Thursday, February 04, 2010

Bordering circles and ovals with your border punches


Hello!

This is a short tutorial for Pam (PeeJay) and anybody else who's interested.

Pam has asked me how I did the border around the oval in my last card. So here goes...

The punch I am using here is the Martha Stewart border punch Crown.

Punch out your border along one edge of your paper.

Cut the paper about 3/8" below or enough room to glue it on to the back of your circle or oval.

With your small scissor, cut as shown below to about 1/16" from the edge of the paper. DO NOT cut all the way.

You should be able to bend/curve the paper now up and down like a snake.

Place about a 2" spread of the glue to the back of the circle/oval. We want to glue the border a bit at a time, as the glue dries fast.

Working with the front of the circle/oval facing you, start glueing the border to the back of the circle/oval, curving the slashed border following the circle/oval edge. Glue the first few sections.

The back should look like this.

Add more glue and glue the next few sections. Repeat this procedure until you end up at the spot where you started from.

Most likely the pattern won't match up perfectly when you come to the start-finish line as pictured below. This is where your embelishments, such as flowers, come in handy. On my card, I've hidden this spot under the sentiment.

This isn't a problem with a circle, but if you're working with an oval, it's best if you know ahead of time the placement of your embelishment, so you can make that spot your starting line.

Full picture of the back.

This is how the front looks like.

I started experimenting and here are just a couple more border punches that you can use. Both are Martha Steward punches too.


And with Valentine's Day coming up.....


I'm sure there are more punches that you can use in this similar way. Have a go at this!

Enjoy your day and the upcoming weekend...woo hoo!!!

102 comments:

Tracy said...

Fantastic tutorial Norma, I've saved it for refrence in the future. I only have one border punch and it isn't a MS punch but I'll definately have to get some.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

heidy said...

Hi Norma,This is great,Thanks for scharing.
Hugs Heidy

Heather in FL said...

That is such a cool technique! Thanks for the tutorial.

Angela said...

Well I must say you are both brilliant and gracious for showing this!

Anonymous said...

nice, i just made tons of another emo backgrounds to my blog
http://www.emo-backgrounds.info

lisa said...

Great tutorial! It's broken down and simplified well. Thank you for this!

PeeJay said...

Thank you sooo much Norma! Brilliant tutorial and very clearly explained.
Now, if I'd put my thinking head on I'd have figured it out but, there was me wondering how you managed to get a straight border to go round an oval - derrr! If I'd said it that way to myself I might have cottoned on 'cos it's not as though I didn't already know - lol!! Put it down to old age! Thank you ... again.

Penni said...

Amazing - that really is so clever I'd have never thought of this. I'll definately be giving it a try. You make it look so simple, I expect I'll have to practise !!!!

Have a great weekend Norma

Hugs
Penni
X

Danielle said...

Wow Norma - fantastic alternative use to those gorgeous punches! Way to go girl! You rock!
Hugs, Danielle

Pati said...

Ohhhh Norma, you are a genius!!! Thank you so much for your time to make such a wonderful tutorial. I just love it!

BIG hugs and have a great weekend!
Pati

Eulanda said...

Norma you are just freakin brilliant!! I am soooo going to try this. You've sure got me getting my money out of my punches. Unreal!! So cool thanks!

Jackie Thomas said...

You are so clever Norma. I will definately be giving these a go. xo Jackie

Mich said...

Thanks for this great tip !!!

Helena said...

This is great. Thanks for the tutorial.

Renilde said...

Thank you Norma for this wonderful tutorial! I just tried it and it worked, it is so simple cause you explained it so good!
Have a great weekend! Renilde

mynewblog said...

This is really AWESOME, who would have thought of this except you! Thanks for the tutorial!!

idelangle said...

tres tres jolie j'adore amitié
isabelle

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Norma - these looki FANTASTIC!!!! You are waaayyyyy too clever - and here I was thinking it was a new nestie you had - LOL. Thanx for the "how to"
xXx

Lauren said...

WOW Norma! You are the punch queen! This is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing - I can't wait to try this!

Lauren

Merry said...

Oh wow...what wonderful idea with the border for the toppers. Thanks so much for showing the how to. Your cards are just so stunning...I love coming to see them.

Angelwood said...

oh wow! Norma, you are brilliant! I'm so glad I happened across this tutorial - I can do so much more with my MS border punches now. Thank you so much! hugs, Angela

April Rose said...

