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Put Some Zig in your Zag

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Ever tried the 1/4" square punch?  Sure it's great for punching out small letters and building words.  However, this charming little punch has another hidden talent . . . . a quick and easy zigzag border.  Just angle it sideways so that it makes a perfect triangle, lining up the bottom of your card stock edge with the left and right corners of the triangle.  This ensures that subsequent punches will all be masterfully aligned.  Work left punching and lining up the new "triangle" with the left of edge of the previous triangle.  ZigZaggety Cool!

This basic design pops together quickly.  I discovered that black embossing over textured River Rock card stock created both sheen and a handsome distressed look. I tucked my Sanded Background (my favorite for distressing) back in the drawer realizing it wasn't going to get any playtime today.  The only other slightly sneaky thing I did was to adhere a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock behind the eyelets for just a plink of interest.   Hugs and Pretties . . . M

Stamp Sets:  Baroque Background (109264), Sincere Salutations (105156), Brocade Basics (109411)
Ink:  River Rock (109101), Versamark (102283)
Paper:  River Rock Textured (108694), Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Black (102851)
Cool Tools:  Crop-A-Dile (108362), Heat Tool (100005), 1/4" Square (104943), Key Tag (107272) and Corner Rounder (109047) Punches
Perfect Touches:  Black Embossing Powder (109133), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Non SU Large and Small Black Eyelets

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