This is a Fiskars Border Punch. I saw it hanging on the rack and thought it was pretty, but kept right on walking. Then I saw it demonstrated! Oh my goodness! I was in love! They have many different patterns to choose from, but I chose this Wrought Iron Pattern.
What is different about this punch is it's Two in One! :) The corners are separate from the edges! What makes this even cooler is it is made to be used in 1" increments. No 1/2" or 1/4". You want to use paper in full inch sizes...3" x 3" , 4" x 5", etc. Do you see the dark lines on the dark blue part of the punch? Those are actually stair stepped at 1" increments. You slide your paper along and it catches at those marks, you punch and move it to the next step. Perfect borders EVERY TIME!!
Put your paper in and line it up at the first stair step.
Because this is the corner of the paper, you use the corner part of the punch.
There's your corner! (I took it out just to show you how it looks. Normally you would leave it in and do the next step.)
It's lined up at that first stair step again and I punch the edge punch. (Again, I took it out so you could see what it looks like. You would normally move on to the next stair step.)
Perfectly lined up with the corner!
Here, I moved it to the next stair step and punched just the edge punch.
I punched just the edge punch until I only had 1" left on that side. This leaves room for that next corner.
I turned the paper, and repeated the entire process along the rest of the sides.
All done! It really only took a few minutes to make this! They really make it fun and easy!
And this particular punch is made with the little flap to stick your next layer of paper under it so no glue or adhesive is needed! Not all the punches have this, but there are several that do!
That's how I made my edge on my Midnight Madness Sketch #14 card!