How To Line Up Punches Simply With This One Handy Trick

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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!

Learn how to line up punches, even those with multiple pieces, quickly and easily with this one handy cardmaking hack!

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.

 Learn how to line up punches, even those with multiple pieces, quickly and easily with this one handy cardmaking hack!

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.

 Learn how to line up punches, even those with multiple pieces, quickly and easily with this one handy cardmaking hack!

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.

 Learn how to line up punches, even those with multiple pieces, quickly and easily with this one handy cardmaking hack!

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.

 Learn how to line up punches, even those with multiple pieces, quickly and easily with this one handy cardmaking hack!

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!

 Learn how to line up punches, even those with multiple pieces, quickly and easily with this one handy cardmaking hack!

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!

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One Reply to “How To Line Up Punches Simply With This One Handy Trick”

  1. Kathryn A Fleming

    HI Anna- thank you for sharing yet another brilliant set of tips! Now I can go from tired and tedious to fast and easy !!!

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