Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday Trends/TSG Tips & Tricks - Mercy

What is Wednesday Trends / TSG Tips & Tricks? Every Wednesday the featured Trendsetter will either share a stamping trend that they love or will show you new ways to use their favorite TSG stamp sets!  I hope you are inspired by this tutorial, and that you will try it out for yourself!  :)

Hi there!  It's Mercy here with this week's Wednesday Trends!  You all know how much I adore paper piercing, and I have received a plethera of emails inquiring about my Circle Piercing.  I thought I would take this opportunity to share the secret with you all.

1.  Here's what you'll need to get started:
Paper Piercer
Piercing Mat
Plastic Canvas Mesh Shape- Round (you can find these at your local craft store in the Needlework section in several different shapes)
An Assembled Card Front

2. Place card front onto piercing mat.

3.  Using grid on the center of the plastic mesh, line up the outside of your patterned paper circles or other circular element.  Pierce around the entire element using the mesh shape as a guide.  You can pierce the circular element, or pierce around the outside of it as I did.

4.  Remove mesh shape guide to reveal your piercing.

5.  Pierce around all the patterned paper circles, and attach the card front to the card base to complete your card.

STAMPS USED: Spring Fever

That's it for me!  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and I hope you'll give it a try for yourself...I'd love to see your creations that incorporate Circle Piercing!  Thanks for stopping by to see this week's trend!



  1. I bought one of these a few weeks ago thinking they would be helpful for just this purpose - I must have been channeling you Mercy! :) Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. That is so cool, I would have never thought of that! The only reason that I don't paper pierce very often is because my holes are always crooked lol! Thanks for the tip Mercy!

  3. fantastic tip- i will definitely be trying this. tfs

  4. Wow that is fabulous. I love that idea. I'm going to have to run to the store now.

  5. Awesome job Mercy! You know how I LOVE to pierce, LMBO!!

  6. wow, what a fantastic card! love the piercing-gotta get me one of those templates-I always wing when piercing circles!


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