Punch Around the Page
Brought to you by Martha Stewart Crafts
Coordinating corner and border punches that will create perfect photo and card backgrounds.
- >Punch set includes coordinating Border and Corner punches.
- >Instructions included in packaging.
- >Both punches have guide wings that fold in for compact storage.
- >Wings feature printed guidelines for easy, continuous punching.
- >Available in several designs.
Martha Stewart Crafts presents new coordinating corner and edge punches that feature our Punch Around the Page system. This dynamic duo works together to add a decorative die-cut trim all the way around your cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafts. Simply align the corner punch with the corner of the paper, and press down firmly. The edge punch aligns with the corner design to flawlessly continue the pattern beyond the corner and all the way around the page. Once you’ve turned the corner, you’ll never want to go back.
Learn more about the Punch Around the Page set in this video:
Each Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set includes a border punch and coordinating corner punch. Cut your cardstock to a certain size and punch your corners, then borders to create perfect die-cut backgrounds. For easier storage, the guides on both punches fold in. Guidelines are printed on the wings of the border punch to make a continuous punched border easy.
Instructions are included in the packaging, but you can find them here, too!
Punch How-To (PDF, 315KB)
GOING ALL THE WAY AROUND
By Mary Brown
The month we got to review the new Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page border punch and coordinating corner punch. The first thing I noticed with these punches is that they both actually close up to make them smaller to store easier. With each corner of the corner punch being able to fold in, you can punch a corner on the inside fold of a card. This is really a nice feature. I was concerned when I saw that I would be reviewing the coordinating eyelet [punches] because they are very detailed punches. The reason for my concern is that often very detailed punches can be difficult to punch. I found though, this was not the case. Even though it was very detailed, it was easy to punch. I used the punches to make 40 Christmas cards and didn't have any problems with difficulty punching.
A word of caution when going after the Punch Around the Page concept (now this is going to be a shocker coming from me): READ THE DIRECTIONS! All of the punches seem to be set up for the same set of directions but in order to get it to work ou' around the page, you do need to use the measurements given in the directions. I would recommend storing the directions with your punches so that you don't forget what measurements you need to use.
I did notice that I didn't always get it lined up 100% each and every time. It was VERY close and unless you REALLY looked closely, you wouldn't really notice it. Part of this might of been the detail of this particular punch.
How many times have you wanted to go around a layer of paper with your punch but just couldn't get those corners just right? Well, the Punch Around the Page solves with problem with beautiful, detailed borders and corners.
By Rose Ann Reynolds
Adding a fancy edge to the borders of my projects and cards is one of the easiest and quickest ways to add that extra wow factor to designs. I must admit my attraction to these tools, so I was very curious to see how the borders and corner punches worked together.
There are quite a few different styles to choose from, but one thing is for certain. You must follow the enclosed directions if you want everything to line up correctly. The specific sizes are given on the instructions, and you need to remember to punch the corners first. If you do this, you will have beautiful seamless punching all around your page.
Most of the time I only punch a single edge, but I love having the option of making a frame around my whole project. I also love how there are holiday designs to choose from as well as punches for your everyday projects.
I already have three different Punch Around the Page sets in my collection, so I guess that says a lot about how I like these punches! I know I will be getting more in the future too. Santa...are you listening?
A Perfect Pair of Punches!
By Angel Wilde
Punches are most definitely one of my favorite crafting tools and snowflakes are something I can never seem to get enough of. You can imagine my delight in being able to try out and review the new Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Aspen Snowflakes.
This punch duo was simple to use and punched easily through both lightweight designer papers as well as cardstock. As soon as the punches arrived, I grabbed a random scrap of paper and started punching. I quickly learned that to create a continuous border and use both of the punches together easily, the paper does have to be measured and cut to one of the sizes listed on the instructions. I don’t see that as a drawback as the sizes are pretty standard and of course, I can use the punches together or separately for elegant corners and one sided borders. I’ll be saving and using the leftover punch outs to embellish my Christmas cards and wintery projects.
My favorite aspect of this product was the built-in space saving feature. The sides easily fold up or in so I have room for even more!
Perfect Punched Edges
By Beate Johns
I was excited to try out Martha Stewart's new Punch Around the Page sets. I was a bit worried that the intricate pattern would be difficult to punch out of thicker cardstock. No need to worry, though. My punches went through it easily.
Adding a matching corner punch to the border punch is such a wonderful idea. How many times have I tried to use a border punch to create a rectangle or square only to give up because it just didn't quite come together right! Martha makes those tasks a snap. As long as you follow directions and use measurements provided there, your squares and rectangles will look great.
A really cool feature about these punches is that they have fold out wings. The guides will fold into the punch when you are not using them and can be stored standing up. I am always looking for ways to save storage space, and this design surely helps. I really like this concept and the designs that are available. I already bought me a second punch and I am sure that won't be my last!
Packs a lot of Punch
By Ashley Newell
Martha Stewart's Punch Around the Page punches are a great new addition added to the paper craft community. I was able to test out the snowflake and loopy punches. The snowflake punches are perfect for the holidays and the winter season. I liked the snowflakes punches because not only do you get a great decorative edge, but also punched snowflake shapes to use on your projects. The decorative edge punches only punch the border, but you do not get any punched shapes. The punches are versatile and allow you to punch only corners, borders, or around the entire page. The punches are made very well and even punch through heavy-weight cardstock. I really liked how the punches can be folded in for easier storage. If you want to punch around the page, there are measurement restrictions and a crafter must stay within those confines when creating their project. The punches come with instructions on those measurements, but can be a little confusing, in my opinion to follow. There are a wide variety of Punch Around the Page punches to give crafters many options on their crafting designs. I have enjoyed using the punches and recommend them to the paper crafter who likes decorative borders, shapes, and designs.
Another Great Product from Martha!
By Jeni Allen
I was really excited to use my Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Punches! I've been seeing them around and have thought that the idea of making punches work around your whole page or card is so smart! I opened the packages and started punching away! The set, including a corner punch with coordinating border punch, is great because you can use them together or separately, so you get a bit of bang for your buck when purchasing these great tools.
I opened the box and started punching away...the border punch is just like other border punches and is great. I really like that the wings of the border punch fold up, making it smaller to store and a bit more compact. I love the designs that Martha Stewart Crafts has created for these punches, no more decorative scissors for me! I love that the border punches are easy to keep straight; I can't cut straight to save my life!
The corner punch of the set is great! It also has wings that come out when you're using it as a corner punch, giving you a guide to set the corner of your paper into. A wonderful feature of the wings on this corner punch is that because both of them fold in and out, it allows you to punch the corner into the top of your card right along the top fold! I think that feature is genius!
Using the punches separately had gone well, but when I started trying to get my corners and borders to match I got really frustrated. There is a piece of paper included in the packaging. Don't throw it away until you read it! Because of the designs of the corner and borders, the paper you are using needs to be a certain size before beginning! If it isn't the right size, your designs won't line up right and you'll get frustrated. Yes, speaking from experience! Once I read the instructions, I was a much happier puncher!
I think these Punch Around the Page punches are great! They are Martha quality and really delightful. I'm sure my collection of them will be growing. The "around the page idea" is just too fun!
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