the Scrapbooking Collectionary

The Collectionary

What inspired The Collectionary into existence?

The Collectionary was created because we wanted to create a Dictionary of everything in the world that people collect. There are hundreds of e-commerce sites, but there is no dedicated place where you can learn about different items. Whether it’s the history, facts, or unique attributes regarding a particular collectible or item, we want to give people a place to learn about the collectibles they love.

What made you coin it The Collectionary?

Collectionary comes from combining the words Collection and Dictionary. A fun play on words that explains what we are working on with our site and brand.

Why is your site devoted solely to Scrapbooking memorabilia?

No, the Scrapbooking Collectionary is one out of hundreds of different Collectionaries to join. We have expert collectors we call moderators that help us with each Collectionary to add new and cool items to the site. In fact, we would love to have more Scrapbooking moderators willing to help out icon smile the Scrapbooking Collectionary .

What’s the takeaway for potential customers? What can they hope to gain from perusing your site?

We hope visitors to our site will enjoy browsing all the amazing collectibles ever created. Looking at many of the nostalgic items on the site we hope it brings back many fond memories as a child or another time in your life. We also want people to learn about Collectibles and find out where those items are for sale as we point to the different places on the internet the items are for sale.

Anything unusual worth noting about your site? Scrapbooking?

Our site would love to have more moderators helping us out. I’m sure you will find many unusual and never before seen Scrapbooking items here.

http://thecollectionary.com/club/Scrapbooking

To see all the amazing Collectionaries please visit our homepage:

http://thecollectionary.com/

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Choosing a Guillotine Paper Cutter

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A Few Tips to Help When Selecting a Guillotine Paper Cutter

There are several paper cutter styles for the scrapbook craft person to choose from. The type you choose will be a personal preference. One we enjoy is the guillotine paper cutter. Most of us became familiar with this handy tool when we were in grade school, or maybe at the office. This style of paper cutter has morphed from a school/business machine to a number of choices available, at reasonable prices, to the home paper crafter.

These super handy cutters make cutting a single sheet to several sheets of paper a snap. They provide a clean crisp straight cut. As you look to purchase one of these devices, we’re sharing some tips and ideas to consider in your selection process.

• What is the size of the paper you will most frequently be cutting? The size of the paper you plan to cut is an important issue. As a scrapbook creator, you most likely will be cutting 8½” x 11″ or 12″ x 12″ materials. However, there may be times when you need to work with a larger item. In making your decision you need to consider that possibility and determine if paying a little more for a larger cutter is worth the expense. You gauge the size of the paper you can cut by the length of the cutter’s base. You won’t be able to easily cut paper longer than your cutter base. This is a crucial fact to consider when you look at cutters. The cutting arm may extend beyond the cutter’s base which can then tear longer material you may be cutting. The base, should also be firm to allow for smooth cuts. A flimsy base will not give you the accurate cuts you want.

    • At the head or back of your cutter you’ll want a sturdy back stop that has rule marks to assist you in cutting the right size. Also, the cutting base should have ruled grids that can also help you in making those precise cuts you may need. They also allow for consistent cuts of the same size.

• How many sheets, or maximum thickness of a sheet can you cut at once? The primary feature of a guillotine cutter is in their ability to cut multiple layers or sheets at one cutting — called cutting capacity. This is a favored reason why some people prefer this style cutter. This ability saves time, and provides multiple cut sheets of uniform size. Like considering paper size, the number of sheets you wish to cut is equally important.  Generally the more sheets a cutter can accommodate, the sturdier the cutter must be, and the more expensive the cost.

    • For cutting quantities of more than a dozen or so, you’ll want to consider a “stack cutter” which can slice a whole ream’s worth with one cut. For the home craft user, however, this may not be needed. In the event you have occasion for such a need, consider paying a print service. Most of print shops have cutting machines that will handle large quantities of paper.

• What additional features do you need or want? Considering the primary function of a guillotine cutter is pretty basic–to cut straight line cuts. Their construction is based on that fact. The base will most likely be made of wood, metal or a plastic material to give it a firm platform. As noted above, you should look for a model that provides a ruler on the back stop and measurement grids on the base platform to help in gauging the size cut you may need.

Other helpful features can include:

1. an adjustable paper stop to help set the same size cut for multiple cuts while doing large quantity projects;

2. a clamp that will help keep your material in place as you cut;

3. an illuminated cutting line (on the more expensive models).

All in all the features you choose for your guillotine cutter will help determine how easy you may find your cutting jobs to be.

guillotine paper cutter with finger guard 150x150 Choosing a Guillotine Paper Cutter Safety Issues. There is no place like using good ole’ fashion common sense than when using a paper cutter. The guillotine paper cutter has been designed to cut things with ease. That having been said, serious injuries can occur if you’re not careful when using this machine–fingers can get in the way. When selecting the right cutter for you consider some of the safety features that can come with them. There may be an added cost to have these safety features, but the cost may well be worth avoiding a serious injury. Consider these safety features as you select your cutter:

1. a spring loaded blade that will help prevent the blade from falling down while you may be adjusting paper in the cutter;

2. a latch to secure the blade down along the base when you’re not using the cutter;

3. a finger guard–generally attached to the base that runs along the entire length of the cutting base. This will help protect fingers during the cutting process.

