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8.23.2010

Fiskars Border punch tutorial









{Reported by Ashley Harris}

Good Monday morning! I thought for today's article I would share a video I made on how to use your Fiskars border punches. When I first purchased one, I always messed up and I stopped using it. I know, dumb right? Well a very good friend showed me how to use it properly and I thought I would pass that info to you! Enjoy!!





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48 comments:

Shawninaz said...

Great video tip. We don't always take the time to learn how to use our new tools properly which leads to major frustration. Luv Fiskars border punches!

rebecca_geile said...

Fiskars punches are my favorite brand, as they are the best quality I have found.

Ellie A. said...

Love Fiskers and when I punch I always make the punch longer because I always mess up ha.. I'm about to go try your tip out now :) TFS!

Kelly Massman said...

Ooh, thanks for a chance to win! I love Fiskars border punches!

connie said...

thanks for the video and tips. I love my border punches.

Erica M. said...

I know that border punches are all the rage. Thanks for the tips. I am going to pick some up!

Erica

Ann Cicilie said...

I love the border punches from Fiskars, thanks for sharing this video :)

Have a nice week!

scrapper al said...

I love border punches. They are my new "must collect" item, lol.

Donna said...

Ooh, where were you way back when, would have saved me some time :)

Jill said...

Love the couple of Fiskars borders I have! Always room for more :)

rosemaryschild said...

Great ideas! Very versatile!

~Kim said...

Absolutely love all the Fiskars tools! Their border punches are usually one of the first tools that I pick up for my projects. Thanks for sharing the video!

Tami B. said...

Love that you showed the oops along with the how to do it right. Please don't enter me in the giveaway, just wanted to say thanks for a great video tutorial.

Patchi said...

great tutorial! I have been worried about investing in one of these but you set my mind at ease!

Carol N said...

My favorite punches are made by Fiskars. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Dawn said...

It is funny how many tools we buy and never use because we don't know how to use them properly, glad you had someone show you and share with others. I bet a lot of people will learn from your tips.

patty w said...

Nice tutorial, thanks! Fiskars makes some of the best punches !

I often turn my border punches upside down and line it up from underneath. Can be tricky though! :)

abbeyviolet said...

I really enjoy my border punches and feel like they have added alot to my projects.

{ kelly jo } said...

awesome and informational! I jumped right into using them how i "thought" they should be used, which meant turning them over and then practically crushing my fingers in order to get it lined up properly.

Thanks for some great info!

Aicho said...

Border punches are great! The idea with the "shadow image" to help punch continuously is absolutely fabulous. I nearly fainted the first time I saw that :-D (j/k)

Jingle said...

I generally love their border punches! They are easy to use and punch well!

jenyomom said...

Awesome video. Love that they have pictures for lining up the borders. I have many punches that I have tried to turn into border punches and they look ewwwww cause they are so not lined up. Thanks!

Yvonne said...

Great video - thanks for sharing your tips! I love Fiskars border punches so very much. One thing I've learned is that they generally punch 5 'shapes' in a row and if you line up the first 3 on the left or the last 3 on the right you can punch right in a row and not have to go back and re-punch in between punched areas.

Katt said...

Easy to follow tutorial!! Thanks for sharing!!

Rebecca said...

I am addicted to border punches and I love Fiskars. I think the guidelines are good for knowing where to start if you want to know where the design is going to start on your paper, so I usually start with my edge lined up against one of those border lines :)

Marianne B. said...

I love my Fiskars punches. I find the more basic the design, the better I like it because it can be added to so many things!

Cindy d said...

I love Fiskars border punches! They're so useful and can really change the look of a project. I have two and would love to have more!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I love my Fiskars punches!! And I have so many more that I would like to buy:) Thanks for the chance to win!!

Scrapamum said...

Fabulous tips!!! I love border punches but from time to time I have made mistakes. Loved the video!!!

Janette said...

Border punches are one of my favorite tools!

Kathy said...

Love the border punches from Fiskars. They are a must have for cards and other paper-craft. Would be great to win one!

~~Mia~~ said...

thanks ashley!! i love fiskars punches!!

Scrapycandy said...

I like those punches you used. Not knowing any better, I have always started my punching with the punch upside down, and starting the punching at the paper end. Then I work my way along the paper in one direction using the guides on the punch. Thanks so much!

chignon said...

I love border punches and I especially love the ones by Fiskars. The design to line up the punch is fab - thanks for the tutorial! :o)

Cynthia B. said...

For the longest time, I turned my Fiskar's border punches upside-down to punch, until I realized that the guides were there for a reason! :-/
Now I use border punches all the time. My fave is Upper Crest, but Fiskars really got me using punches again after I figured out how to use them correctly!
Thanks for the video, and thanks for the chance to win.

serena said...

love my border punches. I only have a couple but they get used over and over again!!!

NanaBeth said...

And you cannot beat Fiskars' customer service. Have a problem call or e-mail. If they can't help you fix it-they'll replace it and they do it quick. No waiting for months for your problem to be solved. I somehow lost the spring in my fingertip micro scissors. I e-mailed to see if I could buy a few springs. They sent me 10 @ no cost. They are just fantastic.

Sandra said...

I love Fiskars products - they are high quality!
Sandra

MaryBeth said...

I love Fiskars punches and your tips really made sense and I'm punching with more confidence now! Thanks!!!

Tona said...

Fiskars makes the best punches!
I always start mine from the edge using one of the lines as a starting guide. I'll have to try your way & see which I like the best.
Thanks for the tutorial.

Gardeningal2003 said...

Great tutorial! I love my border punches, and they get a lot of use. Thanks for the lesson and the chance to win!

marla said...

Love Fiskar border punches they are ONE of my FAVORITE!!!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Thanks for posting this great video! I love border punches!

Natalie said...

This is hilarious to me that you did this! I totally had to be taught how to use my border punches properly about a year ago... and I felt like such an idiot that I didn't bother figuring it out on my own. I had just started using it (backwards, making it more difficult than it needed to be) and THANKFULLY a friend saw me practicing my goofy technique at a crop and showed me the real way to use it. So funny! Great tutorial! I'm so glad I'm not the only one. I know I use my border punches a lot more now (and I purchase more of them) because I now know how to properly use them. :)

jamie said...

I just started to get into punches so this was a great tutorial.

charmi said...

Loved your tips & tutorial !! I love my fiskar punches..very few that i have !!

Nicole W. said...

I have never tried a Fiskars border punch, but I have other punches of theirs that I LOVE! i would love to try this.

vegetablog said...

every time I re-punch, I end up with mistakes... I guess I need to keep practicing :) thanks for the video!