Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fiskars border and corner punch tutorial

During the month of April Lead Fiskateer Kelly-Jo is sharing inspirational tips from Fiskateers. Today was my turn to share a layout I created using Fiskars border and corner punch Read Between the Vines. You can see the tutorial here. I am also posting it below with bigger pictures.

1. Cut 1" strip of cardstock. This is going to be a stencil so the color is not important. Punch one side using only the border punch. Do not punch the corners. Trim about 1/2" from the end of the strip (see the pencil line) and punch from the other side. [ignore my dirty crafting mat, as long as it is not sticky I don't bother to clean it]

2. Use the punched strip as a stencil to ink the cardstock. Continue to move the strip and ink as desired.

3. You just made a custom background. That works best with smooth cardstock.

4. Decide on picture placement. Select one or two pictures and create a picture frame using the punch. Remember that the punch works in whole inches increments. My pictures are 4"x4" with 5"x5" yellow frame and 3"x3" with 4"x4" pink frame. Adhere 10"x9" vellum mat, the tag that will hold the title and the pictures. The picture in a pink frame is mounted on a piece of thick chipboard for added dimension.

5. Add the title, the journaling strip and the tiny flowers. The flowers were left from punching the frames. Pay attention that there are 2 different sizes of flowers. I used the bigger size.

Admire your layout!


  1. Maya, there are some really great ideas here - and a new lease of life for that old vellum paper, hiding away in the boxes! I love your stencilled custom-made background - I think I will be trying this. The little frames are lovely.
    Great post!

  2. So pretty! What a neat idea - such a beautiful background.

  3. I love this layout! It's so clever and I love all the little details. Glad to find your blog on the Fiskateer site! I'll definitely be back!

  4. Love your layout, saw it at fiskateers blog first. Mary #5509