Monday 28 June 2021

How to use the Flowers and Leaves punch

Hi everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Thanks so much for popping in to see me. Today I am bringing you a little instructional post and video to show how to use the Flowers and Leaves punch from the Annual Catalogue.

This punch coordinates with the Flowers of Friendship stamp set. It punches out the two flowers and leaves on the right. 

But if you try and stamp any of these images individually, you will find that there is a lot of card stock wasted as the punch will cut out part of the other images at the same time. The way to avoid this is to mount all the stamps on a clear block together so that they can all be punched out at once. Not only is this a card stock saver but also a great time saver. 

I have recorded a short video to show you how to do it which you can watch by CLICKING HERE or on the image below.

Here is the whole process, step by step in photos. First punch out all 4 shapes from a piece of card stock.

This next step is really important - turn the punched card stock over and mark it so that you know which way round to use it.

Then mount the large flower on a clear block. I used a Block D.

Position the punched template over the stamp image and hold it in place.

Whilst holding it, manoeuvre the smallest leaf into position, using the punched template as a guide.

Repeat the process for the larger leaf.

And finally the smaller flower.

This is what you should see once the template is removed. It looks like the block isn't quite big enough in the photos but in real life it is fine! 

You can then stamp all 4 images at once.

And punch them all out at once! Although, rather than punch them straight away, I would recommend colouring them first.

I hope you find that helpful. Of course it will work for any of our punches which punch out more than one image. 

And I'll be back later this week with a new project featuring these punched flowers. Do come back to see that!

Bye for now, back soon,

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