The Paper Border Punch: 3 unique ways to use it!

A quintessential paper crafting supply- we all have a Border Punch or two in our stash! Today I’m sharing a few ideas, some easy some unique that will make you want to pull out those border punches and start crafting!

fiskars border punch system

The old-style border punches (remember Threading water?) are also available as Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch system with cartridges.

I love using the AdvantEdge Punch system for this for a few good reasons – One, it speeds up the process by magnetically holding the paper in place as you move the punch along with the paper. Two, the cartridge moves along smoothly punching the pattern continuously, eliminating the need for you to manually align the paper each time

Fiskars AdvantEdge Border Punch system

Here I created a bunch of flowers using the Border punch designs and love the way this Paper Flower Garland turned out!

Trim the border off of the paper using a pair of scissors and ruffle it onto a punched circle. For really thick patterned paper, it helps to dampen your fingers while forming the circle from the border. Place the ruffled circle onto the punched circle, affix another smaller ruffle on top and staple everything into place.

advantedge flowers
paper flower garland
buttons flowers

border punches for card making

An easy way to jazz up a simple card is to use a border punch just on the front of the card to add a unique fancy design

border punch for cardmaking

Here is a clean and simple card with a hint of scallop and little machine stitching here.

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Smitha Katti creativespace e1577349763159

Hi, I’m Smitha! I live in Minnesota with my husband and two daughters. You’ll always find me painting florals in my sketchbook. And I love the sheer joy of making something with just my hands! But my bigger love is capturing it all on camera Read more.

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  1. Its absolutely fantastic! From the fun colors to the cute border-its a smile for sure πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for supporting OJS and for helping to bring Julie’s smile back at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Hi Smitha. thank you so much for being part of this blog hop!! Your work is beautiful! Love the pretty colors and design! PERFECT!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this.. so beautiful.. πŸ™‚ This was such an amazing, inspirational, and touching hop.. πŸ™‚ hugs

  4. Love how simple and perfect this card is. Love the border punch!

    Phew! Tired from all the hopping, but got lots of inspiration, not just from everyone’s work, but the fact that so many people/companies came together for such a great cause!

  5. Great Cas card and so many ideas and tips to come away with! Looking forward to hearing the final tally for donations for Julie’s surgery! Yeah!

  6. Your blog may have been “last” but your card wasn’t.
    It is very beautiful for it’s clean simplicity.
    Lovely work and thank you for sharing.

  7. This is amazing! I love the look of the multi-colored sentiment and the punched border. Beautiful CAS design!

  8. perfect – sweet simple and right on the money!!! TFS

    It is truely inspiring to see so many people giving of themselves to help a friend! God bless!

  9. I am SOOOOOOOOO in love with this card–it is SOOOO amazing! Great design, great fonts, great colors! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

  10. FABULOUS! Colorful sentiment and so CAS, no image needed the sentiment says it all πŸ™‚ Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  11. Did you write that text? It looks amazing with the colorful blocky text. Love your CAS design. Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays and for participating in this amazing hop.

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