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Edge-Punched Card

Martha shows you how to make a lovely edge-punched card.




Follow this simple process to make beautiful stationery at home.


All tools and materials are from Martha Stewart Crafts. We used a number of the edge punches available, including the Scallop and Doily punches. We used card stock from the English Garden Craftstock pack; the center embossed paper was from the Tea Party paper pack and the inside decorative paper came from the Cafe paper pack.


  • Card stock
  • Embossed or lightweight decorative paper (to make "doily-edged" center layer of card)
  • Coordinating decorative paper for inside of card
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Bone folder
  • Edge punches
  • Double-sided tape


  1. Step 1

    Cut card stock and two pieces of decorative paper to 8 1/2-by-5 1/2 inches (if you are using letter-sized paper, you can achieve this by cutting the sheets in half width-wise).

  2. Step 2

    Score and fold each piece of cut paper in half width-wise to create 5 1/2-by-4 1/4-inch cards. Unfold.

  3. Step 3

    Trim one of the short edges of the card stock by 1/2 inch.

  4. Step 4

    Punch the trimmed edge of the card stock with an edge punch. Start in the center and move to each side, using the "edge guide" to align each punch with the last.

  5. Step 5

    Use an edge punch to punch along the short edge of one of the folded decorative papers, as you did for the card stock.

  6. Step 6

    To assemble the card, layer the card stock, then the punched decorative paper, then the regular decorative paper. Align the folds and make sure the punched edges are at the same end of the card. Place a piece of double-sided tape between each layer of paper, near the fold, to hold all three together.

  7. Step 7

    To make the punched-paper ribbon, cut a 1 1/2-inch strip from decorative paper. Starting in the middle, punch along each side of the strip as you did for the card edges. You can use this "ribbon" to present a stack of cards together as a gift -- simply wrap the strip around the stack and secure with double-sided tape.

The Martha Stewart Show, January 2009



Reviews (42)

  • richmiha 7 May, 2014

    I went to Michael's here in Flagstaff. They did not have the beautiful paper for the Punched Cards. Very disappointed.
    I am not going to travel to Prescott Valley, to Hobby Lobby to look for the paper. Please see that your merchandise is in stock in all stores.

  • Manouche 25 Jan, 2013

    I had bought three time your punch and it's very poor quality. It's jams and breaks. I am very disapointed. I really loved and miss the edge punch card. : (

  • rosee 17 Jun, 2012

    hi martha. is your item available in malaysia?
    loved your cutter.. and i think im gonna need that
    lol :)

  • ndraime 5 Feb, 2012

    Lovin the delicate edges..

  • Shikira 15 Apr, 2011

    Martha, would you PLEASE make your video available to the iPad. I really wanted to see this.

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  • MCct 30 Sep, 2009

    Go Crafts!

  • MSLO_Admin3 2 Jun, 2009

    fferrari, you can also try Michaels if the punches you're looking for aren't available at

  • MarnieK 20 May, 2009

    I have everything I need to make the card except the center paper from the Tea Party paper pack. Does anyone know where I can fine the Tea party paper pack?

  • terriavidreader 23 Mar, 2009

    I wanted to buy the little picket fence and train, but they punch upside down on cards! No one at Michael's could help me figure it out for edging on cards. What's up with that?

  • fferrari 18 Mar, 2009

    These edge punched cards are really nice. But the edge punches that Martha used on her show are not available to buy at Martha's Craft Shop. There have different designs available. So where can I purchase the particular punches that Martha used?

  • ClareSS 14 Mar, 2009

    These are the craft paper packs:

  • 2rill 12 Mar, 2009

    I would like to thank deeanjo123 for her tip. I just got a Martha's edge punch on eBay!. :)) All I have to do is hope the package will arrive safely to Norway...

  • LesleeG 9 Mar, 2009

    Hi - does anyone know what cafe paper pack is?

  • deeanjo123 9 Mar, 2009

    I know they are sold on eBay.

