January 17, 2012

Tuesday Tips-Curly Label Punch

Happy Tuesday friends. Today is Tuesday Tips. Have you ever used a punch to create a decorative border for a layer on your cards? If you take a peek at the card below, notice the decorative edge on my ice cream cone layer:

I created this decorative edge using the "Curly Label Punch". Keep reading and I'll show you how.

Step 1:

 Using a pen or pencil, draw a line about 1/2" from the edge of your cardstock piece.

Step 2:

Flip your punch over so you can peek through the window. Line up the curves of the decorative edge so that the 2 curves sit on the line you just drew.

This is what your cardstock piece should look like:

Step 3:

Slide your punch over so that a small portion of the piece you just cut shows inside the window. If you look close enough, you will see what I mean on the left hand side of the punch. You can also click on the photo above for a larger view. Repeat this step until you have achieved the length you want.

I always cut my cardstock piece a little longer than what I need so I can center my second layer over the decorative layer and cut the sides to look like they are even:

The photo above shows you how I have centered my cardstock layer. Cut off excess cardstock and the photo below shows you the completed layer. Notice how the ends of the decorative layer are even with how I ended my design:

For the image below, I colored my ice cream cone with Stampin' Write Markers in Not Quite Navy, So Saffron and Rose Red from the stamp set "Mouthwatering". I then used my "VersaMarker" and colored over my So Saffron ink. Sprinkled "Cherry Scented Embossing Powder" and heat set with my "Heat Tool". It smells so good and dries clear!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, Whisper White
  • DSP: Sweet Shop
  • Inks: Not Quite Navy, Stampin' Write Markers VersaMarker
  • Tools: Heat Tool, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Curly Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Accessories: Dotted Scalloped Ribbon in Melon Mambo, Mini Library Clips

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  1. Thanks for the great tip - you could do this with the Four Frames punch as well, couldn't you? I'm off to have a play!

  2. Yes Autumn, you can accomplish this "tip" with any of the decorative edged punches. Have fun!

  3. Thai you for the fun idea, Debbie! It's always great when a product can be used in a different way...I feel like I just got a new punch! Hooray! Love how that border came out and can't wait to try it along with that scented embossing powder that has been sitting on my desk for too long. Thanks again and have a great day today! :)

  4. Thank you for the great tip! Awesome idea! I can't wait to try it out!


  5. Love your card and thanks for the great tip!

  6. Thanks for the great tip Debbie, I can't wait to try it. Love your card!

  7. Thanks for sharing the tip, Debbie! What a cute card!

  8. Wonderful tips! I love the additional use of the punch, but really LOVED the tip on leaving the piece a bit longer to center the next layer! I'm always reattaching pieces because they didn't line up correctly, not anymore!! Thanks for always inspiring us!

  9. Card looks yummy. It's a good thing we can't smell it; too much temptation. Thanks for the tips. It's always great to find additional uses for the punches.

  10. Great card! Glad to have the tutorial for getting even more out of my punches. Punches are a favorite of mine!


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