Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Birthday made Easy with SU punches. And how to keep then sharp?

Love using Stampin Up punches
Cupcake Builder punch makes this birthday card a breeze. Giving me more time to create. (notice the cupcakes icing are covered with Crystal Effects.)
Crystal Effects®
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$6.25



Cupcake Builder 121807 $18.00
Multiple shapes for layering and more! 
 

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Cupcake Party Stamp+Set (p. 6)
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Wood-mount • 140242 $34.75 Clear-mount • 140243 $29.75


How to keep then sharp?

I love making birthday cards, and with SU punches they are easier than ever. But what happens when your punches are not giving you clean cuts?  How do you sharpen them? 

Well, it is easier than you think. First, it is easier to sharpen them at  the first sign of the punch getting dull.  When they get really dull, it takes more work to sharpen. However, this is a great job for the children and they will consider it play time.

How to Sharpen your SU Punches? 
  • Take out the aluminum foil. 
  • You will need a piece about 12" long.  A larger piece for larger punches. 
  • Fold the foil in thirds from top to bottom, about 4". Now side to side in half.   
  • Important : Be sure all the foil is folded firm and flat. This will prevent it from getting stuck in your punch. 
  • Now let's cut out some fun foil pieces. (Do not throw away) Cut out several, then test your punch on card stock. Still not sharp, repeat using another piece of folded foil.
  • One more step; we need to keep the cutting edges waxed so they punch easier. Cut off a piece of wax paper. Fold it as before and punch.
 Now let's have some fun with our foil and wax paper pieces.  No reason to be wasteful.

As you can see we are using our foil heart on this great birthday card. 

  Join me next Saturday when we will be Washi Taping it up........ 



Now enjoy other SU demonstrators in our Monthly blog hop:

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Elaine Brown  (YOU ARE HERE)
Tamra Davis  
Jo Anne Hewins
Amy Ingram
Michelle Irinyi
Melissa Kerman
Tracie Langley
Sharon Maranich
Laurie Meier
Sue Root
Pam Staples
Lisa Tedder