I love finding new ways to use our punches other than the obvious. Besides making cute little tags, our new Medium Jewelry Tag Punch is perfect for making faux photo turns on your paper projects, especially on scrapbook pages. What’s a photo turn, you ask? They are small pieces of metal hardware used to attach photos, tags, and more by way of a brad. Here’s a visual of the real thing (minus the brad):
Now here’s a faux photo turn made from cardstock die-cut with our Medium Jewelry Tag Punch. I used a paper piercer to poke a hold in the round end and then inserted a brad just like with the real thing. I love how I can make photo turns in any color to coordinate with my page or card. For a more realistic look, try this with some of our metallic cardstock and/or clear emboss colored cardstock so that it’s shiny.
My page features photos of Mia in her cowgirl outfit nearly 5 years ago. She was crazy about horses then, so I splurged a little and bought her this adorable hand-made vest & skirt on eBay. Needless to say, she loved it!
Stamps: schoolbook serif alphabet; Inks: basic black, whisper white; Cardstock: basic black, ruby red, more mustard, whisper white; Embellishments: vintage brads, primary colors simply scrappin’ kit; Tools: medium jewelry tag punch
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