• Value of a Brand Name. There is perceived expectation of benefit and value when you consider buying a brand named item. Guillotine paper cutters are no different. There is always some implied quality and value when youpurchase a product backed by the reputation of a good quality company. As you contemplate the purchase of a cutter, give consideration to a brand name that has the features you are looking for, and at a cost you can afford. Quality, as implied with a brand name, often comes with a price to match. Some brands you may wish to look at would be (no specific recommendation is being made here): Martin Yale, Akiles, X-Acto, Dahle, Westcott and Swingline.

• Look for a cutter that has a fair warranty. As noted above, there is some implied benefit to purchasing a brand name product. The reputation of the company often tells us the quality level we should expect from the item we purchase. That having been said, purchasing a guillotine paper cutter that has a written warranty would be a plus. Most warranties are noted to last for at least a year. If one comes with one of longer duration that would be a plus.

Guillotine cutters are a great tool to have in your array of paper crafting supplies. Having the right one for you will be very important as you tackle your scrapbook or paper craft projects. The cheapest may not always be the best. Shop around for those with the features you feel you need. Look at reviews, consider recommendations of friends and other crafters. Having the right guillotine paper cutter will help you enjoy your crafting and make things a bit easier.

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Make Your Own Pre-made Scrapbook Kit

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Pre-made Scrapbook Supplies

 

How to Create an Inexpensive Pre-made Scrapbook Album

 

With a little effort and some supplies you can put together your own Pre-made Scrapbook Albums. Here are some of the supplies you’ll need to create your own pre-made book:

1. Scrapbook Binder: You will need a binder – a 12″ x 12″ three ring binder will work. You may purchase a plain binder that you can decorate with the theme or subject of your book, or you can buy one that has acceptable decorations already for your project. plain 12 x 12  scrapbook binder 150x150 Make Your Own Pre made Scrapbook Kit.
2. Sheet protectors: You will need some 12″ x 12″ sheet protectors to insert your completed scrapbook pages into. You’ll need enough for each page you wish to place in your book. Although you may want to put back to back sheets into each protector sheet–facing out on each side. 12 x 12 scrapbook sheet protectors 150x150 Make Your Own Pre made Scrapbook Kit
3. Scrapbook paper: You want to select your scrapbook paper with a design or theme that is in keeping with what you feel the book aught to be about. paper green pattern Make Your Own Pre made Scrapbook Kit
4. Cardstock: Here you’ll want to select cardstock with the colors that coordinate with those colors found in your scrapbook design or themed paper. cardstock display 150x150 Make Your Own Pre made Scrapbook Kit
5. Paper Cutter: You’ll need some type of paper cutter or trimmer. cutterpede paper trimmer pink 150x150 Make Your Own Pre made Scrapbook Kit
 6. Adhesive/Glue or Double-stick Tape: You will need some sort of adhesive to put your scrapbook pages together, and to add embellishments if they do not already have adhesive on them.   glue and adhesive display 4 views 150x150 Make Your Own Pre made Scrapbook Kit
 7. Embellishments: Select the embellishments you want to go with your theme. (Stickers, stamps, cut-outs, ect.)  embellishments Make Your Own Pre made Scrapbook Kit

Okay, now with your supplies in hand you can begin to assemble your Pre-made Scrapbook Album. Here are some tips to help you along the way:

1. You should have already selected a theme for your book as you were getting your design paper and cardstock in coordinating colors.. Themes can be focused on colors, an event or special occasion, or maybe you want it to eclectic with various themes. This is your album, so you decide. (Unless you are putting this album together for someone else, then you need to be directed by their theme or interest needs).

2. You should have the paper[s] selected and set aside that you want to use in this specific album.

3. Select one of your designer sheets of paper to use as your background.

4. You want to make frames to hold your photographs.scrapbook photo mats 150x150 Make Your Own Pre made Scrapbook Kit You can create mats by cutting your cardstock and designer paper ¼” to ½” larger than the previous one. Determine where they should be located on your background paper and glue them together with the smaller one atop the larger one to form a frame background for the photos, and adhere them to your background sheet.photo mat cutting templates 150x150 Make Your Own Pre made Scrapbook Kit You may just want to use a single sheet of cardstock and cutout a decorative opening to frame around your photos in a less formal way. These mats could also be used for areas to put title and journal entry items. With some of the scrapbook tools available, you can produce whimsical as well as fancy or elegant cutouts.

5. Now some of the fun starts. You’re at the point where you can begin to add the embellishments. You can add your stickers, buttons, stamps, brads or any other embellishment you have chosen for this album to help focus on your theme.

6. When each page is completed to your personal liking, you can then insert them into your sheet protectors and place them inside your binder.

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Pre-made Scrapbooks

Why Should You Consider Pre-made Scrapbooks?

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There are several answers to this question. The three of prominence would be (1) time, (2) expense and (3) creativity. Let’s consider each of these issues one by one.

