Reported byChristine Ousley
Can you ever have enough punches? Of course I think not, and I am sure that most paper crafters would agree. Well, good for all of us punch lovers, EK Success has developed a new product called the Slim Profile Paper Edger Punch. It is innovative, fun, storage friendly and perfect for giving our projects that special flair. When I first saw these punches in the store I was immediately intrigued by their size. With their slim design these new punches fit on top of each other in a nice neat stack. The colored labels on the top handle make identification very easy.
Besides the border punches, EK Success also introduced the new Slim Profile Punches. They are also easily stacked and color coded. You can also buy a handy carrying case for these punches for portability and easy storage. One of the best features of the Slim Profile Punches is they have a longer reach than most other punches which allows you more freedom to punch right where you need it.
Right now there are 20 different borders punches and 14 image punches. The border images as well as the image punches are all new and different from what we have seen other companies carry. My favorite border punch is the tiny scalloped edge with holes, but of course, I want them all!
To use your punch you will need to first unlatch it by sliding the button on the bottom of the handle. This opens up the punch so that you can slide your paper in. The punch guide on the top of the punch help you line up the paper as you punch across a piece of paper that is larger than the punch’s cutting area.
This picture shows the image punches. Just slide your paper in and punch. The one thing I noticed was that the first time I used the punch it was a little hard and I had to use two hands. After that, though, it worked very well. EK Success has a kit that you can purchase that will help renew and sharpen your punches. Retailing for just a few dollars, it is a very good value.
Here is a close up of both of the punched paper pieces on my card.
These punches are so very easy to work with they are sure to be a favorite of yours as much as they are of mine.
- New, fun shapes and designs to decorate your projects
- Stackable, so they take up less storage space
- Handy carrying case available for shape punches
- Printed design on edge for easy identification
- Easy to hold and punch
- Great graphics on border punch for easy alignment
- First punch was a little tough. I had to really push hard but after that very smooth
- Okay EK, you know what I am going to say, “We want more!” Great selection so far but I am wanting more
- Shape punches are all small, not much over 1 1/2 inches at the widest.
The slim profile shape punches retail for $8.99; the edgers retail for $14.99 (USD).