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Old 03-02-2007, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default Punches...which ones are your favorites/must haves?

So I did a history search on this topic and found one from 2004 and they didn't even have the tag punches then, so It is time for a new survery...

I am thinking it is time to buy myself some punches. I have the circle punch for riveting, so now I am wondering what should be my next purchase. So my question is...what punches do you use the most? What punches can you not live without...?
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:44 PM   #2
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WORD WINDOW
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:47 PM   #3
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I love my scallop ovals and my word window
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:47 PM   #4
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Southwest (?) corner punch - the one that makes a tiny notch on either side of the corner.
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:48 PM   #5
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I love the three flower punch, slot punch, oval punch, and scalloped oval. The last isn't SU!, but I use it a lot.
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I love all the punches but I especially like the ovals, both are needed, word window, and tag, again both, ticket corner, spring bouquet. Do you see where this is leading? I thought I wouldn't need the round tab punch but I was sadly mistaken.
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:09 PM   #7
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I just got word window, ovals and tag punch
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:26 PM   #8
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My ticket corner punch hardly EVER gets put away for long.
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:33 PM   #9
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Word window, designer label, scalloped oval, and I cannot live without a few basic circle punches in different sizes. I am finding Cuttlebug dies to be much cheaper than punches and I can avoid the nasty "stuck punch" issue. Their ovals die is wonderful.
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:38 PM   #10
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I use word window, both circle punches, ticket punch, slot and slit punches
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:56 PM   #11
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Circles (various sizes)
Squares (various sizes)
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...and any other punches I can get my hands on.
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:58 PM   #12
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word window punch is the one I use the most....then the two large circles....then the two ovals......then the small slit,.....then the smaller circle.....
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I love the tag punches ...
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:52 PM   #14
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I use my tag punches, my word window and my designer label punches the most, then my shape punches
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I love the ticket corner, tag punches, and the paper piecing one. I hardly use the last one but I would never give it up.
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Large circle, next smaller circle, 1/4" circle (use with 1/8" hand punch for faux eyelet of any color), word window, tag, ticket corner, daisy & 3 flowers, southwest corner (to thread cord through), wrought iron corner slot, snowflake. Thats in rough order, but the circles, word, tag are really tied.
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:18 PM   #17
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It depends on what you like to make?

If you like making gifts then the tag punch is soooo wonderful, quick and easy and it says "made it myself" without a card. Oh yea, that will mean that you need the small tag punch so you have layers for your tags.

If you make cards, I'm crazy about the ticket punch (dresses up a corner) and word window (very versatile, can be a tab or a hole or a word)

Since you have the circle punch for riveting, you NEED the larger circle punch so you can layer your riveting on a background.

I just got the two oval punches and haven't had alot of time to play, but they are WAY cool!

I love my slot punch too. It also doubles as a scalloped edge maker.

Ahhh, so many punches, so little time.
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:23 PM   #18
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My new favorite is the ticket corner punch. After punching the corners of the layer, add eyelets, brads, or bling in the little space..I find it difficult to NOT do this. All my cards are starting to look alike!

I also love the scalloped punches-ovals and circles!

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Old 03-02-2007, 05:28 PM   #19
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All of them......
I love the ovals, the circles, and word window.....and the spring bouquet punch....I don't use the square punches much or the single flower punch (but I have them....)
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:31 PM   #20
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word window punch, not sure on this one.

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I love the ribbon slot punch, and the tag punch. I have really used the slot punch alot.
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I just love the scalloped punches.....oh they make the cards look bbbeeeeutiful!!!

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Old 03-02-2007, 06:42 PM   #23
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If you're talking SU only punches...these are the winners for me:

both size ovals
ticket punch


If not...the scalloped oval & circle punches!
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love love my circles squares and ovals (plain and scalloped in various sizes) and tags (big and smaller)
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:11 PM   #25
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both circles..1'' and the 7/8''
slot punch
corner punch
square punch (specially at xmas)
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:59 PM   #26
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I bought a punch that I have used a lot and haven't seen it mentioned here. It's a Paper Shapers giant photo corner punch. I love it - it's so versatile. I took a class at the Enchanted Cottage and the eacher showed me how to use it to make different sizes. I have lots of others that I like, but that would be my new fave.

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Arrgg.. that was TEACHER in the previous post.

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Old 03-02-2007, 08:31 PM   #28
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I'm really liking the new rounded tab punch, and the spiral punch is fun...is there a bad punch?
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:03 PM   #29
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i too will be ordering the new tab punch...

favs i already have

circles circles circles and paper pieces! oh yea- the ticket punch!
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You're asking the wrong group. We think they're all necessary! Yup, each and every punch has a special spot and use in my house! LOL

(Can you tell I love punches?)
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Well, the list of always used in my stamping space is long! Word Window, tag, circles of all sizes, both ovals, the large square. I just bought the ticket corner and am looking forward to using it.
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Word window punch
Round tab punch
all circle punches
all square punches
all oval punches
both tag punches.....

Oh gosh, I own every punch in the Stampin' Up! IB&C and this year's mini catalogs except for the paper piecing punch (which I will get). And I own several other punches from different sources...so I am probably the wrong person to recommend any punch. I just say get them all! (Hi, my name is Sharlene, and I am a punchaholic!)
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I use corner rounder and ticket all the time. Dont make me decide between those. I have a coluzzle template for a circle
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Jumbo daisy punch
small daisy punch
all my circle punches
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1) Square punches - the bigger the better (wish SU made a 2" and 2 1/2" one)
2) Circle punches - be sure to get lots of sizes
Both these shapes are classic and won't be going out of style soon. Also, you can use them for your photos if you scrapbook.
3) Tag Corner punch (you can make any size of tag with this one)
4) Horizontal Slit - great adding ribbon to tags, cards, etc.

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The two ovals have become my favorites lately. Word window is next, then the two tags. But the four sizes of the circles never leave my table. LOVE LOVE LOVE punches! I truly believe that a mediocre crafter can achieve great results with the right tools!
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Fridays episode of Scrap Time is on Punches. I show you ideas of using your circles, squares and Word Window.
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Well, my new favorite is the buckle card, as seen

I usually use it cut off on the side of a card as seen here.

I actually couldn't find one where it is punched to show a word through from the inside of the card, but I think that was it's original intent.
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I really like the word window punch. I haven't seen this mentioned yet but you can make spinner cards with it. Way too much fun. I also like any circle and square punches they make fast embelishments for cards. What can I say punches are a staple of my stamping supplies.
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All of them..
Esp. loving the Tab Punch
Spiral Punch
Tag Punch
1/8" Hand Punch
1/16" Hand Punch
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