Border punches. That's right, for Shopping our Stash this week, we want you to pull out your oldest border punch and use it. Or, use one you haven't used in a while. Or, if you're me, finally learn how to use the one that someone gave you after looking at it wistfully for months....(thank you Barb!) For the punch-challenged, like myself, I found this video to be incredibly clear, and I sort of feel like I should have been able to figure it out on my own....but I couldn't. Anyway, even though now I know what to do to get a long border, I ended up only using a small one on my card:
Supplies: so. much. stash....printed acetate butterfly from K&Co; papers from Bo Bunny; seam binding from....not sure; Martha Stewart butterfly edge punch; teal rhinestones; stick pins made with ancient beads from my stash & Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; an eyelet (!); Corner Chomper
I cut the tag out of a coordinating piece of paper, and rounded the top corners & added an eyelet to tie the seam binding through. (I know!). This butterfly edge punch alternates part-and completely- punched butterflies - the ones that stay attached I lifted up the wings for a bit more dimension, and I used the 'extras' as more embellishments.
I'm hoping to get my hands on some corsage pins - these pearl-topped quilting pins are just not quite long enough for a lot of the beads in my stash. I have a funny feeling, though, that if I start being able to make loads of these pins, that I'm going to start adding to that bead stash again....uh-oh!
So, how did everyone else use their border punches? How will you use yours? Go check out the rest of the design team's projects, and leave them a little love! This Shopping our Stash challenge is open until Monday March 11th.