Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wanna See A Trick???

A Round Tab Punch trick that is! I love my Stampin' Up Round Tab punch and I use it often. At the SU Regionals in Portland a couple weeks ago, I learned a new way to use it! I can't remember who did the presentation...and I'm so sorry, I would truly like to credit the person who thought of this. I believe it was one of the SU employees, but again, not entirely sure. In the excitement of arriving, visiting with friends and anticipating the big event, we didn't get much sleep, so some of the details are a little fuzzy! In any case, here's how it works:






Step 1: You can either start with a 3 x 3 inch piece of cardstock or a 6 x 3 inch piece that's been scrored at 3 inches to make a 3 x 3 inch love note size. You'll be working with a 3 inch square. First, you slide the round tab punch in as far as it will go from the side...while centering it on your square, then squeeze to punch.





Next, turn your paper & push the punch as far in as you can go again. Make sure you're centered on the 3 inch square. It should look like this:





Squeeze to punch. Whaa-laa! you should have a 2 inch circle punched out!! Isn't that cool?









And here's the fun part...the scallop circle punch fits perfectly inside. So you can use your square to create a 3-dimensional frame or you can create a little 3 dimensional love note....like the one at the top of the post or this 4 1/4 inch card ~





So...get that Round Tab punch out and try! I haven't even figured out everything I can do with this trick yet, but it's going to be fun to find out!! If you don't have a Round Tab punch and would like one...just click on my SU link and I'd be happy to help you out ... it's a GREAT punch. Also...I'd love to see what you do with this trick...be sure to leave me a comment and a link to your card or project!






Supplies used for these cards (lots of punches....LOVE those punches!!!):

Stamp set: Merry & Bright (it's my favorite!)
Paper: Winter Bright DP/Scrapbook kit, real red, bashful blue, wild wasabi, pretty in pink, whisper white
Ink: basic black, real red
Punches: Round Tab, Scallop, photo corner, small & large oval, 1" circle
Accessories: Winter Bright Scrapbook kit self adhesive dye-cuts, red brads & non-su brad, Dazzling Diamonds glitter with 2-way glue pen, bashful blue 1/4" gg ribbon, red gingham ribbon, markers

14 comments:

Sarah D said...

well you are just to smart what a cool trick who would have thunk it!!! and I thouth you and mom were doing the CC and SC what is up with that you bothquit after only one week I think that I am going to have to move closer to home so that I can keep on ya!!! your stamps need ink be sure to tell my mom that!!!!

Nancy Riley said...

What an awesome job for your first blog tutorial .... you pulled it off like an 'ol pro, Nancy! Your snowman card is so-o-o cute! I'm in love with the Winter Bright SS Kit!

Nancy Riley said...

Me again! I tagged you ... visit my blog for details!

Linz said...

My jaw dropped! How cool is that, great blog! Thanks for sharing your wisdom, I'm so gonna use it! :)

Becky O said...

I love this set, I want it so bad.

Megs :) said...

Really neat trick! The more I see that little snowman card the more I like it :)! I really think that may be the Christmas invite style...at least for today I think that ;) Your blog is getting to look really seasoned already!

Scrappychick said...

This is just precious! I love the blog, I just came here from NAncy's. I'll be back!
my blog: http://www.scrappychick.typepad.com

Leslie Miller said...

This is one of the things we learned at Regionals that I've been meaning to do. So many stamps, tricks and fun stuff but so little time! Love your card and the little 3x3!

Dawn Easton said...

OH! I LOVE what you did with it afterwards! Not just using it as a 3x3 card...great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jody said...

This is such a cool trick! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. And a special thank you to Cambria for sending me your way.

Jen said...

great trick with the tab punch! I'll have to try it. I also love the colors you chose for your card

Michele said...

What a cool trick!! Thanks for sharing!

Lori Craig said...

Adorable card! Great tutorial! I'll try to respond to your 'tag' tomorrow. Sorry I haven't gotten to that. :)

Kristin Kottwitz said...

Awesome tutorials. I just went through all the one's you have to date. But I was so excited...to see this. I never knew you could do that with the that punch. Thanks so much for sharing.