May 8, 2012

Tuesday Tips or Techniques-Altering the Decorative Label Punch!

Remember this card I posted last week? Notice the shape that I used for my sentiment layer? Where did that come from? Scroll down and I will show you how to complete this for my Tuesday Tips or Techniques!

You will need:
  • Decorative Label Punch
  • Cardstock
  • Scrap cardstock piece
  • Adhesive

Step 1:

Using the Decorative Label Punch, cut (1) with your desired cardstock color. You will also need a scrap piece of cardstock.

Step 2:

Using the scrap piece of cardstock, glue to the top of your cut-out label as shown. This will serve as a "handle".

Step 3:

Using the "handle", slide the cut label into your punch, (turn the punch so the open-hole side is facing you), and position the label part-way into the punch as shown.

Step 4:

When you are satisfied with the positioning of your label, go ahead and squeeze your punch to cut out the shape!

Note: If you use temporary adhesive like Dotto, you can remove the handle and use it on the opposite side of the label and actually cut 2 with one label!

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  1. Debbie, I must have missed the posting of this card. I love the twine lolly pop! You are so clever to use a partial punch and come up with a newly shaped it.

  2. Thanks for the great tip Debbie

  3. This is brilliant Debbie, I just assumed you'd done it with a regular punch that I don't have. I'm off to try it out for myself.

  4. Debbie, what type of adhesive did you use on the lollipop? I used snail and it didn't hold right and then the red tape stuff - I made a mess when the twine kept sticking to it. Yours is perfect! Any other tricks to this? I pretty much have the label thing down.

    Chris R. from Iowa

  5. Great cards! Thanks for sharing.
    I'm your newest follower from Stampin Connection. Hope to see you around.


  6. You can also use a Post-It as your handle to grip the tag...Love the new shape you created!

  7. I'm seeing 'moustache' with that leftover bit :-)


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