Scrapbook Pages With Punch

by Lori Fairbanks

Looking for innovative ways to use your punches on your scrapbook layouts? Get ready to learn three creative items you can make using your favorite punches: a festive banner for seasonal layouts, a unique mosaic background design pieced together with punched shapes, and a punched, layered accent made using border punches.

 

scrapbook layout

Hello Fall by Susan Weinroth. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts and Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Bella Blvd, Sassafras, and Studio Calico; Punch: Fiskars Americas; Stickers: October Afternoon and Studio Calico; Die cuts, spray ink, and wood veneer: Studio Calico; Stamp: Hero Arts; Ink: Tsukineko; Button: My Mind's Eye; Rhinestone: Queen & Co.; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette; Adhesive and brads: American Crafts; Font: Florida TS and Lobster.

 

Punch a Seasonal Banner

Create a fun fall banner by creating it with punched leaves, like Susan Weinroth did on her layout.

 

1. Punch leaves from various patterned papers, and arrange them in a banner shape on your layout.

2. Stitch through the leaf stems.

3. Adhere extra leaves to your layout using dimensional foam squares to give the shapes extra dimension.

 

Take Susan's darling banner technique for a spin on other seasonal layouts too!

  • For spring use umbrella, raindrop, rainbow, cloud, or kite shapes.
  • For summer use sun, flipflop, swimsuit, watermelon, or flower shapes.
  • In addition to leaf shapes, for fall use pumpkins, trees, apples, or school-themed shapes.
  • For winter use snowflakes, stars, gifts, pine trees, or ornament shapes.

 

-- See more ideas for using your punches on page 2 --

 

Appeared in:

September 2011

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