2 In Tips


July 18, 2009

As I was creating my cards for the Royal Blog Tour * I'm participating in next week, I was having a tough time getting a 'too small' piece of cardstock into my punch.  An AHA moment!  I can share one of my favorite tips. 

Sometimes it's appropriate to stamp a word on your cardstock and then punch it out.  And sometimes that little scrap of paper you've used is just too small to manipulate in the punch.  So……..take a scrap, something like the size of a popsicle stick, and adhere the tip of the scrap the one of the edges of the paper you want to punch out.


Then, using the 'popsicle stick' as a quide, slide it into the punch and position it where you want.  By the way, that punched piece of Old Olive cardstock is not a part of the project.  It was just on the table when I took the photo.


Anyway, that's the trick.  Remember to use it when you're in the predicament I was in.  It really gives you a feeling of power!  :)  I learned that trick at Stampin' Up!'s Annual Convention last year.

* If you scroll down a bit on the Royal Blog Tour blog, you'll come across my bio—as a Princess!  Or you can just click here to go directly to it.

Be back soon.


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  • Mary Davidson
    July 27, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Great tip, Blythe. I know I’ve struggled with this. TFS!

  • Janet
    July 20, 2009 at 1:32 am

    I remembered that tip from you just the other day, but I used a post-it note. VERY helpful.
    Send more tips!!!