Martha Stewart Crafts Large Punch, Embossed Pop, Up Flower
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41 of 42 found the following review helpful:
Exactly what she wanted Jun 09, 2012
I got this for the wife. The product does exactly as expected, it cuts out adorable detailed little butterflies if that's your thing. Everything that we mail out now has a butterfly glued to it...thank you-cards, birthday cards, credit card payments. Everything.
19 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Beautiful Punch outs but leaves a lot of unused paper and needs a lot of force to use Feb 12, 2010
It is a very detailed cut out of a butterfly. You need a good amount of force to actually get it the cutout. A child would not be able to use it. It also wastes a lot of paper. The square that keeps the metal plates for the cut out does not allow for maximum paper use. It is a little on the heavy side but you are purchasing a large punch out. Overall, with patience, I enjoy this product. I really love butterflies so I'm happy.
14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
works very well Feb 25, 2011
i bought this and used it to punch quite literally hundreds of butterflies for my friends baby shower. After a good deal of use it still works well. I own many paper punches, and this one works just as easily as the others i have. it's a cute design and a very versatile size. i used it for invitations, cupcake toothpick toppers, and magnets. i thought it was an economical purchase considering all the places i used it.
11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Need Strong Hands - Not for Arthritis Sufferers Feb 29, 2012
You really need strong hands to make this work. This seems to be a common theme with butterfly punches, however. I think it might be because of the intricate cuts that are needed.
I own another butterfly punch (EK Success large butterfly) and it requires every once of strength I have to use it - and I'm young and don't have arthritis. It never punches all the way through and I always end up having to cut it our in some places with scissors.
I got this punch because of the Martha Stewart name - I own tons of Martha Stewart punches (edge, corner, shapes, etc.) and they are amazing. A little pricey, but worth every penny. My little daughter even uses them with no difficulties.
This punch, however, is not like that. It requires a bit more strength to work than Martha's other punches. In the end, however, the punch does go all the way through and the butterfly is gorgeous! I paired this up with Martha Stewart's All Over the Page butterfly punch (which is a silhouette of a butterfly), I fold the wings on this butterfly in at the body and attach it to the silhouette, and it makes a beautiful 3-D presentation. A little glitter on the butterfly also makes it pop.
Overall, I'm happy with the punch - but give it a 4 star because of the strength it takes to work the punch.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
pain with cardstock but looks pretty Jul 23, 2010
By Liz Nemer
I bought this to make a mobile. I used cardstock from michaels. It is a little tough to punch through but it eventually works. If you have patience then its fine. Not another one like it out there so you just deal.
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