Genius! I love my MS punches, and now I love them even more! Thank you so much for sharing this!
Hugs,
April

Dena said...

Unbelievably FANTASTIC!!!!!!! THANK YOU so much for showing!!!! Gotta try it today for sure!

P.S. I saw the link to your blog from April.
Hugs, Dena

Denise said...

This is a wonderful tutorial Norma!! Thank you sooo much for sharing your brilliant idea with us!!

CraftCrave said...

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Printables category today (look for timestamp: [16 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

Nancy said...

Your totally awesome Norma how very clever of you! This tutorial is so awesome! Thank you so much for sharing it with us I am going to give this a try!
Hugs,
Nancy

Julie M said...

Ingenious tutorial, Norma - I think my Nestabilities will be taking a back seat for a while now you've shown how to do this!!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Julie :o)

Candy said...

Fantastic tutorial, Norma!!!
Thank you :o)
Hugs, Candy

Brigit said...

This is so awesome, great tutorial, I can't wait to try this, TFS!

Cheryl said...

Totally awesome. Thank you for the great tutorial and pictures.

Regina said...

Thaaaaaaaank you so much for this tutorial Normal!!! it will help me a lot!!!

Have a great Day!!!

Hugs
Regina

Nilda said...

I love all the border punches and absolutely love this idea.. I'll have to try it on my next project. Thanks so much.

kim.mom said...

AWESOME!!! I can't wait to try this!!!

GramMe said...

What wonderful ideas--thanks for sharing!!
Mary

pcrusberg said...

That's so cool! I love find different ways to use my tools. Great tutorial. Thanks, Pam

iluvmybugs said...

What a great tutorial Norma...thanks for sharing!!! Great blog..I've signed on as a follower.

Terry
Come visit my blog at:
http://iluvmybugs.blogspot.com

ladybugstamper said...

What a wonderful idea, it's just like putting ribbon around a frame. Awesome, just wow, thanks for sharing.

Weddings With The Cricut said...

love, Love, LOVE! Thank you so much!!!!

Emily
weddingswiththecricut.blogspot.com

Clare said...

This is so clever Norma. Thank you for sharing this great idea with us.
Clare x

Patty said...

dang - now i'm going to have to go buy more of these border punches! this is great!

Nikki said...

Really great tutorial - thank you for sharing - will definately have to try this :)

Sharon said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial!
It is one of the most useful and versatile I've seen.

Sharon x

KLW520 said...

Fantastic! Thank you so much for doing a tutorial on this, It's amazing how many tricks & tips there are out there!

Lisa said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for 'thinking outside the box' & sharing with the rest of us!!

Norma said...

love this tut!!! tfs with us. off to try it right now.
From another NORMA!

DanielleP said...

What a totally cool idea! I will be trying this soon!
DanielleP

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Fab tutorial! I would have never thought of doing this. TFS!!!

xoxo,
Lori

Julie said...

Wow - this is inspired!! Thanks for sharing, definitely going to have a try! Juliex

Rach1fun said...

opens up so many possibilities!!! Thanks

Jana said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I bet you sew. I do, yet I would have never thought to do this with paper.

Cami said...

Wonderful tutorial, Norma! I've been MIA and so glad I came back here to learn more from you! Thank you so much for putting this together! Hugs, Cami

Kathleen said...

This is a brilliant tutorial. Just bought a couple of MS punches so will give this a go!
Kathleen (UK)x

Christine said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial..punches will def. get more used now..

Hugs Christine xx

Wishcraft said...

What a brilliant idea, thanks so much for sharing. I can't wait to give this a try! Lisa x

Pam said...

That's awesome. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant idea. Thank you.

Jeanne J said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea! I love the look and you explain it so well, I can't wait to try it.

Josephine said...

That's such a good idea! I hope you don't mind, but I've sent a link to this to a craft group I belong to.

Many thanks for taking the time to share your ideas.

Sajung said...

What a fantastic idea. Thanks for that great tutorial.

Sue said...

what a great idea and they all look so lovely,thanks for the tutorial:)

sue
xx

Deirdre said...

Super technique - thanks so much for sharing.

Nicolchen said...

Hello Norma

Many thanks for the great tutorial ... this is a fantastic idea ... I must try it necessarily :0)))

Hugs Nicole

Katrin said...

