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  • Review count
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    July 12, 2011
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    July 13, 2011
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 Punch All Over The Page - Pinking Circle
Punch All Over The Page - Pinking Circle
This Martha Stewart Crafts™ Pinking Circle Punch All Over The Page tool lets you punch perfect decorative shapes anywhere on the page — even the center! Two powerfully magnetic alignment plates securely hold your paper in place. Simply position your paper between the plates, then punch! Use our versatile Pinking Circle punch to create unique window cards, mini photo mats, shaker boxes, decoupage shapes, custom tags, luminaries, and more. Use the cut-out circle shape to complement your design. The punched shape is approx. 1.5" in diameter.More detailed designs may require additional punch pressure. Tool can be sharpened by punching through aluminum foil or lubricated by punching through waxed paper.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great concept and a must for cardmaking stash of tools
PostedJuly 13, 2011
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paperologist
from San Diego, CA
I saw on YouTube and had to have them. I have three of the designs and no regrets on the purchase. As with my other review, the only challenge I have had is the magnet line up thing. Sometimes it doesn't feel like it catches, it is squishy and rocks a bit so and I end up punching twice. Just check your magnet to make sure all is lined up and your hand is centered over the punch on a sturdy surface. Best experience with light weight cardstock, not so good with textured cardstock. Tried to line up stamped image in hole to puch out, a bit of a challenge but not impossible. Again 4 stars because storage for these sorts of punches is always at a premium.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Punch All Over The Page - Classic Butterfly
Punch All Over The Page - Classic Butterfly
This Martha Stewart Crafts™ Classic Butterfly Punch All Over The Page tool lets you punch perfect decorative shapes anywhere on the page — even the center! Two powerfully magnetic alignment plates securely hold your paper in place. Simply position your paper between the plates, then punch! Use our beautiful butterfly punch to create unique window cards, mini photo mats, shaker boxes, decoupage shapes, luminaries, custom tags, and more. Use the cut-out butterfly shape to complement your design. The punched shape is approx. 1.5" at widest point.More detailed designs may require additional punch pressure. Tool can be sharpened by punching through aluminum foil or lubricated by punching through waxed paper.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Excellent choice if you want a butterfly punch
PostedJuly 12, 2011
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paperologist
from San Diego, CA
I saw this demo on YouTube and had to have them. As with my other review, the only challenge I have had is the magnet line up thing. Sometimes it doesn't feel like it catches, it is squishy and rocks a bit so and I end up punching twice. Just check your magnet to make sure all is lined up and your hand is centered over the punch on a sturdy surface. It also just dawned on me that you can't really see where you are punching like the lever punches that you can turn upside down, but you can punch anywere on the paper so that is the major plus. Again 4 stars because storage for these sorts of punches is always at a premium.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Punch All Over The Page - Scallop Square
Punch All Over The Page - Scallop Square
This Martha Stewart Crafts™ Scallop Square Punch All Over The Page tool lets you punch perfect decorative shapes anywhere on the page — even the center! Two powerfully magnetic alignment plates securely hold your paper in place. Simply position your paper between the plates, then punch! Use our versatile Scallop Square punch to create unique window cards, mini photo mats, shaker boxes, decoupage shapes, luminaries, custom tags, and more. Use the cut-out scalloped square shape to complement your design. The punched shape is approx. 1.5" square.More detailed designs may require additional punch pressure. Tool can be sharpened by punching through aluminum foil or lubricated by punching through waxed paper.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great concept and really like the results
PostedJuly 12, 2011
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paperologist
from San Diego, CA
I saw this demo on YouTube and had to have them. I own a zillion punches and an digital die cutter but these stamps had me hooked. I like the idea that I could punch windows in bags etc and put clear transparency to make goodie bags. The only challenge I have had is the magnet line up thing. Sometimes it doesn't feel like it catches, it is squishy and rocks a bit so and I end up punching twice. Just check your magnet to make sure all is lined up. Also, not sure exactly how thick of carstock you should expect to cut. Lastly, good to have some sort of sharpening device like foil or something else to keep the small scallops crisp. 4 stars because storage for these sorts of punches is always at a premium.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Custom Stamp Setting Kit
Custom Stamp Setting Kit
Use this 10 piece custom stamp set to create and keep up to four custom stamp designs at once. Great for monograms, address labels, personalized messages, greetings, and more. Perfect for use with Martha Stewart Crafts™ Pigment Ink Pads.Tip: clean with warm, soapy water after each use
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Too much trouble for poor results
PostedJuly 12, 2011
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paperologist
from San Diego, CA
First off, I generally really like Martha Stewart EK Success branded products and have been a magazine subscriber for many years and love the kitchen goods too. However, this one of the MS Crafts things that I wish I knew if Michaels would have taken back. I bought it around Christmas time and had great hopes... the concept is tedious, the results were not very impressive, the type is challening because it is not exactly proportional in spacing. The round borders stamped ok but this is not the quality I would accept for an invitation or the like. I would just as soon order a red rubber custom stamp from a stationery store or use my laser printer. Type was challenging to break apart, some of the letters were not the same depth so uneven stamping. I gave it my best shot but would not waste $24 precious crafting dollars on this. Sorry guys, gotta be honest.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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This versatile tool lets you punch holes of various sizes wherever you need them. Use it for paper, cardboard, foam, fabric, wood, thin metals, leather, and multiple layers of materials. An oversized, soft-grip handle makes punching easy.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Easy to use and make three size holes anywhere
PostedJuly 12, 2011
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paperologist
from San Diego, CA
This tool is easy to use, great for book binding too. Just unscrew the top and reveal the three dies to cut the holes. Unscrew the tip and slip in the die, re-tighten the part that holds the die in place. No pounding with a hammer and punch any where on the page. Push down, holding paper in place. I have several hole punches including the original crop-a-dile but it is limited by its reach into the page. I have mostly punched cardstock. ALWAYS punch onto a surface that you are ok to cut into... like a self healing mat. It will go through the paper and into your work surface or table if you are not careful. I also like the little pouch it came in.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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