Username Post: Punch Reccommendation        (Topic#1507791)
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So I *insert gasp here* currently do not own any punches. I'm looking for brand reccommendations, right now I think I will mostly be looking for circles and squares, for cropping pictures and then creating mats for the pictures (so stairstep sizes also). Once upon a time I did own a Fiskers corner punch that fell apart constantly, but I don't know if that is indicative of that brand or not.

TIA!


 
CatScrapsHere
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I love my Creative Memories corner rounder. I've had it for years and it still works great! I don't have any circles or squares, but I love the Fiskars border punches. Just started collecting those a few months ago. No problems so far except for one that embosses as well as punches. Even traded that one in for a new one and I don't like it.


 
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In response to CatScrapsHere

Thanks Cathy! I do have the Creative Memories corner rounder - I guess I just didn't think of counting that one!


 
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  • CASBa on 06-19-09 12:14 PM
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I like the Fiskars border punches also. So far all of my Fiskars punches have been good quality.


 
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EK Success.. retro flower punch. I just got it and it is AWESOME!! Here's a recent LO that I did with that punch...


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siameseplease
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Love EK Success and Fiskars punches. If you're looking for the different sizes in step-down pattern, you can try for the EK Success ones. However, they get expensive. When I want to make circular shapes out of photos and what-not, I use my Creative Memories cutting system. I mainly use punches for more specialized shapes, like scalloped circles or border edges. It's all in what you need and want! Have fun; there's so many out there!


 
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Adrienne - those flowers are awesome!

Gina - my SIL has the CM Cutting system, I just think I'll operate/go for the punches easier

Up until a year ago, all my scrapbooking supplies had to fit into a 2 drawer rolling file cabinet - I now have one of those bookcases that are all squares, so I have bins for the squares. At this point it is all about what I see first.

It is our choice, but all we have is a small desk and a coffee table in our apartment, so I have to scrap in small spaces with fast clean up!


 
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In response to AmandaM83

I use my Cuttlebug with Spellbinders dies for all my circle/oval/square (regular and scalloped) needs


 
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I use mostly Stammpin' Up punches. I do know that I prefer the lever punches over the button punches. They are much easier to operate to me. Good luck on the punches......they become addictive!


 
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I LOVE EK Success and Martha Stewart punches. awesome!


 
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In response to pharmgirl

I like the Fiskars punches because you can see exactly where you are punching.


 
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Oh...I forgot, the Fiskars squeeze punches come in different sizes, so layering is a breeze.


 
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  • KimKV on 06-19-09 02:55 PM
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These are great punches for what you are wanting to do.


 
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Thanks for the ideas everyone - I went to archivers tonight, I looked at punches & the cookie cutter quikkutz - I think getting something like the quik kutz or the spellbinders will give me more versatility. I never would have thought to look if it weren't for ya'll!


 
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I LOVE all the punches from Stampin' Up. I have a couple of Fiskars and Maratha Stewart punches as well. I also use my Big Shot for a lot of variety.


 
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  • AmandaM83 Said:
So I *insert gasp here* currently do not own any punches. I'm looking for brand reccommendations, right now I think I will mostly be looking for circles and squares, for cropping pictures and then creating mats for the pictures (so stairstep sizes also). Once upon a time I did own a Fiskers corner punch that fell apart constantly, but I don't know if that is indicative of that brand or not.

TIA!





GASPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!! !!!!!!!!!!! There is your obligatory gasp, But I feel the need to warn you,,,,,,,

DANGER WILL ROBINSON DANGER!!!!! THESE THINGS ARE ADDICTIVE!!!! VERYYYYYYYYY VERYYYYYYYYY ADDICTIVE,,,

as to punches I like two kinds,,,,,I like the whale of a punch and I like the fiskers squeeze punch,,,

the whale seems to punch through heavier cs, like the DCWV fully glittered stuff better,,,,,,,,

and the squeeze punch is sooooooooo easy to use, they've basically turned the punch upside down for you so you don't have to,,,,,,easy peasy nice and cheesy,,,,,,,

I like them both, so it just depends on the design, though I seem to get more of the squeeze punches, simply because I think they go on sale more at J's,,,,,,

have fun


 
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I really like the Friskars and MS punches. Not problems with any of them so far!


 
mommy3girls
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I have a variety of punches: Stampin' up, EK success, Martha Stewart, and Marvy Uchida...LOVE them all. The ladies are right...they are extremely ADDICTIVE!

