Paper-Punch Techniques for Scrapbooking

Learn new ways to use basic paper punches for not-so-basic results on scrapbook pages. From simple shapes to intricate border punches, these versatile tools can make scrapbooking easier and help you express your creativity.
Punch Folded Cardstock to Create Scrapbook Page Backgrounds

Design by Susan Weinroth

Susan accordion-folded paper to create a paper-chain effect on this scrapbook page. After folding her paper, she punched slightly outside the folded edge to keep the hearts and circles connected. To avoid damaging your tools, keep paper thickness in mind. Susan found that three folds (four layers) was the maximum her punch could cut.

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    SOURCES Cardstock: Fibermark (orange), Canson (green, brown), Bazzill Basics Paper (all other). Fonts: Slab Tall-X ("he," "laugh") off the Internet, Century Gothic (all other). Stickers: Making Memories. Brad: American Crafts. Buttons: Autumn Leaves. Punches: EK Success (heart), Marvy Uchida (circle).
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