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Old 06-19-2005, 03:43 PM   #1  
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For those of you who own Alphabits or are considering getting the set, do you think it is worth having? I have it, but have not mounted it yet. I do have two or three other alphabet stamp sets by other companies. Sometimes I just get caught up in all the excitement and order a stamp set then kinda regret it. I'm not sure whether to keep it or trade/sell it. I'm not a Demo by the way (yet). If you could share your input--it'd be greatly appreciated.
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Wendy, good question and observation. I'm a demo and I have alphabits and I'm glad I ordered it before the mini catty expired. I also suckered for the alpha tags from the summer mini and love them. The little square and circle punches are mandatory in my opinion to make full use of the alphabits. They are just the right size for making your own message or greeting.
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I agree with Kathy: you need to pair them with the punches in order to use this set effectively.
I do use this alphabet pretty regularly because I can write French sentiment (while I wait for the new French catty to come out!). The only thing that bothers me is that you need more space to accomodate a word that you would need with a regular stamp set. 'Congratulations' might not even fit on a card. As long as you keep this in mind while planning your card, it's a cute set to have.

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I really really like mine because I like small fonts. I run the alphbit through my xyron and then use the new little punches and they are easy to mount that way. I love to use the little square punch and then mount them on a half inch circle.
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I love this set! But I agree that you need the punches to go with it. It's not very functional without the punches. I love when it's used with a stamp like a Happy Birthday so you can do the happy in alphabits & the birthday from the set. Sincere Salutations works great for that.
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I like it, it's the only alphabet stamps I have. I run it through my Xyron also. I like it for making words that I don't have the stamps for (like Happy Father's Day). I use a round punch and a square one with it.
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I love this set too! I have used it with the little circle punch, but I've also used it with a marker - coloring individual letters - to stamp words (a little tedious, but the look was neat).
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I agree with Kathy: you need to pair them with the punches in order to use this set effectively.
I do use this alphabet pretty regularly because I can write French sentiment (while I wait for the new French catty to come out!). The only thing that bothers me is that you need more space to accomodate a word that you would need with a regular stamp set. 'Congratulations' might not even fit on a card. As long as you keep this in mind while planning your card, it's a cute set to have.

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Not necessarily Cindy. If you have the Stamp-a-majig and markers you can spell out words and don't need to punch them out. I'm sure that would help with your space issue.
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Good to know! I don't have the Stamp-a-ma-jig yet but was thinking of getting one eventually... I'm guessing the stamping process takes a little bit longer, but it could be a good way to maximize the use of my Alphabits set.
Thanks for sharing your tip!

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I love the Alphabits. I also have the punches which makes it very versatile. I just did several 6x6 albums and had a blast using them!
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I also have the Alphabits stamp set and like it a lot. I did something a little different though, I cut the letters apart, took off the foam and mounted them on 1" long dowels. That way you don't have to punch each letter out. But the stamp-a-majig is helpful to get the letters lined up.
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I like my set also and I am hoping that SU comes out with matching numbers to th fonts
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