Get more from your Threading Waters Punch

One of the suggestions I received on my giveaway post was to include more tutorials. I used to post tutorials a bit, but have kinda gotten lazy with it. So, here we go.

This project is something that I had in mind to try for a while, but I wasn’t completely sure how to make it work so I put it off a bit, until I finally decided to just go for it and it was actually easier than I thought.

Anyway, I love making the scallops on this punch, and today I’m going to show you how to make a trim using it as well.

You will need your punch and a strip of patterned paper, approximately 1/2″ wide.

I will admit that this was a little tricky at times, but overall it was easier than I thought it would be. I recommend that you start in the middle at first, so that you can easily line up both sides of the paper. For this, we will NOT be using the back guide that you can push your paper up against. You will have to eye it and line it up with the visual guide provided, as shown in the picture. Do not push your paper all the way back as you normally would.

After you have made your first punch, again use the visual guide to line everything up. On one side you can use the straight guide, just like you did in the first step, and on the other side you can use the holes, and make sure they line up.

Once you have punched the first side entirely, turn the trim over to punch the other side. Again, use the visual guide to line everything up, as you see in this picture. Again, I started in the middle, just because that was easier for me.

Here is another picture of that. Just keep feeding it through and lining everything up as much as you can. When this gets a little tricky is when you are nearing an end and only have 1 side to line up, it’s kind of harder to get it straight at that point, just make sure everything is lined up as well as you can and remember practice makes perfect :)

And, here is a picture of my finished trim :)
Here is a card I made using the trim that you see above. I made it using Pink Paislee.
And, some of you may remember this layout from my last spotlight post. I made the red trim using this technique.

And, there you have it :) I love trims, so I was very excited to discover this! Please let me know if you try it and link me up if you create a project using this technique.

Also, remember the weekly giveaway that ends tomorrow, the prize this week is for a gift certificate to Scrapperie!


  1. Claude says

    That is an amazing tip, I’m totally trying this on my next layout!I’ll also put a link to your blog on my own blog, because I am sure many of my friends will love learning this trick!

  2. Lisa T. Howard says

    Great tip Crystal! This is already one of my favorite punches. Glad to learn a new use for it. Lovely card and that LO is simply eye-catchin!!!

  3. Jocelyn says

    Oh I love that TIP~!~~~ Thank you so much…I can’t wait to try it out!!!!! Have a wonderful Wednesday~

  4. mustangkayla says

    So darn clever! Love it and may just use it this weekend when I work on a mini-album out camping! Great tutorial! Thanks!

  5. Melissa Elsner says

    Oh perfect! I’ve been thinking of attempting my own trim like this and your tutorial has helped me figure out some tricks.

  6. Lisamariemlt says

    thanks for sharinglove your blognot so sure how I even hopped on ithope yah don’t mind me following yahlove your layoutsthanks for the inspiring info

  7. Amber says

    What a beautiful card and LO Crystal! I just love that Fiskars punch, it's my favorite and near & dear to my heart!HugsAmber

  8. Stacey Michaud says

    What a fab idea! Who needs to buy fancy trim when you can make your own!Thanks!!! Your projects are great too!

  9. Stacy Milford says

    I gotta try making a trim…though I can see it may be a little tricky! Thanks for sharing your brilliant idea! I just discovered your blog & am in love with it! It's just fantastic!

  10. Ki says

    Hey, how great is that?! Really great! Love the tutorial – I would have never guessed how to do that! Thanks so much for taking part in the challenge at basb!

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