It’s here! The brand NEW Envelope Punch Board from Stampin’ Up! has arrived. Here is a photo provided from Stampin’ Up! of this lovely new tool. It is available for order starting September 1, 2013.
Now of course I am partial to Stampin’ Up! products because I love them and I know the rigorous quality control that their products go through before they hit the market. I can’t say the same for the other brand. Let me give you an example.
I went to the craft store while in a bind and bought TomBow adhesive tape runner. It looks exactly like our Snail adhesive, so I figured it would work just fine. Wrong, I made a card and the pieces just would not stick. By the time I got home from the event, the card has fallen apart. Lesson learned- Stampin’ Up! products go through extensive testing and quality checking to make sure that they will last a long time.
So here’s the skinny.
- Comes with scoring tool (bone folder)
- Contains 66 measurements to fit card sizes
- Scores card stock and Designer Series Paper easily
- Has a built in corner rounder punch
- Must score lightly when using DSP or it cuts through the paper
- Bottom flap is higher than the sides
I would love to give a perfect review, but I figured in order to be fair I would point out the things that I found when using this new tool. I love that it is lightweight, smaller than the paper trimmer and can make nearly any envelope size (with a chart included on the board). It’s great- I love the corner rounder on the flip side. The only downside would be that I am heavy handed and when I scored the DSP i cut through the paper, so I lightened up and made adorable envelopes. So remember, don’t press to hard when you score- use medium pressure. Also, if it bothers you that the bottom flap is poking up when you make larger envelopes, just trim it straight across for a quick fix. There you have it- a full review.
On another note, I want to mention that some of you may have seen an envelope maker available on Amazon or another like website, but I encourage you to order it from your Stampin’ Up Demonstrator because he/she can show you tons of ways to use it that you wouldn’t have thought of on your own. Also, this is a business to most of us, and it is important to support local and home businesses- it’s the same price regardless of where you buy it, so support a Demo, we really appreciate your business!!
If you choose to order your Envelope Punch Board through me, I will send you a special tutorial on how to make other projects with the punch board- you can’t get that from Amazon!!
I have also included a little video demonstrating how to use this new Envelope Punch Board tool. I just love it, I really do. Here’s the tutorial.
I hope this review has been helpful to you! Happy Crafting!!