Good morning! Aly here! Last month I shared how to create a flower accent using a scallop circle punch, and last week Lisa challenged us to use as many punches as possible on a project. With punches on the brain I thought it would be fun to share a few unexpected ways to use a basic circle punch.
Faux Scallop Border
Use your circle punch to create a faux scallop border by either cutting the circles in half or tucking them halfway behind a border and lining them up next to each other.
For this card I used my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool to punch small circles out of my patterned paper (you can use any size circle punch for this). I then lined them up in a row and tucked them behind my corrugated cardboard to create the look of a scallop border.
Concentric Circle Accents
If you have two circle punches that are just slightly different in size, you can create concentric circle accents. Punch a circle from your patterned paper with the smaller of the two punches first.
You are left with a cool accent that you can add to cards, layouts, or other projects. Make several concentric circles in different sizes for a graphic border or background. Note: you can also use a circle cutter for this.
Use your circle punches to create easy flowers for cards or scrapbook pages. Punch a circle, and then place only part of the circle back into the punch to create leaf and petal shapes.
Create simple flowers by punching a circle for your background and adding some adhesive. Then create several petal shapes using your circle punch as explained above and add them to the background circle. Punch a small hole in the center and add a brad (or button).
Supplies: patterned paper, brads (Bo Bunny Press); circle maker (Creative Memories), distress ink (We R Memory Keepers), paper trimmer with wavy blade (Creative Memories)
I hope these ideas have helped you see your basic circle punches in a different light. Give these try, or see if you can come up with more unique ways to use a circle punch on your next project. Post a link to your creations if you do! ~ Aly
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