11.9.18

Triple Craft Punch Review and Project Ideas

Triple Craft Punch Projects

           Hi friends, when I first started crafting I fell in love with Craft Punches and so  I was especially  thrilled when Shalini  launched Craft Punches under her brand Dress My Craft 
In this post I will demo the Dress My Craft Triple Punches and show you how versatile they are with a couple of projects.
Special Features of the Triple Punches 
  • Size : They are pretty large and sturdy Punches and can punch  paper widths of upto 2.5 inches .No limit to the length of paper you can punch!
  • Mechanism :All 3 Triple Punches act by the  "Lever mechanism" which is personally my most favorite punch mechanism as not only is it easier to punch paper using lever punches but it also gives cleaner cuts
  • Can hold in hand and punch! Because of the levering mechanism you can hold the punch and punch with your hand instead of having to always set it on a surface to punch.This is an advantage when you want to use the negatives of the punch-outs as shown in my video.
  • Layering Punches- The base of the 3 punches have markings of 1.5, 2 and 2.5 inches on wedges to fit papers of these 3 widths-  this makes layering of your punched out tags and banners super easy. 
  • Wedged Paper feeder-The wedges on the paper feeder base are an especially useful feature as if you cut your paper to size and feed it into a wedge say 1.5 or 2 or 2.5 inches...you can easily align the edges of your paper so that you dont get a wonky or crooked tag/banner.

  • Another advantage of the  wedges is it allows you to easily align paper widths such as 1 ¾  or 2 ¼  to make layering quicker and easier.
  • Nonskid Base : The base has built in nonskid discs which is especially handy when you are working with big punches such as these.
Craft Punch Base
  • Heavy duty Punch : The punches can easily punch papers of 300g and it even smoothly punched ivory sheets!
  • Punches thin paper too- now you may be wondering why am I listing this as an advantage of these Dress My Craft punches...well surprisingly some heavy duty punches  give jagged edges with thin paper as they are meant to be used with card-stock! 
  • Cut pieces are useful too! I  am sure there are many of you who like  to waste as little paper as is practically possible when you craft. I love it when I can creatively use the negatives and little bits which are left  with the main punched design . When you scroll down you'll see how easy it is to create chevrons and beautiful patterns with the negative bits of the triple punch designs!
Ok now let me show you some project ideas to show the versatility of the Triple punch designs

Sharing some quick and easy to make Handmade Gift Ideas
  1. Layered Bookmarks
  2. Mini Album/Box Closure Mechanism
  3. Business/ID Card Holder Box
  4. Accordion Box
  5. Organiser/Gift Basket
Bookmarks
When I got the triple punches a few days back I was frantically making notepad holders as Teacher's Day gifts and these layering punches were quite  handy to quickly make some gorgeous matching bookmarks for my daughter's teachers. 


I used the Rounded Tag Punch to create the layered bookmarks. It is very easy to create layers quickly using the wedges and markings.
Notepad Holder and Bookmark
Crafty Tip
If you are using the increments of 0.5 inches width strips....increase your paper strips by 1/4th inch only to get the perfect margin.I played around with the measurements of the strips to get borders of different widths.
Craft Punch Bookmarks

One big time saver with this tag punch is the hole which also punches perfectly with the rounded top shape. You just have to add an eyelet and a thread to finish the  bookmarks!
Love how the punches work beautifully with different papers.
 
 Box / Mini Album Closure

The shape of the Rounded Tag is just perfect to make a stylish closure mechanism!



I created a acetate window box from this project : Foamiran Flowers Hanging Decoration and made a secure closure using the Rounded Tag punch.

 You just have to add an eyelet and thread a ribbon/twine to create the closure.

ID Card/Business Card Holder


These cute Mini Flip top boxes are designed to hold ID/Business Cards. They are made from  10 ¼  x 4 inch pieces of card-stock using the rounded tag punch.

Accordion Boxes

  This box looks similar to the boxes shown above but is much easier to make and is quite roomier too.

