25 INSANELY CLEVER WAYS TO MAKE PROJECTS WITH CRAFT PUNCHES

Inside: 25 creative and clever ways to use craft punches in your projects!

 

I was always a big fan of making my own embellishments so craft punches were always a part of my essential tools list. In-spite of the fact that they were not easy to get here because they were both heavy and expensive I managed to build quite a collection of different sizes and shapes of  punches and I still think they are a vital tool in any crafter's kit.

Because I couldn't have all the craft punches I wanted I had to come up with ideas to create shapes with the ones I did have. So over the years I came up with little tricks to make what I want even if I didn't have the right punch.

 

 

WHY CRAFT PUNCHES ARE POPULAR TOOL

Punches are a very popular tool with scrapbookers, card makers and paper crafters because

  • You can use them as many times as you want
  • They last for a long time, provided you take care of them
  • Punches are versatile and offer many design possibilities
  • When you use pinched shape you can always match the embellishments and shapes to your design
  • You can change existing paper, customize it or add details to it

 

TYPES OF CRAFT PUNCHES

Craft punches come in almost all shapes, sizes and design depending on which company made them. But there are a few main types out there

  • BASIC SHAPE PUNCHES: basic shapes in a variety of sizes from circles to squares and triangles to tags.
  • DETAILED CRAFT PUNCHES: more elaborate shapes with many fine details like flowers and trees to butterflies and animals.
  • BORDER SHAPES: punches designed to make beautiful edges and ribbons.
  • CORNER PUNCHES: create even and accurate corners in traditional to detailed designs.
  • POWERFUL PUNCHES: cut balsa, foam, foil, cardboard and more with a new generation of punches that can handle heavy-duty materials without ripping or jamming.

 

HOW TO KEEP YOUR CRAFT PUNCH WORKING FOR LONG

In order to make sure your craft punches keep on cutting accurately for a long time you have to make sure that you:

  • Only use them to cut paper unless specified otherwise
  • Buy quality punches and not settle for unknown companies that their quality is questionable
  • Sharpen your punch every once in awhile

Check out these tips on how to sharpen or fix punches

 

CRAFT PUNCHES HACKS

Check out all the really fun and cool ideas you can make with punches

 

 

 

But wait...there are more!

 

 

 

BORDER CRAFT PUNCH IDEAS

Border punches can make more than beautiful borders...

 

 

 

FLOWERS MADE WITH CRAFT PUNCHES

A very popular and time consuming way to make DIY flowers is to use punches

 

 

 

USE A CORNER CRAFT PUNCH FOR THIS

Instead of making nice corners use your corner punches in other fun ways too

 

 

 

CIRCLE CRAFT PUNCHES IDEAS

Turn punched circles into other shapes and use your circle punch to make more than just circles

 

 

 

I hope you'll never look at your punches the same way and try to find new and fun ways to use them!

Leave me a comment sharing your craft punches hacks, ideas and cool new ways to use them.

 

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Have fun creating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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