Today's card is the first Christmas card I've made this year. I love everything about it except for one little thing. Can you guess what that one little thing is? If you need to, click on the picture to see it larger.
Yep. The border punch needs sharpening and probably lubing. Look how raggedy that scallop edge is in contrast to the smooth scallop circle! I'm going to try to sharpen it by repeatedly punching pieces of folded aluminum foil and lube it by punching layers of wax paper, but I wonder if anyone has had luck with that. Have you ever tried it? Did it work?
And please don't tell me to punch a cut-open aluminum can. I cut myself enough with paper! Last week, I cut myself opening a cardboard box...with the cardboard, not the scissors. Bled like a you-know-what. I'm perfectly safe with scissors and knives...it's what I'm cutting that poses a threat to my safety. I'd need stitches if I tried cutting an aluminum can. So I'll pitch the punch before doing that.
Thanks in advance for any non-Al-can experience you can share in this matter, and have a lovely weekend!
stamps: Papertrey Winterberry
paper: PTI white
accessories: circle punch, scallop circle punch, Martha Stewart border punch, dimensionals, rhinestones, Memento marker