Friday, August 10, 2007

*I Did Something Clever*

At least, I like to think it's clever.
I am using a lot more punches these days and I hate trying to guess what images or embellishments will fit on what punched out shape/size. So the other day I spent a bit of time creating some punch guides for myself. I used a strip of cardstock in a bright colour I don't use often and I punched all the sizes of square on one, all the sizes of circle on another, all of the ovals on another, all the SU flower ones on another. Now I can use these guides over an image in a catalogue or over a set to see if that phrase will fit in the word window or if that flower will fit in my 5-petal flower punch. So cool.

11 comments:

Charlene Weaver said...

Great idea Nancy! I'm sure it will be extremly helpful and cut down on lots of frustration.

Charlene said...

That is very clever Nancy, I might just have to copy your idea :o)

Anonymous said...

Very clever idea. I can see how it will come in handy. Now, as I start to build my own punch collection, I'll have to remember to do this myself!

Quilt Nut said...

great idea Nancy.

love your back to school countdown lol

Anonymous said...

Yes, indeed, you are clever! I had the same idea, sort of... Every time I got ready to use a punch, I would punch a piece of copy paper and try it out. Then I threw it away each time, duh.

I'm going to make guides like yours. Thanks for taking me to the next level, lol.

Annette

Stampinsars said...

Great idea! This would come in super handy! And I find that I am using my punches a ton more now too.

Hey, thanks for the babysitting comments on my blog... we are pretty lucky here in Canada - someone in the US commented that she pays her daycare person $15/hr for one kid.... wow!!

Heather said...

Excellent idea!

Kathy W said...

This is a great idea and very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

Crafty in Calgary said...

This is an AWESOME idea, Nancy! Thanks!!

Tracy said...

Great idea Nancy! Thanks for sharing! :)

Julie ~ Jades Butterflies! said...

Very smart, great idea!