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10 Best Hole Punchers for Scrapbooking

If you want to add some extra zazz to paper craft, adding cool hole punchers for scrapbooking and crafting will make your photos look incredible.

You've taken great care in trying to get the perfect pictures of your exploits. You got them printed professionally, and they look great. Now, you're going to need to create a scrapbook that shows off the adventures you had.

Scrapbooks are an art form in their own right. Figuring out how to decorate your book and make it a tribute to your own life is a journey. That said, most avid scrapbookers will tell you that the easiest way to add a little pizazz to your photos is to use hole punchers in order to create your own paper craft.

Of course, there's only so far those office hole punchers will go. These top-rated hole punchers for scrapbooking will make all the difference when you decide to present your photos.

26 Mini Piece Paper Punchers with Case by SCS Direct

If you're new to scrapbooking but love using paper punchers, then you're going to need to get more than one single puncher. You're better off getting an easy to use and easy to store set of hole punchers for scrapbooking—such as the one from SCD Direct.

This comes with 26 different popular designs useful in scrapbooking paper craft, as well as card making. It stores well, is easy to use, and even comes with its own carrying case. Is it really that shocking that it's so popular?

Clever Level Craft Punch by Caryko

Do you love your pets? Do you want to add paper crafts that flaunt your love? Then this paper punch might be the best thing you've ever seen. Caryko made a series of different pet-themed hole punches for scrapbooking your favorite, furry friend.

Each punch will give you a one inch cutout that's in the shape of the animal of your choice. This sturdy puncher is designed to make punching holes through card stock easier than you previously thought possible.

Love Punch by EK Tools

Are you looking for hole punchers for scrapbooking your wedding shots? Well, you might need something a little more romantic than dogs and stars. This cute Love Punch will help you add some verbiage to your work.

EK Tools makes excellent, easy to use crafting punches that won't leave your hands sore. What more could you want?

Knock Outs Border Punch Kit by American Crafts

Punching out little holes in the shape of stars and hearts is cool, but it only goes so far. Your scrapbook pages will sometimes need a little extra texture to make your look complete.

These border punches are a perfect pick to dress your scrapbook pages up a little, and add a little extra something to this easy craft project for adults. A little texture to your pages never hurts, and always helps emphasize your page's focal points.

AdvantEdge Lace Border Punch Cartridge by Fiskars

If you are already pretty well-versed in scrapbooking, you might have a Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System as your hole puncher of choice. If this is the case, then you already know how effortless they make punching out borders. If you don't, this is a great product to purchase.

This antique, lace cartridge is an eye-catching addition to your crafting supplies, giving any scrapbook an old fashioned touch. I'd personally suggest it for your wedding scrapbook—or if you want to show off a trip to a major Victorian historic hotspot.

It's important to note that you need the AdvantEdge system to get this particular punch to work. However, they are so popular among scrapbookers that you really can't go wrong with it.

Small AdvantEdge Ivy Border Punch by Fiskars

Another favorite among Fiskars fans is the Ivy Border Punch cartridge, which adds a nice, floral, and stately addition to any scrapbook you might want to make.

If you want to get a seriously versatile punching cartridge, give their Ivy Punch a try. It's a quick and easy way to add some floral emphasis to your page without having to buy fancy stickers.

2-Inch Circle Paper Punch by EK Tools

I find that you can never have too many large paper punchers for scrapbooking. This circular hole punch, in particular, creates a scalloped circle that is just large enough to frame small headshots.

Just saying, this might be a good choice if you want to scrapbook a family reunion. This paper punch also works very well for adding accents to page corners, or as a way to add a nice texture to smaller photos you want to trim.

Large Cloud Squeeze Punch by Fiskars

Luckily for most scrapbookers out there, you don't have to have an AdvantEdge set in order to have fun with Fiskars. This company makes pretty awesome individual hole punches for scrapbooking fans that aren't quite ready to commit to a full system yet.

This squeeze punch is a great way to get cloud shapes without having tired and sore fingers. After all, your hands can offer a lot more strength than your fingers can.

Large 2-Point Flag Punch by EK Tools

I can't even name how many people I know that love to scrapbook their kid's sports games. Finding sports-themed paper punchers isn't easy though. This 2-Point Flag puncher is a great pick for parents that want a sporty scrapbook in a pinch.

The punched cutout is approximately two and a half inches in size, which is just perfect for writing names, teams, and other stats. Your scrapbook will look better for it, you'll have more space ready for notes, and scrapbooking might just turn into a fun family bonding night idea for you and your little athletes to bond over.

Circle Edge Paper Punch by Martha Stewart Crafts

Trying to create a circle in a scrapbook used to be fairly aggravating. Martha Stewart, the crafty OG herself, came up with a good way to make your more advanced design happen with a series of cool, circle edge hole punchers for scrapbooking pros.

I personally find them to be pretty amazing. I really love the Floral Web one up above. It's just so delightfully retro, don't you think?

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