We all love our MS Punches and they are one of our most prized possessions. But do we use them well? Do we really use them to their full potential? Well, often not!
Few years back I used to quietly admire my blogger friends who showed off their beautiful punches and hoped one day I too will buy my first ever MS Punch!! That triggered the process of buying (rather hoarding) MS Punches and I need not say anything much about it now ;)
Lately I realized I invested so much in these punches but don't really use them well. There is so much we can do rather than just punching out a simple border.
I personally find using a MS Punch a lot easier, mainly because:
1) They are so handy
2) They are so versatile
Let’s look at the nomenclature of MS Punches which itself is quite confusing at times. The border punches come in two forms:
A. Martha Stewart Crafts Edger Punch
B. Martha Stewart Crafts Punch Around The Page – These have a coordinating corner punch.
Then, of course there is the other range of MS Punches like Punch All Over the Page, Circle edge punch and the usual craft punches.
It took me a while to figure out how to use the Punch Around The Page. And after some research I found these measurements on the net and also a very useful post by Paper Castle. She has also suggested sticking these measurements on the punch itself so that you don’t have to dig out a tute every time.
Measurements for Punch Around The Page Large - Paper sizes [In Inches]:
E.g. 4” x 4” square, 4” x 6” rectangle, 8” x 10” rectangle and so on.
Measurements for Punch Around The Page Small - Paper sizes [In Inches]: grow by increments of 1.75" up to 12"!
E.g. 3.25” x 5” square, 5” x 6.75” rectangle, 12” x 12” square and so on.
Here are some ways in which we can use these punches.