Monday, 27 August 2012

Card of the Week: Circle Love

Of all the paper crafting tools that I own (and there are many!) my favorite and most often used ones are my Fiskars Circle Punches.  I own a small, medium, and large punch and I use them all the time.  They are incredibly versatile and this week I made two cards to show you just how wonderful and useful circle punches are.

For this cheerful card, I simply punched circles out of a piece of cardstock using each sized punch and then layered my piece of cardstock on top of some patterned paper.  
Card Base: Recollections; Patterned Paper: my paper stash; Cardstock: Bazzill; Punches: Fiskars, single hole punch; Rub-On: Black River Designs; Flowers: Prima; Buttons: my craft stash; Ink: Ranger Inks; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives, Glue Dots

I love how the patterned paper peeks out from behind the solid cardstock and gives the card some dimension.

The small green circles that are scattered all around the front of the card are from a simple hole punch.

On this next card, I punched a large and medium circle and layered them to make a flower.  I then cut a small sized circle in half for leaves.  The centers of the flowers are buttons.
Card Base: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd.; Cardstock: Bazzill; Punches: Fiskars; Buttons: my craft stash; Ink: Ranger Inks; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives, Glue Dots

These are just a few ways that circle punches can be used.

For me, circle punches are an essential paper crafting tool.  I would highly recommend them; they are definitely worth the investment.    

Are your circle punches one of your favorite paper crafting tools?  What interesting ways have you used circles on your handmade cards?

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