WOW! Thank you so much for this tutorial. It is a wonderful idea.
xoxo Katrin

Bärbel said...

OMG! This is sooo clever! Thanks for sharing

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

super idea, thanks for sharing. janex

Mandy said...

Thanks so much for the fantastic tutorial Norma
hugs Mandy xx

Kreativmonster said...

Thank you so much for this great tutorial!

Shanarun said...

Hi Norma,
Just popped over from Simon Says Stamping where I viewed this tutorial. Your cards are very creative and enjoyable. Thanks for sharing this!

ShellyWorld said...

Very smart....TFD

dororosa said...

wow,wonderfull,thank you that you show us

Kat said...

Thank you very much for a great tutorial. Really nice of you to share your idea. I found the link on Lisa's blog.(wishcraft)

Kat x

Nina said...

Norma, I found your post from another blog I was reading and I'm really glad I did. Your tutorial for border punches around a circle or oval is fabulous. You just allowed me to really take full advantage of all the border punches I have in my stash. Thanks for showing this and I'm sure to WOW my card club with this new technique!

sueinnz said...

wow thanks Norma - that is an awesome idea

Whisper said...

Wow that is truly inspirational, and thank you so much for sharing it with us, Sam x

Karen said...

Simple, and so clever! I love the variety possible by using different border punches with different shapes: Thanks for sharing this.

PJ said...

I was wondering how this was done. Thank you very much for taking the time to share some of your knowledge. I appreciate the tutorial and it was very easy to understand. Thank you!

Kristy Young said...

Wow fabulous tutorial Norma, will have to give this a try!
Thanks for sharing.
xx

Kerry said...

Got to give this a try! Thank You for sharing! K ;-)

Sol said...

Thank you so much for teaching me how to do this!m The tutorial is perfect and so easy to understand. And so kind of you to even place a link on my blog! I was so surprised to find it! I am impressed! Thank you so much!!! :)

Sylvia said...

thank you so much for this easy but great tutorial! LOVE how those 'frames' and curves look! Thanks so much for sharing this idea AND the step by step instructions!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

Chris said...

Awesome tutorial! Can't wait to try this and share!

Chris said...

Awesome tutorial! Can't wait to share this with others!!!

Lynne said...

What a brilliant tutorial - cant wait to try it out thank you for sharing :o)

Louise said...

Thanks for the great tutorial :)

Maureen Reiss said...

Awesome!!! thanks for sharing!!

Auntie Marg said...

Awesome Idea... thanks

Diana said...

Awesome tutorial.....thank you so much for sharing......:)

Maryann said...

Thanks sooo much for a really great tutorial. Such a simple thing, if we just get the idea, but some of these things, we just never thinkabout, so thankks a lot for showing it, and I´m defiantely going to try this right away.
have a great day and thanks again.
Biiig hugs Maryann

Anonymous said...

Awesome website, I hadn't come across frommycraftroom.blogspot.com before during my searches!
Keep up the great work!

Auntie Em said...

What a great tutorial! You have doubled the use of my border punches!
Thank you for sharing! :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi Norma, greetings from Ireland. I have just found your blog - what a treasure throve of cards. You are truly gifted. Thank you for sharing you A1 tip & tutorial for making borders with a corner punch - you'll save us all a fortune with that idea. X

Mary Mac

Ioanna Maria said...

Thanks so so so so much!! That's really useful!!!!!!! :D

Michele said...

Super tutorial! Love it!

Sue Lelli said...

Norma, this tutorial is brilliant! Can't wait to try it!

Mycouponbasket said...

wow...norma

it's really interesting, i am impressed

thanks for the update

Mickaela said...

A wonderful tutorial that will save me lots of time and tears. Thanks you for showing this!

Lena F. said...

I've always wondered how.... This post alone made me follow your blog! TFS!

СВЕТЛАНА said...

Норма, замечательный мастер-класс!!!
Спасибо, что делитесь!!!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Fantastic Tutorial Norma, thank you so much for sharing this brilliant idea. I have loads of MS punches but would never have though of using them in this way.
Hugs Julie x

Nancee Purdum said...

Norma your tutorials are great! They give very clear instructions and the photos that go with them are great! Thank you so much! :) Nancee

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is fabulous. Have pinned it here:Punchart

Ola Kozielska said...

Thanks You've made my day !!!!!

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