Three Ways to Use the Mat Pack Paper Piercing Template

Have you ever wondered what to do with the thing with all the holes in it that comes with the Mat Pack?  I know that for the first few months after I got mine, the Paper Piercing Template just sat on the desk.  But it is getting some use these days, and I thought I would show you some of the ways I like to use it.

1.  Do you like the look of 3 brads in a line or a corner, but don't always get them spaced evenly?  The template is really helpful with that.  Just use the template to space the holes you make with the Paper Piercing Tool and your spacing will always come out even.

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2.  IMG_2923 You can also use the template to pierce a design in your paper or card stock.  This is a simple yet elegant embellishment, and at times is just the right touch on a project.


3. IMG_2921 Faux stitching is another possibility.  Pierce a line of holes in card stock, then draw lines between holes to make it look like sewing. 

Do you have a favorite way to use this handy tool?  Leave a comment and let us all know about it. 

If you don't have a Mat Pack and are ready to order one, just CLICK HERE.

Now get off the computer and go get your fingers inky!

Sage Kimble

 Nurturing Creativity, One Stamp at a Time!

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4 Responses to Three Ways to Use the Mat Pack Paper Piercing Template

  1. Patrice H January 8, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    Oh my goodness you are so darn creative, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Excellent ideas.

  2. Sage Kimble January 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    Thanks for your comment, Patrice. Hope you have fun using these ideas, and come back to StampingMadly soon!

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  3. Beth May 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

    I heard about “matting paper” from another scrapper and have not been able to find it anywhere. The way it was described to me was paper that you put over part of the area to be stamped so the ink would not stamp the paper beneath the matting paper. Then you would replace the paper covering another area that you did not want stamped. The idea was to have a stamped image using different colors but protecting the areas until the color needed was used. Have you heard of this and where would I find it? And is it called by another name? Would wax or parchment paper work ok for this method? Thanks for any help or ideas you can share!

  4. Sage Kimble May 11, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    I believe the technique you are referring to is called masking. You can see a video I made about it on my blogHERE. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Sage Kimble
    aka The Mad Stamper

    Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator

    If your fingers arent inky yet, what are you waiting for?

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