Thought it was time to do another product review for you. Today I will tell you about the Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch that is in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog dated Jan 5 thru April 30, 2010. You will find it on Page 11 of this catalog.
Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, item #117191 ... $15.95
This is a photo of the back side of the punch. It has a locking mechanism (the lever towards the bottom of the punch) to allow it to have less room needed for storage.
The front of the paper punch shows the design and even has the design printed on one end for easy viewing when stored on end rather than flat.
The actual punch itself measures: 2 3/4" wide, 5" high, and 1 1/4" depth when closed. The bird measures approximately 2" from its beak to the end of its tail. Branch is just under 2 1/2".
This photo shows the designs being punched out: a bird, a wing, and a branch with leaves.
Many people are using small strips of paper so that each piece is a different color. This is a great way to conserve on paper too especially if you only need one bird or branch. I have seen the wing punched image being used to make tulips and rose buds, then using the branch for the flower stem. Really so very versatile. In the photo below, I used the wing as leaves too.
I had to make one more card using the Faux Quilt Technique. I added the birds, branches, and leaves in using the Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch. I accented the birds and sentiment using a sponge dauber and bashful blue classic ink. The sentiment says: "happiness always" and is one of the Sale-a-bration stamp set choices, item #118386 - Wood Mount and #119119 - Clear Mount.
LOVE this paper punch and plan to use it a great deal. It is definitely versatile and usable for many occasions. Hope you find these product reviews helpful.
If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and am always looking for new customers and individuals who would like to be part of my team. Orders may be placed 24/7 thru my Stampin' Up! website, by clicking HERE.
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