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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Xtra Crafting Tip of the Week (#7) PUNCH IT!

What do scraps of paper & punches have in common?

You can use both to make 3-D embellishments!

If you are lucky enough to have a few punches in your stash take advantage of it.
Punch the shapes using up some of the scraps of cardstock & patterned paper I just know us crafters can't seem to part with.

Paper punching can even be a family activity. While you, the hubster & short ones are taking in a t.v. show or two you can delegate punching duties to your troops. Give each family member a punch, a couple of scrap sheets of paper and let the paper punching begin.

Once they have punched their hearts out, take your punch outs to your work area and contemplate the possibilities. You can use rub-ons, glitter, emboss or depending on the size of them even place photos on them. Punch outs are very versatile but in numbers they can really make something pop by layering them. Just use foam squares or pop dots to layer them on top of each other to create a 3-D effect. It's a great way to get them involved in your beloved addiction to paper crafting & scrapbooking.

Happy Crafting!

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