Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Technique Tuesday - Punch Frames....

In today's technique, I am going to show you how to make frames using Stampin' Up!'s border punches.  They add a great accent to your cards.
Here's what you will need:
  • Cardstock - Cut to 3" x 3"
  • Border Punch - shown are all four available from Stampin' Up!

 First I will show you using the Scallop Border Punch.  Place your cardstock in the punch with the right side of the cardstock matching up with the point of the first scallop on the base and punch.
 Turn your card 90 degrees and line up the right side of the cardstock with the point of the same scallop on the base.  Punch it out and continue with all four sides.
 With the Scallop Trim Border Punch, you will line it up with the inside point of the base as shown.  Turn to each side and punch.
 With the Pinking Hearts Border Punch, you will line it up along the corner printed on the base of the punch.  You can't see the corner on this photo since the cardstock is covering it but you will just see the two "V"'s as shown.  Again, continue around the four sides.

If you want your image on top of your frame, you are done!  If you want your frame on top of your image, here is how to cut the center out.  Place your frame in your cutter lining up the cutting groove with the edge of the punched edges at the top and bottom.  Cut between the punched top and bottom on on the left.
 Continue around all four sides.  Use a pair of snips if your cut lines do not meet.
 Here's what you will end up with.
 Here's what the frames will look like with the various punches.
Finally, here is a card that I made using the Sprinkled Expressions stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The card is made with Whisper White, Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral cardstock.  The ribbon and brads are from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brads pack.

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