Monday, January 24, 2011

Border Punches for Layouts

Are your edge punches like mine and getting dusty? Well we've got some great examples from our design team and our readers to get you thinking about pulling out the punches again!

Whether you frame a photo Like Claude or frame the entire page like Jannike,  it just makes sense to rediscover the tools many of us have paid so much for, and used so infrequently.



Layer them as does Kirsten Michelsen and Emily for a ruffled effect.

Kirsten Michelsen


You can double them up on the same strips to create two times the impact as does Bev:


For more "punch" use a bold design and let it stand out against a contrasting background, like these layouts by readers Aymee Gandy, Pippa Gore, and Irit Shalom.

Aymee Gandy

 Pippa Gore

Irit Shalom

You can also take it a step further as does Natalia, and use a punched edge as a template for stitching. ( or doodling if you're lazy like me!)


 No matter your style, punches can be versatile and fun for layouts. Just think, the more you use them, the better the return on your investment.

Happy Crafting,


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Amazing Lay-outs!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Ooooh! So many varied but equally gorgeous LO's!!