Monday, June 27, 2011

Circle Punches

I don't own a lot of punches.  They are bulky and hard to store, so I am extremely selective about the few that I have.  If a punch isn't a multi-tasker, there's no way I'm keeping it.  A friend once gave me a cow punch.  It was cute, but I can't imagine any situation in which I'd need a cow punch, let alone enough different ways to justify keeping it.

I have three circle punches.  One is 2.5", one is 1.5", and the last one is 1/2".  I use them often.  And just as often, I wish I had a 3", a 2" and a 1".  I'd definitely be willing to devote the storage space to those, especially since I'm no longer hanging onto things like the little (never)-used cow punch.

Technically, I have a few more circle punches.  My Crop-a-Dile punches 1/8" and 3/16".  My desktop 3-hole punch is 5/16" and my single hole-punch is 1/4".

Here is a card I made from the scraps from my latest layout. 

From Flamingo Scraps: Fancy Pants patterned paper
Other: Ranger ink, Colorbox ink, Penny Black stamp, Rubber Stampede stamp

I used my 1/2" circle punch once and my 1/4" hole punch numerous times.  How many can you count? 

Answer: I used the 1/4" inch hole punch 26 times!  Now that is a versatile punch!

I love how easy it is to get such different looks from a single tool.  I'm sure I didn't even scratch the surface of how a single hole punch can be used on a card.


  1. AWESOME use of that punch!! I am like you... I have 4, 2 circles, one heart and the ever popular butterfly one! LOL!! LOVING the card! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Cindy!!! You never cease to amaze me with your creative use of tools and supplies!! GORGEOUS!!! Suzanne


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