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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday Tip- Punches


Even if you have a die cutting machine, punches are still a crafting must-have item. When you need something quick, these are the go to item. From time to time our punches do not seem to cut like they used to or should. Here are some tips to help you get that punch back in shape:

  • Punch only paper or standard cardstock. Forcing thicker materials could damage your punch.
  • Glimmer, glitter or flocked paper can dull the cutting edges.
  • Punch on a flat surface (facing up or down) and press down and try to apply even pressure. Hand punching can cause uneven pressure which can cause edges of your punch to be uneven.
  •  Keep you punches clean and dry. Brush them off if they have not been used in a while. Dust can collect and cause your punches to be uneven.
  • Sharpen those dull edges-Sharpen them by punching through aluminum foil a few times and then punch through wax paper to lubricate the punch.
  • Freeze it!-If the punch is stuck or jammed, stick it in the freezer. The metal will contract as it gets cold and help release the material.
"Punched accents are a great addition to any project on your list" so take care of those punches.

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