Scrapbooking Punches

Written by Liza Hartung
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Thank goodness for scrapbooking punches. They make scrapbooking life so much easier and faster. Remember when you had to try to fit your fingers in tiny scissors when you wanted to cut out small intricate shapes? And what happened when you wanted more than one? Let's say you wanted to make a border of pumpkins. In the not so distant past, you had to trace them and cut them. You had to cut as many as you needed to fit around your page. The problems became time and getting them all to look the same.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce that these days are virtually gone. With scrapbooking punches fast on the rise, scrapbooking life is opening up. All you have to do now is take your punch, place it over your desired piece of paper, hold it between your thumb and forefinger and punch. That's it. Could it get any easier?

Scrapbooking punches are so nice because you can punch as many as you need in a short amount of time. Sure, die cut packages are good. However, isn't it frustrating when you open a die cut package only to discover that there is not enough of one particular shape? This won't happen with punches. In addition, punches last until you accidentally break them. Unless you are prone to breaking things, that's not a bad shelf life.

Shapes of Scrapbooking Punches

Just in case you aren't familiar with the hundreds of shapes of punches available today, let me tell you a bit of what you can find. There are punches for airplanes, sand castles, dog bones, pumpkins, buttons, vines, bunnies, hearts, stars, fish, leaves, flowers, dragonflies, shamrocks, oak leaves, lizards, daisies, postage stamps, trees and more. You will probably want to search online and see what options are available before cutting out any more shapes by hand.


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