Saturday, August 15, 2009

two more Thanks edge punch cards

I mentioned in a comment on a previous post that I really like these new Martha Stewart edge punches. Fun designs and I like the idea of having a sentiment punch. It also doesn't hurt that these new punches also have the fold-up "wings" so that they're easier to store.

But on to the cards....

For this card I used the Martha Stewart Thanks edge punch on a 2 3/4" square piece of ruche paper. This is a thicker paper with wonderful texture. The die cut accent is from the Tulip Pendant set by Spellbinders. The decorative scoring on the card front was made using my Scor-It and Scor-It ruler to make the embossed and debossed lines in a diamond pattern.

I used the same punch on double-sided decorative cardstock this time, scored and folded so that I would have two edges for my sentiment. I offset the layers a bit with dimensionals which also left room for some Prima flowers. The embossing on the card front was made using one of the newer releases by QuicKutz, the polka dots A2 embossing folder. This is the folder with the larger dots, by the way, since for whatever reason QuicKutz decided to give the two polka dot pattern folders the same name.

I'm really enjoying the versatility of this edge punch. I know that people have had trouble punching through thicker card stocks with some of the Martha edge punches in the past. I've used this one without any trouble on Georgia Pacific 110# card stock. I haven't used anything thicker. I'll just add a caveat that punching text weight paper can be difficult because the letters can easily become caught in the punch if the paper does not happen to be cut cleanly or if the paper is bent or creased. And here I'd thought it was such a good idea to use scrap paper for a test run. Wrong! Anyway, those are just two more ways of using these new edge punches that I thought I'd share.


  1. Jay, we just found you! Not that you were lost. ; )

    Love your ideas and creativity!
    There is a group of us girls who love to stamp and hang out together.
    We travel 30 miles together once a month to do a stamp' up class. We also travel to DesMoines and Pella for classes. We just got back from Columbia, Mo from the beginner brayer class with Michelle Zindorf. We had so much fun we are looking to go some where again for a weekend.
    Do you do classes or would you consider it? There are three that usually can make it all the time and maybe 2 others that could do a weekend. Waiting waiting waiting oh sorry I'm just so excited about find you!!! Please let us know. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
    Cindy Janet and Carol
    PS i had to leave this as anonymous because my url contains illegal characters?!?!

  2. my email is

  3. Oh, what an enabler you are!!! You constantly amaze me with your versatile techniques. Velda

  4. What stunning cards, the colours are just perfect. Hugs Rita xxx


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