Border Punches

How do I use my Border Punch?

To use a Border Punch, follow these simple steps:

  • Center paper and slide it into the Border Punch, making sure it is flush to the back of the punch
  • Push the oversized handle down all the way to cleanly punch the paper
  • While paper is still in the punch, slide it right or left until the pattern that was just punched lines up with the silhouette pattern on the punch base
  • Punch again by depressing the handle just as on the first punch
  • Continue to slide the paper to the right and left, always making sure to align the pattern that was just punched with the silhouette pattern on the punch base
  • Continue to punch and slide the paper until the border is complete

For best results, use your Border Punch on 65-lb. cardstock and lower.

How do I turn corners with my Border Punch?

  • Insert one side of the corner of the paper even with the corner notch indicated on the punch
  • Punch by depressing the handle
  • Flip the paper upside down, turn it 90 degrees and insert the other side of the corner so it is even with the corner notch on the punch
  • Punch by depressing the handle

Note: Not all Border Punches turn corners effectively. For best results when punching borders and corners, try one of our Border and Corner Punches.

How do I create decorative ribbons with my Border Punch?

  • Cut strips of paper (strips 3/4" wide typically look best with most Border Punches)
  • Punch along the length of the strip using standard Border Punch operational steps
  • Turn the strip around and punch the other side in the same way in order to create a symmetrical ribbon design