How to sharpen paper punches
Most of us crafty types have a few paper punches in our crafting supplies kit.
Whether you are a big paper crafter, into scrapbooking or just a crafty dabbler, these cheap little punches are always a supply essential.
If you’ve ever worked on a bigger project requiring a lot of punched paper pieces, I’m sure you’ll know the frustration of using a blunt punch.
Gosh… I’ve even resorted to standing on them a few times to get that last paper flower cut out.
After that they get tossed in the bin!!
Well, not any more… not now that I know this very helpful tip.
Have you ever heard a tip and thought “If only I had known that”…
Hmm, that’s what happened to me when I heard how easy it is to sharpen blunt punches.
It’s as simple as using your punch on a piece of foil… truly, that’s all it takes!
I do find that foil tears very easily inside the punch, so I usually place a sheet of silicon paper under the foil and punch through two layers at the same time. The added bonus… I get a supply of pretty translucent flowers to use with other projects.
So stop throwing those blunt paper punches away and try this foil punching tip to extend their life.
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Happy crafting ~ Kerryanne