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Becca Bit: Right Angle Punching – Part 2

by on June 16, 2010

Mercy, I had everything ready for this post but got tied up trying to get my IPhone 4 preordered!!  On hold on the computer, on hold on the phone, we were at the store first thing this morning . . . what a mess!!!  I finally got mine ordered through Best Buy (As other IPhone owners silently nod, right?!?).  A year ago if you has asked me about an IPhone I’d have asked you what it was.  Today, it’s permanently attached to my left hand.  Imagine my horror when last week at the Dr. Office I discovered the whole AT&T Network in my area was out.  All morning my kids and friends called to commiserate instead of taking a chill pill and reading a book, lol!!  Sheesh, once they’ve got ya, they’ve got ya.

Okay so on to my card.  Some of the delicate borders you get using Right Angle Punching technique are fabulous!!  I  tried out quite a few (saved them for future reference) and I came up with these two borders stacked.  Because you use the Right Angle technique on the ends, they have finished ends which I love.  My card is simple I layered gingham on a green mat then used the Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral corner punch and border to make the border – it barely peeks out so you see on the teensy tiny scallops, lol.  I layered my stamped image (from American Art Stamps) on top and tied a bow diagonally.  That left me room to stack up two of the right angle punched motifs made with the Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Corner Punch and the Gothic Arches Floral Punch which I topped off with little white buttons.  So, the video will show you how to make this one – it’s a little bit different from yesterday, but one you have the angles for this down, you’re ready to move on ;-)

Here’s the next video in the series!

Thanks for stopping by – see ya tomorrow!!

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June 16, 2010
5:04 pm

wow i am off to play and practice with the one ms corner punch i own…does this work with other manufacturers corner punches? thanks for the can be sure i will be stopping by tomorrow for part3. I love this technique…clever you…

Michel E
June 16, 2010
5:07 pm

Great card. I just love your creations.

June 16, 2010
5:13 pm

Great tutorial. Thanks. Your card is so special. I love the soft color and the Sentiment is so unique.

Pat H.
June 16, 2010
5:15 pm

And the fun continues… thank you. I tried the first technique this morning and it worked perfectly!! Looking forward to trying this one. Thanks again for the great tutorials.

June 16, 2010
5:24 pm

just stunning…thanks for taking the time to do the videos to explain the technique to those of us who are visual. BTW, what brand paper trimmer do you use?????

Becca Feeken
June 16, 2010
5:48 pm

Hi Barbara,
I’m really partial to guillotine cutters like the one in the video. That’s the mini one (I think it’s a Tonic) and I have a larger one made by Tonic.

June 16, 2010
6:01 pm

Another excellent video tutorial, Becca! Gotta start practicing! Thank you again for sharing your talent! Hugs, Cami

Tammy Q Howell
June 16, 2010
6:07 pm

Wow! This is so great! Thanks for taking the time to show the tutorial of this technique. I don’t know if any of my punches will work, but I can’t wait to try it. Your generosity and talent iare a blessing to many!

June 16, 2010
6:14 pm


I’m wearing the WOW’s out! I love trying different cuts with my punches and you certainly put the icing on the cake with the creativeness you bring to corner punches. Experimentation is one of the keys. Thanks for you techniques, ideas and wonderful paper punch ideas!

June 16, 2010
6:32 pm

you make this look so easy! i’m looking forward to tut #3!
(i also love this little paper cutter you have!)

June 16, 2010
6:40 pm

becca becca here we go again another fantastic ibecca idea. i am sure glad you can think of idea after idea. at keast some one has a bright mibnd.


LuAnn in AZ
June 16, 2010
6:55 pm

Just when I think you couldn’t get ANY better, you come up with this fantastic set of tutorials and beautiful papercrafting. Thank you Becca for always sharing with us who love your work and sweetness.

June 16, 2010
7:23 pm

Thanks for the awesome tutorials.

Linda Coughlin
June 16, 2010
7:33 pm

Your use of punches and dies is second to none. I think your creativity is at a genius level!! Thank you for sharing your designs and techniques so generously. I only have one MS corner punch also, but am looking forward to picking up a couple more so I can make more of these fabulous borders!

Sandy Knecht
June 16, 2010
8:20 pm

Fabulous, once again!

June 16, 2010
8:21 pm

That is way cool! I’m gonna go try it right now!!!

June 16, 2010
8:24 pm

Ok, I am amazed!!! It’s all about patterns, symmetry, and getting stuff outta your way to work… you are soooo right-brained Becca!! And weren’t you a technie once? How is that–left-brained, too??!!! Does the term ambidexterity refer to brains also? Or is it mind mapping or whole-brain thinking? I don’t know, but you’ve got it all girl! And your card is awesome!

