Hello and welcome! If you’ve been here before, you know I love to share tips and tricks to make cardmaking easier and more enjoyable. Today, I’m going to share how to easily line up builder punches and stamped images for cardmaking and other papercraft projects. There are so many coordinating punches and stamp sets that I love, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to, I would say Stampin Up’s Strawberry Builder Punch and Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set would be near the top of my list. The problem with this type of punch is they can be cumbersome to use with so many pieces. Never fear…I have a solution for you today that makes it easy as pie!
How to Line Up Punches Video
To follow along with today’s cardmaking tip, watch along with my video below!
How to Line Up Punches Perfectly
Once you get the hang of it, today’s tip is really quick and easy to use. Here’s a list of some things you’ll need to gather before you begin:
- Scrap Paper
- Builder Punch of Your Choice
- Coordinating Stamp Set
- Stamp pads
Making a Template
To begin, reach for the scrap paper you prepared and builder punch you selected. With your builder punch, punch out the image from the scrap paper.
This will be used as a template for lining up the coordinating stamps.
Mounting the Stamps
Next, let’s line up the stamps.
With the scrap piece in front of you, get the coordinating stamp set you selected. Begin by placing the coordinating stamps over top of the holes you just punched out. Sometimes it’s easier to use the pointed end of the Take Your Pick tool to line up and move around stamps if they’re sticking to your fingers and not cooperating.
Once the stamps are in place, lay an acrylic block over top and press to adhere them to the block. Now you’re stamps are perfectly lined up to align with the punch.
Stamping & Punching
Now it’s time to ink and stamp. Once the image is stamped with your choice of ink and cardstock, you can color in the images with pencils or markers, or add color with coordinating stamps if they’re included in the stamp set.
Once the color is added, get your coordinating punch. Simply slide the punch over the cardstock, line it up, and give it a good punch!
Viola! You have a perfectly stamped and punched image. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s tip. Stop back soon for more great paper crafting ideas and info!
Don’t Miss Out!
Please make me your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! Earn rewards points towards free stamps PLUS a gift when you order. Use host code: EUPGXHR6 PLUS, with your first order, you’ll receive free catalogs in your thank you package!
Did you enjoy this tip? If so, you might also like:
Thanks for visiting for today’s tip – how to line up punches!!