This is something I’ve been meaning to post for some time but never got around to taking the pictures. So, today I made the time to do it.
I don’t know about you, but I’m an idiot who in my excitement tossed the instruction sheets when I opened my shiny new punches. I foolishly assumed that they would work no matter my paper size. <insert dumb blonde head bob here>.
It took having to buy even more punches than I already had to get this worked out and recorded.
So, for those of you who are not aware, Martha Stewart punches come in two sizes. There’s the regular size, that I’m referring to as “shallow” and there’s the deep edge variety.
The page sizes upon which these sets work are not the same, so in an effort to make it easier for other folks like me, I have added pictures below that visually demonstrate the differences between the two sets as well as the paper sizes that must be used for them to punch around the page in a clean and seamless manner.
This picture gives you a visual reference point in identifying the size of set that you have. You can see how much larger the deep edge set is compared to the shallow set. Hence, the different page size requirement.
The diagrams below outline the compatible page sizes in both inches and centimeters. It is recommended however, that you measure in inches as some of the metric sizing’s can be difficult to measure out.
Edited to add the following:
I decided that I wouldn’t be very good at digging up this post for reminders every time I pulled my punches out, so I took it a step further and added size labels to the punches. This way I will always know.
Hopefully some of you found this useful.
Thanks for lookin’!