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Punching and paper cutting

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Valentine's Day Card Bookmark

Steps:3
Make this one-of-a kind Valentine's Day card -- it doubles as a bookmark.
Materials
  • Whale template and whale craft punch
  • Cupcake template and cupcake craft punch
  • Dinosaur template and dinosaur craft punch
  • Truck template and truck craft punch
  • Rocket template and rocket craft punch
  • Template with all five designs
  • Glue pen
  • Scissors
  • Edge punch
  • Optional: Heart confetti punch
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Homemade Postcard Craft

Steps:3
Create beautiful cards to send to friends and family with this simple craft-punch process.
Materials
  • Craft punches
  • Craft punches
  • Decorative paper
  • Mat pad
  • Glue with fine-tip applicator
  • Wide-tip glue pen
  • Coarse glitter
  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Cutting mat
  • Baker's twine (optional)
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Mother's Day Bouquet Card

Steps:3
This sweet bouquet card, created using flower craft punches, is sure to brighten any mother's day!
Materials
  • Swan craft stock or other card stock, from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels
  • Hydrangea, rose leaf, cosmos, daisy, and frond craft punches
  • Double-sided tissue tape 
  • Ribbon
  • Ribbon-style label
  • 1/8-inch double-sided adhesive foam dots
  • Craft knife
  • Precision craft scissors
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Punched Floral Place Mats

Steps:2
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Baby Boy Brag Book

Steps:4
Materials
  • 12-by-12-inch baby boy multimedia pad by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Pastel craft seam binding pack by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • 12-by-12-inch cornflower meadow craft stock by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Blue felt applique stickers by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Binder hole edge punch by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Scallop dot edge punch by Martha Stewart Crafts
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Punched Floral Barrettes

Steps:5
Constructed out of fabric-punched blooms, flowering hair clips are the perfect way to brighten up Mom's day.
Materials
  • Fabric, assorted Indian cotton, from B&J Fabrics, 212-354-8150
  • Flower craft punches by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Micro hole punch
  • Pips
  • Contact cement
  • Bobby pins or comb
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Craft Punch Halloween Cards

Steps:6
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Fabric-Punched Bouquet

Steps:6
Martha and Marcie McGoldrick, holiday editor for Martha Stewart Living, use simple craft punches to make fabric flowers for a beautiful springtime bouquet.
Materials
  • Lightweight fabrics (such as voile or Indian cotton)
  • Tray
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Liquid fabric stiffener, at crafts stores
  • Petal and leaf craft punches
  • Micro hole punch
  • Floral pips (small wires with colored tips used to make silk flowers), at crafts stores
  • Contact cement
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Green floral tape
  • Floral tape
  • Vase (optional)
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Punched-Snowflake Photo Cards and Gift Tags

Steps:5
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