Since I picked up the 1" Fiskars square punch yesterday, I decided to look through some "card design inspiration" links that I'd saved. This, of course, made me realize that I'd eventually like a larger square punch, too. ha, ha
- This person used her Martha Stewart postage stamp punch and put 12 squares of patterned paper on the front of a card and embellished with buttons. Very pretty.
- 9 colored squares were used as photo mat in the top scrapbook page and as the background for floral embellishments in the second.
- I adore this technique! It's shown with hearts instead of squares, but I think it would be pretty with any shape. You punch a series of shapes out of the front of your card, then "back" the punched holes with scraps of patterned paper. Then cover over the backs of those scraps with a rectangle of patterned paper for the interior of the card. I'm not explaining it the best -- go look!
- This card uses 9 larger squares as the background of the front of the monochromatic card -- white and "kraft" brown and then a much larger square is centered on the front with a scalloped circle offset as well.
- I'm sorely tempted by this Papertrey Ink stamp set called Sign Language because I could stamp the little square images and punch them out. The description says they fit a 3/4 inch punch, but there is also a frame image; I'll bet that the 1" punch would be perfect. I think Papertrey's stamps are great (don't own any yet), but sort of wish there were more $15 sets; this one is $24.
- It occurs to me that I should see which stamps I already have that could be punched out with the 1" punch. (What a concept -- use something I already have! *smile*)