July 24, 2012

Tuesday Tips or Techniques!

I have a cool tip for you this week for my Tuesday Tips or Techniques. You are in the process of planning a card and you take out a certain color from your scraps. You have a perfectly sized piece of cardstock you want to use.......oh no, it has a punch shape already cut out of it:

Look at the photo above.....I have a perfectly sized layer I would like to use on my card front but it has a 2 1/2" Circle Punch shape already cut out of it. Why wouldn't you be able to use this? Keep scrolling....

I layered my Very Vanilla Cardstock piece over a Night of Navy card front and then....

I covered it with another layer. But wait a minute, where did the circle punch hole go? It's hidden under the top layer! Would anyone ever know.........no! This is a great way to save some cardstock.

Another tip....before you glue all your layers together when setting up your card, if you decide you are going to use a sentiment and a punch, punch that sentiment layer out of one of your layers so it's hidden and then glue your layers in place!

I hope you have enjoyed this week's tip! Come back and visit tomorrow for my Wednesday Wacky!

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  1. What a light bulb moment here! Great idea Debbie. I save my scraps but use them for cutting smaller pieces. Never thought to do this. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. This really is a great way to save cardstock.

  3. Yup I do that too. I love that EF, who makes it?

    Ter ;)

  4. Ter, this is a brand new folder that will available to all customers on August 1st! in the new Holiday Mini! It's my new favorite and lots of other stuff too!

  5. I do the above a lot. In fact, I actually cut the bulk of the cardstock out of a middle layer to save for future projects. Why waste it being hidden?


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