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Technique Tuesday – Piercing Pattern

Are you a fan of our paper-piercing tools? I know I am. I love that the templates are a quick and accurate way to add a bit of pattern and texture, and that they are designed to coordinate with so many of our punches and Framelits Dies.

The Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack has all of the basics. I used the template with the straight lines and the scallops to make my project, but I didn’t want just straight lines or scallops. I wanted the background of my card to be circles. 

I could have used the template with the circles on it, but that would have been tedious and a bit more difficult getting the same circle lined up over and over again. Instead, I used the biggest scallop to make my circles.

Here’s how I did it:

  1. Draw a line down the center of your cardstock with a pencil, then line up the holes at the tips of the scallop along the line and pierce the scallop.

 2. Rotate your paper 180 degrees and line up the scallop on the template with the pierced scallop on your paper. Pierce the scallop to complete the circles.

 3. Line up the pierced holes with the template as shown above and pierce the scallop to start the next row of circles. Rotate your paper 180 degrees again and line up the template as shown in step 2. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’ve filled the entire piece of cardstock with pierced circles.

4. Your cardstock should look like this when you’re done. Erase your pencil line and attach it to a card base; embellish your project as desired.

Have you created any other patterns with the piercing templates? Share a link to your projects. I’d love to see what you’ve been creating!

Melody H.
Concept Artist


  • Sam C

    May 03

    Love piercing, especially on my CAS cards. Thanks ever so much for this new way to use my template. Can't wait to try it out.

  • Beverly Parkison

    May 03

    Perfect. this will be on my next "tool" order. thanks.

  • Alli

    May 03

    Love this!

  • Patty B.

    May 03

    Did you use the bakers twine to outline the flowers?

  • Tory

    May 03

    Wow looks great

  • Kathy Manzella

    May 03

    I love this technique with the piercing. It adds so much!