Welcome stampers! I’m so excited for the projects I’m sharing today featuring the Stampin Up Trucking Along bundle. This is one of the most unique sets I’ve seen in a while, and I’m using it today to share some fun ideas for how to change up the corners on your projects. You know when your card needs a little something extra? Changing up the corners of the card itself or the layers can be a great way to make your card seem complete. Let’s get started.
Featured Bundle – Trucking Along
First I want to share the Stampin Up Trucking Along bundle with you. This set is so adorable, and so unique! It includes all the fixings for a truckbed full of holiday spirit, summer fun, or farm fresh flowers. You can pair the stamp set with the punch if desired, or use the punch by itself to create the truck from plain cardstock. You’ll see examples of multiple ways to use it below.
What if you want the truck bed to be full of something besides gifts, a Christmas tree, flowers or a surfboard? You can also use any other stamp set to fill the bed with toys, animals, fall leaves, or anything else that seems appropriate!
Creative Corner Ideas
Next let’s look at my card samples and creative ways to spice up the corners on your projects. Here they are…
The card below is my sample for using basic, square corners. There is nothing at all wrong with square, but if you want to change things up a bit, the ideas below will help.
Use A Corner Punch
A rounded corner punch is a quick and easy way to change up the corners on your project. If you don’t have a corner punch, keep in mind you can trim around a circle or other punch with scissors. I showed how to do this in today’s video.
I created these corners with my Very Best Trio punch, which creates the nice corners shown here as well as another lovely decorative corner. It also creates holes for tags…it’s definitely a versatile punch.
If you don’t have an angle punch, you can easily trim off corners with scissors. When I do this, I trim tiny corners because they’re easier to make look symmetrical than large ones. I got adventurous on this card and trimmed off the corners of several layers. It’s a bit easier to make the corners look the same if you only do one layer, like on the piece with the truck stamped. I love how quick and easy this is.
Distress The Corners
I love to distress cards! There are a lot of ways to distress one or more pieces of your project, and they include using ink, scissors, sandpaper, or folding/crumpling. How do you like this one?
If you like the look of distressed cards, take a look here where I shared tons of tips for creating vintage card ideas.
Unique Use Of Punches
Last but not least, you can use your punches in a creative way. Take a look at the shape punches in your collection, and see which you could actually use to punch just a corner or edge. To see what I mean, make sure to watch along with today’s video which I’ll share in the next section.
Creative Corner Ideas Video
Watch along here to see these corners in action and hear my fun challenge for you this month!
Take a look at the supplies I used, and order the adorable truck bundle here!Product List
Thanks for visiting to see these creative corner ideas and the Stampin Up Trucking Along bundle!