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Old 06-25-2011, 09:05 AM   #1
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Okay ---we have been told and told to use the SU Owl Punch as well as other new ones flat on a surface and not hold them. Well ---they are right! I stamped the Owl stamp and went to punch the owl and held it UP in my hand to squeeze and punch it ---well, not only pinched my finger --but also my belly! Actually got a cut in my stomach from it!! Guess --should tell me I have a couple inches to get rid of! LOL Anyway ---lesson learned! Only use new style of SU punches flat on a surface!! If this saves just one more person from pinching their belly..........
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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One of my friends got her belly using the Cropadil!!!
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Ouch...think that would hurt worse!! But --trying to picture that and cannot! LOL
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Good Heavens!!!! Gutting by punch! LOL. Hope it gets better soon. I use them all the time in just my hands and haven't been pinched yet. Guess I've been lucky. I have heard that the new triple punches need to be put on the table to be used. I tried my demo's triple punch and it does work much better by putting it on the table and pressing down. Hope nobody else gets injured while punching!
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Ouch! Yes you have to be careful with the new punches if you punch them upside down. I've gotten my hand quite a few times. Not a fan of the new design although I love the actual punched out shapes!!!!
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:22 AM   #6
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Yes, the punching on a stable surface works nicely and saves your body parts from getting pinched, but if you want to punch out an image that you've already stamped, punching upside down is a necessity.
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Ouch...think that would hurt worse!! But --trying to picture that and cannot! LOL
You could if you knew her, she is just the person to do something like that!
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Oh my goodness! I've pinched my arm with the cupcake punch before... I hope you're alright!!
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I've used the new punches upside down on a flat surface. I line of the stamped images then push down on the outer edge. This method works for me. Yes, I did pinch portions of my hand when using them upside down and not on a flat surface. Just make sure, after you line the images up, not to move you c/s by accidentally hitting it - done that too. I like the images the punches make but the punch itself is heavier than the old style.

If you had to get medical aid, what would you tell the medical staff???

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I've used the new punches upside down on a flat surface. I line of the stamped images then push down on the outer edge. This method works for me. Yes, I did pinch portions of my hand when using them upside down and not on a flat surface. Just make sure, after you line the images up, not to move you c/s by accidentally hitting it - done that too. I like the images the punches make but the punch itself is heavier than the old style.

If you had to get medical aid, what would you tell the medical staff???

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Old 06-30-2011, 07:13 PM   #11
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Thanks for the warning! I've also used the new punches upside down to stamp, and like that they store flat, but much prefer the old style for punching...

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Old 01-01-2012, 06:36 AM   #12
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I am looking for ideas using the Owl Builder punch. Can you give me some? Thank you.
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Thanks to posts like these, I have managed to not punch myself all the time that I've owned the new style punches (since they came out).

jwarhank: you can make so many things with the owl punch. It's one of my most versatile punches. You can make penguins, ghosts, monsters, pigs, bats, roses, reindeer, turkey, etc.

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Wow...the hand I have pinched, but have never even come close to the arm and stomach(belly) and hope that I never will....too funny lol...!!
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Yes, at a stamp a stack I was having a customer gave herself a mammogram! Ouch!
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I managed to pinch my finger pretty good with the new style of hole punch by EK Success. This one will lock closed at well, and I wasn't used to the way the moving parts functioned. I had that mark on my finger for a month.
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As accident prone as I am, I think I will avoid these new punches, lol!
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Wink pinchy owl punch

"owl, that hurts!" would work well!
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I've used the new punches upside down on a flat surface. I line of the stamped images then push down on the outer edge. This method works for me. Yes, I did pinch portions of my hand when using them upside down and not on a flat surface. Just make sure, after you line the images up, not to move you c/s by accidentally hitting it - done that too. I like the images the punches make but the punch itself is heavier than the old style.

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I have a mark on my thumb from the owl punch. I wondered what I was doing wrong. Who know you needed to read the instructions to use a punch
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Ouch!Thanks for sharing the warning!
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I have an old punch that still cuts beautifully but only if I put it on the floor and step on it. Whatever it takes........
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I used a punch and caught my hand, but the best story I've heard is when a member of my stamp club caught a tiny piece of her breast!!! Yep, she had quite a bruise and vowed to NEVER do that again.
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