All Four Corners: Getting Punchy Video

Another NEW and cool product coming out in the Stampin’ Up 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Catalog is a new punch.  Actually, 4 punches.  There are 2 new corner punches and coordinating edge punches, so you can punch a border all around  your project!

Stampin’ Up is supposed to be creating a video for demonstrators to show us how to use it, but it’s not out yet and I had to hunker down and play with them.  It seemed to work great for me using specific sizes of paper but I wanted it to work with any size of paper.  So in walks Matt ( my stampin’ husband aka Man Card Man and Big Shot Hero guy) and he gets intrigued to help me figure it out.   Within about 10 minutes he does as I look on amazed and wonder why HE isn’t the demonstrator!  Anyway,  in this video I show you part One and he shows you part Two with his method:

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30 Responses to All Four Corners: Getting Punchy Video

  1. 2stampis2b says:

    Great tips! Thanks so much for sharing! You guys are so much fun…love the “scallop!” from the distance, and your husband talks like me when I’m doing video tutorials…saying “so” a lot, referring things to “thingamabobbers” and stuff like that! It cracks me up! You two seem like a great pair that knows how to have fun together.

  2. lindastamps says:

    yup, Matt is a lot of fun to be around, all the time!


  3. jlfstudio says:

    Fab job guys on the video. Thanks for figuring this out and putting it all together for the rest of us. You may have singlehandly (or is that quadruple handed since there were two of you) prevented major baldness and hair loss issues throughout the SU stamping world!

    Merry Christmas! – Jean

  4. I love you guys!!! I was trying this last night and yes, I was pulling out my hair!!!! You guys rock!! Thanks so much!!!

  5. kay lawton says:

    Can you tell me where you found the edge scallop punch? I preordered the scallop corner punch but I haven’t seen the scallop edge punch. After watching your video I went back through the mini and still didn’t find the scallop edge punch. I think I better order it in, so I can play with it before I demonstrate it. Thanks so much K

  6. This is going to be a challenge to teach it. I found the Scallop Trim border in the Sale-a-bration brochure. You demonstration was so helpful. Thank so much to you both.

  7. lindastamps says:

    It’s in the SAB catty as a freebie !


  8. You guys are brilliant! Thanks so much! Now I can order these without worrying about looking like a doofus in front of my customers! 😉

    Hugs to both of you!

  9. Tracy M. says:

    FABULOUS! Now I will not look like a dork in front of my customers. Merry Christmas to you and Matt!

  10. Susan says:

    Thank you, Linda and Matt!! I still think it’s pretty tricky for the “average” paper crafter – we’re SO used to putting in the cardstock til it hits the guide. This takes much more lining up and care! But I really appreciate your video – you saved me return postage as I was considering returning these corner punches since I could NOT get this to work!!!

    Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS, and a Stamping School Student!

  11. Liz in MO says:

    After playing with mine for several hours yesterday, I was so glad to find your video! Don’t you just love husband’s takes on things.

  12. Bekki B. says:

    Thanks so much for the lesson!!! I can’t wait till mine comes in…but didn’t know we could order the corner punch too…so guess, I need to get that now! Thanks again!

  13. Joyce Spear says:

    AWESOME! Hey, would you mind sending me a lock of Matt’s hair? I’d love to clone him for myself!

  14. lindastamps says:

    Too funny! I need 2 more of him around here and I’d be in the top 10! hee hee

    Linda Heller Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, Sr. Mgr 407-767-6971 My Stampin’ Blog:

  15. Debbie Koch says:

    Great tips! Thank you, Linda and Matt!

    Debbie Koch
    SU Demo

  16. Hi Linda & Matt,

    I love all of your great tips and videos! Thanks so much! Even though I have never used these corner and edge punches, I would like to share what I have seen somewhere in the past. You may want to try doing all 4 corners first and then lining up your edge punches for the rest. I have seen a video somewhere, where they have done it that way! Hope this is of some help! Hugs Lori

  17. lindastamps says:

    yup, that works but only for very specific size. You have to measure the length of the corners and then the length of the edge and work within that size or then won’t match up!

