I don't consider myself much of an expert in the paper crafts department, but I have accumluted a few paper punches over the last few years of birthday parties and can't seem to get over the delight of punching out perfectly formed, intricate shapes just like that. Presto! Such a time saver. So I was excited when I heard about the new Martha Stewart Crafts Circle Edge Punch and said, "yes!" please send me one to try out.
Martha Stewart will be demonstrating this cool new tool on HSN tomorrow, November 13th. Look here for the details. I wonder if she'll be wrapping for the holidays, making placemats, party hats, cupcake wrappers, note cards, or simply beautiful doilies? I love doilies...
In just a few minutes I made a bunch of 6 inch and 8 inch doilies in white and kraft colors. I love the idea of these wrapped around my Christmas gifts. I even made a little gift tag to match. I know the amazing thing about this tool is the perfect circles it creates, but the tag is pretty cute too!
The Martha Stewart Crafts Circle Edge Punch is simple and fun to use. I had Scarlett helping me with the punching once I had the paper positioned. Click through for a little demo, and to get a coupon code for 20% off Martha Stewart Crafts supplies! (Sorry, but this code does not apply to the Circle Edge Punch.)
It's amazing that a tool like this can be made to work so simply! I thought it was great. The knob for rotating your paper in that perfectly formed circle, and the punch are both secured to the base with strong magnets. Brilliant! Makes me want to try some of her other punches that operate this way.
So one simply centers the paper under the knob, places the punch in its position (everything clicks in place so you know you have it correct) and punches. Pretty!
Then with a turn of the knob the paper is positioned for the next punch...
And so on, until there is perfect circle.
I love this particular traditional doily pattern but there are other cartidges available too. The whole Martha Stewart Crafts Circle Punch product line is available at HSN.
If you are interested in some of the other Martha Stewart Crafts supplies, I have been given a coupon code to share! Use BLOG20 when shopping here and receive your 20% discount. (Please note that the code doesn't apply to the Circle Punch, which is sold exclusively via HSN.com)