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Old 04-03-2010, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default Martha Stewart party hat punch

I just bought a Martha Stewart "party hat" punch. Even on the thinnest photocopy paper that I use in my printer, it doesn't cut/punch out the entire hat. And it almost looks intentional: on each side of the cone-shaped hat there is a small spot where it doesn't punch all the way through. What's the point of having the punch if I still have to use my scissors (I'm thinking to myself)?

Does anyone else have this same punch and is this the way it's supposed to be? Or did I get a dud? At any rate, I think it's getting returned!
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:39 PM   #2
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is it this one?

http://store.scrapbook.com/ek-m283046.html

it may be a bad one! i would return it, and maybe ask to try another before buying. someone may even have dropped it while looking and then just put it back!

if you scroll down the page a bit there is a review saying she had to return too.

its a shame cause it looks like a cute one too!
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:56 PM   #3
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That's one of her double punches - punches that have spots punched out within the main punch. They are supposed to work the way yours does - two little "webs" that you have to snip with scissors to get them to release from the paper.

It sounds like a pain, but if they didn't work the way they do, the punched out piece gets stuck up in the punch and you have to use something like a paper piercer to get it out. (I have a couple of EK Success punches like this.) It's not a huge hassle, but once in a while the punch doesn't get stuck in the punch, but you don't see it fall out and you're trying with a paper piercer and tweezer to retrieve this punch out that's actually on the floor or under a piece of paper on the desk.

The thing I don't understand is WHY, MARTHA, don't you have this information printed on the box the punch comes in? I can only imagine how many of these have been returned as defective, when they're working the way they're designed to.
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Yep, that's the one. And the packaging does label it as a "double craft punch," which is why I guessed that it was intentional to not have it punch the entire outer edge.

Hmmmm. I think I'll try it on some patterned paper and see whether it's worth keeping or not. I did get it for less than regular price thanks to a Michaels coupon.
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