see my layouts made with punches
Scrapbook Punches - Circles, squares, borders and tons of other shapes can be used to create visual interest on your layouts without spending tons of money on embellishments that can only be used once...you can use punches over and over again. Especially if you choose simple shapes. I've created a pinboard on Pinterest and I have 2 videos showing you how I use circles on my layouts and how to use an eyelet punch for free form punched designs.
Scrapbook Punches 1- My Pinterest Board
It's called Scrapbook Layouts Using Punches but it also has videos about how to use border punches, how to sharpen your punches and how to use 1 punch (3 sizes) to get 10 different flower embellishments. The other awesome thing about Pinterest?!...I'll be adding to all my boards as time goes along and I find good stuff!
Scrapbook Punches 2 - My Own YouTube video about how I use circle punches
I love using punches to create visual interest on my pages without spending a lot of money on embellishments. I can use patterned paper, punches, stamps and ink and create great layouts quite frugally. My favorite punches are circles. You can use them in so many different ways....full circles or half circles. If you punch out just a half circle, it creates a nice tab look.
One of the layouts in this video uses blues and whites and vellum. It also includes ric-rac, staples, white letter stickers and hand journaling. The journaling is all about my desperation for God to help me be a better Mom...hence the title "Desperation". I've used positive and negative space and layering with the circle punches as well as cutting out larger circles with my Fiskar's shape cutting system.
The other layout is in black, dark green and tan. I've used alphabet stamps, circle word stamp from Technique Tuesday, ribbon and polka dot patterned paper. This one is all about my crazy, goofy husband...so it's titled "You Make Me Laugh". I used computer journaling on this one...I just typed out what I wanted to say and printed it out on the tan card stock and then attached it to the 12 x 12 layout. I've used 1 4x6 photo and 2 small square photos.
Scrapbook Punches 3 - How to Use an Eyelet Punch to Create Free Form Designs
In this layout, I've used a bowl from my kitchen, my eyelet punch, some card stock, alphabet stickers, and wallet size photos to create a 12 x 12 grid style page. To do the semi circle shape, I lightly traced around my kitchen bowl and then used that as a guide to punch the holes with my eyelet punch to create some nice visual interest on the right side of the page. I've used greys, greens and browns for my colors and I put my hand journaling on the back 'cause I couldn't find a way to include it on the front and still make it look nice.