Yes, I'm hooked! This is a great little tool. It easily and cleanly punches/cuts a line or circle or whatever along my cardstock (80 wt). I can draw in lines for a fake sewing look or easily sew in some baker's twine for a great look. Since I don't have a sewing machine and don't even know how to use one, this is a real find! I'll certainly be buying some of the other cartridges for different styles of cutting. I highly recommend you get the We R Memory Keepers - Sew Easy - Piercing Mat and the We R Memory Keepers - Sew Easy - Ruler along with it. This gives you a self-healing surface for the piercing and running the piercer tool along the ruler gives you a straight and steady hand.
Having completed many cross stitch projects (both small & large) over the years, I was excited to see this new product for scrap book projects. I love everything about it!!!! Make sure you get the pink mat. You may think you can use your self healing mat or quilt mat but there is a big difference. The pink mat has much more of a foam base. The texture of the pink mat makes using the tool & various attachments much easier. Well worth the investment.
I have used this a couple of times since receiving the whole set in my stocking for Christmas (wonderful Husband). I think it works great. I love the look of stitching but don't own a sewing machine and wouldn't use one, so this helps me get the look without investment. I use the mat with it and have tried it on all thicknesses of paper, all with great results. Although I have all of the different heads, I don't think they are needed because you have several options with each one. I think for the price and capabilities, it can't be beat.
I love this thing. It's a great way to add stitched to your pages in any shape or direction. It is easy to use. I recommend that you buy the mat that comes with, I tried a mouse pad and it doesn't work very well. I also recommend that you buy the needles, they are blunt and work well with paper. I was delighted to discover that you can store the needles in the handle, so convenient.
That was some commerical jingle some time ago but I sing it when I use this tool. I have been a fan of sewing on my LO's but I am too lazy to thread my machine and getting tired of poking holes with a hole puncher.
This makes it a lot easier and has changable heads that do some really neat stuff. Makes you want to collect them all.
I just recommend if you're doing a pattern to trace it out and press down hard and move slowly. That is unless you just want a jagged up sewn look!