November 12, 2012

Martha Stewart Crafts Circle Edge Punch: Doily Place Setting

I was recently given the opportunity to review a brand new product from Martha Stewart Crafts.
In fact, its so new that its not even available for sale until Tuesday, November 13th and will be available exclusively at HSN where it will be demonstrated by Martha Stewart herself!

Are you ready to learn more?

I hope so, because this product is one of my new favorite crafting tools!

The product is a circle edge punch.

Basically it makes doilies or decorative rounded papers for your crafting and/or scrapbooking.

Shown above is the circle edge punch starter kit.

Let's break it down...

The starter kit comes with 
1) a decorative edge punch, 
2) the punch comes with a plastic cap which contains the counter punch to slip into the base, 
and 3) the base which holds your paper and the punch.

To get started, you need to remove the counter punch from the plastic and insert it into the base.

The decorative edge punch sits on top of the counter punch and stays attached with heavy duty magnets.

The base allows you to cut the doilies in any size ranging from 6 to 12 inches.

To punch your paper, first you need to find the center and mark a small X in pencil.

I'm going to punch a 12" doily so I need to set both of the number settings to 12.

Remove the round knob (its magnetic) and set your paper there.
Replace the round knob.
The center of the knob is see through and has cross hairs so you can line up the X you drew in the center of the paper.

Place the punch on the base and push down to push the punch through the paper.
Remove the punch, give the round knob a quick twist, and the paper will rotate just the right amount to make the next punch.
Replace the punch and continue on until you have worked your way all around the paper.

I made 12" and 6" doilies on double sided scrapbook paper.

By the way, all the scraps that you are punching out are collected inside the base to this project is also mess free! 

I used my 12" doily as a placemat and the 6" doily as a decorative utensil holder.

Because of the double sided scrapbook paper, I can easily change the look of the place setting.

Wouldn't this make a super fun addition to your holiday table!

I wrapped the utensil holder with some twine to hold it together.

You can see how I folded the doily by viewing it from the back here.

I'm a bit of a doily fanatic so this product is definitely right up my alley!
Its super easy to use and the end product is phenomenal.

Martha Stewart will be on HSN Tuesday, November 13th to demonstrate and sell the circle edge punch.
It will only be available at HSN while supplies last, and you won't be able to find it for sale again until after the holidays.

The starter kit will retail at $35.99.
Additional punch cartridges will be available.


You can also enter this great sweepstakes!

Each Monday through December 31st, 5 lucky fans will win a $100 online shopping spree.

To enter, visit the "Crafty Mondays" Sweepstakes tab on the EK Success Brands Facebook page (Martha Stewart Crafts is a member of the EK Success Brand family) for your chance to win!

You can enter once per day, and be sure to check the Facebook page every Monday to see who the 5 winners are!


One more thing! is offering a 20% off discount online through December 31st!
Use coupon code BLOG20 at checkout.

This code is only good at, and cannot be used for purchasing the circle edge punch at HSN.

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed are strictly my own.

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  1. This is nothing short of crafting genious. I need another punch like I need a hole in my head, but I am going to have to have this - complete coolness.

  2. This is so cool Michele!! I love the punch - what a great idea. And your little gif that shows all the steps made it super easy to see how it all worked!!
    The place setting is adorable too!

  3. What a cute idea! I love the punch, and what a great way to use it! Really cute idea for a place setting!

  4. So, so pretty! I like your very cool slide show thingy - how did you do that (oh never mind you are html genius). Really pretty!

  5. That tool is awesome!!! I love that you can make different sizes with it!!!

  6. I am in love! This has to be one of the best tools yet.Your place setting is awesome too!

  7. I love how pretty this is for a table setting. Looks like a great punch!

  8. I saw this on another blog today, it's the coolest thing ever! Pretty place setting. DZ colors. ;)


  9. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!!

  10. This is so cute! I think that I am going to have to get one of those punches!

  11. These are such pretty doily placemats and silverware holders, Michele--I love that you can change them out with whatever pretty paper you like.

  12. How fun to make your own doilies! Very pretty. I found you through TatorTots & Jello link party.

  13. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  14. Super cute doily place settings!

  15. I already bought mine through HSN and made sure I'm on the plan where they ship me new cartridges for it as they become available. It was shipped to me in less than a week! Can't wait to find some time to sit down and punch!

  16. I love the circle edge punch but I can say I think the price is just too steep even for Martha. I am going to wait this one out until there is a price drop. Love what you have done. Dianntha


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