June 16, 2010
8:40 pm

Very interesting..I tried something similar awhile back with some old punches (removing the angle edge things). This definitely goes beyond my imagination. Hope your hubby is doing better!

Joyce M
June 16, 2010
8:42 pm

Becca, the name of your blog is just perfect because you are truly amazing. Do you realize that when the rest of us pick up a punch or a nestability, we don’t see what you see. We see these tools at face value. How can you look at a corner punch and see all this. That is truly amazing. I am going to have to figure out how to save these videos because you are going to have to walk me through this every time I do this – and I guarantee I am going to try this. Amazing!

Debbie Pamment
June 16, 2010
8:48 pm

WOW – I sat through this with my punch in hand – stuffed it up the first time as I was using a different punch and needed to work out where to line up! But once I did – wow – am sooooo happy with the result! THANK YOU sooo much for all your amazing tutorials – you are my punch and nestie guru – LOL

Peggy Allen
June 16, 2010
9:05 pm

WOW! Becca. This one must of taken some deep thought & that is why I am glad you are doing the thinking for me. You’re the best. I love your videos, tutorials and blog. Please keep it up. We so look forward to each new entry. Can’t wait for day 3. It is just going to be over the top. God bless!

June 16, 2010
9:12 pm

I did it! Not perfectly, but not bad for the first try! Thank you so much for teaching this old dog a new trick!

June 16, 2010
9:16 pm

Thank you for the tutorial! I love all the inspiration and new techniques that you share.

Velda S
June 16, 2010
9:20 pm

Becca, per usual, you are amazing at your imagination at using punches and other tools! This one is so beautiful.
I also have to say, I had a good LOL at your iphone predicament! (Still carrying a 3 + yr old Palm but tempted to switch).
Again my thanks for your sharing.

Cheryl Randall
June 16, 2010
9:29 pm

After fooling with this for over 2 hours I GIVE UP!! The pictures are out of center focus when you are cutting the excess and where you are lining up your punch is very fuzzy when I am viewing it so I do not know where I am supposed to be punching at. OH Well.

June 16, 2010
9:30 pm

Becca, you’re brilliant! I love these. Thanks so much for taking the time to work out the tutorials and sharing with all of us! Can’t wait to get into my craft room. So glad to hear that your husband is doing so well!
Sometimes good things do happen to good people. Thanks again you are always thinking outside the box!

Teresa C
June 16, 2010
9:33 pm

Becca, you are amazing! I would never have thought of this! Now I need more corner punches!

June 16, 2010
9:46 pm

Thanks for the next installment. I am certainly going to try this out.

June 16, 2010
9:47 pm

Becca, I got the first video but am going to have to work on this one. I don’t have the same punch as you so that’s my excuse for not getting it right away. This is awsome if I can figure it out. Thanks so much for all you beautiful cards and wonderful ideas.

June 16, 2010
10:09 pm

This is just way too cool. I just love this method. I think you have created a monster (ME!). Way to fun for sure. I better stop playing so I can get some house work done. Luv your latest card. Beautiful.

mary stuart
June 16, 2010
10:11 pm

Oh Becca, you have such a wonderful mind!
I love this technique! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
your tutorial is easy to follow and understand!

June 16, 2010
10:23 pm

Fabulous, Becca, thank you. Gorgeous card too!

June 16, 2010
10:27 pm

Your card is magnificent!! Thanks for the tutorials. I love the idea of right angle punching . I can have a piece the size I need
Your tutorials are very easy to understand . Me lining up the punch properly is the challenge :(
All I will say right now is it is a good thing I have a generous supply of cheap Dollar store card stock to practice on LOL
The question is what will I do with the pile of mistakes ? LOL

June 16, 2010
10:29 pm

PS I don’t have the punch you used and am trying it with Topiary

Deanna Collins
June 16, 2010
10:44 pm

Ooooo, What fun! I took time to try out yesterday’s tutorial this morning and amazingly, it actually worked. Your tutorial was so easy to follow, I was more worried that I would mess it up somehow! But they are gorgeous. They make darling little “postage stamps” as you call them and will make great additions to my cards. As it is already past my bedtime tonight, I will try today’s tutorial tomorrow! This is so much fun and I want to say Thank YOU, Thank YOU, Thank YOU for the amazing work you show us and your wonderful tutorials.

June 16, 2010
11:06 pm

Becca, this card is just awesome!! I would love to learn that punching technique!!! When I get time, I will have to check out your tutorial!!

