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11.12.2012

Martha Stewart Crafts: Circle Edge Punch Review and Project Sneak Peek

I LOVE my craft tools.
Every. Single. One.
I especially love discovering a NEW and INNOVATIVE craft tools.


Late last week I was doing a happy dance when this package
from Martha Stewart Crafts arrived on my doorstep.
Really, how could I go wrong?
Martha Stewart + NEW Craft Tool + My Doorstep = HAPPY LADY

Not only is The Circle Edge Punch great for crafters,
but scrapbookers will love it too...
and and let's not forget bakers and its use in home entertaining!
It makes gorgeous doilies (and yes I use doilies)
and I also use decorative papers on a wood cutting board
when I serve cheeses (no glitter though, please!)

This Tuesday, 11/13 on HSN and HSN.com Martha Stewart
will be debuting her latest crafty innovation:
The Circle Edge Punch.
This punch will be available ONLY on HSN and HSN.com for $35.99.
(Check the schedule here so you don't miss it!)
Once it is gone, you will have to wait until after the holidays to grab one
(so, hint, hint - buy yourself a holiday present NOW!)

I could hardly wait to try this tool out...and I didn't.
I opened that package and got to crafting. 
Look at these gorgeous patterns you can make with The Circle Edge Punch.

I cannot wait to get my hands on more
(so guess where I will be on 11/13...oh yeah...watching HSN!)

What I really loved is that a friend (a non-blogger!) came over,
I showed her how to use it and she was enchanted.
Even proclaimed "I need this!" 
I get giddy over all crafty tools,
but now I had back up, reinforcement, if you will,
 that this tool is AWESOME!

I wanted to show you how easy it is to use...so
Watch this short video I made to see for yourself!

The Circle Edge Punch was designed with ease of use in mind.
It's design truly is innovative.
Using magnets and some seriously good crafty engineering,
The Circle Edge Punch is destined to become a "must have."

The directions are simple, there is no electricity required,
and with it you can create so many beautiful things.
Here are a few of the items I made...I will post these tutorials this week.
 
 Turkeys!!!!!
Take a peek at the tutorial here

A JOY banner

 An oversized paper ornament
(they will be hanging from my porch this holiday season!) 

So, what else did I like about The Circle Edge Punch? 
(besides everything!)
 
You do not need to trim or cut your paper to get the paper to fit into the tool or the correct size circle - it does it for you!

The use of the magnets to hold and turn the paper and to hold the die into place makes sing the tool really easy - I was actually surprised how well the magnets hold the paper and how easy it is to turn the paper as you go.

It runs on people power (no electricity) so it is easy to take to scrapbook retreats or to a friends homes for crafting.

Oh yeah...the circles are pretty
(should that be number 1?) 
 
Additionally, this product features:
1. Punch a continuous, die-cut border in 7 different sizes for paper up to 12 inches
2. No pre-cutting of paper is necessary
3. Trims the paper while punching Great for creating paper crafts such as doilies, cards, decorations and placemats
4. Additional circle edge punch cartridges are available for a wide range of punch designs.
To help get you started decorating and creating a magical holiday season, 
Martha Stewart Crafts is offering a 20% discount online through 12/31/12 when you
enter the Coupon Code BLOG20 at checkout.
(it cannot be used on the Circle Edge Punch which can only be purchased on HSN)

To make matters even craftier, you can enter the “Crafty Mondays” Sweepstakes through 12/31 for your chance to win a $100 Online Shopping Spree to MarthaStewartCrafts.com – just click on either of these quick links: 

http://on.fb.me/TETex3 (non-mobile devices)

http://bit.ly/TsM4HM  (mobile devices) 

Happy Crafting!
Be sure to check back in with Martha Stewart Crafts for more project ideas perfect
for the holidays throughout the coming months!

And visit GalTime for creative ideas throughout the season!

Don't forget tune into HSN on 11/13 at to see Martha Stewart demonstrate The Circle Edge Punch and get yours before the sell out!

Now one last look (for now)...
at those pretty turkey feathers created by the Circle Edge Punch 

 What are you crafting for the holidays????
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This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

This article is sponsored by Martha Stewart Crafts. 
I was provided one Circle Edge Punch for Review, but no other compensation.
Opinions are 100% my own.

11.08.2012

Getting Crafty At Home for the Holidays!

Hi al!
I am so excited to be working with a new Martha Stewart Crafts Product -
A Circle Edge Punch!
 It will be available on HSN on 11/13! And only on HSN!

I am busy making some FAB projects with it,
but in the meantime just want to share with you some
Crafting essentials via Galtime and Martha Stewart Crafts!
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Want to transform your home into a festive and spirited abode this holiday season without breaking the bank on decorations? D.I.Y. – and do it with Martha Stewart Crafts. They’re the expert crafters, so you don’t have to be. In fact, the folks at Martha Stewart Crafts have tips, tricks and kits for everyone from beginners to skilled pros.


The first step to crafting is to start with the basics, just like everything else. Having the right set of essential tools makes any project easier and will give you more polished results. Think of this as your “evergreen” tool set – items you can use all year long, whether or not a lit-up evergreen tree is in your living room. These essentials are utilized by even the most skilled crafters and artisans, and will help you cut, measure and properly fold paper crafts and get you on your way to creating custom boxes, letters, photo albums, cards and gifts.


Essential Crafting Tools to Try:

  • Paper Trimmer – accurately cut your paper or card stock and achieve clean, precise cuts
  • Craft Knife – cut intricate shapes with precision and ease
  • 12 x 12in Cutting Mat – protects your table and provides a stable, non-slip work surface that will extend the life of your cutting tools
  • Ruler – used for much more than measuring, it can evenly align and apply alphabet stickers when composing a title or message, or to keep handwritten inscriptions perfectly straight.
  • Scissors – essential for hand-cut shapes and get into tight corners
  • Bone Folder – a must-have for making cards and other crafts that call for a sharp crease. This product trims, embosses and pierces beautiful designs into your paper crafts 
  • Glue Stick – a great, all-purpose adhesive for card making, scrapbooking, and all kinds of paper crafting 
  • Double-Sided Tissue Tape – the adhesive to use when you want a strong bond along a long length of paper 
  • Ballpoint-Tip Clue Pen – for precision application when working with small materials 
  • Glittering Glue with Brush Applicator – apply glitter or tiny beads to a large surfac
  •  Tweezers – a good pair of tweezers is indispensable for grasping and positioning small objects effortlessly 
Now that you know the basics you’ll need to get started, visit MarthaStewartCrafts.com for creative inspiration, how-to videos and project ideas. Prepare to deck the halls, create a glitter wonderland, and bring the magic of the season to the directly into your home and heart.
To help get you started, MarthaStewartCrafts.com is offering a 20% discount online through 12/31/12 when you enter the Coupon Code BLOG20 at checkout.

To make matters even craftier, you can enter the “Crafty Mondays” Sweepstakes through 12/31 for your chance to win a $100 Online Shopping Spree to MarthaStewartCrafts.com – just click on either of these quick links:  

http://on.fb.me/TETex3 (non-mobile devices)

Happy Crafting from Martha Stewart Crafts! Be sure to check back for more project ideas perfect for the holidays throughout the coming months!

This article is sponsored by Martha Stewart Crafts. 
(and originally appeared on GalTime)
 
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This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre