Saturday, March 27, 2010
Even since CHA, I have been eagerly been awaiting the opportunity to purchase several of the new EK Success Slimline punches. Fortunately, when I went to my local JoAnn's on Thursday, I was delighted to find a bunch of the new punches had finally come out.
I picked up a few of the ones I couldn't live without and got my craft on. I have a couple of future posts planned around some nifty uses for them.. but for today, my favorite of these new ones has to be the Photo Label punch. It is a large size slimline punch that will punch out three individual labels at once. I believe the individual label sizes are
The one downside of the punch is that I like my labels to have a slight border around the edge. I tried inking the edges, but apparently, my shaking hands just aren't cut out to do that without causing smudges. Ditto for trying to turn them into a frame and using one on top of another. I also dug through my stash of label stamps, but found nothing that would fit the dimensions of my punched labels.
So, time to do this the hard way by making a border for the label by matting it on cardstock (you could use any paper, really).
1/4 inch hole punch, and for the smaller labels, a 1/16 inch hole punch (these are Fiskars). You will also need some paper.
Go ahead and punch out some labels. Here I used white and kraft as my base.
I like to punch all the holes first, that way if I mess up, I can reposition the label on the cardstock. Once you've got all the corners done, trim the rest of the cardstock to the desired border width.
Hope you liked my little tutorial. If you liked this one, you can also check out my other free tutorials here.
Have a great weekend and happy crafting!