  1. Limited Time:Some people have a limited amount of time to engage in scrapbooking. For some people engaging in a craft that consumes a great deal of time, like scrapbook crafting,  may be put off by the time and effort required to finish a book. Having a complete kit that includes all one needs to put a scrapbook together is a great way to soften the issue of time commitment.
  2. Total Expense: Buying all of the elements one will need to put a decent scrapbook together could be overwhelming. While a pre-made scrapbook has some cost involved, they could be looking at a much smaller  drain on their wallet buy investing in a complete  pre-made kit. Buying individual items can easily be more costly–especially when the crafter has to include all the supplies and tools they may need to use. If beginning scrapbooker really think they’re going to jump into scrapbook crafting with both feet, then maybe doing a pre-made book is a waste of time and mone–go get the necessary tools and supplies and jumb in.
  3. Creativity: The newbie to scrapbook crafting may feel overwhelmed with getting started in this paper craft craze. There may be some hesitation because they feel they lack the creativity they see in others who are more experienced and practiced in the craft. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Everyone has some measure of creativity. Besides, these are for and about the creator of the scrapbook. All of that having been said, getting started for the first time can be a challenge. They may want to consider pre-made scrapbooks as “training wheels.”They’ll be able to become involved in the process without all the issues noted above. This way they will see how it’s done, and hopefully get a feel for whether or not this is something they want to get involved with in a bigger way.

Whether you get involved in the scrapbook family of crafters or not is a question only you can answer. The point being made here is that you have the option to be involved in the craft at a low level of cost, time and having to rack your brain for creative things to produce.

Another advantage of some of these pre-made scrapbooks is that in those kits that require some assembly they come with examples or instructions to follow. These kits can come with easy to use pre-printed photos mats on the page. All the person has to do is put their photographs in the right places.

Even the well healed scrapbook crafter may find a pre-made book the way to go for a particular theme, or because of time constraints–someone asks you to produce a book on short notice for them. Pre-made books can also be a nice gift, and are not necessarily difficult to construct.

There are some disadvantages to these books, however. The biggest one is being locked into a defined or limited set of themes available and what the kit provides. What ever the kit offers is what you have to work with. There is little room for you to modify the book–things like the number of pages, the number of photos you can use, etc. So they aren’t perfect, but they answer the needs for many would be crafters for the reasons noted above.

PRE-MADE SCRAPBOOKS HAVE THEIR PURPOSE–DON’T OVERLOOK THEM FOR BEGINNERS AND LONG TIME SCRAPPERS ALIKE!!!

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Tips and Tricks for Scrapbook Pages

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Helpful Scrapbook Tips and Tricks

Whether you are a novice or a well experienced scrapbook creator, we all look for new ideas and helps to get our precious masterpieces completed. We want to do them with ease . . . yet be as elegant or thoughtful as possible.  Making scrapbooking as fun as possible will help us want to craft more pages. Each new tip or trick we learn will bring variance and increased skill to our task. Our artistic ability will be enhanced as we learn new ways of doing things. We can learn from others tons of things to make our efforts easier and richer. Scrapbook artistry comes differently to each one of us. Our creations, however, are as individual as we are. If the page tells your story then you have been successful. Even our mistakes can be seen as an amazing touch. Still, there is always room for improvement. We can, and should, learn from others when we can. Here are 10 tricks and tips to help you in your scrapbook crafting.

The tricks and tips noted below are not presented in any order of priority. They are presented simply as helps to you in your scrapbook crafting.

1. Let each page tell its own story. 

 layout sketch2 150x108 Tips and Tricks for Scrapbook PagesAs you layout your page, consider the story you are hoping to tell. Each picture you use should add to the story. Layout the page in such a way as to make the story flow from the top to the bottom. Be sure to add the right comments, titles and embellishments to focus your page on your story. Even though you may be conveying a story over several pages, make each page a separate chapter in your book or story.

2. Organize your page before you glue things down.

glue arts logo Tips and Tricks for Scrapbook PagesOnce you glue things down, and then you have a change of mind, getting them off can be tricky. In the process of removal, you could damage your page. So, with this though in mind THINK BEFORE YOU GLUE!!! You may want to use a moveable adhesive until you are sure where things really are going to go. Stickers can be a real problem. Don’t remove the backing that exposes the adhesive until you are sure of its placement. Stamping can also be a challenge. If you use a stamp, try stamping on a scrap piece of paper first, cut the stamp out and place it where you want it to go. Once you’ve found the right spot, you can do the stamp for real. Another way to use the stamp, would be to use a solvent ink on some plastic–clear inserts and packaging can work too.

3. Use themed paper when making cards.

greeting card Tips and Tricks for Scrapbook PagesCreating your own personal cards adds a little something extra, a special touch for the receiver of your card. The nice thing about themed paper is having the paper say something about the occasion for the card. These cards are much more appreciated than commercial cards because the recipient knows your own personal effort and touch went into its making. You can layer the cards, or add pockets to put money or gift cards inside. This is where the saying, “It’s the thought that counts,” really comes to life.

4. Don’t throw away those scraps!

scrap odd and ends 150x150 Tips and Tricks for Scrapbook PagesAfter every paper crafting project there are scraps. The “round file” is home to many of them. The prudent and frugal scrapbooker would do well to collect them and put them away for use on another project. There are several reasons you would want to save your leftover scraps. Saving money would certainly rank at the top of the heap. Who knows what creative opportunities may come as you begin work on some future project that paper scraps, odd embellishments, etc. may be just the thing you need to complete your page. Those kits we often buy may have several elements we don’t use for a specific project. Try the challenge to create a page using only scraps . . . will the creative juices begin to flow then?

