- Using the white pattern printed onto the border punch, begin by punching once anywhere along the border.
- Slide the punched section over to the left or right until it lines up directly with the white printed section on the tool.
- Continue in both directions until the entire border is punched (see more on product page).
- Punch through wax paper for smooth the punching and then sandpaper to sharpen your punch ends.
- You have to check that your paper is not too thick, you can punch up to 180g.
- If you want to sharpen the border punch because the pattern is not clean, punch sandpaper (thin grain)
- If you want to lubricate the border punch because it is too hard to punch, punch several times on greaseproof paper, this will lubricate the punch and will extend its lifetime.
- Care advice, do not wet the border punch to avoid rust.
- Using the border punches, you can create wonderful lace effects on paper, by varying the effects according to the colours and types of paper. Using the personal paper trimmer 30cm, cut out strips of 3cm wide (or more according to the desired result). Then, place a paper strip in the border punch aligning it with the beginning of the white design on the base of the border punch. Punch while pressing firmly on the blue lever. Repeat the previous instructions along the length of the strip. Turn the punched strip around to punch the other side and repeat the previous pattern in order to obtain a symmetric lace punched design.