We have used the SANTORO®'s Willow embossing folder for our
paper piercing tutorial as a centre piece to our card and it is creative
way of adding precise pierced
holes to your projects.
What You Will Need
SANTORO®'s Willow 6x6 Paper Pad, character
toppers, sequins, steel dies, embossing folder, wooden shape, paper
blossoms, metal charms-cogs, clear
Dovecraft A4 kraft card and 6” x 6” card blank
Dovecraft Paper Piercer
How to Make
Cut the SANTORO®'s Willow burgundy paper to 14.6cm x
14.7cm. Use a ruler as a guide around the edge of the paper to piece. Give a
0.4cm gap between each hole. Once you have finished piecing the paper, stick to
the centre of the 6” x 6” kraft card with double sided tape.
Tip: Use a piece of folded Dovecraft foam under the
paper when piecing the paper.
Cut a contrasting SANTORO®'s Willow paper into a 12cm square,
again piecing around the edge. Stick to the top left of the card at an angle.
Cut a piece of the kraft card to fit in the SANTORO®'s Willow embossing folder
and emboss. Place the embossed cardstock onto the foam and piece the bottom
half of the paper following the line of the embossed pattern. Cut along the
edge of the embossing at the bottom of the folder to create a decorative scalloped
Die cut a small cog with the pink striped paper and one with the
burgundy paper. Stick the striped cog under the top left of the embossed paper
and stick the burgundy cog to under the top left of the distressed cream paper.
Using the striped paper, die cut a large cog and stick to the bottom right of
the kraft card.
Die cut a flower with textured cardstock and a large cog with
striped pink paper. Cut two paper blossoms in half and layer on top of each
other. Add the die cut flower and the cog on top of the blossoms and then stick
under the embossed card on the left side. Stick the embossed card and embellishment to the centre of the card
at an angle.
Add the other halves of the paper blossoms under a character topper and then layer on top left of the embossed card.
Die cut two large and four small cogs in various SANTORO®'s Willow papers. Piece the edges of the large cogs. Layer one
small die cut cog to one large cog with a foam square and add to the embossed
paper where you have started piercing it. With another small
cog, glue to the centre of the other large cog and add to the card with a foam
square. Add the other two small cogs to paper, one with glue and one with a
foam square to add further dimension.
To add texture, we have added a wooden cog to the top right of the
card and layered with a metal cog charm.
To decorate, add three sequins to the top left and bottom right of
the card in a scattered effect. Add two sequins to the centre of two small
10. To finish, stamp the
sentiment ‘Hope’ and cut to size, we have then pierced the edge of the card and added to
the bottom left of the card at an angle with foam squares.
you ever tried paper piercing
with your papercraft projects? We
would love to see them, simply add them into the project gallery.