Good morning blog friends. I have a tutorial for you today, and it’s one you’ve been asking for – for a while. I made a sample card to go along with it to show the end result for the technique. Several years ago I figured out how to take a border punch and cut an even frame all around so that it comes out perfect every time. At the time, MS had just come out with the Punch Around The Page Product so I put my plans to do the tutorial away, thinking it obsolete. Over the past couple of months, several have written to ask me to do the tutorial I had promised. Then last week when I showed the Love Letter to the World framed hybrid project, several asked again. Well, that’s how I decide content here – you request it . . . it gets on the list. Also when a project gets a lot of comment, I assume you like it and then I plan to do more similar projects :-) All that to say, I’m listening!!
Just a short blurb about my sample card — I’m using a two sweet sets from Waltzingmouse Stamps – Holiday Labels No. 14 (which conveniently matches Spellbinders Labels Fourteen) and Victorian Frippery. You know that I have to make a special effort to tilt my cards, lol. Yesterday I saw so many tilted cards that I determined I had to do it! You may also notice that my card has stitching on it — that’s because I finally cleared a path to the sewing machine!
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Holiday Labels No. 14, Victorian Frippery
Paper: The Paper Studio, Coredinations, DCWV
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Prussian Blue, Versafine Onxy Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Fourteen, EK Success Moroccan Border, Recollections Pearls, Recollections Flower, Recollections Resin Rose, Recollections Print Leaves, Seam Binding
Here is the tutorial on how to do the punching – I promise you it is not complicated, but you need to try it to get the gist of it. It works best with single elements that repeat but try it on others:
Back tomorrow with something new!! Hope to see you then!!
Not seeing the link Becca…I’ll have a coffee and then maybe I’ll see it! ;)
Been busy building a storage shed so haven’t had much opportunity to do any commenting on your beautiful cards / projects so been trying to catch-up now that the shed is finished.
Looking forward into seeing the tutorial when it’s up and running.
Thank U 4 the great inspiration you have given.
Gorgeous, just gorgeous!!!
Not seeing the link, Becca Hun! I look forward to it!
Thanks for all the inspiration
Great tutorial! Thanks.
Thanks so much, Becca!! the old saying – ‘measure twice, cut once’ is ringing in my head.
You are just so darn smart Becca – thanks so much for all you do!
Hi Becca –
What a lovely card! And thank you so much for the tutorial. It is very easy to follow.
Becca, what a great tutorial. I think I have messed mine up every time I have tried it. Thanks!
Thanks so much for this tutorial. This is the very best explanation I’ve seen about how to do this. Now I can tackle it since you’ve made it easy to understand and follow.
Woooohoooo! You are one Amazing Paper Lady. Thank you soooo much for this tutorial.
Oh my goodness! You are a genius! TFS this wonderful tutorial,will def have to try that! Gorgeous!!!!
Love this card! Glad to see you breaking out of your comfort zone with this card, especially with the ribbon and bow.
WOW! Beautiful card and thanks for the tutorial. You are so ingenious!!
Love your tutorial and can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing. Edna B.
What great tutorials you produce! Thank you. Looking forward to working on this procedure.
Becca, this is so very informative. Those edgers are a constant battle for me. I’m definitely going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing and teaching…
You are such a wealth of information Becca….and I soooooooooo appreciate you sharing it! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Great tutorial!
THANK YOU what an ahh momemt for me, I have all these border punches and not knowing how to do the corner. You have opened a new world for me… I’m bummed I’m going to out of the house this weekend so won’t be able to try this. But next week! Watch out!!!!
Thanks again – you’re priceless!
Thank you. I have this punch so it was great to do it along with you and it worked. Now to try it with some of my other punches.
Thank you Becca for all the beautiful cards and the great tips you share with us.
Such a great tutorial to show another way to use the punches, sometimes they can be frustrating to get a pattern.
blessings to you.
Thanks for another great tutorial. Can’t wait to give this a try.
wow, your tutorial makes it look so simple. i so could have saved alot of paper over the past few years, with this info. thanks for sharing with us.
