This is a "must have" punch if you're doing a scrapbook with Disney. It can be used so often, with different colors, paper textures, etc. for lots of different looks. Mickey can be a stand-out page decoration or can be peeking out from behind pictures, etc. Use in combination with the medium Mickey Icon punch for a variety of sizes. When I heard "whale" I did expect this punch to be larger, maybe like a 3" Mickey, but that could just be my inexperience with scrapbooking. Still, it's large enough to use for corner decoration and lots of other things.
I purchased this punch to make mickey balloons for a birthday craft project. It works great and the punch outs are clean cut (I punched out 200 from light-weight cardstock and didn't have one hiccup). I would only advise considering the number of uses for the cost before purchasing. After I make a handful of mickey scrapbook pages I'm going to have to get really really creative to use this without using a disney theme, otherwise it will just collect dust.
I am a huge fan of punches. Because you can use them over and over again. To me the goal of scrapbooking is to be creative. You can embellish these, ink the edges, or use one or multiple punches on a layout. I like this one because you can punch a close up of a childs face, punch another in black, cut the ears off the childs face punch and layer them.
Product is exactly as described, a nice large mickey which I have already used in several layouts of our numerous trips to Disney World. So much better than creating my own Mickeys with circle punches. This size is a great addition for anyone creating Disney layouts.
If you're planning a Disney scrapbook, this item should be the first thing in your cart! Nice quality punch - I've had mine for years and it still works great. I have the smaller one as well and they are great for layering.
Used in this layout: "F" Family
the only reason I give this a low rating is due to the definition given..."whale" of a punch. I was anticipating a much larger punch. I would not have paid this amount having known it's true dimensions.