5. Move things around your layout before you make them permanent.

layout sketch 150x150 Tips and Tricks for Scrapbook PagesHaving a hand drawn rough layout can often speed the process of putting your scrapbook pages together. Even after you have been skilled at laying out pages, you can often see changes as they actually develop on your card-stock. Moving things around a bit may put things in their right place as you visualize them. Do this before you put adhesive to them and make your choice permanent. Undoing a misplaced item may be difficult to undo. Before you put glue to your items, take the time to do a dry run. Even if you follow the original design you sketched, you’ll be happy you didn’t glue them down as you placed them. If you find you need to keep something in a particular space while you construct your page use a bit of tape that can be removed when you are ready to make things more permanent. Also, you can use moveable adhesives, but keeping things dry makes the most sense until you’re ready to glue everything in place.

6. The Rule of Odd Numbers.

odd number of scrapbook items1 Tips and Tricks for Scrapbook PagesAs you create your scrapbook pages remember the artistic rule of odd numbers. 3′s, 5′s and the occasional 7 work best as you select your photos for each page and the embellishments. This may possibly mean having to do more than one page because you have more pictures, or the one’s you’ve selected create an even number on your page. This practice is equally true of the embellishments you use. While this is an artistic rule, this is not a rule that you can’t break from time to time. The object here is to not let even numbers be your rule, but odd numbers.

7. Create mini-scrapbooks with a hole punch and some ribbon.

coner ribbon bound mini scrapbook1 150x150 Tips and Tricks for Scrapbook PagesSometimes bigger is not better. For a variety of reasons you may not want a full sized scrapbook. Maybe the subject your are scrapping is small and limited in the amount of pictures you have. Perhaps the object of your creation is structured around a simple yet important activity, event or special person. In that case, you may want to craft a small book. You can do this by using a single hole punch in the corner and threading a piece of string, yarn or ribbon through the hole. Finish the decorative binding with a secure knot and a nice bow.  If you want to, you can do two holes along the binding side so that the pages leaf open like a regular book. You could also put the holes and fasteners at the top of your booklet. Folding over a sheet of card-stock and adding additional pages secured with holes on the binding side with the string, yarn or ribbon make an elegant touch. You may want to reinforce the holes, but no ring is needed.

8. Improvise when you have to.

improvised letters 150x150 Tips and Tricks for Scrapbook PagesThings are going great on your latest project. All of a sudden you realize you are short a letter or two to complete this page. What do you do? You could go to your favorite paper craft store, or if it’s too late to do that, you could do a bit of imaginative improvising. Let’s say you need another “E” or two. The number “3″ could be the right improvising solution by turning it around. How ’bout an upside down “h” in place of a missing “y”? If your page isn’t really too formal, you could create a letter from scraps as well, or just pen one in.

9. Switch things around a bit. Make them different.

paper layering 150x150 Tips and Tricks for Scrapbook PagesConsider switching things around a bit to create a different look with the same materials. Try layering colors or papers. This can add depth and a new character to your scrapbook project. Try cutting your paper with decorative scissors, or use different shapes to change the look. You could use the “tearing technique” to give a completely different feel to the paper.

10. Stretch the scrapbook kits you buy.

scrapbook themed kit 150x150 Tips and Tricks for Scrapbook PagesWhen you purchase a scrapbook kit for one of your projects, you may find there are some pieces that you don’t plan to use. That doesn’t mean those leftover pieces should go to waste. Look at them as elements for other projects you may be planning to work on. In fact, you may buy a kit to get just one or two pieces from it and there are many pieces left over. Keeping items you don’t need for one project may be just the right pieces for another. Besides, think of the cost savings that go along with making the maximum use of the things you buy for your scrapbook crafting. A penny saved is a penny earned.

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Vagabond Die-Cutting Machine from Sissix

vagabond die cutting machine by Sizzix Vagabond Die Cutting Machine from Sissix

This vintage looking carrying case holds another of the fantastic die-cutting machines produced by Sixxix® inspired by Tim Holtz.

Tim Holtz is the Creative Director for Ranger Industries, one of the leading manufacturers of innovative inks, paints, and embossing products. Tim plays an integral part in the development and design of cutting edge paper crafting products.

 

One thing scrapbook and paper crafting artists like are things that can be taken to other areas to be utilized–scrapbook parties, demonstrations, etc. The Vagabond certainly fits the bill. While the vintage looking suit-case is a nice decorative touch, the real beauty of this carrying case is what’s inside: a powerful machine that lets you create elegant die-cuts for your paper crafting activities.  Add the embossing feature to this tool, and any paper crafter or scrapbooker will not be short of being able to create fantastic pages. The versatility of this dynamic machine lets you work effortlessly with the smallest of dies to one up to 6″ wide on wide range of different materials in varying thicknesses. Grab some die-cut/embossing materials and take a fun journey with the powerful machine.