I will be forever in your debt Becca!!!!!!!!!! I have all these punches, and was ready to throw in the towel because I could not figure out how to get them around the edge! Thank you so much for sharing this, you have no idea how many people will be grateful! In this economy, any way we can save money is awesome, and so are you for all the wonderful tutorials you give (~hug, hug!~)
Just love this idea! I always knew there had to be a way and thanks for making it so easy! We ALL love easy now, don’t we? :) I have learned so much from you Becca! You are like my crafty Christmas present that keeps getting delivered every day! How neat is that? Thank you so much!
Your card are gorgeous as always Becca. You always have such great ideas. And thanks so very much for another awesome tutorial too, it´s just really cool and definately one I´m going to try too, that´s for sure. You´re so clever to think all these awesome things out and bring them to liffe, and sooo generous always to share them all with us too. You are a remarkable woman Becca, thanks so very much for that hun.
Have a wonderful day and week-end ahead dear friend.
This is excellent info, and clearly explained/demonstrated! I knew it had to be a matter of simple math, but couldn’t see what exactly I needed to do, or where to measure and what to do with the measurement!
As others have said, you have just saved many people hours of frustration and wads of paper! Thank you for all that you share.
Thank you SO MUCH for this tutorial! I can’t tell you how many projects I’ve had to put flowers or some other do-dad ont the corners because it didn’t come out quite right!
Thank you, Becca, for the tutorial on punch around the page. I have many border punches (not MS; although, I have many, many of hers!! LOL). This gives me more ideas for cardmaking and scrapbooking. Thanks, again!
I have that punch and will look forward being able to use it all around the page! Thank you!
Awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing, Becca!!!
This is by far the most incredible tutorial. I can not begin to tell you how many pieces of paper I have ruined trying to do corners. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Your talent is beyond belief and your generosity unmeasurable.
A brilliant tutorial. You never cease to amaze me.
Wonderfully understandable and now doable thanks to this good explanation…thanks a lot!
Your punch tutorial was awesome and so understandable, thank you so much for doing the demo for us. I will be looking at all my punches in a new way.
Now this is something I am for sure going to try. Thanks for making the tutorial! PS I even liked it before you cut off the frame. : )
This was an awesome tutorial. I love how creative you are. Thanks for taking the time to do this! Best, Curt
Becca, thank you so much for that tutorial. I tried it with a MS punch and it worked!!! My corners turned out a little more rounded but I’m fine with it. I won’t “need” any more corner punches now to have a great punched all around edge.
Thanks Becca, I just tried it with one of my punches, and it didn’t quite work out well, even thought the depth was still 3/4 inches. But I’ll keep on trying by starting out with larger pieces of paper.
At least I’ll have a place to start. I’ve tried a couple other ways to do this, that I can’t remember now. They were just too involved. You, as always, make things very easy to understand. Thanks again
Thank you so much for the tutorial! I am off to try it out. I am soooo in love with your blog!
You’re amazing, talented, and so very generous with your time and energy. I’m sure I’m not the only one who really, really appreciates you!
Thank you so much for this great tutorial Becca….you always make them so clear.
Love Sheila xx
By the way, how did you do your pretty signature with the little bird sitting on the downstroke of your first initial? There’s a tutorial I’d love to see!
Wow this is awesome and a great money saver. I can’t afford those Punch Around The Page Punches but I do have a few border punches and you have just doubled their use for me. I tired it and it works! I have written the depth of each punch on the punch with a sharpie so it was quick work to sketch my lines and punch away. I am SO excited! Thank you ever so much.
As always your card is stunning!
I will have to try this.
Thank you so much for showing this border frame. it takes border punches to a new level. Once again thank you for all your tutorials.
Love this tutorial; very clear instructions; can’t wait to try it. Thanks, Becca.
Thank you so much! I did not know how to do this, and I will go and practise right away!!
Pure GENIUS!!! you should have been twins doll, you are soooo clever. I gotta try this, TFS
Thanks so much for showing how you do this. I have purchased a lot of the Punch Around the Page sets and I love them, but I also have lots of edge punches so this reminds me that I can use the edge punches for more than just straight line punching!!!
Becca. You are so clever. I just love getting emails from you with something great like this post.
