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Punches: Popping off the Page

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My favorite “old school” scrapbooking tool is the paper punch. While I tend to do a lot of electronic die cutting these days, I still have a big collection of favorite punches, including a pinked edge circle. I punched several circles from Take Me Away papers and used a simple technique to make them pop off this page:

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You’ll need two circles for each embellishment. Using scissors, snip from the edge to the center of each circle. Slide the circles together.

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Adhere the back side of the circles to the page and slightly bend the tops to lift up.

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I chose a circle punch because it reminded me of the bicycle wheels in the photo. I carried the circle motif to the bottom of my layout with a circle chipboard sticker, which also guides your eye to my journaling.

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I love the dimension the circles give the page, and I love that it’s such an easy embellishment to make with a basic tool.

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Which punch is your trusty favorite? If you haven’t used it on a layout recently, dust it off and put it to use! And check out the rest of the posts this week for more punch inspiration. Happy creating!

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One Response to "Punches: Popping off the Page"

  • Delores Anderson
    September 19, 2016 - 9:43 pm

    Fun idea, and super cute layout! My favorite punch is the postage stamp. Not sure how I could use that one with this technique, though.