Here are some of the specifics and details on the Vagabond machine as shared by Sizzix®:

 

Included with the Vagabond Machine:

    • Is a pair of Standard Cutting Pads, as well as the Solo Platform & Shim, which makes all Sizzix components thinner than a Bigz Die compatible with the Vagabond Machine.
    • Add a Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter (sold separately), and the Vagabond Machine can even work with Framelits as well as other brands’ dies and embossing tools!
    • The diagrams on the Solo Platform, Shim and Adapter offer easy guidelines about how to make the perfect Sizzix sandwich.
    • In addition, you can use the included sheet of stickers to customize your machine with your crafting journeys.
      • The Vagabond Machine is constructed of ABS plastic for the exterior housing.
      • Has solid core steel rollers, uni-body cast roller housing, solid steel gears, high torque motor.
      • The Vagabond also features a one-year limited warranty.
      • In addition, there are several accessories that go along with this machine–sold separately.

Note: This Vagabond Machine is only compatible with power requirements that are the same as those found in the United States and Canada. Consumers who purchase this Vagabond Machine and use a different power source in any other part of the world will void the manufacturer’s warranty. The Vagabond Machine that is compatible with European power standards is available at www.sizzix.co.uk.

 

This machine is worthy of serious consideration when looking to purchase a die-cutting/embossing machine for the first time, or as an addition to your current paper crafting machines. We do suggest you look at the Sizzix® site and review in further detail the features, functions and warranty that come with this machine. Being well informed helps eliminate problems or disappoints in the future.

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Fiskars Fuse Creativity Machine

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Fiskars® Fuse Creativity Machine

 

Fiskars as a brand does much to add to paper crafting skills with the help of the tools and machines they provide.  Their reputation of quality and useability are without question.

Here are some highlights of what this die-cutting/letterpress machine will provide for you:

 

 

Everything you need to die-cut and letterpress in one pass.

The Fuse Creativity System® is so much more than another die-cutting machine. It’s the only system on the market that can cut a shape, press a textured pattern and ink the pattern all in one pass through the machine. The perfectly die-cut and letterpressed embellishments are great for accenting homemade cards, scrapbook pages or just about any other paper craft project. Plus, the Fuse Creativity System® features a simplified plating system that makes it easy — you won’t waste any paper due to mistakes with confusing envelopes and sandwiches. Create a wide range of results by using different crafting materials and inks with just one Design Set, and add additional Design Sets and coordinating Expansion Pack letterpress plates for virtually unlimited creative possibilities. We even offer an adapter kit (sold separately) so you can use your existing dies and plates from other systems with our machine.

Features include:

  • Ideal for creating die-cut and letterpressed shapes in a single pass through the machine, perfect for embellishing a wide range of craft projects
  • Simplified plating makes creating designer-quality results easy
  • Easy-to-turn manual crank helps you do more, faster, with less turns
  • 12″ cut width fits oversized crafting materials for design versatility other systems can’t match
  • Built-in storage compartment makes it easy to keep dies, letterpress plates and accessories on hand
  • Folding design offers space-saving storage in your craft room
  • Carrying handle provides convenient transportation
  • Starter set includes Fuse Creativity Machine, cutting plate with attached rubber mat, spacer plate and Design Set that cuts thick materials and two interchangeable letterpress plates
  • Just one Design Set offers five creative techniques
  • Design Set accommodates a wide variety of crafting materials and inks for different results
  • Additional Design Sets and coordinating Expansion Pack letterpress plates sold separately to expand creative possibilities
  • Adapter Kit (sold separately) lets you use your existing dies and plates from other systems with our machine to maximize value
  • Replacement cutting plates and rubber mats sold separately
  • Lifetime warranty

This special machine can be purchased online or in most reputable paper/scrapbook supply stores. This would be a great addition to any scrapbooker’s tool kit.

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Themes For Scrapbook Pages

Every Scrapbook Has A Theme or Topic of Focus

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One of the first tasks you must under take when constructing your scrapbook and its pages is selecting themes.   A theme designates what your scrapbook or pages is all about.  As you contemplate this task, consider these elements: 1) What is the overall purpose of the scrapbook? 2) Who is the scrapbook for–who will be viewing the book? and 3) What and who should the book be about?

The process of selecting a theme, topic or premise of your work will often take place as you sort through your photographs.  Groups of photos with similar focus or attention may be your starting point.  Or, you could decide on a subject or idea, and then look to see if you have sufficient snap shots to create a page or pages.  Sometimes this process just happens in a normal sort of way . . . other times you have to do some thinking and projecting to find a theme to use.  For the most part, the pictures will do the talking.

You don’t have to be constrained to the pre-packaged theme kits you can buy at your local craft store, although doing so might be a good first start.  Unfortunately, they are limited in scope and what your particular needs may be.  That means you need to be creative . . . designing your own.

Here are some general themes to help you get going.  This is not a comprehensive list.  As noted above, your stock of pictures will do more to direct you to the specific and special themes you will want to use, but these ideas will help–especially the beginner:

  • Heritage/Family – This can be a general–all inclusive–theme, or you can break it down to correspond to your family tree. Further breakdowns could zero in on single individuals: parent(s), sibling(s), child(ren), etc.
  • Travel – You could arrange books and pages in a chronological order, or by specific locations or areas visited.
  • Holidays/Special Occasions - Again, you could arrange books and pages by the specific Holiday or Special Occasion, or chronologically.
  • Birthdays – You could do them by individual or by month (especially when there may be several birthdays in a month for different family members).
  • Graduations/School Promotions – These could be for each individual event, or inclusive of several events per individual, i.e.  promotion from elementary to middle or junior high school, promotion to high school, graduation from high school, college or technical/applied school, etc.
  • Anniversaries
  • Reunions – Family, school or other group gatherings.  These could be created for each reunion gathering, or in some chronological order.
  • Pets – Nearly all of the opportunities that apply to humans could also be subjects for pets and animals.
  • Seasons – This broad topic could incorporate many of the titles noted above.
  • Hobbies or Special Events – Occasionally we have unique or special things that happen in our lives we want to capture.  We may want to capture highlights of our personal interest and hobbies.

