As every other Epiphany Crafts tool I have bought, this one is also a revelation to my efford in producing unique and beautiful cards. It is precice, easy to use, handy in storage. With very little efford it gives out the best of results! It is a highly recommended tool to all those who want to give a special something to their work!
I had made buttons before (those that are metal plated in the back and fitted with pins), and I was really excited to try this out. This is certainly fun, and creates unlimited new embellishments (especially love the vintage and resin caps)... BUT, what this essentially does is cuts your paper to fit the bubbles... something you could probably do with a good pair of scissors! Perhaps I didn't press mine hard enough, but my paper didn't adhere completely to the bubble, and there is no additional piece to laminate the back-side of the paper. I can see how this would still be fun for kids, but it does get extremely pricey... ESP since i want them in every diff shape / size!
My 10 yo and 14 yo fell in love with this at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, TX yesterday. Their favorite thing is the small round charms that are the perfect size to fit the Round 14 shapes and turn them into necklaces, earrings, or charm bracelets. They are using ribbon to thread through the charms to make the necklaces and bracelets.
I agree with the other review that it could get pricey to buy a new tool for each shape/size. I would love them to improve this so that it is a bit cheaper. And my girls are anxiously awaiting for some small heart shaped charms to make heart shaped jewlry.