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Tips for Our Punch Around the Page Punches

Here are some helpful tips and instructions for our new and exciting Punch Around the Page punches.

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Comments (20)

  • jill evans 7 Feb, 2015

    Can you please tell me what is the maximum card weight you can use with the double loops punch around the page. Thanks

  • nikilauda 27 Mar, 2014

    Wow !! That is really amazing. I must get one of those for my kids. They will love it. The person who invented this is definitely a highly talented and gifted person. These sorts of ideas don’t pop in everyone’s mind.
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  • Veronica Potts 30 Jul, 2013

    Further to my comments yesterday about the punch around the page; having used 3 1/4 & 5 inch paper, I discovered that punches also did 12 x 12 inch paper successfully. I guess the moral of the story is to use scrap paper of varying sizes and make a note of what works.

  • Veronica Potts 29 Jul, 2013

    I am in the UK and have the snowflake punch around the page, they sat in my draw for months as I too could tear my hair out trying to get them to match. What I discovered here is if I measured the pattern in the middle of the punch then the pattern at the side that gave me a total of a 5 inch pattern and using uneven measured paper, say 3 1/4" or 5", the punch worked perfectly but on evenly measured paper say 4 inch and so-forth then it would not work. Hope this helps.

  • KonaRose 15 Sep, 2012

    I will tell you what -- after MONTHS of searching online and watching YouTube videos. what I have found is that this printable 'instruction page' does not work on ALL Martha Stewart corner & matching border punches. Each set must have a specific size paper to use it perfectly on. It makes me want to pull my hair out. Just watched an excellent YT video - double the depth of a border punch to cut a strip of paper (ie 1/2 inch = 1 inch strip paper) to punch both sides to make a beautiful strip.

  • JoMamaBiker883 2 Jul, 2012

    Dear Martha ..... A STANDARD CARD IS 4.25 X 5.50!!! Can you make some punch around the page to fit this standard?

  • scooterdo 21 Feb, 2012

    glad to see that I am not the only one having a problem with sizes for the punches....Martha, please put up some instructions that we can understand...Love the punches,I have almost 30 but would really like to know how to use them the way they are suppose to be..

  • gmklutz 1 Feb, 2012

    In one of the sets I purchased, you could use the corner punch, 4 times on a small piece so that you could make a small embellishment that matches the rest of the card/page. Does anyone know the size? I too have problems with an exact match up on all 4 sides with using the punch sets.

  • A1stampmom 5 Sep, 2011

    I have the instructions for a large edge punch set. I have followed them closely and yet it will not line up. It is the triple loop set. Does anyone have any suggestions.

  • midnight58 29 Jul, 2011

    found a great YouTube for working with the around the page punches. Helps a lot in explaining how to make them come out even and the paper sizes. Do a search on Martha Stewart Paper Punches, then look down the list for one titled Martha Stewart Crafts Punch Around the Page by Carla Stewart.

  • midnight58 27 Jul, 2011

    For some reason I can't open the punch instructions on this page from my home computer. Opening it this morning I noticed that it is the same as one I offered to email anyone who wanted it. However, I do still have that other set of instructions if anyone is interested.

  • midnight58 26 Jul, 2011

    if you would like a copy of the instructions that have the pictures of the paper sizes and number of cuts, email me at and I will email you a pdf copy. This is the sheet that comes in most of the punches. Also have a copy of a different set of instructions that came with one of my punches. Can email that one also.

  • midnight58 26 Jul, 2011

    I also have had problems with making the edges come out. But I have been playing with overlapping cuts using the guides on the punch and have had some success. Also I found that a 6 3/4 x4 3/4 piece of paper will work pretty well for 6x4 prints. Have not tried all the punches

  • shirley2 23 Jul, 2011

    Have to agree with other crafters. These instructions are lacking . I saw something that gave exact increments but can't seem to locate it again. it was much moe helpful than the original instructions.

  • KCaprioni 9 May, 2011

    I too am having the same problem but can't seem to find solutions. Any ideas? Thanks.

  • sistertulip 7 Apr, 2011

    I purchased three sets of these punches and having the same problems as in the other comments. I have tried several different sizes of paper and cannot get the pattern to complete. Another huge problem is that the directions are seriously lacking.

  • sjoi 12 Mar, 2011

    I am looking for on-line instructions for the punch around the page punches. I've lost a couple of them and don't know what paper dimension I need.

  • txsldy 4 Jan, 2011

    I am having the same problem as bebej. For the life of me, I could not ever get the punches correct without leaving unpunched spot or over punched spot making a whole. Wasted some paper, but came up with other ways to use this "scrap" paper. I was disappointed with myself for not being able to figure it out!

  • bebej 26 Dec, 2010

    I am also puzzled as to the sizes of paper needed for the Large Sets. The one I have is the Double Arches and I'm having difficulties with getting a precise match without either leaving a portion un-punched or punching and leaving a [filtered word] because of over punching.

  • Cardlover 10 Feb, 2010

    I'm confused: the card dimensions in the instructions are not standard U.S. card sizes. Can we use the punches on A2 or A7cards?