Saturday, January 09, 2010

Paper Lace Tutorial...sort of


As many of you had commented on the paper lace that I used in my Black Pearl Tilda Card in my previous posting, I thought I would do a short tutorial on Paper Laces. As I mentioned though, when you see these paper laces, really, anybody can figure out how to do them, but maybe you just never thought of making them and incorporating them into your cards or projects. As they’re very easy to do, this is more of a display of the various ones that you can make. They are done with your border punches, strips of paper and by doing the punches on both sides of the paper length. You get different results by positioning your punch differently at the opposing sides.

If you don't already have the daisy/flower punch that I used before--I really didn't mean for you to go out and buy it right away (unless you really really love that pattern...LOL)--you can probably used an existing border punch that you have in your collection.

But I hereby confess...hee hee, I am a punch addict too!!!

Okay, here goes..... (I've written down the width of the paper that I used at the left side.)

These are from Martha Stewart punches:

These are from EK Success punches:

These last ones are my favorite, I think. They look so elegant, don't they?

I have a few Fiskars border punches too, but you get the idea! Any border/edge punch will do the trick. You just have to vary the width of your paper strip depending on your punch. Experiment with different widths until the resulting lace is pleasing to your eyes. These are just some samples. You can create your own.
Use them on your cards if you don't have real lace. Sometime a plain ribbon is what's required, but if you need to add a little pizzaz to your cards, this might do the trick.

That’s it! Have fun!!!
Enjoy the rest of your day.


Patti Jo said...

WOW Thanks Norma, this is so nice of you to show all of these! Just love how they all look! I have a few of these punches myself!!! :) TFS!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Great idea, Norma! Thanks so much for sharing. These are just beautiful!
I'm a punch lover myself.
Huggies ~

Kylie said...

These look fabulous! You're such a clever chickie. Thanks for taking the time in showing us how you do it and adding all the measurements. Mmmm, I think I need more punches. lol.

Kylie xo

dolcreations said...

Well..just when I thought I had enough punches! Thank-you so much for posting all this wonderful info on your blog. I never even would have thought of using my punches like that! Now there are a few more I need to add to the collection!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! I have a few border punches but I never thought of doing them that thin to make them "lace" before!

Thanks a bunch!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Wow! This is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time. :) Thanks so much for sharing! :) Michelle

Kat said...

Hi Norma, thanks for sharing this idea with us. I saw the lace in your previous post and had a shot - not that successful. I see now that I should have used wider card for the punch I was using lol! Off to have another try now.

Kat x

Sharon said...

These look fantastic Norma - I'm off to try one right now!

Anonymous said...

Michelle (daydreams) emailed this link to me!


LOVE the punches .. I'm partial to MS and EKSuccess punches too, however, I would never have thought of how you've used 'em....gotta try!

scrappyella said...

Very nice, just another way to use all those border punches. thanks for sharing

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh MY WORD these are FABULOUS!!!! We are just starting to get some MS punches Downunder - I'll be getting some for sure if only to try these out!!!!!
Thanx again for your amazing inspiration and creativity!

Stampin Mindy said...

Oh I really love this, I just LOVE your ideas thank you so much for sharing. HUGS! I have some blog candy over on my blog if you would like to come check it out :)

Leonie said...

O MY GOODNESS!!! thanks so much for sharing!! I'm off to try out these now as I have a few of these punches!!!

heidy said...

Hi Norma,Thanks For Sharing.
Hugs Heidy

Anonymous said...

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Only By His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
I have to say that I have done a couple of these but usually have had them the same on both sides. so nice of you to do the lesson. My poor border punches have been a bit neglected lately. I will have to pull them out and dust them off.
Hug marion

Pati said...

Dear Norma

This wonderful paper lace tutorial is just fantastic! Thank you for your time and for sharing this with us.
Hope all is fine with you.

BIG hugs and have a successful week!

Nicole Bailey said...

wow-thanks for the detailed tutorial-that must have taken all afternoon!
I never even thought to use my border punches that way....this just made my punches even more LOVED!
Thanks Norma!

Lorraine said...

Thank you for sharing must go and have a go

cabio's craft corner said...

Great info Norma. Thanks so much to share this and I just finally got a chance to read it.

Nancy said...

Hi Norma,
Thanks so much for sharing this with us! I never thought of using my punches to make lace until I saw you do it LOVE it and I am a punch addict also, LOL!

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Rycrafty said...

I used this 'tutorial' to make some lace for a card! The post is here.

d edgson said...

Oh my goodness. Aren't you just the most creative person!!!!
What a grand idea. I can see some of these hitting my cards!!!! If I can get it right! LOL
Thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial!

d edgson said...

Oh my goodness. Aren't you just the most creative person!!!!
What a grand idea. I can see some of these hitting my cards!!!! If I can get it right! LOL
Thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial!

Vina said...

Wow...that is sooo amazing! Thank you sooo much for sharing your great discovery! I have a bunch of those punches & I can't wait to create some of those looks!
Take care

Kim said...

Norma this is AMAZING! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I am definitely going to use this in the future! Stunning creations!
Hugs~ Kim

Maria said...

Norma, thank you soooooo much for sharing this amazing tutorial.

I can't wait to try this. said...

AWESOME AGAIN!!!! Can't wait to try these!

Tina Crea said...

Thank you very much !!!

it's great

Natalie said...

These laces are sooo awesome!! I had vaguely thought about this being a possibility before, but never thought the results would be so elegant! Thank you for sharing this idea and samples from several punches.

paperscissors said...

are you kidding me!!! you're a genius, i never would have thought to do this, i love the look better than just as a punch!i have two punches i never use them now i can see dressing up my easter cards with lace!!! thank you

PJ said...

Your tutorials are very informative, and easy to understand. They certainly help us newbies. I appreciate all of your time you take to teach and share your ideas. Thank you!

Mickaela said...

Another splended turtorial, i never even thought about doing lace that dont are mirrored. Thanks you!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Hi Norma

What a great idea, I have loads of Martha Stewart punches but not thought about doing this with them. Can I check whether you just punch as normal using the guide on the punch or do you look at grey punch side to line up the pattern as you go.
Thanks for the inspiration Hugs Julie x

Edilza Teixeira Scrap e Artes said...

Oi Norma!!!

Uma maravilhosa ideia de usar nosso furadores de borda. Obrigada por compartilhar conosco. Fiz uma postagem direcionando para o seu blog.


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