Monday, August 16, 2010

Border Punches

Welcome to my blog, The Scrappings of Sue. I hope you are having fun on our blog hop today. If you reached my blog from Theresa's blog, you are in the right place!! If not, you will want to start here, at Abby's blog. You will want to hop in the order outlined in Abby's blog. You will be collecting a secret word from each blog. You can read all the details about this from Abby. Be sure to check out our Yahoo! Group, Scrappin-n-Chattin. We are a great group of talented friends. You will find so much support and inspiration here.


I have so fallen in love with border punches. I have collected quite a number over the past year and try to use them whenever I can. I get very excited when I see a sketch or challenge to use border punches.



I have also fallen in love with combining the use of the corner punches in conjuction with a border punch to create an edge all the way around the page. To make the sizing work, you have to have the paper cut to a specified size. These are the dimensions that are included inside the package:

3.25 inches / 8.25 cm
5 inches / 12.7 cm
6.75 inches / 17.15 cm
8.5 inches / 21.59 cm
10.25 inches / 26.04 cm
12 inches / 30.48 cm

Today I creating a page based on a sketch that I found on Julie Bonner's blog. Here is the sketch:

Although this sketch did not use a border punch, I used one on one of the paper elements. Here is what I used:


My paper is cut into a 10.25" square. This Punch Around the Page set is called Scallop 3 Dot. To begin, punch each corner.



Next, line up one of the corners with the pattern just to the right or left of the punch part of the punch. I always go to the right. Line up the pattern further down on the punch after you make the first punch.



Continue around the page.



And here is the final product.




I am doing a giveaway. How would you like to win a Punch Around the Page of your own? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and become a follower of my blog. I will do random drawing on Monday morning. The winner will receive this Martha Stewart Deco Fan Punch Around the Page Punch.







So now I have my secret word for you - friendly .



Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoyed your time at my blog. Now, continue your journey on our blog hop and visit Laura.


~~Sue~~

59 comments:

Suzy said...

Wonderful page Sue! I am a big fan of border punches too. :)

Mom2Boys said...

I love border punches!!! Your page is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Mandy

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

OMGosh, your puppy is FABULOUS! Such a sweet face... So, I've never ventured into the punch-around-the-page world, but I LOVE the punch you used... might have to dip a toe in the water. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheers,
Susan

Sara said...

Oh Susan, What a sweetie! I love your scrapbook page! I too have fallen in love with punches... especially the Martha Stewart sets! I am following the blog hop, since Laura announced it on our Copic Musketeer Yahoo Group! I am new to blog hops so I hope I did this correctly! I became a follower and am leaving you some love! Happy Creating! Sara

fabulouscolorfulcraftsbymel said...

What a beautiful puppy and just an amzaing layout.

Lisa said...

Nice layout! I love the border punches. Thanks

Lori said...

Super cute page! I am in LOVE with border punches!

Skrapbuker said...

You have a beautiful pupppy!!

I've been eying border punches lately but never pick them up as I always wonder if I'd use it often and I didn't think the border punches could go around corners, figure you could only go straight, ya know? Never seen these from MS before ... going to have to check them out. Thanks for a chance to win one!!

Meg said...

Beautiful!

April said...

Your page looks awesome Sue! What a great prize too! Thanks so much for the chance to win. :)
- April

Ashleigh said...

I have 1 MS product and I love it. I cant wait to get a set like this (punch around the page)

good luck all

aecopenhaver@gmail.com

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Great page love how you did the border.

beejay said...

I always have trouble lining those punches up but you explained it very well, and your page turned out nice! TFS

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Just how adorable is this puppy dirty or not...
gotta love our pets and I glad you do a page for your belove pup...

The Scrapbooking Queen
(and princess penelope my yorkie love your puppy)

Divinity said...

great layout! and using the border punch -- i love border punches!!! :) i've become a follower of your blog...thanks for the chance! :)

BJ said...

So cute...I will have to get so boarder punches and try this...you made it look so easy!

ann said...

Your layout is awesome. I think I might have to try the border punch. Thanks for all the info.

Corinne said...

Your layout is wonderful..I have used a couple of different boarder punches from MS and love them. Thanks for the info on the page sizes

Scrap-a-holic-mom said...

very pretty idea

BoxerBrats said...

Sue,

I am such a huge fan of the MS punches. Every single 40% off Micheal's and Joann's Coupons are used on one lately!

Great project, and you know I love anything w/doggies.

Thanks for the chance to win your amazing giveaway. I wish everyone luck, but of course, I really want to win ~hehe~

Laura

My-Time Scraps said...

Hi , New Follower :) ....

scrappinmomma said...

Great layout. I love it TFS

http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

Sue, what an awesome effect for a layout to have a border punched all around the page.
I had never seen a set before with both the corner and the border punches. I really like this set, awesome prize. Your layout is so great and I'm now a follower of your blog.
I haven't followed a lot of blogs before but look forward to coming back here often now.
Barbara

Coachfans said...