This list could easily go on, but the intent here is to give you some ideas to get going.  Your own needs and imagination will be the best guide.  There are not hard and fast rules here.  Do what you feel makes the most sense as you tell your stories in your scrapbooks and scrapbook pages.

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Easy Steps To Starting A Scrapbook

A Scrapbook Beginner’s First Challenge:
Where To Get Started?

Okay, you have a bunch of photographs . . . some old and some new.  You feel this sudden urge to put them all in a scrapbook.  Then comes the age old question for novice scrapbook crafters, “Where do I begin?”  As a newbie to the craft you want to keep things as simple as possible in the beginning.  Here are some simple ideas and helps to get things “kick-started.”  These suggestions, while simple in concept, will require some time and thought.  What you need to do first is create a plan and follow it.

Be sure to check our Alpha Listing above to find specific articles that address these concepts individually and in more detail.

Organize Your Photographs

 

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Your goal or focus here is to select and organize your photographs into groupings that have some similarity:  scenes, people, things, etc.  You need to know what you have to work with.  If you have any sizable amount of photos this task can take some time.  How you organize them is really up to you.

To help you in this process, have containers you can put each category or grouping into and put a note or label with them so you know what they are.  This will help you a great deal as you engage in creating your pages and books.  The more definitive you make your categories or groupings the easier things will be in selecting themes or a focus–whether for a page or for an entire scrapbook.  Remember, however, the more you defined your groups or categories are to be, the more time it will take you.

Select Themes For Your Scrapbooks and Scrapbook Pages

topper 1 Easy Steps To Starting A Scrapbooktopper 2 Easy Steps To Starting A ScrapbookOnce your photographs have been organized you need to consider the themes, title or topper you want to scrap your book or pages to.  Some themes will be immediately recognizable from the pictures themselves, others may take a bit of thought and creativity.

topper 3 Easy Steps To Starting A ScrapbookStart with the theme of your scrapbook first.  Next you may need to break your book into sections if you are using more than one defined theme:  vacations may include more than one, or events, or holidays, etc.  Lastly, identify themes for individual pages.

 

Plan Your Scrapbook Book and Page Layouts

sketched scrapbook layout title Easy Steps To Starting A ScrapbookWith your photographs organized and you’ve selected appropriate themes for your book and pages, you can now focus on the general layout of them as you would like them to appear.

layout sketch2 Easy Steps To Starting A ScrapbookHand sketch is the easiest way to get a general view of how you would like your book and pages to look.  In the case of the book, you simply need to determine if you are going to combine themes or make a single themed book.  If you choose to make a multi-themed book you’ll need to insert some dividers to denote the changed theme or focus.  For pages, you want to denote where the pictures will be placed, where your journal entries will be placed, and where your embellishments should go.

embellishment wedding theme Easy Steps To Starting A ScrapbookEmbellishments need to be considered that work with your theme, the paper and your photographs.  Used just enough to add interest and attention to your page.  Don’t be garish or over due them.

journaling Easy Steps To Starting A ScrapbookJournaling is essential to each page, because viewers may not recognize individuals, places and things as you would.  Jot down on paper what you feel is important to say about these elements.

 

 

At least now you have some idea of what it takes to get going on your own scrapbook project.  Scrapbooks are not a “happening” but are a “process.”  You will surely spend more time and effort learning more of the details and methods of creating your masterpieces.  Good Luck, and Get Going!!!

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Martha Stewart Crafts – Punches

Die-cut Punches
from
Martha Stewart Crafts™

martha stewart essential punches Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

The use of die-cut punches provides scrapbook crafters with tools to add clarity, frivolity or a touch of elegance to your scrapbook page and personal card creations. Martha Stewart, a well respected name in the craft industry, offers a wide array of punch options to choose from. We have tried to share a simple view of most of what she has to offer in punches. You can view the die-cut selection to decide if there is one you’d like to have in your repertoire of punches. Click on the photo and you’ll be taken to an online site where you can purchase that punch at a very good price, or you may choose to try and find it at your local craft or scrapbook supply store.

Note: These punch tools can be sharpened by punching through aluminum foil or lubricated by punching through waxed paper.

Martha Stewart Crafts
Punches

ms arch lattice Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Arch Lattice Edger Punch

This punch creates a beautiful border design with die-cut and embossed details. This Arch Lattice edger punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Arch Lattice edger punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS 3 in 1 classic Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

3-in-1 Classic Butterfly Punch

This easy and fun-to-use 3-in-1 Classic Butterfly craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. You can use this punch for confetti as well. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

ms monarch butterfly Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Monarch Butterfly
Edge Punch Around the Page

This punch creates a beautiful with die-cut border design design. This Monarch Butterfly edge around punch with the matching corner punch (sold separately) makes an elegant continuous border design. You can also use this punch alone. This punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Monarch Butterfly edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns. Also, this edge punch features fold able wings for convenient storage in standing position.

