Archive for March, 2012
The big name stamping catalogs have all these great rubber and/or acrylic stamps to match punches and vice versa, but what about all those other punches and nesting dies we already have? Surely some artistic folks have put together digistamps to go with those. I mean, with these old school tools you avoid all the print and cut issues inherent with the newer technologies. Just line ‘em up and punch ‘em out. It could hardly be easier. So digital images and templates to match popular punches must be plentiful, right? Umm, no. In fact, I couldn’t find any. Instead I found all kinds of complicated instructions about how to measure and make your own MSWord etc. docs for sentiments. This seems woefully inefficient to my engineer brain, so today I am doing something about it and sharing the files I use with one of my favorite punches, the “Real Estate Sign” from EK Tools. If you own this punch, please download and enjoy this file and let me see what you do with it. If you have punch-coordinating files of your own, I hope you’ll post them and let me know so I can link you up here. And if you are a punch or die manufacturer, you can thank me later.
Update: I did find one other PDF printable to match this punch here.
Another update: I found digistamps to match some Stampin Up punches for sale here.
Yet another update: I am so happy that I have my first “taker” in my challenge to make and post your own coordinating files. Michelle at StonySilence.com not only made a fantastic universal file that will work with many of your punches, but she made a great video, that will demonstrate both her designs and mine. Thank you Michelle!