While I’m doing less and less scrapbooking, I’m still going strong in the paper crafting area. I’m making cards, gift tags, and even custom stationery. So I still haveÂ a need for a good corner punch to add that little “oomph” to my designs.
Today I’m going to put the Fiskars 3-in-One Corner Squeeze Punch through it’s paces. I’m eager to play with it, because I like the idea of a squeeze punch- it’s so much easier on the hands- and also because you get 3 designs for your dollar. And these days, it’s good to save both money and space by making each tool a multi-tasker.
Let’s take a closer look.
The tool measures about 6 inches long, 4 inches wide at the widest point (the handles) and is about 2 inches deep. There is a knob withÂ a thumb notch on top that you turn in order to select which of the three designs you want to use.
This tool is actually meant to be used upside-down (I think)- you can see clearly where the corner of your paper is meant to slide in, and which design will be doing the cutting from the underside. The top side with the knob doesn’t even show you which design you are cutting OR how to align the paper. But if you hold it cutting-side up, you are in business.
The handles are ergonomic, and require a “power grip” style of motion- and they also have nicely molded handles with little “wings” that make the corner punch fit very comfortably in your hand. I tell you- if you are doing production work, like holiday cards, this is the only way to go!
So let’s take a look at what the website has to say, and the designs that are available.
Â This squeeze punch combines three corner designs that give you versatility and value in one punch.
Corner Squeeze Punches make it easy to add unique embellishments to the corners of your craft projects, and our new three-in-one design multiplies your design possibilities. A knob on the back of the three-in-one corner squeeze punch lets you select your design with a simple twist. Ergonomically sculpted handles and an easy-to-squeeze design make each punch virtually effortless. Great for homemade cards, scrapbook pages, collages and much more.
So… let’s take it for a test drive, shall we? I have the “Starlets” Punch to play with. Here’s how each corner looks:
And the swatches of what I cut:
Lastly, here are some little bookmarks and note cards I made using them!
So, these punches aren’t cheap- anywhere from $15.00-$22.00 USD, depending on where you find them- but again, they are easy to use, gentle on your hands, and have the functionality of 3 punches in one tool. I also have the “plain” Fiskars Corner Squeeze Punch, and it’s the one I use the most because it’s really ergonomical. It’s funny how once you get to a “certain age” you are willing to pay a bit more for a tool that is easier to use and saves your hands! *wink*
The Fiskars 3-in-1 corner squeeze punches are a winner for me. What do YOU think?
Disclosure: sample provided for review purposes.
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