Friday, December 14, 2012

Scrapbooking with a Martha Stewart Circle Edge Punch

Since scrapbooking is the craft nearest and dearest to my heart I had to incorporate the new Martha Stewart Circle Edge Punch I got for review into some pages!  But...before I get to them, have you entered this week's A Crafty Soiree giveaway
If you haven't hurry on over and enter to win an Essential Colors Glitter Set from Martha Stewart Crafts!  Plus, I've also got the details on their Bag Your Holiday Bills Contest at the bottom of this post.  Lots of crafty goodies to be won, it might as well be you, but you can't win if you don't enter :)
Okay now back to the scrapbook layouts I've just finished up.  One of the biggest benefits of the punch is being able to punch and cut out a full circle, and it might seem natural that, that would be the easiest way to use the punch to create scrapbook pages.  I am still finishing up a couple pages, on which I've done just that. 

However, I have to say I also found myself incorporating parts of the circle onto my pages.  It's a look I really like and stretches the versatility of the tool.  After making the menu wraps I shared in the review post, I had some bits and pieces of the brown polka dot paper.  It went great with a single sheet of Basic Grey paper I love but hadn't known what to do with. 
I did some layering and clustering to embellish, using a third of the punched circle as a base for my title and journaling.  A couple things from my stash like stickers, washi tape, and twine complete the page.  Did you notice I also fit a little bit of Laurel Leaf Martha Stewart Crafts Punch in there too?  Love that punch!  (Just excuse my handwriting, which I never really like but am trying to incorporate more into my layouts.)
On "Gifts Under the Tree" I used the Circle Edge Punch to make a custom tree embellishment.  The edges of the doily punched circles reminded me of way layers of a tree branches can look.  The two sided green & green stripe paper is from an older Martha Stewart Crafts paper pad, called School Days.  
I only needed one punched circle to create this cool looking tree. To give it some stability I layered piece on top of a chipboard triangle, curling the edges slightly.   I alternated the two sides of the paper as I attached it to my base to give it a funky look.
I also used adhesive foam to stagger the layers of "snow" for more dimension.  Little K&Co snowman & bird die cuts are slipped underneath to give it more the look of a scene.
To learn more about the new Martha Stewart Crafts Circle Edge Punch, see my full review from earlier in the week.  It will give you more of an idea of how to use it and has links for where to purchase it on HSN.  I also have details about a new Bag Your Holiday Bills contest that Martha Stewart Crafts has started.  See below.
Holiday shopping is expensive...but now, Martha Stewart Crafts has created a way to bag those holiday bills. It's the BAG YOUR HOLIDAY BILLS CONTEST! Craft something unique and festive with a shopping bag and you might win $2,500 from Martha Stewart Crafts! For details or to enter, go to (or for mobile users). Note: Martha Stewart Crafts is one of the fine family of crafting brands at EK Success Brands.


Disclsoure: The Martha Stewart Crafts Circle Edge Punch used to create the scrapbook pages above was a complimentary sample sent for review.  The experiences and opinions related within are both personal and unbiased.

3 Friends Said:

The Rantings of a Drama Queen's Mum said...

Cute pages.

Theresa said...

I love her punches they are really great quality. Oh, your Christmas tree with the punch is so cute! If you have any holiday recipes to share I am having a Sweet Holiday Swap, come join in! Visiting from

Crafty Mommy Diva said...

So creative! Especially love the tree!

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