Rounded Corners

Rounded Corners
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I’ve had a nifty corner rounder punch for a few years.  I found it at Staples and the brand is CARL.  It works well for nipping off corners of square edge and turning them into soft rounded edges.  Lately, at Paper Crafts magazine and the Lawn Fawn Blog, I’ve noticed artists making a deeper cut into the paper with their rounded edges and I love that look!  I’ve read that the artists used an EK Success brand punch, but how do I know which one does the trick?  Here is an example of a very rounded edge card.    

Below are two pictures of my corner rounder / corner punch and what it does.  It just doesn’t cut enough of the corner off.  Which corner rounder punch do you use?  Please be very specific so I can find one for myself – thanks!    

Carl Brand Corner Punch

Carl Brand Corner Punch Corner... Punched!


Corner... Punched!

Corner... Punched!

Do you see what I mean?  It’s too subtle!  I used this one the third card in yesterday’s blog post, if you need to see another example of how “slightly rounded” it is. 
Finally, please check out the amazing stamps at my friend Kelly Marie’s Lawn Fawn store!  I have the “Sew Lovely” and “Critters in the ‘Burbs” stamp sets and I think they are adorable!  

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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