Thursday, January 14, 2010

Punched circle border quick tutorial

I got many questions asking for I did the circle border on this card. As I said, this is not my original invention, I saw it online too. I am just going to share how I do it.

You will need:
pinking hearts border punch (or any other border punch)
12" x 3/4" piece of designer series paper
paper crimper
sticky strip or other strong adhesive
your circle to put the border on (I used 3" circle)

1. Start by punching the strip of designer paper.
2. After you have punched it, run it through the paper crimper. This will crimp the paper and make it more elastic, since it will have waves.

3. Apply sticky strip or another strong adhesive on the edges of the back side of the circle you wish to add the punched border.
4. Start adhering the border, turning the face of the circle towards you, so you can make sure, the width of the border is even all around the circle.
5. Slowly go around the whole circle.
6. When the ends meet, trim off the excess of the strip and there you have it :) It's simple and easy. ENJOY!


  1. Thanks - great tutorial and much appreciated!

  2. I love this- I made a card like this last summer and made a tutorial but never posted it........ I love the look of this with the heart punch-very pretty!

  3. Do you think you could do it with a heart??? Thanks so much, your blog is great... fresh ideas!

    Leeanna Howard

  4. Fab-u-loso girlfriend! WOW! Gorgeous trim...thanks for passing the instructions along to us since I haven't seen this elsewhere!

  5. BRILLIANT!!! Thanks for sharing how you did this.

  6. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh, thanks so much Ilina! Such a fabulous use of our yummy border punchs!! So happy that there is no measuring and lining up around a circle..hahahaha..You are one amazing teacher and I'll be plugged in for more of your yummy postings..xoxo

  8. Great idea. I can't wait to give it a try.


  9. Brilliant use of the crimper! You are just WAY too clever. LOVE the look it gives & all the possibilities. Genius!

  10. Thanks for this awesome tutorial. So easy and pretty.

  11. fabulous tutorial! I've been snipping between the peaks and points trying to do exactly this.. you're a genious!

  12. Great job! Looks complicated, but you have explained it so well. Thanks for the tut!

  13. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial with us, I can't wait to try this out! I just love it when we can use products in more ways than the they were originally designed!

  14. Wow Ilina this is just fab, deffenetly gonna give a go. TFS

  15. Hi!

    Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

    I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.


    Nancy Ward

  16. Hi Nancy, that is fine. Thanks for asking me :) I appreciate it :)

  17. so great!!! thanks!!
    kisses from belgium!!


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