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Posted 11/21/2012 by kaw1963 in General Scrappin'
 

kaw1963
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Posted: 11/21/2012 12:31:49 PM
My package finally arrived today...

My one major gripe is that you need to find the center of your piece of paper to punch your circle. I kind of thought there was a corner guide to line it up, but there isn't. Unless you are a real good eye baller (I'm not) it's a PITA!

Otherwise, it is a really neat toy!

Karen

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Posted: 11/21/2012 1:11:02 PM
Can you make some kind of template for the size(s) you'll use it on the most? Like maybe a 12" radius circle with a dot punched in th exact center?

Enjoy your new toy!


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RnKMom
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Posted: 1/25/2013 3:08:27 PM
I'm only just now really getting to play with this, and the precision engineering has blown me away!

Have discovered that no, you don't need to find the center of the sheet, even to cut a 12" doily, which goes literally edge-to-edge. Just rotate the sheet of paper in a complete circle, making sure that there's room for each cut. For a 12" doily, the edges of the 12" sheet will just barely reach the edge of the punch. It works!

In playing with the Flower Arches punch and cutting 2 doilies to layer on top of each other, I've found that making the smaller doily 2" smaller will give a little overlap into the design of the bigger one, while making it 3" smaller gives no overlap, i.e. the smaller doily completely fits into the blank circle of the bigger one.

Anyone else here get this punch? It debuted on HSN in November.


~Patricia~
If I have to use all this paper before I die, I'll live forever!



kaw1963
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Posted: 1/25/2013 3:37:00 PM
(Just rotate the sheet of paper in a complete circle, making sure that there's room for each cut.)

I discovered that trick after "eyeballing" the center....I was way off!

Have you figured out how to make a border on a straight edge? Someone was saying it was possible, but I sure haven't learned the trick. I can hardly wait until my next autoship!

~Sassy~
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Posted: 1/25/2013 3:44:03 PM
Yes, I ordered it! It's really amazing. I got it in auto ship so I can't wait to try the others. I'm still trying to figure out the whole "centering" thing though.


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RnKMom
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Posted: 1/25/2013 3:57:50 PM

Have you figured out how to make a border on a straight edge?
I just tried it, and it's easy! Just line up the edge of the paper with the edge of the metal plate.

Gosh, I love this gadget!!!

Adding this photo to this post. Cutting the smaller doily 3" smaller fills the blank inner circle perfectly. And there's the straight strip I just tried cutting.





~Patricia~
If I have to use all this paper before I die, I'll live forever!



nancya
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Posted: 1/25/2013 4:47:28 PM
How gorgeous is that, unfortunetly that isn't something we can get in Austaralia.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 9:16:22 PM
I just got this and there's trick if you want to do a "perfect" circle negative. Take a ruler or any straight edge (you are not measuring), line up the ruler from the top corner to the opposite bottom corner and make a mark somewhere in the middle. Do it on the other side and where the two lines intersect is the exact center of the page. You can use this X to line up with the magnetic plastic piece that has an X in it.

I will say it is tricky but if you really need to be exact, this is the way to do it, especially if you are making 12x12 cut out.

I am looking at the other cartridges for this. I cannot wait until they come out!

KatyLouWho
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Posted: 2/15/2013 9:20:40 PM
Is this the punch set that just came out as the third set in the autoship from HSN?

I just opened the box, but didn't have time to play. I'm hopeful now, because the last shipment didn't exactly trip my trigger.



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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:19:04 PM
I hated mine. Gave it to a friend, she loves it and makes beautiful things. I think I just don't have the patience for things like that..


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Posted: 2/16/2013 3:06:59 AM
My mother bought this, and she is in with it! She is very much a beginner paper crafter and has had no problems using it.


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Posted: 2/16/2013 3:18:00 AM
I love mine! But I am a good eyeballer (not rubbing it in or anything,lol) I couple of quick measurements with a rulet and you are set though, sorry for the disappointment.
This punch set was really appealling to me and I have never wanted any of the punch around the page sets. I was surprised at just how easy it is to use.
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