MS bumble bee Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Bumble Bee Double Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Bumble Bee craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

MS glassene butterfly Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Glassene Butterfly Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Glassene Butterfly craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs from paper, cardstock, felt, foam sheets, thin metal, and more. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

ms monarch butterfly Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Monarch Butterfly Corner Around The Page Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Monarch Butterfly Corner craft punch with the matching edge punch (sold separately) creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs, that together provides a continuous design around all four sides of your craft project. This corner punch is great too when used alone for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects.

MS monarch butterfly corner Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Monarch Butterfly Corner Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Monarch Butterfly Corner craft punch with the matching edge punch (sold separately) creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs, that together provides a continuous design around all four sides of your craft project. This corner punch is great too when used alone for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects.

MS monarch Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Monarch Butterfly Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Monarch Butterfly craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

MS butterfly stamppunch Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Butterfly Stamp and Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Butterfly craft stamp and punch has two different functions: one creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs; while the other provides a stamped bird image. This punch and stamp is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. The stamp and punch can each be used separately for more fun options. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

ms classic butterfly Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Medium Classic Butterfly Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Classic Butterfly craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

MS crown Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Crown Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Crown craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

MS 1 in scalloped circle Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

1″ Scalloped Circle Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Scalloped Circle craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. You can create neat scalloped circles from paper, cardstock, cardboard, felt, foam sheets, thin metals, and more. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch also makes a great background for a smaller shape or decorative stickers.

MS 1 in pointed circle Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Pointed Circle 1″ Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Pointed Circle craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. You can create neat pointed circles from paper, cardstock, cardboard, felt, foam sheets, thin metals, and more. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch also makes a great background for a smaller shape or decorative sticker.

ms corner rounder Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Corner Rounder Punch

This easy and fun-to-use pointed Corner Round craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. You can create neat pointed circles from paper, cardstock, cardboard, felt, foam sheets, thin metals, and more. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects.

ms checkerboard Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Cosmos Punch

This fun and easy to use Cosmos craft punch creates a crisp, perfectly shaped cut-out from paper, cardstock, cardboard, felt, foam sheets, thin metals and more if not too thick. You can layer or combine this shape with others companion Cosmos shapes: Hydrangea and Rose Leaf punches to create spring or floral themed embellishments. Use on cards, scrapbook pages, invitations and other paper craft projects.

MS checkerboard Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Checkerboard Edger Punch

This punch creates a beautiful with die-cut Checkerboard border design. This border punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Checkerboard edger punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

Note: The shape will remain connected to the paper after punching.

MS daisy fan Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Daisy Fan Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Daisy Fan die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Daisy Fan punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

ms layering daisy Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Medium Layering Daisy

This easy and fun-to-use Layering Daisy craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. You can make your own dimensional daisy embellishments by stacking layers of petals. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

MS double loop weave Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Double Loop Weave Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Double Loop Weave die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Double Loop Weave punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS doily lace trim Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Doily Lace Trim Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Doily Lace die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Doily Lace punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS dragonfly Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Dragon Fly Medium Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Dragon Fly craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

MS elephant Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Double Embossed Elephant

This fun craft punch creates a cute Elephant with die-cut details, and an ear that you can bend. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. The tool stands upright for easy access and storage.

Note: The shape will remain attached to the paper. Pull gently to lift out the elephants ears.

ms vintage doily Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Vintage Doily Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Vintage Doily die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Vintage Doily punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS eyelet lace Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Eyelet Lace Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Eyelet Lace die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Eyelet Lace punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS floral vine Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Floral Vine Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Floral Vine die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Floral Vine punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS flower tulip Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Flower Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Flower craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped tulip cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

MS large flower Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Large Flower Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Large Flower craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs with with embossed details and fold-up petals. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

ms fleur de lis Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Fleur De Lis Medium Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Fleur De Lis craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

MS flowers on a vine Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Flowers on a Vine Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Flower on a Vine die-cut border design up to two-and-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Flowers on a Vine punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS flower bed Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Flower Bed Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Flower Bed die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Flower Bed punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS garden trellis Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Garden Trellis Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Garden Trellis die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Garden Trellis punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS 3 in 1 hydrangea Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

3-in-1 Hydrangea Punch

This easy and fun-to-use 3-In-1 Hydrangea craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs of three tiny hydrangea blossoms. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. These punch outs can also be used for confetti. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

Note: The shape will remain attached to the paper. Pull gently to lift out the Hydrangea petals.

MS heartchain set Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Heart Chain Punch Around the Page Set

This Martha Stewart Crafts™ Heart Chain Punch Around the Page Combo Set will create a beautiful die-cut border along all 4 edges of a page. Guides printed on the tools ensure precise alignment for a perfect continuous pattern. You can also use the corner punch and edge punch individually, to create single-edge borders and decorative corner designs. This Set Heart Chain punch around edger punch is a great tool for adding an elegant border for cards, scrapbook pages, invitations and other paper craft projects. 2 pieces.