June 17, 2010
12:11 am

This just look so awesome Becca. You´re such a genius to think these things out. It´s a magnificient idea and it looks fantastic. And todays card is also just stunning dear friend. I´m just speachless over the beauty in these things.
Have a great day and I hope, your husbond is doing well today?
Take care
Biiig warm hugs Maryann

June 17, 2010
12:22 am

Wow…I’m blown away be your creativity & imagination! Thank you soooo much for sharing this with us & for putting together your fabulous video tutorials! I can’t wait to try it!

June 17, 2010
12:51 am

In your post you mention the “Gothic Arches Floral punch”… what is that? I have the Gothic Arches set, but have never seen a floral one. I can’t find a Gothic Arch punched edge anywhere on your card… can you help me find it? And what a gorgeous card it is!!!!! I just love how you layer all the punched pieces! Over the past year I’ve become a Martha Stewart punch collector… thanks so much for the new “right angle” way to use them!!!!!!! It’s just gorgeous. Now I’m off to watch video #2!!

June 17, 2010
12:54 am

Oops!!!! I found the Gothic Arch punched edges!!!! That’ll teach me to look more carefully. But, still no “floral” Gothic Arch punch.

June 17, 2010
1:15 am

Beautiful card, just so creative. Fabulous tutorial, thank you for sharing with us :)

June 17, 2010
1:43 am

Hey that’s very cool Becca. I absolutely love the card and the border you’ve created is just stunning. I only have one corner punch but I’ll give it a go and see if I can create something gorgeous too…wish me luck lol. xL

Karen Linarez
June 17, 2010
2:35 am

Becca, how DO you think these things up! Well, I’m glad you do, cause I can’t wait to copy this! When I get my anniversary out of the way, I’m so going to stamp my little heart out…and possibly start a blog…and buy punches…and buy more die cuts (oh, that is if I still have any money).

Karen Linarez
June 17, 2010
2:38 am

By the way, forgot to tell you-I LOVE THAT CARD!- the colors are fabulous, but..THOSE LAYERS…ahhh, genius!

June 17, 2010
2:45 am

Dearest Becca, thank you for sharing the talent that God has showered you with . You are one amazing person. I wil have to wath this new video, but I came to tell you that I created my own medallion, thanks to the other video. I also linked my post to you. You can see it here:

pat posk
June 17, 2010
2:49 am

Hey Becca
This was worth waiting for..I got so excited…I started playing with some of my punches…but I think I will have to watch these Becca Bits quite a few times before it sinks into my 77 year old head..ha ha ha

This is so fun…thank you for making my day a learning one..your so talented…I am amazed and so happy to be here at your blog..

Thank you again Becca for sharing your hard work and experiments with all of us..I always look forward to your posts, pics and your Becca Bits..


Mary Lou
June 17, 2010
3:28 am

Excellent tutorial becca~~ these punches are dynamite and you are fabulous!!
Thanks for sharing your ideas ;)

lois skiathitis
June 17, 2010
4:56 am

I think I will need practice, but I will eventually get it. I so appreciate you doing this mini series. I think you know by now that I love the Becca, Bits. Your card is very pretty Becca. That color is delightful. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-D

June 17, 2010
5:01 am

What a beautiful card Becca!! Those are my favorite colors. So calming. I also went right over to my work table yesterday, followed the video and made a beautiful card for my Aunt’s Anniversary. I would have never guessed the corner punch could be so versatile. The layering and lace effect on your cards is one of the things I like the most. I call it the “icing on the cake”. I only own one Martha Stewart punch set so far and now I see endless possibilities! Thank You. Hugs Cheryl

June 17, 2010
6:17 am

I love the color of this card and the gingham…beautiful as always!

June 17, 2010
6:54 am

Oh Becca! How do you come up with these amazing ideas???!!!

Simply fabulous card and brilliant technique!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Anne (UK)

June 17, 2010
8:25 am

Beautiful card, Becca! This card is so calming! Love the tone-on-tone and the bow across the corner. Thanks for the video~will have to try!

June 17, 2010
8:48 am

Thank you Becca!

Teri Frank
June 17, 2010
8:49 am

Love, Love, Love this! Thank you so much for the tutorial!


Gloria Westerman
June 17, 2010
8:52 am

Oh I get it……it seems easy enough……(until you go and do it…lol) thank you for the tutorial and can’t wait until tomorrow for the big one…
And your card is beautiful…..thank you so much for this tutorial…..

June 17, 2010
9:07 am

Thank you Becca for showing this technique. I just love it. I want to give it a try very soon. The results looks great.

Have a nice day,

Wendy Moore
June 17, 2010
9:13 am

Such a beautiful card. I’m still so amazed by your talent on figuring out how to use these punches in such a unique way. TFS!

