Over at TV, we're gearing up to celebrate a number of exciting arrivals—the arrival of spring (finally!), the arrival of a bouncing baby boy (courtesy of TV crafter Kirsten Earl) and the arrival of our Craft Hour on The Martha Stewart Show on Wednesday, March 2, at 10 a.m.
Exciting arrivals require exciting celebrations, and exciting celebrations require exciting decorations! Check out the photos below to learn how to take the idea of the simple paper chain to new and exciting heights. Using just card stock and a few Martha Stewart Crafts punches, you too can uniquely spruce up your space for your next celebration!
We started with one of our favorite punches, the Double Arches Large Punch Around The Page Punch ...
... and then we tried out a whole bunch of the deep-edge punches. Each example below details the name of the punch used and the necessary width of your strips of paper.
Daisy Fan Deep Edge Punch—2.5-inch strip
Garden Trellis Deep Edge Punch—2-inch strip
Heartbeat Deep Edge Punch—2.5-inch strip
Flower Bed Deep Edge Punch—2.5-inch strip
Floral Vine Deep Edge Punch—2.5-inch strip
Happy Birthday Deep Edge Punch—2.5-inch strip
Wild Flower Punch Around The Page Punch—2.5-inch strip
Finally, we gave the double-edge-trim punches a try. For these fabulous punches no precut strips of paper are required. Just use the edge of any piece of paper and the punch takes care of the rest!
The possibilities are endless! Happy paper-chain garland making!