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Kim17034 02-06-2013 05:32 AM

Punch question
 
I was looking through the Stampin' Up catalog and see all these cards with a strip of paper with a triangle cut at the end. Was a punch used for that & if so which one is it? Try as I may I cannot cut something like that evenly.;)
Thanks for your help!

LaLatty 02-06-2013 05:40 AM

I use my square punches to notch out the end on the banners. Here's a card I recently made where I used a square punch-


Doily Heart by LaLatty - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Kim17034 02-06-2013 05:50 AM

Very pretty!! Thanks for the help. Now I need to look for a punch. I have to see what size I would use in general.

Kathlyn47 02-06-2013 05:51 AM

Banners are so popular I'm really surprised SU hasn't come out with a die set by now. I recently ordered this Banner Die-namics set from My Favorite Things to make an assortment of banner sizes quickly and easily for my cards and just love it.
Die-namics Fishtail Flags Layers STAX

LaLatty 02-06-2013 05:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Kim17034 (Post 19988823)
Very pretty!! Thanks for the help. Now I need to look for a punch. I have to see what size I would use in general.

I usually use my 1" square punch for my banners.

lindylou1220 02-06-2013 06:03 AM

I also use a square punch most of the time. However, you can also make a short snip into the center of one end of the strip and cut diagonally into that to create the "V".

Kim17034 02-06-2013 06:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Kathlyn47 (Post 19988829)
Banners are so popular I'm really surprised SU hasn't come out with a die set by now. I recently ordered this Banner Die-namics set from My Favorite Things to make an assortment of banner sizes quickly and easily for my cards and just love it.
Die-namics Fishtail Flags Layers STAX

Those are pretty neat!! Can you use them with the cuttlebug? Is so what is the layering layout of plates?

Kim17034 02-06-2013 06:18 AM

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Originally Posted by lindylou1220 (Post 19988861)
I also use a square punch most of the time. However, you can also make a short snip into the center of one end of the strip and cut diagonally into that to create the "V".


I've tried that!! I still can't get both ends to look correct. :)

Kim17034 02-06-2013 06:18 AM

Thanks for all of the great ideas!!!!

homestead 02-06-2013 06:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Kathlyn47 (Post 19988829)
Banners are so popular I'm really surprised SU hasn't come out with a die set by now. I recently ordered this Banner Die-namics set from My Favorite Things to make an assortment of banner sizes quickly and easily for my cards and just love it.
Die-namics Fishtail Flags Layers STAX

Stampin up has two die sets. Itty bitty banners and hearts a flutter.

Rachelrose 02-06-2013 07:04 AM

If you find it hard to correctly align a square punch, a square nestie might be easier because you can set your CS down, and then align the nestie on it diagonally so that it's even, then hold in place with post-its or tape.

That said, the MFT set looks really nice.

jactop 02-06-2013 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Kim17034 (Post 19988890)
I've tried that!! I still can't get both ends to look correct. :)

To get the ends straight I draw a vertical line and a dot on the back to use as a guide. If that's as clear as mud here's a video that shows what I mean. It's for a punch art arrow but the concept is the same.

Punch Art Arrows - YouTube

Rachelrose 02-06-2013 07:41 AM

Wow, that was very clever of her to come up with that. Using just the one punch! I've been thinking of buying that punch. Maybe I will.

jor 02-06-2013 07:57 AM

Well, again, I love SCS. I had been trying to figure out a way to do these pennant banners. I cannot cut evenly either. Thank you for the solutions! This place is just fabulous.

Kim17034 02-06-2013 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by jactop (Post 19989109)
To get the ends straight I draw a vertical line and a dot on the back to use as a guide. If that's as clear as mud here's a video that shows what I mean. It's for a punch art arrow but the concept is the same.

Punch Art Arrows - YouTube



Thanks!!! That was pretty cool. I do have that punch & will have to give it a try.

sc magnolia 02-06-2013 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kathlyn47 (Post 19988829)
Banners are so popular I'm really surprised SU hasn't come out with a die set by now. I recently ordered this Banner Die-namics set from My Favorite Things to make an assortment of banner sizes quickly and easily for my cards and just love it.
Die-namics Fishtail Flags Layers STAX

SU does have banner die cuts Bitty Banners Framelits Die - by Stampin' Up!

Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies - by Stampin' Up!

Minders 02-07-2013 04:41 AM

Honestly with a little practice on scratch paper you will get better at this! I tend to free hand most of mine but have practiced a lot! And only do two snips...I used to try to "fix" mine and I only made them worse, lol! It's a hand made card....it shouldn't be perfect...that's the whole charm of the card:-)


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