Monday, April 29, 2013

Product Focus Week #16: Circle Punches

 
Welcome to this week's Product Focus." In these weekly blog posts, I'll share a scrapbooking product or product type I'm particularly drawn to, and then share some ways I've used the products in a project. I'll point out tips and tricks for using the product, share some of my favorite products from that product line, and then I'll open it up for any questions you might have. I'd also love to hear your reviews or uses for the product type I focus on each week. This is a chance for you to pull out products you already own and play with them or for you to discover new products you might not yet have tried.

 
This week, I'm focusing on a very basic but favorite tool: circle punches. Circle punches are a wonderful staple tool that allows you to create so many different projects. This week I've asked some of my favorite designers to share their work that uses this amazing tool type.



Here are a few of my favorite circle punches (click the photos for links to the products). Be sure to search by "circle punches" at 2Peas to find products perfect for any project:







Below you will find a gallery of projects from both me, as well as, my designer friends that use circle punches. Hopefully these will give you some new ideas for using a circle or two on your upcoming projects.

Idea #1: Fill a Background with Circles:



Idea #2:  Use the Negative Shape of a Punch:


(Source: Lilith Eeckels)

Idea #3: Fill an Open Patterned Paper Shape with a Circle:


(Source: Jill Sprott)

Idea #4: Create a Folded Circle Design:


(Source: Paige Evans)



How do you incorporate circle punches on your layouts? Do you punch a border with them? Do you use them as confetti? If you have a question about this post, please leave it within the comments section below. I may just answer some of them in an upcoming "Product Focus" post. 



3 comments:

  1. Another idea is to use half of the circle to create a slot for a pull-out item.

    Ex: You'd simply place the one open end of a coin envelope half way into the punch and punch down on it, leaving a half-circle punched out. Slide a card inside the envelope and it's easy to remove by grabbing it where the envelope has been punched.

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  2. love the ideas... thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  3. Circle punches are one of my favorite go-to tools! I love punching patterned paper into circles or scallops and using them as layering elements (mats or embellishments), journaling spots, or pop dotting them to add dimension. Thanks so much for featuring circle punches. I just love your projects!

    2peas: sassiescrapper

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