I have just started to collect punches. It is amazing how much they can change the look of your project.

Thanks,
Georgiana : )

Cindy Gay said...

Love the polka dot paper with the bunch and the darling puppy. I've become a follower.

Sandi said...

Sue your blog looks beautiful and what a gorgeous layout of Willie! Love Martha Stewart punches. I have one punch around the page set (that I just figured out how to use) and would LOVE another. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Amanda said...

I love your layout, Sue! I just became a follower! I saw you follow my blog, but I didn't realize I didn't follow yours! Anyway, good job! :)

creative patti said...

I now follow you blog, and I to love these punches, thank you for the tutorial, great LO.

mom2fivekiddos said...

I really love border punches too, but don't have any of the punch around the page ones. They are too cool! Think I am going to have to get some! Love your layout (and your puppy....too cute!!!) I am now a follower of your blog! Thanks for sharing!

ScrappyNana said...

I am a fan of border punches too but havent had the opportunity to try Martha Stewarts punches yet! Maybe Ill get lucky and win one! ;-)

jennyplace2 said...

I am also a fan of the border and matching corner punches. I only have two sets so far, but hope to have many more. Love your layout, thanks for the chance to win the punches.

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a fantastic page, and your dog is adorable! I haven't tried any of the corner punches yet, but I love the way they make the page look!

Julie said...

I really love border punches and I don't have the one you are offering! I would love to win it! I became a follower of your blog!!!

Julie

Irene Daryanto said...

What an amazing blog hop. Love the tutorial on border punch, would love to have one (and maybe more). I became your follower, and thanks for the chance to win this.
Hugs, Irene

Maria Matter said...

Wow, your page is beautiful!!! love the border you made and your photos are adorable!!!

I'm following you!
Thank you!

Tiffany Leola Johnson Koehn said...

Love the page! It is AWESOME! thanks for the chance to win.

Manhattan Mandie said...

Adorable layout! I love those border punches but have only bought 1 so far :) I'd love to win! I became a follower too! I'd love for you to check out my blog as well!

Kathlene said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE border punches. Your layout is awesome. I'm a new follower now too. TFS and thanks for the offer.

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Super cute...love your dog... thanks for the chance to those nice punches...
Let me hop to the next one...

Thanks Ivette

Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

madebykarla said...
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madebykarla said...

Love the puppy page, he's adorable! thanks for the chance to win the punches!

Kim H said...

I love the tutorial about the punches! I have one, not the one that is shown, I never can get it lined up! Well thanks to you, I learned I am doing it wrong! Lol. I never knew that you should start by punching out the corners first! If there were instructions ~ I definetly through them out!
Thank You for sharing this! I might have to pull that out tomorrow! I am a follower now love you work!

Kim H

Liz said...

Love the layout! I haven't used border punches, but I may need to make a shopping run - as if I need a reason! Thank you for sharing your expertise!

emspel said...

Super cute layout! And the dog, he makes the page! TFS

KarenB said...

I love those punches - thanks for the chance to join in your giveaway. I love your 'how to', especially going around the corners :) I'm a new follower.

Nicole Brenna said...

Loving the layout and what a great prize... of course I want to be a follower!

Dorie said...

I like the broder punch look but have never used one before? Are they hard to use? Dorie Morris

Theresa said...

I really love the doggy page..those border punches are the greatest, aren't they? I'm so enjoying this blog hop...finding great new people to follow...like you...thanks again.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I love this layout! I had a doggy for 16 years that looked just like this when she was wet and dirty - LOL! I
I am now following your blog and thanks for this great blog hop!

Dawn said...

I am a new follower and am thrilled with your layout and the use of a punch...great idea.

Kelly Massman said...

I am a new follower! Your Lo is adorable as is your pup!!!! Thanks!

chignon said...

I love border punches but haven't tried the corner-around the page ones! Great layout using the punch :o) I just became a follower so I can see more wonderful ideas.

hvn1011 said...

I am a follower.

Elkay said...

I don't have any border punches yet, but now I am putting them on my list!

Carrie said...

I love border punches too.... i have a few, but i have seen the MS corner & edge ones... need to get a few of those... very very cute..
thanks for the giveaway.. and great blog hop!
Carrie
my2sons311 at verizon dot net
ps.. im a follower now too! :)

Kim said...

GREAT Tutorial, Sue! AWESOME page and GIVEAWAY!! Thanks for the chance! Have a GREAT Birthday!
Me-Ma Kim

Afitmom4Life said...

Super cute page you have. I need to get border punches. I don't have any yet.

Have a blessed week!

Lisa V.
fitmom1@cox.net

Zolyshka said...

Love the layout. Very cool that you punched pp. I just started my collection of punches. I LOVE THEM!!! especially the around-the-page ones.

Kristin said...

I became a follower...what a cute idea you girls came up with!