I recently had the chance to try out a new product that Martha Stewart Crafts is introducing…..the Circle Edge Punch!
I knew exactly what I’d do with it the second I got it. I have so many old books, magazines and vintage papers stacking up…..calling my name for a project…..and I used them to make these little themes doily packs for a crafty hostess-type gift:
Each packet is completely different and one of a kind. I think I would snatch them right up if I saw them in a store:
First, I gathered some old art books:
I have so many “bargain” picture art books just ready to be made into something:
Not to mention vintage maps, papers and sheet music:
I think I am officially a hoarder for keeping all these vintage magazine ads:
The Circle Edge Punch is ready to go right out of the box and the best part about it is that there is no pre-cutting of paper necessary. It punches a continuous, die-cut border in 7 different sizes for paper up to 12 inches:
The Circle Edge Punch just trims the paper as you punch:
Here are a few examples of the doily packets I made:
Vintage magazine ads:
Pages from an old Calder art book….these are definitely my favorite! Lithograph doilies!
Pages from a Michelangelo art book:
Art by the Japanese artist Hokusai:
Pages from children’s books and magazines…..these would be great for a themed party….like punching out an Olivia book!
Vintage map doilies:
Yes I did a TON of punching. Here’s a quick tip….use aluminum foil to sharpen your scrapbook and craft punches!
After all of my doilies were punched, I placed them in plastic sleeves:
I used the same paper as the doilies to make little tent cards to cover the bag opening:
The folded tent cards are just stapled shut over the bag opening:
Love how whimsical the children’s book pages turned out:
Each pack is completely unique:
They can be used for so many projects. Great as a gift:
The vintage ads are great for the nostalgic friend:
The Calder doilies would definitely be appreciated by an art lover:
And who doesn’t love vintage maps?!
Don’t they all look pretty together?
What would you do with them?