This is my third of these punches. Love it a lot. It is so great to incorporate this into layouts using as is, or cutting up. Easy to use punch. Happy I could add this to my supplies.
I purchased this for my daughter, who requested it and she was very pleased with how it worked. Very simple to use and giving a great finished product for her scrapbooking.
This is my 1st Lucky 8 Punch...it does take some practice, so start with scrap paper. I still have not mastered the punch yet, but it is looking better each time. When you do punch and have both punches set to the ON position, make sure you HEAR TWO crunches before releasing. One thing I have learned, PUNCH FAST, not slow.
It is easy to forget that you're going to use one 12 x 12" sheet of medium weight card stock for one circle. To me, that is a lot of paper for one design, and while it says that you can use smaller paper as well the result just doesn't look good that way. I'm sure I'll find some ways to use this punch, considering how much I spent for it, but I think even with the discount price Scrapbook.com had offered this punch is overpriced. I will not buy any more.
As for the design, yes, it's appealing, but again, it punches a circle, and how many times can one use that until one gets sick of it?
I cannot in good conscience rate this product any higher. For the price, it should punch at least two different size circles with or without the inside design.
Love this new punch from We R Memory Keepers. I was able to take some older pattern paper that I was tired of and transform it into something brand new again. I really like that you can do the outer cut, inner cut or both. I even used the "scrap" that is cut off the outside edge of the paper as a border for another page.