I will never forget this one time, at the CHA trade show when I reported to the Fiskars Finest (preferred dealer) event to work. I was to do demonstrations & make ‘n takes with a tool… a tool I’d never even laid eyes on before.
With just fifteen minutes to prepare I was sweating it. What if I couldn’t make it work? What if the tool was hard to use, I look like a dork AND cost the company sales because people don’t think it works?
Well I’ll tell you what happened – once around a 12 x 12 sheet of paper and I fully understood the corner/border combo punch. More importantly? I *LOVED* it. It’s actually easier than standard border punches and having the corner option so that I can go around a whole piece of paper with ease. I also loved that it’s got ridges so you can easily know where to line up your paper with a minimal amount of effort for perfect punching.
Why am I bringing this up now? Well it’s because Fiskars just released four NEW designs of this punch, and I’m swooning. Loving. salivating even.
This design is called quilted corners. Such a cute little scallop. See how the corner punch and border punch operate separately? I LOVE this feature. The only real ‘rule’ with this punch is that if you want it to work and look right you need to use whole inch increments of paper. It’s designed for that. You can use as long a paper as you like too! When you get to the end of the punch just use the little markings to line up the design and keep going.
To turn the corner, just do a 90 degree turn of paper when it’s just almost to the end like this, and start over.
I’m excited to play with these new designs (you can find them all now at www.scrapbook.com) and create. I see so much potential for them!
Now I wonder if you think I should give one away. Thoughts? I’m told I will be getting some extras soon… so you might want to check back in!