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Old 02-25-2005, 09:37 AM   #1
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Default Slit Punch Tips

Yeah, I'm slower than molasses . . . I know it! I admit it! I'm OK with it!

But, for anybody else who has struggled with how to get the slit punch to work without shaving off pieces of your focal image to get it to fit proper on the mat layer that has the slit punches, read on. Pics are in post #7 in this thread.

I finally realized I needed to cut my mat piece 1/2" larger
than the focal image piece.

I also realized that if I used a Sharpie marker ON THE
BACK SIDE (silver/metal) OF THE PUNCH, I could make
some register marks/cross hairs so I know where each
of the 3 little bumps on the black plastic are
located--obviously, once you slide the punch into the
paper, if working with the punch upside down, you
can't see where the plastic part's register marks are.

SO, then I laid my focal image piece on to the BACK
SIDE OF THE mat, and traced the edges where I wished
to punch the slit with a pencil.

Then, making sure the slit punch is upside down, I
lined up those black Sharpie marks along that pencil
line!* When you flip the piece over, the pencil lines
are not visible, of course, so no need to erase.

Perfect fit every time!

Anyhoo--it took me a whole morning to figure the above out . . . and it's highly likely that many of you ALREADY figured it out loooooooong ago . . .

But . . . just maybe . . . it'll be useful to somebody . . . possibly????

LOLLOLLOL!
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Thanks for the tips. I have not played with mine too much yet, but I am going to go home today and try this. Thanks!!!
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Thanks for sharing! I ordered one but haven't used it yet as I've heard of problems people have had. I'll try your suggestions!
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Julie-

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I have a stamp camp tonight and we are using the slit punch on one of the cards, and I was racking my brain for an easy way to explain how to punch the slit in the right place. You have come to my rescue! I'm going to type up your instructions (hope you don't mind...I'll give you credit!) and hand them out to anyone who orders the slit punch.

I so appreciate your artistic talent and now your logistical genius!!!

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And Her Highness strikes again! I just received mine earlier this week. I had read a couple of posts on it but haven't really tried it out... I'm printing this out so I know how to use it. THANK YOU!
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OK, I guess I'm a bit slower. Is there any way you could post a picture of what you have done? It sounds like it would make all the post punch trimming a heck of a lot easier, but I'm just not getting it. I feel a little silly for asking, but you've peaked my curiosity!!
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OK, I guess I'm a bit slower. Is there any way you could post a picture of what you have done? It sounds like it would make all the post punch trimming a heck of a lot easier, but I'm just not getting it. I feel a little silly for asking, but you've peaked my curiosity!!


EDITED: Trying to get sequence right as you view it. My apologies for my 'puter illiteracy . . . ack.
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I hadn't used mine yet, but I just went and got it and tried this. I don't think I would have figured that out myself! Thanks for the tips and the pics are great.

Thanks so much!
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Ah-HA! NOW I get it! Thanks for the pictures! The tips are awesome!

Thanks for sharing with us and saving US time! I just LOVE how all of you make ME look so good!
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Julie,
Excellent tips! I was wondering how to measure for the slit punch ... now I know. Maybe I'll demonstrate it now!! LOL
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Julie, you are truly amazing!! I have to demonstrate this next month. I have only one show scheduled, but after today's ws with 35 women, I hope to have some more.
Your pictures are perfect. I know I wouldn't have figured this out on my own.
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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

I finally LOVE this stupid punch I've had for a few months and haven't "got" yet.
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Thank you so much for the tips and the PHOTOS!!!!!!! I got this punch recently and haven't really played with it. I never would have figured that out! LOL!!!
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Oh, My Gosh!! Thanks for the great tip Julie. As I was reading your post, I knew it was a great idea, but couldn't quite understand how to do it and then lindseyhol asked for pictures!! Eureka!!

Thanks so much,
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Wow, Julie! You score big on this one! Thanks!
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WOW! You're awesome! Thanks for the pics! I couldn't figure it out at first, but you made it so SIMPLE!!!
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Thanks Julie!!!

After seeing the pics I'm sitting here having a "DUH" moment. I finally get how this punch works! Now I can show it at my next workshop without looking like a complete fool.
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Thanks Julie!

I've had this punch since Christmas and have absolutely hated it each time I tried to use it! Now that I know how it works I can't wait to try again!

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Yes, thanks soooo much. This makes it a lot easier to do (with the marks) than just trying to eyeball it.
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thank you thank you.... your pictures are worth a million words.

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Yes!!! Thanks for the tips and photos - SUPER SWEET of YOU!
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Thanks for the tips and great pics! I got this punch a couple weeks ago and haven't played with it yet. Now I have the motivation to get it out and give it a spin.
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Thank you for the photo--I am a very visual learner--before you sent the photo I was about to ask DH to interpret--he draws bridges for a living and loves a good set of instructions!! You are awesome!!!!
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Just wanted to add my big thank you! I have had fights with this foolish punch several times. Now maybe I won't think of it as foolish anymore. Going to have to give it another shot tomorrow!
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Julie, YOU ROCK!!!

(I didn't even notice it had the plastic register marks....DUHHHHHHHHHHH)
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I just remembered that I had downloaded a template made by Robin Mower for the slit punch awhile back. I will try to attach it here for everyone while we're on the subject.
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What would we ever do without you, Julie???

Thanks SO much for your tips and pictures. Maybe NOW I'll get out that slit punch.
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Thanks for the photo!!! I read you're tip, then say the photo, then reread your tip. And I totally get it!! Amazing!!!

Thanks for taking the time to share with us.
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HRR does it again! I couldn't get this until I saw the pics. Thank You, Julie!!!!! Woo hoo, too~
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Okay.... it is so nice to know that someone actually thought about this and then figured it out. I have demo'd this and sold it just winging it. I love organized people!!!! Thanks so much.
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These instructions are great. Thanks for sharing your wisdom. I will have to go home and play with my punch and see if I can master this.
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thanks julie! and yes the picture totally explains it even more. I made a gift certificate holder and had to punch twice for the gift cert. to fit, it wasn't even right, still snug, but it.

your directions will make this fit correct! thanks for the tip!
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Oh, I'm so glad someone resurrected this thread! I knew I had seen it months ago, but couldn't find again it no matter how I searched. I even started a thread asking if anyone else could find it.

Thank you sooo much! Now I can love my slit punch!
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I could not take the time to figure out how to have it hold anything.
I just used it when making a "matchbook" card.
Doing the punch first then folding the other end into it THEN make the fold to fit the slit. It works great that way. Now off to try and do it for holding something.
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I love it when we get something like this - it helps us all so much to share our knowledge, our Ahah!! moments and our "dang, that didn't work so great!" things too.

I've been looking at that slit punch alot, and thinking, "hmmm should I get that?" no don't need it yet. but maybe soon, and now that there's some tips to using the thing, maybe sooner than later.

Thanks for sharing your ideas, tips and creativity everyone - you're awesome!!
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Oh my freakin' helk. This is sooo cool! I have been avoiding using my slit punch, but now I think I will be using it all the time. Thank you soo much Julie. You are great!

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Thank you so much Julie! You ladies are so amazing! I hadn't noticed the register marks before and always wondered how everyone else's cards were so perfect and mine so sloppy. I seriously need Stampin' for Dummies. Just explain everything to me, like this, so that I can get be a stellar demo like you all. Now, can you help me find some WS?? JK

You guys are so awesome! Thanks again!
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