MS heartbeat Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Heartbeat Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Heartbeat die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Heartbeat punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS happy birthday Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Happy Birthday Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Happy Birthday die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Happy Birthday punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS holiday lights Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Holiday Lights Deep Double-Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous two-sided die-cut border design up to two-and-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Holiday Lights deep double-edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This Holiday Lights punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS lady bug edger Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Ladybug Punch Around The Page

This punch creates a continuous Lady Bug die-cut border with the matching edge punch (sold separately) creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs, that together provides a continuous design around all four sides of your craft project. This Lady Bug punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS lady bug corner Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Ladybug Corner Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Lady Bug Corner craft punch with the matching edge punch (sold separately) creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs, that together provides a continuous design around all four sides of your craft project. This corner punch is great too when used alone for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects.

MS lady bug Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Ladybug Double Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Ladybug craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs with die-cut details. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

Note: The shape will remain attached to the paper. Pull gently to lift out the ladybug.

ms leaves and branch Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Leaves and Branch Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Leaves and Branch die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Leaves and Branch punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

ms medallion Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Medallion Medium Double Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Medallion craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

ms ribbon bow Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Ribbon Bow Medium Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Ribbon Bow Medium craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

ms snowflake Trim Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Snowflake Trim Deep Double-Edge-Punch

This punch creates a continuous two-sided die-cut border design up to two-and-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Snowflake Trim deep double-edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This Snowflake Trim punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS scallop dot Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Scallop Dot Edge Punch

This punch creates a beautiful die-cut scalloped border. This Scallop Dot edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Scallop Dot punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

ms scallop  embossed Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Scallop Embossed Edge Punch

This punch creates a beautiful die-cut and embossed detailed scalloped border design. This Scallop Embossed edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Scallop Embossed edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS star borders Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Star Border Edge Punch

This punch creates a beautiful die-cut star border design. This Stars edge punch is a great tool for adding a themed border for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Stars edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS stars edger Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Stars Edger Punch

This unique punch creates a beautiful die-cut border design. This Stars edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. Use one punched shape as an accent piece, or line up multiple punches to a border. This Stars edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS double scallop Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Double Scallop Edger Punch

This punch creates a large scallop pattern edged with a smaller design to provide an elegant die-cut Double Scallop border. This border punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Double Scallop edger punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

ms signature hole punch Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Signature Hole Punch Edger Punch

This special punch creates parallel punched holes perfectly spaced to fit Martha Stewart’s ring binders. There is an alignment guide to help create a continuous pattern. The open holes are great for threading yarn, ribbon or raffia to adorn your cards, scrapbook pages, invitations and other paper craft projects.

ms threader Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Threader Edger Punch

This handy tool creates a continuous series of double slots. These slots will allow for threading of ribbon, yarn, raffia and other materials sized to meet the size of the punched holes. This punch provides an easy, neat and evenly spaced slots to thread ribbon-embroidered borders for cards, scrapbook pages, invitations and other paper craft projects. This Threader edger punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

ms thank you Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Thank You Large Double Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Thank You craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is especially great for decorating cards, but can be used equally as well for photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

ms teddy bear Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Teddy Bear Medium Double Embossing Punch

This easy and fun-to-use pointed Teddy Bear craft double embossing punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs with embossed details. You can create neat embossed teddy bears which are great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects.

ms water lily Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Pop-up Water Lily Double Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Water Lily craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs with embossed details and fold-up petals. You can create neat pop-up Water Lilies from paper, cardstock, cardboard, felt, foam sheets, thin metals, and more. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

ms zig zag Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Zig Zag Edge Punch

This punch creates a zig-zag die-cut and embossed details border design. This Zig Zag edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS star borders Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Star Border Edge Punch

This punch creates a beautiful die-cut star border design. This Stars edge punch is a great tool for adding a themed border for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Stars edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS stars edger Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Stars Edger Punch

This unique punch creates a beautiful die-cut border design. This Stars edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. Use one punched shape as an accent piece, or line up multiple punches to a border. This Stars edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS double scallop Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Double Scallop Edger Punch

This punch creates a large scallop pattern edged with a smaller design to provide an elegant die-cut Double Scallop border. This border punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Double Scallop edger punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

ms signature hole punch Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Signature Hole Punch Edger Punch

This special punch creates parallel punched holes perfectly spaced to fit Martha Stewart’s ring binders. There is an alignment guide to help create a continuous pattern. The open holes are great for threading yarn, ribbon or raffia to adorn your cards, scrapbook pages, invitations and other paper craft projects.

ms threader Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Threader Edger Punch

This handy tool creates a continuous series of double slots. These slots will allow for threading of ribbon, yarn, raffia and other materials sized to meet the size of the punched holes. This punch provides an easy, neat and evenly spaced slots to thread ribbon-embroidered borders for cards, scrapbook pages, invitations and other paper craft projects. This Threader edger punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

ms teddy bear Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Teddy Bear Medium Double Embossing Punch

This easy and fun-to-use pointed Teddy Bear craft double embossing punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs with embossed details. You can create neat embossed teddy bears which are great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects.

ms thank you Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Thank You Large Double Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Thank You craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is especially great for decorating cards, but can be used equally as well for photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

ms water lily Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Pop-up Water Lily Double Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Water Lily craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs with embossed details and fold-up petals. You can create neat pop-up Water Lilies from paper, cardstock, cardboard, felt, foam sheets, thin metals, and more. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

ms zig zag Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Zig Zag Edge Punch

This punch creates a zig-zag die-cut and embossed details border design. This Zig Zag edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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