Are you ready for a simple craft room organization tip? I enjoy sharing tips, and I love the response I get when I share them. Today’s tip is to create a punch ring. What is this exactly, you might be asking? Let’s talk about it.
Create A Punch Ring Video
Watch along here or keep reading to learn about today’s tip.
What Is A Punch Ring?
A punch ring is a collection of cardstock pieces attached together with a ring that includes sample ‘punch out negatives’ of all the punches you have in your collection. It is extremely useful for several reasons which I’ll share below.
Next I’ll share how you can create one of these yourself.
How To Create A Punch Ring
You can create a punch ring by doing the following:
1. Cut 3″x 3″ pieces of cardstock, so that you have enough for all the punches in your collection.
2. Use a hole punch to punch a small hole in one corner. This will become the top left corner.
3. Punch through one piece of cardstock with one of your punches. Repeat until you’ve punched a piece for each of your punches.
4. Organize them into the order you want them on the ring. I have mine organized with tags and labels first, circles second, and other assorted punches at the back. You could even create two or three different rings to keep your categories separate if you like.
5. Attach them to the ring.
How To Use It
I use my punch ring in three main ways.
Determine Which Punch To Use For A Sentiment
When you have stamped a sentiment and are deciding which punch to use to punch it out, you can lay it under the templates to decide which one looks best.
Determine Layering For Punches
When you want to layer punches, use the already punched sentiment and lay it with the templates to see which punch would look good behind it.
Lining Up Builder Punches
When you want to stamp and punch using builder punches, use the template to line up your stamps before attaching them to the block. You can get more details on this in today’s video or in my builder punch blog post here.
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