Love, Love, Love it! Tks for the wonderful tutorial as well. Because of you I now look at border punches twice, one for a straight edge and other for around a page! haha! Tks again for sharing.
WOW, Holy Cow! Are you a genius or what! Thank you so much for sharing such a cool tip.
Thanks for this great tutorial, Becca. Now I can use all my border punches to go around the card. Hooray.
Thank you so much for doing this tutorial. I know these videos take a lot of time to put together and please know I appreciate it! I love watching and listening to you as you are always so calm and easy to follow. Thank you again, I am now offically a follower!!
Great tutorial, Becca! I’ve been needing to know this for some time…now I can use all my border punches for more than just borders! Thanks so much!
Thank you, Becca for this tutorials. You are awesome! Hugs, Annie
Becca — you are amazing! Thanks so much for this video. I probably could have figured it out myself at some point, but you saved me all that time and aggravation. Your explanation is so clear and easy to follow. You’re the best!
You are such a great teacher! Always so very thorough. I’m going to try this out tonight. You’re the best! Hugs, robin
What great timing for this tutorial. I am getting ready to make a graduation card, and I wanted to put a frame around the row of graduation items on the front of the card. Had no clue on how to do it. Thank you so much.
Great tutorial. Thanks, Becca.
Thank you very much for the tutorial!! Everything looks so easy when YOU figure it out and do it. LOL I will definitely try this as I love decorative edges on shapes and I love MS punches .
That is amazing! I would have never in a million years figured this out without your help. Thanks so much!! =) xo
Becca, you are brilliant, watch out Martha Stewart – this is better than a corner punch and border. Love it.
It’s amazing how you figured out how and where to makes your punches work for you, I never would have figured that out. Thanks for the very informative video Becca. Your card is gorgeous, love browns and blues together. I also like how you off centered the mat behind the mail focal. Beautiful work Becca. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-D
Becca, thanks for such a wonderful tutorial. Your directions are great and I really appreciate your taking the time to make this video to share with us.
Now we will also be using our border punches alot more!!
MERCI !! Great Tutorial and Wonderful Designed Card. Thanks Becca. It’s just a joy to stop by.
What an awesome tutorial. I must try it. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!
Oh my goodness! You made this so easy to understand – just LOVE your tutorials!! Thanks so much
GREAT tutorial. Makes it look so easy and precise. Thank you so much for sharing!
I so appreciate the tutorial! I have that exact border punch and am going to try this with my next card! Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration and tutorials!
Thank you SO much for the tutorial, Becca!!
I always wanted to use my borders to do this and had no idea how!!
Thank you for ths tutorial…can’t wait to try it.
simply amazing!!! tfs
You are totally amazing! Thanks for all the help you so freely and generously give.
Thank you SO much for listening to your blogger folks. In today’s world, that is a bit of a rarity. And thanks also for taking the time to patiently create such an explicit tutorial. How on earth do you figure out these things???You MUST be an engineer. (well, maybe designers are engineers too?). The card, as usual, is lovely, and I enjoyed the great tutorial. Have a great Friday & lovely weekend.
Wow, WOW!!! I love this technique- Thank you!!! I have to go look at my edge punches again! I love the beautiful one you used here! Thank You.
Becca, Becca, you are a genius!! What an amazing technique – thank you SO much for sharing! I just love this! You are so clever.
Read your blog every day. Love your great ideas. Used you original punch tutorial a lot. Will try this new way to use a border punch as I have lots of punches. Thanks for all your clever ideas.
Thank you for this tutorial, Becca. I love seeing the magic you make with punches. I have to admit, it looks easier when you do it – somehow when I’m at my craft desk I don’t seem to be able to make mine look as good as yours!! (Practice, I guess!)
Thank you so much for this tutorial!
This is a fantastic tutorial. Seeing it done and how it’s done is so helpful for a visual learner like myself. It’s like turning a light on and being able to really understand.
Thank you so much for this wonderful video.
pat…..I love that pattern too.
This could be classified as a frugal tip as well. Pure genius and inspiration. Thanks again.
