them up on the card
where you think you want them.
some glue. I like this glue because it allows me a little bit
of time to wiggle the paper around before it sets.
Particularly handy when I have several things to line up!
the paper around until you find the place where they are happily
And you are
done! Love it!