Yesterday I posted a method for punching a circular frame using my newly acquired MS punches. I broke my cardinal rule – I didn’t check t’internet first to see if it was truly unique. Doh! Usually, if I come up with something in my little crafty bubble, I dash off to Google to see who else might have had the same idea. But the punches hit my door at about 11 AM, I tore them open and started playing. When I had some success in creating circular frames by dividing the circles I was delighted and popped it on here right away. Then I had a thought – my method worked for 8 punched elements, but what if I wanted to make a bigger frame? I went to Google to look for a circular grid, thinking that would be a good guide – and imagine my surprise to see the first video hit was this! (Julia, look away – I’ve bored you enough on this topic LOL! for everyone else, I should mention the Filter Bubble here because Google clearly knows where my interests lie and I have to wonder if anyone else doing the same search would get the same results. DH didn’t, did you? )
Clearly mine was not a unique idea! I did watch a number of other related videos, all for making circle frames using corner punches (ok, so I think I should be forgiven as these are the very first corner punches other than rounders I own so I had no idea this was “old hat”) almost all which began (and ended) with the method I tried first, of simply trying to line up the punch and hope it joined up in a not horrible way at the end. But Veronica made it past my step of dividing the circle in fourths to doing REAL math – punching and measuring the motif to ensure perfect placement around a circle of any size using the grid of degrees for placement. The grid she found also came up in my search – you can find it here. Watch the video and download the grid and you too can get the fab results you see. I particularly like her versions where the punch is un-joined, leaving a border of unpunched shapes. Just watch it and you’ll know what I’m talking about!
Now I’m thinking I need a few MORE corner punches because some of the samples are just lovely. Google is good for shopping too ….
Needless to say I won’t bother with a video – it’s been done well already. Really. watch it!