Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Quick Tip Tuesday - Paper Punch Alterations

Have you ever been working on a card and you just don't have quite the right punch for the job, well this week's "Quick Tip Tuesday" will help you discover more options.  I was working on some quick 3" x 3" Valentines cards and wanted to punch out my sentiment with Stampin Up's "Word Window Punch".  It was too large from my small 3" x 3" card, so I altered the size of the punch.  Here are the steps to how I did it:

Stamp you sentiment, in my case it was the saying "Be Mine". 

Next I place into my punch where I wanted the front part of my sentiment to appear.  

Punch Out.

Take a sticky not and attach sentiment to the tip.  

Place back into punch from the top and work it to your desired location.

Punch out.  Here are the two pieces that I ended up with.

Finally, place sentiment on you card.  Below are several examples that I used this technique with.

Here is a video from, Dawn's Stampin Thoughts, that explains using punches in alternate ways.

I hope you enjoyed this quick tip and be sure to come back on Wednesday to find out our winners.

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  1. This is SUCH a great idea, Melanie! I'll be using this tip for sure! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Small Bits of Paper

  2. Wonderful use of post it notes. I'll definitely give this a try.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Super cut. Thanks.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  4. Thank you for this wonderful tip! What a great way to create customized sentiments! Thanks, again! Beautiful cards!

  5. That's such a great tip, Melanie! I'm gonna have to go through my punches and see what new tricks I can come up with. Thanks for the inspiration!

    XO ~ Amy Jo

  6. Great tip-beautiful cards Melanie!
    Sherrie K


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