Tuesday, May 13, 2014
A Mouse Nibbled My Paper...Or It's Time to Replace a Tool
Playing with negative space to emphasize a "missing you" message is nothing new, but it's still fun...until you pull out an "anywhere" hole punch and discover that it's so dull it mangles your paper rather than punching it.
The two larger holes were made with standard punches, but the smallest one was made with a leather punch (like this one) I bought originally for making holes for book binding. You whack it with a mallet, which makes a terrific noise and is always fun for scaring the daylights out of an unsuspecting spouse!
Those things are awesome for cutting through even 8-ply mat board, but they do get dull eventually, and mine clearly has if it can't cut through card stock after five or six hard whacks.
Still, it is a cool card, isn't it, even if it does look a bit nibbled?
stamps: Papertrey Father Knows Best
accessories: DoodleBug enamel dots, punches, leather punches