Friday, April 16, 2010

Punched Border


As every addicted scrapper I have a lot of  hobby stuff at home...paper, paint, tools, machines, etc. I feel guilty but I have to admit that some of these have never been used or hardly used! For example, my eyelet tool...it`s a great tool but I simply don`t use it...and that`s a pity, of course! After looking at it and holding it for some time I came up with the idea to punch holes :-) and this is how the idea came up to my mind...to make a punched border.
Recently I was invited by  Pam Callaghan to be a Featured Artist and I created especially for her inspiring and useful  Ideas for Scrapbookers  blog, a layout and a card showing my punched border. In three steps I`ll show you how easy, funny and creative this is!


Step1:  Take your eyelet tool ( I use a Fiskars eyelet tool - it exists in a set of three different sizes)     and I simply punch holes in the shape you want...circles, scallops, reactangles, etc


Step 2:  Cut along the edges of the holes with a hobby knife or a pair of scissors.


Step 3: Now your punched border is ready...you can give some personal addition to it like distressing, coloring or simply use your imagination and give your personal touch to it!


I hope you enjoyed this funny, easy, fast and cheap :-) way to created your own border!

And here are some close-ups I took of the layout and the card! 
Have a great weekend!

22 comments:

  1. Love this technique! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is great Gerry, thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is awesome!! thanks for sharing!!

    ps...I got my first kit!!! Posted my first layout with it!!!

    Thanks for recommending them!! LOVE the kit!

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  4. Super cool border idea!! Will definitely try!

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  5. What a fabulous idea! thanks for sharing!!!! I love borders!

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  6. Adorable lo Gerry!! your work is always impecable!!
    xoxox

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  7. Hello~ I am new to your blog and it is simply beautiful. Your work is just gorgeous. I can't wait to stop by to see what other beautiful things you share.
    I am hosting a giveaway in hopes of reaching 100 followers. I hope you can visit & follow my blog and spread the word.
    All the best!
    Happy crafting.
    Sonia

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  8. What a great tutorial, love your technique! And your works here are truly amazing, and so is your sweet pics on this LO; - TFS!

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  9. What a great idea this is !!!! I have to try it !! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Astrid.

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  10. Beautiful work, as always:) LUV those adorable photos!!

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  11. Your layout is simply beautiful. Love the technique you shared with us!

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  12. Love this idea! Sometimes I scrap out of the house and don't have the right thing. You show me that you can make beautiful items, with basic tools!

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  13. Awesome idea, i will have to try

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  14. Lovely layout !! and thanks for sharing this cool technic !!!

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  15. What a great idea....thanks for posting this :)

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  16. Love it,love it love it!!!Your work is fantastic!!Your daugther is same age as my daughter...so sweet!!!

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  17. Oh my gosh Gerry that is the cutest picture of your baby! I had three girls and now 4 granddaughters and 6 grandsons. Just looking at her precious pictures and cute little chubby body just makes me happy, I just want to squeeze her. LOL
    gorgeous layouts. One of my daughters is expecting in June, so of course I will be saving your layouts for idea's.. your work is gorgeous!

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  18. c'est une bonne idée .merci
    it's a good idea .thank you

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  19. formidable idée ! merci pour ce partage !

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  20. Ohh,this is a very creative technique and so beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for sharing. I would not have ever thought it was so easy.

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