"Happy Birthday Card and Product Review"

Wednesday, July 4, 20012

I hope everyone is enjoying thier 4th of July. I surpose to be in the high 90's today, so I believe most of our activities will be inside. Not that I'm against doing a little BarBQ ing.

Todays card is one that we made at our monthly club meeting.

I made a birthday card because everyone needs Birthday cards.Seeing that I'm always late sending out cards, I thought this sentiment was appropriate. And here is your look at the card.

"Happy Birthday"

The stamp set used is from "Close to My Heart" called "Card Chatter-Birthday" # D1475 and the cost is $17.95. The mats wghere cut out using the Spellbinder die set "Label Eight". The front of the card was embossed with a Cuddlebug Embossing frolder called "Birthday". The decoritive strip was cut with an EK Success punch. More about the punch below.

"Product Review of The EK Success 2 in 1 Punch"

The punch is fairly new and  I got this one at Jo-Anns. The cost of the punch is $25.95, but with a 40% off coupon it is very reasonable at $15.57. Here is how the punch looks;

"EK Success 2 in 1 Punch"

The pink lever on the left front on the body of the punch is how you select the type of punch out that you want to do.The lever is currently set to #2 which is the edge punch, and #1 is for the complete cutout to give the strips that I used on the top and bottom of the card.

One note on the use of these punches. The need to be pressed very firmly, in other word they punch hard. In the #2 setting, the punch lever only goes half way down. Thats because it only cuts half the pattern. In the #1 setting the punch must be pressed down hard to get the effect.

"Punch Outs"

The top example is lever setting #1, and the bottom example is using lever setting #2.

The punches come in five(5) different patterns that I have seen so far, but there may be more. You can also cut the #1 pattern in a contasting color and overlay it over the bottom pattern. This gives a great look. Try one you will like them and find many uses for them. They are not only cost effective, but they save space.

That's all for today.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.

5 Response to ""Happy Birthday Card and Product Review""

  1. Judy Garrelts says:
    July 4, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    I love the use of the punches and Cuttlebug!!! Very nice card! Thanks for your review too!

  2. Danielle says:
    July 4, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Nice card... thanks for the review. Those punches are something I'm definitely on the fence about.

  3. Barb F says:
    July 5, 2012 at 5:23 AM

    Nice. card!!!! Thanks for the punch review!! Was wondering about them

  4. Irish Eyes says:
    July 5, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Very nice card Bob. Thanks for the review of the punch. Haven't seen this yet. Pretty interesting. May need to add one to my craft tools.

  5. ali naqvi says:
    January 1, 2013 at 2:05 AM
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