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Old 08-21-2013, 03:01 PM
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My husband recently bought me these Martha Stewart punches:

scroll heartchrysanthemum
pansy set punch around the page
heart loops trim

I'm hoping to make the heart loops trim and scroll heart work to become a punch around the page set. There are a number of YouTube videos that show the use of one corner punch with a different border punch. And I'm still working out the kinks of just using a border punch to go all around the page.

Ever since I posted the thread, For the love of lace, I have gotten more into using my Martha Stewart punches.

Here are some of the YouTube vids I've viewed:

lace trim
one border punch 4 ways - this is the one I'm still chewing on
paper corner punch decorative circles
regular punches to punch around the page
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Be sure to check the paper sizes list that comes with the punch around the page. They are very carefully planned so your project comes out even. Do punch the corners first.
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I only made that mistake once. And be sure to check corner punches. Some of them have wings that assist in setting the punch correctly.
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Those are pretty punches, especially the pansies. I have a small border set from another company that I sometimes use, but Martha's are much more delicate looking.
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That whole idea of corners and straights that work together is really grand. You can get looks like those created with some expensive dies and you have the flexibiliy to use them on various sizes.
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i will try these tips on my few i have, but so far, i hate mine...they dont cut out good enough for me..ya know
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i will try these tips on my few i have, but so far, i hate mine...they dont cut out good enough for me..ya know
Have you tried sharpening them by punching them thru tinfoil? Also, they work best with the heavier cardstock, such as 80lb. I tried one of mine with typing paper and they did a lousy job. HTH
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Also, punch through wax paper several times to lubricate them if they jam or stick.
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You can also put them in the freezer so the metal will contract. My engineer friend does this with her punches.
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thats it....thats what mine are doing...they are sticking
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