I also just received my order of spellbinders, and can't wait to test them out.


 
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  • ekip2 on 06-20-09 05:46 AM
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Punches are a very slippery slope into a purchase addiction - are you SURE you want to go there LOL?

I love punches and have many many many of them. I started to collect them when I first started to sb over 10 years ago - here is my take

I love the EK Success Paper shaper and border punches - These are my favorite (This includes the Stampin Up ones which are made by EK)
The Paper shaper ones are "lever" ones in that you press down on a little lever to make the shape

I really like the Fiskar border punches

I don't like the punches where you press a button - they hurt my hand and don't always make as clean a punchie

I really like to get shapes that have more than one size so I can layer - like stacking circles, flowers, squares

Punch art of shapes/animals made with punches is another SERIOUS addiction that will lead to lots of punch purchases

Can you tell I love my punches LOL Andrea


 
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Thanks for the warnings ladies - my plan is to force myself to wait for a sale. We live fairly close to a Crafts Direct, and they will occasionaly put all their punches on sale for 50% off. I just have to wait until then to go nuts.

mommy3girls - let me know what you think of the spellbinders


 
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  • ekip2 on 06-20-09 06:20 AM
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Speaking of spellbinders - I love the nestabilities - the options are endless~ I was "intimidated" by using them in my BigKick at first but now I can't think why - they are so easy to use and cut great!

That said - I do find myself still going to my punches for projects. They are so easy to use and quick w/o the extra steps of going to the die cut machine. IMHO - punches and dies each have their uses (and addictions LOL)


 
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I love the nestabilties. I sold all of my Marvy miga and giga whatever and got all the circles, square, rectangles and ovals, both sizes of scallop classic and petite. I love them alot and they do not require alot of space and easy to take anywhere. The cut so awesome.


 
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Oh, and I can't believe I forgot to mention BORDER punches! They ROCK ROCK ROCK. I NEED some more myself.

Check out:



 
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I have been hooked from the very beginning on the Fiskars Border Punches. I have added to them my little hand punches I had since I was in high school. Long time ago! I have several hole hand punches and I invested in the MS heart hand punch. Now, I do limit myself to buying only punches I think I can get alot of use out of them. I don't buy the simple shapes because I have a Cricut and many shape cutters and templates. I stuck to buying no flowers and hoped the Cricut would help me out with that. Now I have added some punches from every manufacture. I do have problems with the button punches and I did purchase a lever that helps people with all kinds of punches. PM me if you need the name it is in the other room! It really helped me and when I seen how it helped a friend that has a permant handicap. I am thinking of giving it to her. Enjoy!


 
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I have the Fiskars Threading Water, but my new obsession is the EK Success Edger Punches. They feel sturdier than the Fiskars, take up less space, and can stack on top of each other when they're locked down. What's not to love? I've got the four below, plus a large scallop one SB.com doesn't have. My next plan of attack is to start getting the ones with the shapes like candles, dinosaurs, trees, etc., etc. I have three coupons from M's good for next week...

Lisa


 
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In response to AmandaM83

I love the Fiskars squeeze ones. great for the hands, very ergonomic.


 
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Well I ended up getting some stuff on sale - I got some of the Fiskars border punches 50% off, plus one Fiskers Extra large punch for $2. You are right - it is hard not to want them all. I think I will end up with die cut sets for the circles and squares, because I want larger sizes than I found in punches.

Thanks again for the guidance!


Edited by AmandaM83 on 06-22-09 11:17 AM. Reason for edit: Product Reference


 
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