Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hints & Tips for Corner Rounder Punch

Do you have questions about using your 3/16" (0.5 cm) Corner Punch? Do you even know which one it is? Check page 147 of the current Australian/NZ Idea Book & Catalogue and it is number 23 #119871. Is it working the way you wanted it to? Or has it sat on the shelf never to be used? If you're having trouble achieving the results you want, try these tips: 
  • Make sure that the corner of the paper you are trying to round is your cut square. Your paper should have straight sides for the punch to work properly. 
  • Your paper should fit snugly into both edges of the guides and into the back of the punch. It is critical that you don't try to centre the paper by looking through the bottom of your punch;  instead, align your paper using the guides.
  • Set the paper fully into both guides, as well as the back of the punch, almost pressing your paper down into the guides by curling the outside edge of the paper up. Push your paper flush against the guides as far as it will go into the back of the punch. If your paper isn't fully set against both guides, you will not get a good, clean punch. 
  • If you don't get a perfect corner, try centring your paper in the guides and punching again; your design should punch correctly. Don't worry; sometimes it takes some practice.
  • Cut only one sheet at a time. This punch is designed to cut only one sheet of card stock or Designer Series Paper at a time.
Here's a tag I made using the corner rounder punch recently with the stamp set Friends 24-7,  I find it just adds a nice finish to the project.

Do you have other questions about this punch? Please leave me a comment and I will endeavour to answer it!

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