Border Punches can be used in a variety of ways. First: The obvious use is to make a border. The black border on this check book cover was made with Stampin'UP!'s Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.
You can switch it up a bit by exposing only half the border. On this card I tucked the punched paper ribbon behind the floral element and just let a little peek out from one edge.
Using the punched ribbon this way gives extra decorative emphasis to the frame for a focal point. I love using this particular punch this way because the holes on the punched strip really add to the visual impact of the project.
One of my favorite uses for border punches is to make a "medallion". Just cut a square of paper and punch once in the middle of each side to make a medallion as a layer on the card like these.
These Square Medallions are really easy to make. For this punch try a 3" square or a 3.25" square. Watch the video to see how easy this is. (2:49)
I hope you found this helpful. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
To get your Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch visit my on-line store. It is item #119275
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