 It is an accordion box which is ½  inch thick and measures 3 ¾ x 2 ½ inches  .You can make it in different lengths to hold tags, I love you notes, small photographs etc.

I designed them to hold Membership cards/ID cards/Visiting Cards.


Because of the magnetic closure it is not advisable to use it with Credit Cards.


 The base is made from a single strip of cardtock measuring 2 ½  x 10 ¼  inches

 And the accordions on the sides help it to expand. And they also help partition the inside of the holder to keep the cards separately for easy access.

Chevron Pattern
Here are the backsides of the boxes showing how you can use the negatives of the punch-outs to create chevron patterns. They would look beautiful in cards too.

Here is a short  video Tutorial to make the ID card holders




 Organizer Baskets/ Gift Basket

Because the Tag Punch can punch through really thick paper...it is fabulous to make Mini Organisers or Gift baskets. These cute Organisers  have wooden dowel sticks threaded through eyelets in the tags and you can carry them around by holding the rods.


 You can make them as long as you want. These are 4 inches long and 2 inches wide and are perfect to hold tiny bottles of nail polish [above]  or crafting supplies such as Alcohol Inks [below]!

I hope you liked the project ideas and before I bid adieu don't forget to check out this post on the  Use and Care of your CraftPunches 

Supplies from Crafters Corner
Papers : Dress My Craft Floral Symphony, Dress My Craft Hydrangea Lawns, Dress My Craft Pastel Pink Textured Cardstock, K and Company Tim Coffey Cottage Garden Specialty Paper, Acetate

26 comments:

  1. So many wonderful projects. You are a very talented lady

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  2. Sonia, I love you! :D How many ideas and delightful examples you gave me!!! All your creations are wonderful, you are a genius!!Thanks for the videotutorial, too!!
    I have the punch in the middle, mine is brand Wiler (an European brand), but it's perfectly the same!
    I punched also 300 gr cardstock, and love the shapes of the tag and the three layered measures! Thanks very much for sharing, I pinned this post and I will try to put my punch to a good use! :)
    https://www.pinterest.it/pin/534802524498640514/

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    1. Thank you so much for the encouraging words Alice

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  3. All fabulous ideas. I love the last basket holder with the dowel rail the best. What a brilliant idea it is. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Thank you so much Mrs A...the basket is my favorite one too!

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  4. Like the card holder. TY for sharing the steps.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  5. Awesome! Great and crisp information as always mam! Love all these projects too! Each one is super creative! 😍😍

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  6. Wow!! You did an awesome job with these punch!!
    Loved them 💖💖

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  7. Wow... awesome creations as always...you are tempting me to get these..

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  8. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwww! You are absolutely AMAZING!!! I love love love love all of these!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Wow so much inspiration !!!! I totaly adore the mini gift baskets !!! They are just too cute !
    Greetz
    Margo

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  10. These are amazing creations!

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  11. Beautiful projects!!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤️

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  12. You are truly amazing!! And such an inspiration!! These are all so spectacular!! Wow!! You've showcased the punches to perfection!! I love every single thing you created!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  13. Amazing projects and inspiration Sonia.. I love everything I see..brilliant.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  14. Wow, I am loving all your projects Sonia! You got such great mileage from that punch, which I am loving too. Well done! Hugs, Brenda

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  15. AMAZING and each one is a inspiring and love that punch.xx

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  16. Fabulous projects Sonia, you really have showcased how versatile the punches are and I love your pretty papers.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  17. So many amazing projects, Sonia. Wow!!!
    I enjoyed the video tutorial, my friend. Thank you so much for sharing this video with us. It gave me some great ideas on how to use brads to create magnetic closures, and I loved the accordion technique!
    Kisses, my friend.

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  18. All projects looks very creative and beautiful. Will definitely gonna try one of them soon.

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  19. Oh wow, so many fabulous projects! Love them all :)

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  20. Amazing and great works...


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