Threading Water Punch Tutorial!

Hello my friends!  I was doing a bit of blurfing (blog surfing lol) – this morning and came across this cool tutorial, from Scrapbook & Cards Today’s blog.  If you haven’t checked out this blog, you must!  It is on my list of daily blogs to check.  You can even subscribe to the feed, so that you get an email every time a new post is added.  I do this with all the blogs I love!  🙂  Today, Virginia Nebel posted a tutorial on usin the new Fiskar’s Threading Water Punch!  I love this thing!  So, without further ado…here is Virginia’s post, shamelessly copied from her blog – http://scrapbookandcardstodaymag.typepad.com/scrapbook_cards_today_blo/2008/10/3ts-with-virgin.html

3Ts with Virginia Nebel

Have you heard about the new Threading Water Punch from Fiskars and been wondering how to use it? Today, designer Virginia Nebel joins us to give a tutorial on this great new punch. Trust us; you’ll want to get your hands on one of these!

I am going to show you how to use the threading water punch from Fiskars to make a perfect scalloped square. Let’s get started:

Beginning tip: To punch scallops all around the square, I find it’s easy if you first make a template of a ‘perfect rounded corner’ first.

Making the template.

1. To start making your template, take a 5 x 5 inch square piece of cardstock. Make the first punch along the straight edge by lining it up along the grid line as shown in Fig A. This grid line is the 8th full square from the end.

Fiskarsa2. Punch down in a clean swift motion making sure not to move your paper.

Fiskarsb3. Rotate the template 90 degrees clockwise and line up to the grid line (also at 8th full square in from the end) and punch.

Fiskarsc4. You have just made your template with a punched scalloped corner with 3/8 inch strips on each side. Do not tear these strips off as they will be used as guides to properly trim your paper in later steps.

FiskarsdRounding a corner.

5. Take a square mat (could be rectangle as well) and start punching along one side. Just when you are about to reach the end, stop punching.

Fiskarse6. To round the corner, place your template over the scallops you have just punched and line up the corner scallop of your template to the last scallop punched. With a pencil, draw a line along the strip/edge of the template.

Fiskarsf7. The portion marked with an X is the excess paper you need to trim.

Fiskarsg8. After trimming the excess off in the previous step, you can now punch scallops along the new edge. Flip the punch over so that you can line up the last scallop punched with the first scallop on the punch itself- this will be your corner scallop.

FiskarshFinish punching around the edges.

Finish punching around all the edges using the steps above and you should end up with a perfect corner on your last edge. Figure L is an example of a finished card with a square scalloped mat.

FiskarslHappy punching!

 

Thank you so much, Virgina, for sharing your idea!  I love it!  🙂

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bunnyb
    Oct 17, 2008 @ 08:33:33

    Great tutorial!! I need to get this punch!

    Reply

  2. Mary
    Oct 17, 2008 @ 22:06:01

    My gosh! That is really wonderful.The tutorial is very interesting. I have the punch, but haven’t used it yet. Thanks for sharing your talent. You must have made an A+ in math.

    Reply

  3. Susanna
    Oct 21, 2008 @ 16:23:36

    I love this! What a great tutorial —

    You were the Tutorial of the Week at Card of the Week.com. You can see the original post here.

    I did use a picture from your post, with links back to the site and the original post. I hope that is OK. Please feel free to email me if you need me to change anything.

    I also have an “I was featured” on badge for you if you want it 😀

    Thanks again for sharing!

    Reply

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