Friday, September 9, 2011

Corner Punch Medallion Tutorial

There are many creative uses for medallions. And doing this has spawn a couple of other ideas. I am working on those ideas now. I love my Martha Stewart punch sets. I keep playing hoping to discover a new trick..Here is one.
Here are the different medallions you can achieve using the different designs of the corner punches.


Product List:
Any corner punch from the Punch around the page sets
Card stock
paper trimmer or (ruler and craft knife)
Tweezers




These are just some of the designs that you can achieve using the different corner punch designs.




Using your paper trimmer, cut 1 1/2 inch strips of card stock.




Take your 1 1/2 inch strips and cut them into 1 1/2 inch x 1 1/2 inch squares.




With the bottom of the punch facing you, take your square shape and carefully slide it into the punch corner side down.




Slide the square down so that the corner of the sqaure matches and is even with the bottom corner of the punch. It will just about rest on the corner, and must be exact. Punch down.




Pull the square out and rotate the square so that the next corner is ready to be punched.





Turn it once again and punch. At this point, you may have a better handle on the square if you hold it with tweezers.





Turn once again to punch the last corner.




This is your finished madalion.




This is a layout I did where I used the medallions on top of a punched strip.



Let us know what other ideas you have for these medallions. I would love to hear!!

16 comments:

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea for using the corner punches . I have some so going to give it a try . Beautiful scrapbook page

Cindy Gay said...

TFS. I would not have thought of that. Love your hair!

mel said...

hey TFS - great idea - I will be giving it a go.
love your LO too!!

Lynette said...

This is a great idea...and I will use it....now please tell us how you use them around a circle...I see many of your layouts with it.

xx

Priya said...

Ah! What a unique way to use your punches... thanks alot for sharing! The layout is gorgeous...!

Lizzyc said...

wow this is fantastic.. thanks for sharing...

Lynne said...

Awesome idea!!! I will definitely be using this one!! Gorgeous layout!!

eva said...

great idea

MichR said...

You always have so many GREAT tutorials...THANK YOU

Martine said...

I love this idea! I'll have to get my corner punches out! thanks!!

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, what a fabulous trick! And I love how you used the medallions to decorate your page, it looks so pretty :-)

Natalie said...

Thank you!!! this rocks!

Lisa said...

Brilliant concept, thanks for sharing with us, looks great using the corner family punch too.

Lisa
:-D

Rose said...

found you on pinterest :) fantastic use of corner punches!! thanks so much and you made a beautiful layout!!!

"LZ" Linda Z. said...

This is awesome!!! Thank you so much for sharing! What a great idea. WOOOOHOO!

Creative Crafter said...

Thank you for this tip. I tried it and some corners work better if the square is slightly larger than 1 1/2" - I tried it at 1 3/4" and that worked also with a little give for holding the square during the 3rd and 4th punches. I have the ironworks corner punch and it makes a beautiful snowflake with using this techie. Blessings