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Pretty Punched Paper

  • By Jennifer Cegielski
  • Photos by Bryan Gardner
Four of our favorite bloggers offer up crafty ideas using the Martha Stewart Crafts Circle Edge Punch.
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Circle Edge Punch Crafts

Although they look intricate, pretty punched paper circles are surprisingly easy to make. There's no limit to what you can create with a variety of papers, punch designs, and circle sizes.  Here, four crafters -- from the blogs A Little Hut, SALLYJSHIM, Hello Sandwich, and Hank & Hunt -- present their interpretations of what our Circle Edge Punch can do. It’s always inspiring to see the range of results a tool brings out in others’ hands -- the projects these talented crafters created include note cards, 3-D flowers, gift wrap, medallion decorations, and a table runner.

Jenny Batt, Hank & Hunt

Jenny Batt, Hank & Hunt

Stylist and decorations designer Jenny Batt of the blog Hank & Hunt was inspired by lacy antique tablecloths to create this project, but she wanted something with a little more punch -- so she used the Diamond Lace punch cartridge and experimented with different colors and sizes of the circles to create a table runner fit for tea time or any time.

Punched-Circles Table Runner

Punched-Circles Table Runner

Set the center of the table with a runner assembled from a series of circles with diamond-shaped cutouts.
Crafty Confetti

Crafty Confetti

Further cause for celebration -- Jenny also thought to collect all the cuttings to repurpose them as colorful confetti.

Patricia Zapata, A Little Hut

Patricia Zapata, A Little Hut

Graphic designer and paper crafter Patricia Zapata used a Circle Edge Punch with the Eyelet Doily and Diamond Lace punch cartridges to create these three-dimensional paper flowers and stitched cards. Find more of Patricia’s inspiring paper projects on her website and blog.

Punched-Paper Flowers

Punched-Paper Flowers

Craft up a garden of paper flowers with punched petals.
Lacy Stitched Note Cards

Lacy Stitched Note Cards

Dress up plain white note cards with colorful cutouts laced with embroidery floss.
Sally J Shim

Sally J Shim

Designer and lifestyle blogger Sally Shim made doilies using the Circle Edge Punch and the Eyelet Doily punch cartridge, then overlaid them on white butcher paper to create eye-catching gift wrap. See more of Sally’s packaging designs on her blog.

Scalloped-Circle Gift Wrap

Scalloped-Circle Gift Wrap

Overlay basic white butcher paper with punched frills in kicky colors.
Ebony Bizys, Hello Sandwich

Ebony Bizys, Hello Sandwich

The Paper Medallion Decorations were developed using the Circle Edge Punch by crafter Ebony Bizys of the blog Hello Sandwich. Ebony has lots of experience with Martha Stewart Crafts products -- in fact, she often promotes the products at hobby shows in Japan, where she lives (see more of her Martha Stewart Crafts projects here), and she also has won a Gift Wrap Challenge on our Crafts Department blog.

Paper Medallion Decorations

Paper Medallion Decorations

Create one-of-a-kind dangling decorations using punched metallic papers and printed ephemera.

Tool Time

Shop the Circle Edge Punches used to make these projects. 

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