Border Punch Art - Papercraft Essentials 139

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Border punches... Not something I'd usually use in cardmaking. Then Becky from Papercraft Essentials came along asking for a Beginner's Guide to Border Punch Art and I thought why not? The first challenge was to find some affordable punches. Martha Stewart has got some lovely punches but it wasn't worth putting my money into it since I didn't know if I'd be using them again. I settled on some inexpensive punches from XCut which I used for my designs. While they're small and compact, they don't punch out so easily unless you throw your whole body weight onto them.

Once I sat down and had a little play with them, I realised there's lots you can do with border punches. Let's start with the first card I made. Can you spot where I used it?


The smaller butterfly was made with a punched border on white card. This is a really easy card to make, whether you fancy a border punch in your design or not. Here is one of the two flower cards I made...


There are also two easel cards. Often, what looks simple in the magazine takes hours to make.



If you are intrigued then check out Fiskarettes UK facebook page and the stunning creations made by their design team.
3 comments on "Border Punch Art - Papercraft Essentials 139"
  1. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

    FYI I use a 'Punch Mate' to help with depressing the punches.
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  2. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

    FYI I use a 'Punch Mate' to help with depressing the punches.
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