I purchased the small, medium and large punches to make my own 2" flowers. They work wonderful and the flowers come out beautiful. I scrapbook a lot and create many different projects and adding flowers to my projects gives them that finishing/added touch. Buying all kinds of different flowers becomes expensive. If your looking to save money by making your own flowers these are the punches to purchase. Highly recommend.
I'm a great fan of punches - I have lots. This one is really pretty, but I gave it one less star because it doesnt completely punch out of the paper - its left hanging on by a couple of tags. They're easy enough to snip, but normally a punch will cut clean out and this doesn't. It also isnt the easiest lever in the world - I sort of feel that it could break if you press too hard. However, I've only just started to use it...maybe I'll like it more in time!
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I bought this punch yesterday because I thought it was a really cool idea. I was disappointed when it wouldn't punch all the way through the paper, but discovered that on my punch, that only happens on opposite sides, in two places. After some research this morning I found this;
"Punch a shape within a shape - like getting two for one! Fold-Over Punch is super for double-sided paper - just punch and fold over one half for a 3-D effect. Pop-up Punches pop off the page. Punch a shape and fold the edges up. The shape stays attached to the paper for a 3-D image that can be embellished. Paper Shapers offer many creative options for any scrapbook page and paper craft project."
It would be helpful if EK Success would state that info. on the package.
The punch is difficult to use as well. I have several of this type of punch, and I'm pretty strong, but it takes quite a bit of 'punch' to get all the way through a piece of card stock.
Would I recommend? If a person knew what they were getting, sure.
I was excited to get this punch but after it came and I started punching with it I found that it was stiff, difficult to fully punch and even using two hands it was hard to get the flower punched fully and in most cases it wouldn't dislodge from the punch cleanly. My husband tried also and he too had difficulty in getting a clean punch. It was stiff even using lightweight paper, chipboard, card stock or standard scrapbook paper. I was very disappointed in this product.
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