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Learn how-to punch awkward shapes with a circle punch in #TechniqueTuesday with Tracy May from Bedlam & Butterflies.


  • How to make a papercraft. Quick Tip: Punching An Awkward Shape With A Circle Punch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Step 1: Stamp out your image onto paper/card stock, then line up inside the circle punch. I used a giraffe image where the head and top part of the neck are too long to fit inside the circle.

    Draw a faint pencil line at the edge of the circle where the image no longer fits, then cut around the image above this line.

  • How to make a papercraft. Quick Tip: Punching An Awkward Shape With A Circle Punch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step 2: Line up the image inside the circle punch again and bend the extended part of the image up and out of the way.

  • How to make a papercraft. Quick Tip: Punching An Awkward Shape With A Circle Punch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 3: Punch out your circle and remove from the punch. Carefully flatten out the part you had to bend up out of the way.

  • How to make a papercraft. Quick Tip: Punching An Awkward Shape With A Circle Punch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Step 4: Add your image to your card.

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Jules K.
Jules K. · Manchester, England, GB
Great tip there! thank you
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