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#1 Posted : Friday, October 08, 2010 2:08:44 PM(UTC)
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shape punches - from the old days. I don't mean like circle, square, etc.

I know back in the day lots of people went crazy buying them. Some people had hundreds. OhMyGod I wonder how many people here who bought tons of them still have them and whether or not they collect dust.

I do not have tons. Most of mine are the EK 'thumbie' punches (as I like to call them). When chose mine, I'd pick ones that were more 'seasonal' type. Not teddy bears or trains but leaves, flowers, sandcastle (beach AND Disney!), holly, pumpkin (fall AND Halloween). That sort of thing that didn't get 'old' if you kwim. They're great for adding a little touch of embellishing to titles. I just don't always think of it. RollEyes I need to do it more. And you could add a little touch to a journaling box, too.
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#2 Posted : Friday, October 08, 2010 2:23:32 PM(UTC)
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I have a few of these but could never punch anything thicker than printer paper so never got to into them.

Did get the CM square punch- then was why do I need that I can just cut a square out on my ownLOL.

do like the fiskar ones you squeeze-have the circle and scallop.
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#3 Posted : Friday, October 08, 2010 2:54:46 PM(UTC)
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I had a few that came from the Dollar Tree. Never used them and they got donated to the Salvation Army with some other craft supplies that weren't being used.

Now I buy EK Success, MS or SU punches.
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#4 Posted : Friday, October 08, 2010 4:06:18 PM(UTC)
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i have almost all of the cm punches. even the mkc and the limited edition ones. i don't have the newer ones. i stopped buying after the mickey mouse ones i think.

most are brand new though not in boxes. i think the disney one is.

the sad thing is the amount of money i have in them.

would love to trade or sell those!!!! i never use them! i'd think of keeping the circle one and that's about it! lol

although i did at some point get rid of my deco scissors!! yeah me!

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#5 Posted : Friday, October 08, 2010 4:52:20 PM(UTC)
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~talulah~ wrote:

the sad thing is the amount of money i have in them.
although i did at some point get rid of my deco scissors!! yeah me!



Cursing I hear ya about the money, now its Cricut carts LOL LOL LOL LOL I got rid of my scissors awhile back also. LOL LOL LOL LOL I never could cut a straight line. I still have my few punches have the black "Crop in Style Punch Pal" that hangs over the door full, plan on keeping they are quick if you need something fast and some give things smaller then the Cricut will cut.
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#6 Posted : Friday, October 08, 2010 4:54:53 PM(UTC)
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I still use my scissors from time to time. BigGrin I draw a pencil line and match up one edge of the scissors with it for a straight line. Smile
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#7 Posted : Friday, October 08, 2010 6:11:44 PM(UTC)
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Many years ago (7-8 maybe?), Costco had 3 or 4 sets of punches. There were 40 in a package. I got 2 of them. Still have them. Rarely use them. I need to go through them and keep the ones I might use and donate the other one. I do use some of them every once in awhile but there are quite a few I would never use.
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#8 Posted : Friday, October 08, 2010 6:34:14 PM(UTC)
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Hear ya, I have a lot of those scissors, had to have all different kind I saw, now, they are in a tote, sitting there for ever Blushing
Ahh this brings back memories, I started scrapbooking when my DH and I were dating,Love and he used to go with me to M's to get my scissors and all the stuff for the layouts
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#9 Posted : Saturday, October 09, 2010 6:03:39 AM(UTC)
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I still have them. Still use them. I like to make confetti for my cards or interesting punch art shapes. They make cute confetti for shaker cards.
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#10 Posted : Saturday, October 09, 2010 6:41:55 AM(UTC)
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I was going to give away my scissors and then I figured out I could do some fancy corners with them. So I kept em for now. I dont have many punches.
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#11 Posted : Saturday, October 09, 2010 6:47:34 AM(UTC)
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I was going to give away my scissors and then I figured out I could do some fancy corners with them. So I kept em for now. I dont have many punches.



You can also use them on your fonts to give them another look. Especially if you start with a chunky or block font.
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#12 Posted : Saturday, October 09, 2010 9:20:37 AM(UTC)
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Glad to have started that "useless" tool thread.. it's super fun to read everyone's comments.. which leads me to wonder, how much money have we all invested in this hobby (probably enough to put someone through college)Blushing
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#13 Posted : Saturday, October 09, 2010 9:24:13 AM(UTC)
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GailLew wrote:
Glad to have started that "useless" tool thread.. it's super fun to read everyone's comments.. which leads me to wonder, how much money have we all invested in this hobby (probably enough to put someone through college)Blushing


Trust me, no one is going to college on my investment. LOL Not even 1 year at the local community college. LOL
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kaleidoscope wrote:
I still use my scissors from time to time. BigGrin I draw a pencil line and match up one edge of the scissors with it for a straight line. Smile




LOL LOL LOL Mine still aren't straight. I tried that. I got so frustrated they just sat collecting dust finally gave all mine away LOL LOL
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#15 Posted : Saturday, October 09, 2010 10:30:48 AM(UTC)
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Laugh Yeah, you do still have to go slow and carefully. Otherwise, they have a mind of their own.
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#16 Posted : Saturday, October 09, 2010 10:44:45 AM(UTC)
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GailLew wrote:
Glad to have started that "useless" tool thread.. it's super fun to read everyone's comments.. which leads me to wonder, how much money have we all invested in this hobby (probably enough to put someone through college)Blushing




SSSSSHHHHH never ever say how much it all costs. LOL LOL If only my DH knew LOL Maybe a cheap off the lot NEW car JK. LOL LOL LOL My DH isn't blind he just doesn't say anything. he knows better LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
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kaleidoscope wrote:
shape punches - from the old days. I don't mean like circle, square, etc.

I know back in the day lots of people went crazy buying them. Some people had hundreds. OhMyGod I wonder how many people here who bought tons of them still have them and whether or not they collect dust.
...
That sort of thing that didn't get 'old' if you kwim. They're great for adding a little touch of embellishing to titles. I just don't always think of it. RollEyes I need to do it more. And you could add a little touch to a journaling box, too.


Oh I still have mine. In fact I just bought some more.
Sometimes I don't want to use the electronic stuff.
In fact, I just bought a collection of the ones from Tonic -- they make beautiful borders!
http://www.youtube.com/w...ZYc&feature=related

I've still got those Sizzix ones that require a hammer -- GREAT for working out frutration after a rough day at work! I've got Fiskars ones, the EK-success thumb punches with the placement corner thingy, as well as some others that aren't coming to mind right now.
Yep! Even with all the electronic gizmos I still use them all.

Happy crafting!
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#18 Posted : Saturday, October 09, 2010 11:44:20 AM(UTC)
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I just sold all of my CM punches on Ebay. There was a total of 16 that I sold and made almost $200.
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