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Tools & Materials : Punched Paper Party...and Punch Sale!

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In our June issue of Living, in Good Things, I used one of our Martha Stewart Crafts deep double edge trim punches to dress up everyday items to create lots of party accessories. Use what you have on hand: cakestands, straws, toothpicks, plain paper cups. You can cut away at punched shapes to come up with infinite variations. If you look at the cakestand above, I snipped the trimmed shapes to create different drippy tendrils and even cut out individual leaves, and adhered them around the edge onto a thin strip of double stick tape. I glued little flowers bunches to toothpicks to create cupcake toppers.

Here are a few more ideas that we couldn't fit into the magazine!

Hurricanes and votives

Tags and mini favor bags.

The trim punch cuts strips...perfect for a paper chain!

Dress up a plain lantern with a band of punched trim and a ribbon with punched shapes applied to the bottom.

Add strips to a plain tray.

If you're using table numbers, create a mat by tucking punched strips around the frame opening.

On this card, you can see how many shapes you can get from one punch. I used foam dots to add dimension.

If you're inspired to try any of these ideas, it's the perfect time. All this week (until Sat., May 26th) our punches are 40% off at Michaels!

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