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:
You’ll need two circles for each embellishment. Using scissors, snip from the edge to the center of each circle. Slide the circles together.
Adhere the back side of the circles to the page and slightly bend the tops to lift up.
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.
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.
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!