Thursday, January 6, 2011

Those blasted punches again

I know, I know. I just cannot seem to let it go. Once I got started with the corner and border punches, I was like a dog with a bone. In my quest to punch the perfect circle I went searching for a template.******note the original template has been removed. Paprluvr on YT found this one. It is from Florida's Educational Technology Clearing house ******   I found this one at the CDC. My search also resulted in many illustrations of the Arctic Circle showing lines of latitude and longitude. This was perfect for what I wanted to do. After resizing the template using the format picture--I printed out a few copies on 8.5 x 11 paper.

The next thing was to place my circle on the grid to note the size. I punched a template for myself and noted the number of degrees it covered by pacing it on the cut circle's outer circumference. 

That determined how many times I could punch around the circle.

 I made about an inch and a half mark around the circle on the correct number of degrees and then punched. (Please forgive my typo that I did not catch!)

I was expecting great results but was still surprised with the outcome. Even the extra bits are symmetrical.

I am sure other corner punches would work just as well. So long as you are able to see through the punch for alignment.

Here are a few more stills of my punches.

If you have not seen the Vee-dio; you can watch it here.

Don't forget to pull out your stamps and ink and shade with love to your heart's desire. Until then.


  1. TFS this with us. Love the circle grid. Awesome job.

  2. I just got done seeing your video on you tube and I am so thankful I found you! You have the absolute best instructions out there for doing this. I am going to start practicing with my punches right now!

  3. I love figuring out things like this. How did you edit the circle grid to make it bigger? Thanks so much for the great video's.

  4. Mrs. Welsh, after pasting the grid in word, I clicked on it to make it active, went to the top and selected format picture. From there I increased the size up to at least 7 ish on both length and width--make sure you select to keep it proportional==this is the default so you should not have to do anything.
    You can also select the grid (after pasting) and right click the mouse (on PC) and you will get the format picture dialog box. If you are still having problems please let me know.
    Thanks for watching my Vee-dios and for visiting my blog.

  5. As a side note, if you clicked the CDC link and just received the page cannot be found message, please send a personal email to

  6. wow Veronica have just found your blog via UKMaryanne who put your video up on her latest post of corner punches ! some really great sharing of ideas here - thanks so much! wll be back! Shaz in Oz.x

    1. Hi Shaz and thanks for stopping by. I need to revisit this technique as I have acquired a few more punches. lol. The original CDC template I used has been removed but there are some available at
      This link is for a radius of 8 with marked degrees. If you search polar grid circles you will get a number of returns.
      Have fun.