oval punch frame tutorial

I made a card recently for a swap and I used the large SU! oval punch to make the frame. It is very easy but I thought I would do a quick tutorial with pics to show you how I created it.

Supplies: cardstock, large SU! oval punch, pencil, Scotch temporary tape

I knew that I was going to make more than 1, so I created a pattern first. I started with a scrap piece of green cardstock cut to 1 3/4 in. by 2 1/4 in. Then I punched an oval out of a scrap piece of coral cardstock. Lay the oval onto the green cs, centering it as best as you can. Trace the oval shape onto the green piece. Discard the oval.

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Turn the punch upside down with the opening facing you. Slip the green piece inside and line up the tracing with the punch opening.

*tip– I have a very hard time working with small pieces in the punches to get them positioned where I want them. To make it easier, stick a piece of temporary tape on the cardstock as shown in the pic below. Use the eraser end of a pencil or any other tool on the temporary tape to “grip” the cardstock and move it to where you want it. (I just use my finger but I can’t endorse sticking your finger in the punches! LOL).

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When you get the traced oval lined up with the punch opening, then punch it out.

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Your oval frame is done! If you want, you can keep this one for a pattern to trace again later. Have fun with it….and if you try it out, link your card back here so I can see what you made! :)

Here’s a pic of the frame on a finished card:

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stamps- Word on Word, Sassy Stems, Kindness Jumbo wheel
cardstock- Apricot Appeal, Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral
ink- Black, Artichoke, Cameo Coral, Elegant Eggplant, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal
access- Fiskars scallop scissors, large oval SU! punch, white gel pen

5 responses to “oval punch frame tutorial

  1. What a great idea! TFS!
    Smiles,
    NG.

  2. Diane, that is one gorgeous card!

  3. Oh, I really love this. I just found your blog. Guess I’d better subscribe.

  4. Love the card. Very creative tip on the small pieces. I will be using this one. Thanks.

  5. GREAT Technique and TIP!!……….Love the card!!!…blessings

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