More often than not, I purchase only the punch. One of my friends usually has the coordinating stamp set so if I really wanted to punch the stamped image, I could borrow the stamps.
I guess I just didn't think how a pair of mittens would be punched. Another thing about the placement of the images on the punch - the mitten 'cap' thing is on the outside so if you want to punch out a mitten from DSP, you waste a little paper. (I try to punch and use any DSP punched image.) Guess you could use this 'cap' on a solid colored mitten.