  • Chelles 9 Mar, 2009

    They have the Martha punches on sale this week at Michael's for 30% off - would be a good time to pick them up.

  • scrapbookdi 9 Mar, 2009

    You could try Paper Wishes or Addicted to Rubber Stamping. Both carry many different companies. I think Martha has THE BEST punches. However, EK Success just came out with a line of border punches but I haven't tried them yet.

  • 2rill 9 Mar, 2009

    I live in Norway and it seems impossible for me to order edge punches from Michael's and Walmart. Does anyone know where I can buy craft tools and get it shipped to Europe/Norway? Please ecxuse my poor grammar/spelling...

  • sewermetro 8 Mar, 2009

    omg i need to get myself in that audience so i can get free stuff too.
    that is soooo cool!! that cutter is probably too much for my cheap self though.

  • jenniferaboston 8 Mar, 2009

    I go to for my packaging needs.

  • jozee 8 Mar, 2009

    Did you think about making your own envelopes, very easy! You can use a mulitude of different papers etc...

  • craftsaremything 8 Mar, 2009

    They're gorgeous! Where do you find the boxes to put them in?

  • Barbartist 8 Mar, 2009

    To Celebration Moments: Just checked your website, you have beautiful creations!

  • CCarder 8 Mar, 2009

    dbirchall on 2/02/09 asked where to find envelopes for cards. Michael, Hobby Lobby, and Joann have a wide selection of envelopes in colors, white and sizes. Also WalMart but only in white and one size.
    Keep in mind that postage varies when not using standard sizes.

  • marywaspe 26 Feb, 2009

    I can't find the tear drop looking punch do you know what its called.? I have seen the scallop doily punch. its the other one. thanks

  • dbirchall 2 Feb, 2009

    Can anyone tell me where I can find envelopes to go with the cards?

  • shirleygrubbs 2 Feb, 2009

    I would also like to know where the boxes for this could be found.

  • JamericanMartha 29 Jan, 2009

    If you search EDGE PUNCH CARDS on her site, you'll get the option to see the video. I saw it on tv already, but I'm watching it again now before beginning my project.

  • Ambergris 26 Jan, 2009

    I too, would very much like to see the video. I missed this episode. I have found the two Valentine punches are out of stock. Does anyone have any ideas where to purchase any..... other than Michael's, Walmart and Ebay?????? Thank you!

  • craftyshirl 26 Jan, 2009

    I would also like to see the video - would that be possible?

  • genevievehamel 25 Jan, 2009

    I would like to see the video too

  • smbruner 25 Jan, 2009

    The punches can be found at WalMart and Michael's (if they have them in stock) or on Ebay. They are called "Doily Lace" and I think the other was "Simple Scallop". But she does have many others in the stores.

  • tjf3333 25 Jan, 2009

    The scallop

  • tjf3333 25 Jan, 2009

    Both the scallop

  • BuncoAddict 25 Jan, 2009

    What are the name of the two punches? Thanks!

  • Sweepy 24 Jan, 2009

    I can't find the punches used on this project

  • JamericanMartha 24 Jan, 2009

    From what I gather, they are using paper from the Cafe paper pack as the inside decorative paper. I realize I mistakenly bought a pastel paper pad as I didn't have my shopping list with me. I'll be exchanging this for the appropriate papers.

  • angiefalconite 24 Jan, 2009

    I'm having trouble finding the inside decorative paper from the Cafe paper pack. did anyone else find it?

  • JamericanMartha 24 Jan, 2009

    I saw her make these on the show last week and they were beautiful. I went out and bought the edge punchers and papers yesterday and will start my project soon.

  • WilliamsMommy 23 Jan, 2009

    I would love to know where I can find the boxes that are used for gifting these cards. I think this would be a lovely easter gift!

  • mamamah 23 Jan, 2009

    This one I would need a video to be able to really understand what I'm to do. I do a lot of crfating but could not really understand these directions.