KRAFTY TIPS & TUTES - CORNER PUNCH DOILIES

Hi, this is Krafty Girl Marilyn with a tutorial on making Corner Punch Doilies!  I don't know about you but I have a lot of corner punches just sitting there collecting dust.  I've been using these to make doilies for some of my cards.  It's quite simple to do and a great way to use up some of those scraps of paper.  There are many of ways to make these but this is my take on it.
 
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Cardstock
Corner Punches
Circle Cutter
 

 
My circles measure 4 1/2 inches.  Just a little note the finish doily is almost the same size as the circle you started with.  I usually use the 4 1/2 inch circle but bought doilies or dies are about 4 inches. The finished size depends on you but the procedure is still the same. Also make sure the little wings are closed.
 
Once you've got you circle and punch ready it's time to have some fun!
 

 
Make sure you have the punch upside down facing you so that you can see where to make the first cut.  Place the punch at the very end of the circle as shown above.  Then cut!
 

This is what it looks like after the first cut.  Then it's just a matter of lining it up and cutting completely around the circle.
 

 
Now, this is not an exact science.  Sometimes you get a perfect cut and other times you don't.  But that's alright you can just hide it behind the image, flowers or the sentiment.  No one will know but you!!
 

Just to show you that it can come out with a perfect cut, here is one done with the same punch and the same size circle.
 


I know you could figure it out mathematically but I'm not patient enough to do that.  Another tip, if you do get a perfect cut trace it onto another circle so you will have it for next time!!
 
 
Here are some doilies made with different punches to give you an idea of what you can create with punches!!
Just a few cards that have doilies on them made with punches.  One is done with an oval shape.  The first one features the Pretty As A Princess stamp and the second features Rosie Fairy
 


I hope I have inspired you to give this a try!!  We would love to see whatever you have created!!  
 
 

11 comments:

  1. What an great idea!! Thanks! Need to try this. :)

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  2. Great tips here - just wondering if it would work with corner dies as well as I have some of them but no corner punches! Thanks for sharing this tutorial Marilyn.
    Helen x

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  3. This is a great idea - definitely will be trying it!

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  4. Love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Brilliant tips! Time to dust off my corner punches.

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  6. Such a great idea ! Thank you for the tutorial !

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  7. Awesome tip. Can't wait to try it. Thanks!

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