Tips And Techniques

Cutting Mulberry Paper Shapes with a Punch

I want to punch shapes from Mulberry paper but the paper always tears and makes a mess.

 punching mulberry

Mulberry paper is a very thin paper with lots of fibre inclusions. Punches tend to chew the paper rather than cut it cleanly. There is nothing wrong with your punch although it may seem like it. The solution is to place the mulberry paper between two sheets of copy paper and punch the sandwich. When punched in this way the mulberry paper will be cut cleanly and crisply and you will have the shapes needed to make your invitations punched out in no time.

Once you see how easy it is to punch shapes like this you might want to decorate the backs of your envelopes with punched mulberry shapes to match your invitations.


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