Cindy H.
June 17, 2010
9:22 am

Wow, another stunning card!! I really love the right angle borders that you are creating. Thank you for sharing how you did it. Super video instructions!

Deb Robinson
June 17, 2010
9:26 am

Thanks for the lessons. I have yet to try them. I’m not as creative as you, but if I practice enough, I know I can get it. I have to view your blog daily just to see what creations who have come up with. You are such an inspiration. Thanks for all you do.

loretta lock
June 17, 2010
9:48 am

Absolutely amazing videos, Becca!!!!

June 17, 2010
9:49 am

Thank you for the videos. I guess I am going to have to break down and buy some MS punches. My husband thanks you! :)

June 17, 2010
10:01 am

I love this technique and I love your card! Thanks for sharing, Becca!

June 17, 2010
10:06 am

Hi Becca
This is another WOW idea! Thank you or sharing them with us. I can’t buy the punch here in UAE, but I have it on my list of things to buy when I go to the States for holiday in 13 DAYS!!!!! I can’t wait! I’m going with empty bags and I’m going to shop ’till I drop. I have Michaels on my list of places to visit. Anyone have another favourite shop I should visit in Orlando?
Desert hugs

Teresa Smith
June 17, 2010
11:06 am

Becca, you are amazing. Thank you so much for using your God-given talent to create AND sharing with us. This punch technique is wonderful and I’m looking forward to part 3. Praise the Lord for putting everything and everyone in place to restore your husband’s sight. We do indeed serve a mighty God.


June 17, 2010
11:19 am

WOW ! Great tip Becca ! Thanks again for sharing with us!

June 17, 2010
11:52 am

Oh Becca you do inspire me so. I don’t have nestabilites or the punch you demoed but I am going to spend the afternoon playing with my punches to see what I can come up with. Thank you ever so much for all the Becca Bits. Love Love Love them. Just found the circle frame one you did and can’t wait to try that too.

Linda C.
June 17, 2010
12:35 pm

WOW! Does Martha Stewart know what you are doing w/her punches? I’m going to email her right now! Absolutely GORGEOUS artwork!

judy bailey
June 17, 2010
1:12 pm

i’ve been looking for something to show me how to use punches in other ways accept the ” normal” way. I am having a blast trying this technique and after about 6 times i think i just about have it ! although my corner punch is a martha stewart ,its not the same as yours , therefore i am figuring out that different corner punches gives you a unique look to the punch itself, so if i do the part 2 by following you doing yours, mine has a different appearence when i am done- this is a great thing as now i will have many different design strips ! thanks for the inspiration, and just to let you know, i am one of those folks that has to live off of videos in order to really learn , i have to see and do. so if you can , i know there are many others besides myself who learn this way; can you do as many as possible tutorials to help lead us so we can learn ! thanks

Tanya P
June 17, 2010
1:25 pm

Thank you so much for the video! Now I just need punches, lol. Your work is awesome. :)

June 17, 2010
4:14 pm

Wow Becca, this is just stunning I love how you did this, your videos and you are so inspiring, many thanks for taking the time do these for us out here in blogland.
Sheila xx

Lynda M
June 17, 2010
8:20 pm

These corner punch medallions and border pieces are ingenious, Becca. Has anyone ever said you should be an engineer? Thanks for persisting to get these perfect. I’m still practicing. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s Becca Bit.

June 17, 2010
8:28 pm

Beautiful cards as always! Love you site visit daily

Patty W.
June 17, 2010
10:58 pm

Thank you soooo much for sharing your gorgeous cards with us and the tutorials are beyond words. You make it look so easy, even I can follow along. You are such a marvelous teacher! Hey Girl, do you sleep at night or do you lie awake and think up these “dreamy” card confections? What a genius you are with paper, punches and dies. And stamps and coloring and inks and techniques unlimited, you are the master! I’m so glad your Honey is doing better! Thank you Lord! Blessings. Patty

Mary R.
June 18, 2010
7:28 am

Becca, this is such a wonderful idea and offers such versatility with our craft projects. I followed you today, but did have a question about where to line the paper to cut from point to point. Does that make sense? Maybe, if I just get my stuff out and try it then I may see it more clearly. You’re the best!

June 20, 2010
9:14 am

such pretty soft color and great combo of punches, thanks for the video!

Martha Nicholson
June 24, 2010
3:21 pm

Becca, I am working on making many of these design with my corner punches. But to save money while in the learning process, my mother came up with idea to use dollar store construction paer to learn on. I got a book of 42 sheet for a dollar. Even though I make some goofs while learning, I’m not using my more expensive card stock. The peices that I make that turn out well, my grand daughter has claimed them for her art projects. So they do get used. Keep these wonderful ides coming.