    Linda Heller

    My Stampin’ Blog:

  18. Deanna says:

    Thanks, duo, for your fabulous presentation. These punches (and others) are on my “must order” list.

  19. OUTSTANDING job on the tutorial! Thanks!

  20. Matt, you have the patience of a saint. I would call them humps also.

    Seriously, you and Linda did a great job on the punch. I have problems with my scallop punch and gave up on it but I think you guys are on to something here.

    Thanks again.

  21. Drew Kirschbaum says:

    Hi Linda & Matt!

    Thank you for the wonderful video tutorial.

    Matt, nice to see another man stamping & crafting!!

    Drew Kirschbaum
    Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
    Phoenix, AZ

  22. Hi Linda and Matt!! Thanks so much for the fabulous video! One more tip you might want to add… when punching a random rectangle, you will really want to start with the shortest side… after much experimentation, I have found that it’s easier to end up with one long punch to be made.

    Will you do another one with the pinked hearts border punch and corner?
    Thanks a bunch.. you guys are FAB!

  23. Mary L. says:

    Hey Linda!

    Just watched this video! FYI, with the pre-measured shapes, you don’t have to punch that border twice. You just have to punch the corners and then punch the border in between them. All side will work the same way your last punch worked where the two corners left enough space for the borders to fit in the middle. Doing it the way you show runs the risk of having uneven scallops as you repunch a scallop. Hope this makes sense (easier to demonstrate than to write about).

  24. Jacki says:

    You guys rock!!!! Thank you so much for making this tutorial ….. actually all your tutorials! Love them!

  25. Charlotte says:

    Why do you have this stuff posted on your blog? As demonstrators we are not supposed to post any of this until Jan. 5th. You are really screwing the rest of us and our sales for the month of December. Everyone is going to want what is in the new mini catalog. I hope you are happy with yourself knowing that you are undercutting the rest of us!

  26. lindastamps says:

    I appreciate all comments, even the not-so-nice ones! We ARE allowed to promote, show and get our customers excited about new products coming out. Feel free to call SU and ask as this is allowed per our policy and I do have permission to show, make projects with and post any new preorder items that I have ordered and have in my hand. We are not allowed to post the actual mini catalog brochure until Jan 5th. If you have read any other comments you will see how customers are excited to see what is coming up! With Stampin’ Up’s 12 days of sales going on this month, my sales are doing great and hope yours take advantage of that also. All the best – Linda

  27. smallcity says:

    Wow, what a great job you guys did. Thanks so much for all your time you all put into this video. It is so nice to have a visual to look at. Have a wonderful Christmas.


  28. Lenore Lee says:

    Hi Linda and Matt— Awesome job on the video. I keep wanting to do a video too, but haven’t quite learned all the ins and outs of the whole thing yet…lol…. in any case I thought I would pass on my hints and tips for this so you can pass it on too.

    First, I personally am anal about having my edges and corners line up (a personal problem I know…lol), so I found a way to do it….you really have to use EXACT measuresments to get it to all line up and use the tip about lining up that Matt suggested..that is so critical to avoid overpunching.

    The corner punch has a side measurement of 15/16th and the trim punch has measurement of 1-15/16th. That said I came up with the following measurements for various sizes:

    3-13/16 x 3-13/16
    1-7/8 x 3-13/16
    1-7/8 x 1-7/8

    The above will punch exactly and the edges line up you just have to match up your punch guides.

    Here are a couple other measurements, but they again require the corners punched first and then some realigning of the prepunch scallops to avoid overpunching.

    4-1/4 x4-1/14
    3-5/16 x 3-5/16

    Hope this helps you out and fellow stampers.

  29. scrappedout says:

    thanks for the video! Cannot even tell you how many pieces of paper I’ve gone through to get this figured out! Also loved how the hubby gets in on the stamping too!

  30. You ought to take part in a contest for one of the finest websites online.
    I’m going to recommend this blog!

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