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Old 10-25-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default How to use a straight edged punch around a circle

I posted a tutorial in March or April- but made another card and I think it has better pictures, so here goes......

On this card, I needed a circle for the Sketch bigger than any nesties I had. So, I cut one out using a masking tape roll, and curved the straight punch around it. Here are the steps:

Punch out the edge:

and then notch it:

Put tape or adhesive on the edge- it might be a little tricky to use a wet or liquid glue to get your strip to stay where you put it......


A couple of thoughts- the wider the punch is, the harder it will be to go around a smaller curve- try cutting the notches wider on the unpunched side.

Be careful not to cut into the punched edge. You can overlap punched edges if ou run out- so it in an inconspicious place on your circle.

I hope this will help you to use more of the punches you already have!

Check out the TLC320
for some visuals of what others did with this idea!

Shelly Schmidt
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:49 AM   #2
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what a great ideia.
I only have one border punch (funny enough it looks alot like the one on your tut)
and thie ideia is really helpful, thanks.
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