After reading a couple mixed reviews, I decided to take the plunge anyway and see for myself. Upon receiving my punch, I cleaned it up a bit to make sure there was no manufacturing dust inside and punched through some waxed paper a few times to lubricate it...worked like a dream!! I punched through a few photos and also a project life cardstock paper. The most wonderful thing about this punch us that it matches the project life 3x4 cards exactly, including the rounded corners. This tool has earned it's keep and will surely make things a lot easier!
From the moment I saw that this punch was coming to your store I was sure I wanted it, and I eagerly kept checking back until it finally arrived. I ordered it immediately--and I have not been disappointed. I love it! It makes my Project Life scrapbooking really easy, and I have found multiple other paper projects to use it on as well (I make cards for my wallet with frequently used phone numbers, lists of medications, etc.) I use it in my home office, too.
Awesome tool for my card making and scrapbooking projects. Easy to use, accurate, and makes my job so much easier. Love the clear window design, so I can see "exactly" what I am punching.
Definitely a must have for ANY card maker and/or scrapbooker!
I bought an extra two for my sisters.
I especially love that I can crop/cut beautiful photos out and they are cornered and look professional for my projects.
This is probably more for pocket or project life scrappers but I still see a real use for it in my 12x12 formats. Saves getting my cutting tools out and have actually found that while my pictures are mostly all 4x6 I can crop them with this tool and still have the 'meat of my picture' in the frame. It'll save a lot of time down the road. My only con for it was that it was VERY stiff to use the 1st few times...but once it was broke-in it worked just fine!
While the punch does make great 3x4 cards with rounded corners, it also punches 4 holes around where the card was punched. For example, if you wanted to make a 12x12 page with a 3x4 punch somewhere (perhaps in the middle), you'd also end up with 4 holes around the 3x4 space. Don't know what the significance of these holes is, but it would be a much better product without them.