Craft Tool Review: Circle Edge Punch from Martha Stewart Crafts

November 12, 2012

Craft Product Reviews, Crafty Tools

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By now you know I’m a sucker for cool tools. When I was offered a chance to review the Martha Stewart Craft Circle Edge Punch before you could even BUY it…..well, you know I jumped at the chance. I couldn’t wait to see how it worked!

The starter set includes the base plate, one decorative punch, instructions, and the magnetic knob. Here are some detail shots so we can get familiar!

How the punch is packaged- the plastic cover secures the bottom of the punch plate to the rest of the unit. DON’T LOSE IT!

Use the selector buttons to choose what diameter of circle you want to create.

Super-strong magnets secure the knob to the base plate.

Here, the bottom of the punch plate is inserted into the base. You’ll see how I do this on the video.

 

Punch away!

Here’s some product information for you:

Tired of being straight-edged? Make your crafts come full circle with these cartridges. Use with your Circle Edge Punch Starter Set to quickly and easily punch perfect circles with decorative edges for round placemats, delicate doilies and curved coasters.

  • Punch a continuous, die-cut border in 7 different sizes for paper up to 12 inches
  • No pre-cutting of paper is necessary
  • Trims the paper while punching
  • Great for creating paper crafts such as doilies, cards, decorations and placemats
  • Additional circle edge punch cartridges are available for a wide range of punch designs

I got out the directions, which were super-simple to follow. In minutes I’d made my first doily! But of course, I wanted you to see how I did it first hand, so I made you this video:

I tried the punch on cardstock, vellum, and text weight paper to start out…and all punched beautifully. (If you’d like me to try other papers, just leave me a comment. I just thought those three might be the most common.)

Text weight and cardstock weight paper. I also punched vellum, which worked beautifully. It just didn’t make it into the shot. Whoops!

I made  few cards with the circles. In don’t know about you, but these would just be lovely as doilies under a cupcake, too.

Notice how the doily circle edge punch coordinates beautifully with my Martha Stewart paper lace punch. They are *good*, they are!

Gift bag and card. So easy and lovely.

 

So… I have to say, I can’t wait to get some more of the punches that go with the set. But here’s the tough part- I am a tease. The Circle Edge Punch will be available exclusively on HSN and HSN.com   while supplies last—and once they’re gone, the Circle Edge Punch won’t be available again until after the holidays. So if you REALLY, really want this punch, head over to HSN.com today and see if it’s still in stock!

Here’s a little bonus, though, just for us- a code for 20% off any other Martha Stewart Crafts product at MarthaStewartCrafts.com: just use code BLOG20 at check out. (A nice way to get some holiday shopping done, too!) 
If you need ideas about what Martha Stewart Tools are my faves, you might want to check out some of my previous reviews:

Disclosure: Sample provided for review purposes. All images an opinions are my own! CTD is also an affiliate member of HSN, and if you click the button below you can support CTD AND get a coupon!

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4 Responses to “Craft Tool Review: Circle Edge Punch from Martha Stewart Crafts”

  1. Julie Blake Says:

    What a super and easy idea! Thanks for sharing (and teasing!) this product review – looks super simple! Very pretty results.
    Julie

  2. Rebecca Bodine Says:

    I want this! Iwant this! I want this! I have no money, but I still want this. This Punch system is just too cool!
    Becca

  3. Hana Sarker Says:

    How did you get to review the product? Is there any site where I can sign up?

    Btw, love the cards…I’m searching all over for this punch, hopefully I can find a good deal on ebay, SOON!

  4. Jenny Says:

    Hana- the circle edge punches are available at HSN.com. : )

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