July 2024 Wk1 - Scrapbook Page Layout

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July 2024 Wk1 Scrapbook page layout

Corner Rounder Punches

Have you got a forgotten corner rounder sitting in your craft bag?

Corner rounder punches are a staple tool for scrapbookers, adding a polished and professional touch to your pages. They can transform sharp corners into smooth, rounded edges, providing a cohesive look to your layouts.

Let's have a look at some ideas to use corner rounder punches in your scrapbooking projects, inspired by the beautiful "Horsey Seals" page example by our July guest scrapbooker Barbara.


Rounded Photo Edges

One of the simplest and most effective uses of a corner rounder punch is to round the edges of your photos. This technique softens the look of your images, making them blend seamlessly into the background of your scrapbook page. In the "Horsey Seals" layout, notice how the photos with rounded corners stand out yet maintain a harmonious flow throughout the page.


Custom Journaling Spots

Create unique journaling spots by rounding the corners of your journal cards or paper pieces. This not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also makes your handwritten notes appear more integrated into the design. Barbara’s "Horsey Seals" page includes a rounded journaling spot.


Layered Mats and Frames

Use corner rounder punches to create layered mats and frames for your photos. By rounding the corners of both the photo and its mat, you achieve a unified look that draws attention to the image.  Barbara has used this technique on her double page spread to frame the photos with dark blue mats, enhancing their visual appeal.


Decorative Borders

Enhance your page borders with rounded edges. This subtle touch can make a big difference in the overall look of your scrapbook layout.


 Tag and Label Creation

Corner rounder punches are perfect for making custom tags and labels. Simply cut your paper into the desired shape and round the corners for a professional finish. These can be used for titles, dates, or small decorative elements.


Shaped Embellishments

Get creative with your embellishments by rounding the corners of various paper shapes. Hearts, stars, and other shapes can have rounded edges for a unique look.


Page Inserts and Pockets

If your scrapbook includes pockets or inserts, rounding the corners of these elements can prevent them from getting caught or torn. It also gives a finished look to interactive elements on your page.


 Tips for Using Corner Rounder Punches

  • Quality Matters: Invest in a high-quality corner rounder punch that can handle various paper thicknesses without dulling quickly.
  • Consistent Pressure: Apply consistent pressure when punching to avoid uneven or incomplete cuts.
  • Regular Maintenance: Clean and maintain your punch regularly to ensure smooth operation. Punching through aluminum foil can help sharpen the blades.