A very helpful tutorial – Thanks for sharing! I have quite a few M.S. punch around the page sets, but you are limited to the paper sizes that equal the punch size. I will definitely try out your method. Thanks again!
Thank you so much!!!!! I will deafeningly being trying this one!!!!
Love this card and punch, Becca. Thanks for another wonderful tutorial that’s easy to follow and yields great results. I think you should be commissioned by M/S crafts or Fiskars or EK Success to design and create border punches! Hope you have a great weekend.
Thank you sooooo much for the tutorial, Becca, it’s really appreciated!!!!I will try this very soon…your explanations are so clear and that’s the fun of it…please keep inspiring us with your beautiful work…have a great day…
Hello Becca ~ The card and the combination of colors that you used are so pretty! Becca, thank you so much for sharing your talents. The instructions for the punched frame are very easy to follow and thank you for being so patient with some of us who are “all thumbs”. Take care, Blessings.
Hello Becca ~ The card and the color combinations that you used are so pretty. The instructions that you provided for the punched border frame are easy to follow and thank you for being so patient and thorough with those of us who tend to be “all thumbs”. Take care, Blessings.
When the history of geometry is updated, your name will be side by side with the other greats: Pythagoras, Euclid, Archimedes and Feeken. The major difference between you and the other three is that you’re fun too and you teach us stuff we can actually use. What a brilliant tutorial. Thank you so much, dear Mentor!
So pretty, all the stamping and framing look so great together, great tutorial, tfs!
Becca, this is great! I’m going to try it with my punches. I think I detect a trionometry background….you called the edge of the paper “the axis”. You must have a mathematical mind to have figured this out in the first place! Thanks for all your beautiful inspiration!
Thank you, thank you, Becca. What a great tutorial. I’m going to give it a try. Hope it works for me?
Thank you for your tutorial Becca! I always wanted to use my border punches in this way but i never knew how to start and now i’m definitely going to give it a try. :)
Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial Becca! You make it look so easy! I don’t have any of the MS frame punches but do have a couple of these type so I’m going to give it a try. I appreciate you taking the time to show us how to do it!
Becca, your tutorial was wonderful. I just bought some new punches and was not sure how to use it to frame a paper. It was very nicely done. Thank you..
Wonderful card and tutorial, Becca. You are so clever!
Thanks so much for this. I can’t wait to try it!! I’ll add a link to it on my sidebar. Ruth x
Thank you Becca! Another wonderful tutorial. I am going upstairs to try this right now!
Thank’s for the inspiration ..and the tutorial…
Thanks for the tutorial Becca. I never measured the depth before. Now I know why I always struggled to get it right.
Great tutorial, Becca. I’ve several punches that just don’t get used too much, because I didn’t know how to do this technique and now they will! Thank you, thank you!
Loved the card and tutorial. You made it look so easy! Thanks!
That looks like allot off fun Becca. Also, If you cut the frame out carefully, you can use that in a scrapbook picture, card to include a picture or just a cute way for a frame. Neat. Will have to try it. Most of my border punches are smaller so I don’t know if it will be as easy but I will see. :)
Oh my … what a FABULOUS tutorial. I have this punch and have never used it to make a frame – it is so lovely! Thank you SO MUCH!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! You make it look so easy, so now it is my turn to try this out! Love the look it gives, punches just don’t seem to like me very much! Thankz again and here I go!
Thank you for posting this tutorial. I have tried to figure this one out myself but I kept getting messed up – but I see your trick is ‘in pencil lines’.
thank you for taking the time to do this tutorial. i’ve tried to do this before w frustating results. you’ve given me the inspiration to try again, with patience LOL. always love your projects
Thank you for showing us this technique. So clever! Thank you for your patient and thorough instructions. I always learn so much. Megan
Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your punched border frame with your fans. I just love doing punched borders but find buying the sides and corners rather expensive. NOW! I can make a nice frame using your method. How neat!!!!!! Thanks, again.
Thanks so much for sharing this Fabulous frame! I can’t wait to give it a try!
Another very well explained video….thank you<3
Love this! You are such a treasure to share these. I try to be a frugal scrapbooker, whenever possible. Your tutorials are a great help. Thanks so much & God bless you.