Wednesday, 19 May 2010

More punches...

Hi everyone, today I'm going to share with you some more measurements for using your Martha Stewart Corner Punches as circles... These have proved very popular, and although not difficult to work out (once you know how!), I have done all the hard work for you... So get ready to add a few more measurements to your list..
The first punch I used was one of the new ones, Lace Scroll..
You will need a 4 3/4" Circle. I cut mine from my Cricut, but any way you can cut the circle will be sufficient.Divide the circle into 8 equal sections. Because I have been making so many of these I produced myself a template to make it easier and quicker for me, which we have been taking orders for in the shop... Who knew these would be so popular.. I didn't realise that I would have to go into manufacturing is such a big way!!Colour the non dissected side of the circle with some chalks,Emboss through the Cuttlebug or Big Shot machines with a 5" x 7" Embossing Folder. I used Goochie Script on this project. I suggest the 5" x 7" Folders as your circle is 4 3/4" wide and the standard sized Cuttlebug Folders are too narrow to fit the whole of the circle on it.Then reapply some more chalk to highlight your embossing.Turn your circle over and aline your corner punch with one of the pre drawn lines, make sure the line passes into the "V" of the punch and is straight and evenand then punch through the card.Repeat this on the next line..And then all the way around the circle until the image pops out..Off set it slightly from it's original position and glue it to the frame.Next take 2 squares of White card stock measuring 5" x 5". This must be a precise measurement if you are to achieve an around the page measurement using a combination of the co ordinating Corner & Border punches.Chalk these pieces of card stock to complement your circular image.Once done, firstly punch your corners,Then line up the edger punch to connect all 4 corners to achieve the around the page effect..Apply these pieces of card stock to your base cardand mount the circular image on top.I punched out a Pop up Water Lily flower and coloured it with some chalks. Added a few gems and placed it onto the middle of my project.
And there you have it, something a little bit different to do with your corner punches..
Here are a couple more that I have been playing with...
The new Butterfly Corner and Border co ordinating punches. The process is the same i.e chalking, embossing etc and the corner also suits a 4 3/4" circle.This one was using The Eyelet Lace set..And finally for today, the Cupcake and Party Co ordinationg Corner and Punch..
I hope you like them and they give you a few ideas to take your punches to the next level..
Thanks for checking us out, see you soon..


  1. Hiya Andy, well done yet again on a most informative demo,... memo to me........must get those punches out, and start creating...many thanks......French Lin...xx..

  2. It looks so cool!!! Are the measurments the same for every corner punch? or are they different with each punch?? I have the 3 holes and scallop one.

  3. Beautiful cards Andy, now you've got me wanting even more punches LOL

    Toni :o)

  4. Toot Toot Andy - published again...Yey!!!!

    Lovely to see you in the latest booklet given away with 'Simply cards...'

    Toni :o)