Creative Paper-Punch Techniques

Pull out the paper punches and browse through our creative ways for using these tried-and-true tools.
Linked Circles Scrapbook Page

Design by Erica Hernandez

clude both the positive (the punched image, like the red hearts on this page) and the negative (the space the image is punched from, like the heart-shape holes in the turquoise cardstock) for variety. Make rings by punching a large circle, then using a smaller circle punch to remove the center. Off-center punching is easier and more dynamic. Punch small holes for more detail.

Editor's Tip: After punching the pieces, layer and link them for dimension. Cut the links to allow them to be slipped together and hide the cut behind the overlapping area.


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